TSMC, a Taiwanese OEM that produces semiconductors and chipsets. Founded in the year 1987 the company currently holds the title for world’s largest dedicated independent semiconductor foundry. Corporations including Apple, Qualcomm and AMD are one of the few customers of TSMC.
The company has qualified a significant achievement in the field of chipset technology which is starting risk production of 5 nm chips. This step would allow the company to reduce the size of a given chipset by up to 45% in comparison to the current technology which is 7 nm. Furthermore, it will provide a performance boost of up to 15% in devices that incorporate the chipset. Even though the size [...]
South Korean technology giant Samsung is planning to make a bigger impact on the smartphone camera market this year. On the 9th of May 2019, the company announced its upcoming 64 megapixel ISOCELL Image Sensors that will reportedly be the highest resolution sensor in a smartphone camera. As per the company, the new sensors will enable users to capture vibrant high-res images.Samsung ISOCELL GW1 Image Sensor Features
Samsung Electronics introduced a total of two new 0.8? (micrometre) pixel image sensors. One is the 64 megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor and the other is the 48 megapixel ISOCELL Bright GM2. Samsung claims that its 0.8? (micrometre) pixel size is currently the [...]
On the 1st of May 2019, American chipmaker AMD will mark its 50th anniversary. To commemorate this significant feat, the company is offering limited Gold Edition versions of its high-end Ryzen 7 2700x CPU and the Radeon VII GPU. The PC parts will be offered across the globe between the 29th of April and 8th of June via select online and offline retailers. Additionally, some of AMD’s partner companies will also offer Gold Edition components like the motherboard during the sale.
Noteworthy, the Gold Edition components are no different than the standard variants in terms of specifications rather they have a distinctive look. The Gold Edition Ryzen 7 2700x CPU has an AMD50 [...]
The in display fingerprint scanners for smartphones was first shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last year by Vivo. Few months after, the technology was made commercially available in the form of the Vivo X21 UD. Since then, many other major OEMs have started providing an in display fingerprint sensor in their devices. Notably, the feature is only limited to smartphones that feature an OLED display. Mainly due to the reason, only OLED display allowed light to pass through to authenticate a fingerprint via the underneath mounted sensor. That all changes now, as a Chinese company Fortsense has announced it has successfully developed in display fingerprint scanners for [...]
Steam conducts a monthly survey which depicts the graphics card information from all the gamers across the world. As per a survey conducted in the month of February 2019, AMD was still found struggling for the top spots in the list of the most used graphics cards. Whereas NVIDIA has a strong grip on almost all top 15 slots in the list, AMD made its entry on the 17th spot in the list.The Statistics
The RX 580 is AMD’s most popular graphics card, and yet only 0.94 % of the total Steam user base uses the aforementioned model. Even Intel HD Graphics 4000 is placed higher on the list, with a total of 0.96% of gamers relying on the inbuilt graphics module. AMD as a whole is [...]
The Game Developer’s Conference held in San Francisco saw some interesting revelations being made, with Google unveiling its upcoming cloud gaming platform and Oculus’ new VR headset, the Rift S. The American multinational corporation, Intel also announced its 9th generation of CPUs for high-performance laptops.About The New Lineup
Named “Coffee Lake”, the new lineup will primarily be targeted towards gaming and digital content creation. The new processors will enable users to play games and stream at high framerates and resolution without affecting the performance. Also, the 9th Gen Core CPUs will support Gigabit-class Wi-Fi 6 and Intel [...]
The market for smart speakers and audio devices is gradually picking up the pace. Products ranging from Amazon Alexa to Google Home and Apple HomePod are in high demand due to their smart capabilities including voice-guided commands. The American chipmaker Qualcomm, on the 19th of March 2019 launched a new lineup of SoCs, the QCS400 which are developed to provide a unified and simplified user experience across a wide variety of audio devices. According to the company, the QCS400 SoCs are designed to underpin smart audio devices which can range from portable smart speakers to home assistants to a high-end audio/visual receiver (AVR).Benefits Of The QCS400 SoCs
It is [...]
NVIDIA has launched the Turing-based GTX 1660 Graphics card in India. First announced in February 2019, the GPU chip has 6 GB of GDDR5 VRAM and is a step up from the GTX 1060 GPU chip, which is based on the Pascal architecture. The 1660 series is targeted towards the mid-range GPU sector and will compete against graphics cards like AMD’s RX 580.GTX 1660 Features
As mentioned before, the GTX 1660 is based on the 12th Generation Turning Architecture. The company claims that 1660’s architecture is much more power efficient than the standard Pascal architecture. The GPU chip requires 120 watts of power to operate optimally, which means that users with Generation 800 [...]
USB or Universal Serial Bus is an industry standard that sets specifications for connectors, protocols and cables for communication and power supply between computing devices and their peripherals. USB, first introduced in the year 1996 has seen several iterations during the time of its existence. Its latest standard, the USB 4 has been freshly announced which is capable of transferring data up to 4 times faster than its predecessor.How Fast Is USB 4?
USB 3 certified devices usually have data transfer speeds of 5Gbps, 10 Gbps or 20 Gbps depending on its certification. Whereas USB 4 is capable of transferring data up to speeds of 40 Gbps which is a significant boost. This [...]
Qualcomm, the pioneer of mobile chipsets has made an announcement at the MWC 2019, according to which its Quick Charge standard will support Wireless Charging. This will ease the transition of devices from wired quick charging to wireless quick charging techniques. As per the American electronics company, the new technology will focus on fast and consistent charging for supported smartphones.
The new Wireless Charging pads will be powered by Quick Charge and will be compatible with Quick Charge 2.0, 3.0, 4 and 4+ adapters. The comoany will soon expand testing to QuickCharge for Wireless power. Additional tests will be performed, which will ensure Quick Charge and Qi [...]
JEDEC is a well known name in the microelectronics sector. JEDEC Solid State Technology Association announced the publication of the new JESD209 LPDDR5 RAM on February 21. LPDDR stands for Low Power Double Data Rate 5, implying that the RAM module is targeted towards mobile computing devices. LPDDR5 will run at 6400 MT/s I/O rate, which is almost 50% higher than the first iteration of the LPDDR4 mobile RAM. The increased transfer rate provided by LPDDR5 will notably give a boost to the efficiency and memory speed of the device. Devices that have low power consumption such as Notebooks, tablets and smartphones can especially benefit from the new module.
Furthermore, LPDDR5 has [...]
As we approach the rumoured launch date of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti, even more images of the graphics card retail packaging appear online. Sources claim that they captured images of retail packaging of the EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC, Palit GTX 1660 Ti StormX and Galax GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. And looking at the images, the pictures look like they’re very authentic.Rumoured Launch Dates
All three cards look like the variants of the upcoming Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. The speculated graphics card is supposed to release on February 22. Previously, a launch date of February 15 was expected, but that has been postponed to exactly a week later.GeForce GTX 1660 Ti: [...]