Samsung has announced that it is the first company to begin mass production of an SoC based on a 10nm FinFET process, ahead of players like Intel and TSMC. Devices featuring the new SoCs are expected as soon as early 2017.
At the inaugural GTC Europe 2016, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took to stage and announced the next-gen SoC, Xavier. The new system on chip is in line to succeed Parker, the current SoC for autonomous vehicles.
Intel will soon be the heart of your home as it lays the foundation of high performance home gateways and access points with its new AnyWAN GRX750 SoC network processing unit (NPU), new Wi-Fi chipsets with MU-MIMO support and reference designs to bring these devices quickly to market through 12 OEMs and ODMs.
Intel has announced the cancellation of its upcoming Atom SoCs for smartphones and tablets, codenamed Broxton and SoFIA. After coughing up over US$10 billion to play catch-up in the mobile space, Intel is finally cutting its losses (although it is not exiting the mobile market entirely).
Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon Wear, a new platform for designers of wearable devices like smartwatches and fitness trackers. It also revealed the Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, a chip that will enable more powerful features and connectivity options on the next generation of wearables.
Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 425, 435, and 625 SoCs, three new entry-level and mid-range chips. It also unveiled the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, the first commercially available LTE modem to offer Gigabit-class download speeds.