What are they thinking? – Google used its burgeoning chip design capabilities to create an apps processor phones. It is likely to have some incredible AI features, but it is unlikely to see much adoption or to change the industry.
2021 State of the Mobile Baseband – Apple’s share gains, its leading Apps Processor, and growing pricing pressure for Android phones risks creating a vicious cycle for Qualcomm.
Roll Your Own Chips – When you design products that someone else is going to manufacture using processes that trip against quantum physics effects, no one is cool enough to not be a little worried that something will go wrong.
Let’s Build a Chip – We lay out the costs of building a chip – with spreadsheets!
Google BigChip? – Google has its own semis design tool, called Taffel, this speaks to larger ambitions in rolling their own chips, but if they ever pen sourced them it could spark a lot of change in how we design chips.
Pretty much everyone. We have been doing a lot of work lately on in-house silicon, most recently with our post on Google’s VCU. And it got us thinking about who […]
Google’s VCU – A New Chip Enters the Fray – No one is talking about the fact that Google just launched a new chip, essentially inventing a new category. Again. Probably because this is really scary for all the chip companies.
Over the past 25 years the mobile phone industry has radically altered the way we all live, and yet the industry itself is back to the same structure it had all those years ago.
Intel 2.0’s Customer Dilemma – If Intel can sort out its manufacturing process, if it can find the funds it needs, if it can build up a true customer service capability, and if can do all this in under three years, then IFS may be viable.
Could? Should? Would? – In which we totally make up a scenario in which mobile operating systems get better.