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Trump administration will soon begin blocking Huawei’s global chip supply

TSMC and other chipmakers will no longer be able to supply chips to Huawei without first obtaining a license from the U.S.

What you need to know U.S. will soon begin blocking shipments to Huawei from global chipmakers. The announcement comes just a day after President Donald Trump extended the ban on Huawei and ZTE for another year. Huawei could soon lose access to all semiconductors made using U.S. software and technology.

Just a day after the  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S20 has a Samsung-built security chip that makes it incredibly s

It’s Samsung’s answer to Apple’s T2 and Google’s Titan M security chips.

What you need to know Samsung this week announced a new security chip for phones, called S3K250AF. The security solution is already installed in the Galaxy S20 series. Third-party phone makers can also buy the chip to use in their own phones.

Samsung is finally joining Apple and Google in having a dedicated security chip built into its phones. However, unlike Apple’s (T2 Security Chip)  [Read More…]

The Trump administration could soon block all chip supplies to Huawei

The move could have a devastating impact on China’s biggest smartphone maker.

What you need to know The Trump administration is reportedly planning to change U.S. regulations to allow it to block chip supplies to Huawei from TSMC and other chipmakers. If the proposal is approved, it would be a massive blow to Huawei’s smartphone business. The U.S. Commerce Department has declined to comment on the proposal.

Huawei lost access to Google services last year after the  [Read More…]

This new chip is the key to unlocking your phone’s faster Wi-Fi

Built with the new Wi-Fi 6E standard in mind.

What you need to know The Broadcom BCM4389 supports the new Wi-Fi 6E standard for faster, more reliable wireless connections in your home. It also includes a new Bluetooth 5 radio that claims better performance, battery life, and faster pairing times. This chipset is expected to make its way into smartphones launching later in 2020 and beyond.

A new chip by one of the world’s largest Wi-Fi chipset  [Read More…]

OnePlus aims for max smoothness via chip capable of 30fps to 120fps upgrade

Similar technology is often found in higher-tier TVs.

What you need to know OnePlus’ next flagship is slated to feature a 120Hz Fluid Display. To improve its users’ overall experience, the company is planning on integrating Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation (MEMC) technology into its phones. The tech, usually found in TVs, allows for 30fps content to be upscaled to the 120fps for a smoother viewing experience.

Much like the shift from Full HD to 4K content, while  [Read More…]

One-minute power outage to shut down Samsung’s memory chip factory for days

No equipment was damaged, but the production line must be inspected before operations resume.

What you need to know Samsung experienced a one-minute power outage at its Hwaseong factory in South Korea that will shut down operations for two to three days. The factory is responsible for producing NAND and DRAM memory chips, which are used in products like phones and computers. A similar incident occurred in 2018 at a different Samsung factory and cost the company  [Read More…]

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 865, a beast of a chip coming in 2020

This year takes 5G to 11.

What you need to know Qualcomm is announcing two new high-end chips at its Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii. The Snapdragon 865 is the flagship chip that will debut in the Galaxy S11. There’s also a Snapdragon 765 and 765G on deck. We’ll know more about these chips tomorrow, December 4.

Qualcomm is roaring into 2020 with a bunch of new announcements, including two major SoCs that it hopes will put  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 10 series will not have the latest Snapdragon 855 Plus chip

The international versions of the Galaxy Note 10 will feature Samsung’s new 7nm Exynos 9825 chipset.

What you need to know WinFuture has reported that the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 will not use Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset. The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus units sold in the U.S. will instead come with the older Snapdragon 855 chipset. In most international markets, the Galaxy Note 10 series will be powered by Samsung’s 7nm  [Read More…]

What can a Soli chip bring to the Pixel 4?

We’ve recently been flooded with more Pixel 4 leaks; milled aluminum blanks for case makers, hands-on with said aluminum blanks, and finally Google playing king of the hill and just showing us the back of the phone. But the biggest rumor is also the most mysterious — Google is including a Soli chip in the upcoming Pixels. While part of the internet thinks it’s built to use the mysterious sensor hole in the giant camera bump we see  [Read More…]

New MediaTek flagship chip has on-die 5G, Cortex-A77 + Mali-G77

7nm SoC sampling in fourth quarter, with devices available from early 2020.

What you need to know MediaTek at last has a new flagship SoC on the way It’ll have new, faster and more efficient GPU and CPU cores from ARM, plus an AI processing unit. An on-die 5G modem will boast better battery life than current 5G offerings.

Taiwanese chip giant MediaTek has unveiled its first smartphone processor with on-die 5G support, as well as new  [Read More…]