Apple’s leading CPU team looks to be struggling as they have now delivered no CPU gains for the first generation ever. Apple likely had to delay their next core architecture due due to personnel overturn from the Nuvia exodus. Furthermore, with a new exodus surrounding Rivos, the future doesn’t look so bright. Apple currently has the best client CPU cores, but can they hold this lead against stronger competition from Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm?Read more
No, The iPhone 13 Does Not Have Satellite Internet | Band n53 & Globalstar Explained
Globalstar Sat’s useful life ends 2025-2028 and their future revenue is mostly from terrestrial spectrum licensing!
The stock shouldn’t be up 90%.
SemiAnalysis believes this will be the first truly high-performance RISC V design! We are still not sure what their business model is. Licensing, datacenter, mobile, or building until they are acquired by a larger firm all could be viable. Regardless, there seems to be a new, aggressive startup on the block, but this time in the RISC V flavor!Read more
Apple has long been considered the primary TSMC partner as the first mover to new process technologies, but this is changing.
Based on comments from TSMC’s CEO, Qualcomm and/or MediaTek will be releasing a N3 smartphone SOC before Apple!
Despite TSMC’s claims of a 1.35x shrink on SRAM, Apple’s system cache has only shrunk 1.22x. This has far reaching implications for the industry.
Designers cannot use increased LLC sizes as a crutch forever given N5’s 1.35x SRAM shrink and N3’s paltry 1.2x.
Our friends over at ICmasters have delved into the package of the Apple A14 Bionic. The die size has beenRead more
iFixit’s teardown of the iPhone 12 has revealed that there are 3 mmWave antenna modules built by USI. USI is a Shanghai based SiP design and manufacturing company. This would be their first design win in the space. Apple ditching Qualcomm on this component despite using the rest of the Qualcomm X55 5G Modem RF system is quite the shocker. To emphasize the magnitude of this design win, every US phone shipment which included 5G mmWave to date has used antennas from Qualcomm.Read more