Qualcomm announces 1.3GHz Snapdragon chipset


Qualcomm has given the tech world another kick up the bum today with the launch of the 45nm processor Snapdragon platform. The chipset carries a 1.3GHz CPU and is heralded as the number-crunching power required to step smartphones up to what the company calls “smartbooks” – larger, always connected, internet and media devices.

The Toshiba TG01 is at the moment the only handset to have embraced the last 1GHz Snapdragon chipset and this latest version, the QSD8650A, is set to support integrated GPS, HD video viewing and recording, Bluetooth 2.1, 3G, Wi-Fi, hi-res WXGA displays and mobile TV technologies all while using just 10 milliwatts of standby power – 30% less than before.

Qualcomm is showcasing the platform at Computex this week and hopefully in a device near you some day very soon.


Intel shrinking its Atom processor range – 60% smaller "Pineview" model coming soon


The super-cheap, super-small, super-popular Intel Atom processor that’s in everyone’s new laptop right now, is set for a redesign – with Intel rolling out a smaller version with more built-in functionality during the second half of 2009.

The new chip, codenamed Pineview, includes an “integrated graphics processor” and on-board memory controller, according to a report…

AMD gets in on the 45nm scene – announces "Shanghai" and "Deneb" Quad-Cores for 2008


In an incredibly unsurprising development at CeBIT 2008, a computer company has announced it’s making something smaller yet also simultaneously more powerful.

It’s AMD’s turn to rewrite the laws of physics, thanks to its two new 45nm Quad-Core processors which the company has given the rather mystical and alluring codenames of “Shanghai” and “Deneb.”

Both are quad-core for ultimate power, both 45nm for extra smallness