Back in March, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced that the first camera modules are in production with expected sales sometime in April. According to some videos and photos, some of the users already have the camera, while the UK users can preorder it as of today.
Semiconductor company MediaTek announces a chip for entry-level smartphones. The latest SoC is called MT6572, and the heart of the chip is a 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor. It comes with integrated HSPA+ 3G, Wi-Fi, FM-radio, GPS and Bluetooth.
ARM and TSMC announced today that the Cortex-A57 has been taped out using 16nm FinFET manufacturing process and is ready for mass production. According to ARM, the Cortex-A57 outperforms Cortex-A15 by up to three times without affecting battery life.
To compete with Samsung's flagship smartphone, Huawei apparently already have a handset to compete with it. According to rumours, Huawei is working on a direct Galaxy S IV competitor, which should have a 4.9-inch 1080p display and a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor.
Even though the Archos GamePad tablet has been available in Europe for quite some time, the device has missed its promised February launch date. However, the company announced today that it has launched its long awaited GamePad in the US with a price tag of $179.
Apple's next-generation A7 SoC (system-on-chip) will reportedly tape-out by the end of March. Taiwan's TSMC is the chosen foundry-partner, and its 20 nanometer silicon fabrication node is Apple's choice. Trouble is, TSMC can't bulk-ship 20 nm chips before 2014.
In what could mark a fundamental shift in high-density chip industry, institutional investors believe Intel and its 22 nm-capable foundry has a fair shot at scoring manufacturing orders for Apple's next-generation A7 SoC, at least 10 percent of the pie.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation was working on a camera module since May last year, but first real photos were shown last month. According to the Pi Foundation's Liz Upton, the first camera modules are in production with expected sales sometime in April.
There's no end to the troubles for Samsung's Windows RT-based ATIV Tab. After refusing to launch it in the US, the company is now looking to pull it out of Europe, beginning with Germany, citing weak market demand. ATIV Tab is one of few Surface RT alternatives.
To celebrate the first anniversary of Raspberry Pi market availability, distributor RS Components has come up with a Limited Edition Raspberry Pi that comes with a blue PCB, matching user case, unique serial number, and a certificate. Trouble is, you can't buy it.