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Samsung Success with 14nm big.LITTLE Chip; Power of a Desktop yet Ultra-Efficient

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    It turns out that the "next big thing" coming out of Samsung will actually be something very tiny. A new report shares that Samsung was successful in building and testing a new 14nm chip for the mobile world. To put it in perspective, today's ubiquitous Tegra 3 processor is 40nm in size. Some of the newer chips coming out early next year will be built using a 28nm architecture. This new chip will have transistors that are half that size, and will use the ARM Cortex-A7 processor implementation with big.LITTLE configuration. Here's a quote with a few more details,

    Although it looks like Samsung is going to be a year behind their projections for getting out he first chips using the big.LITTLE technology, it's still very exciting to see what we get to look forward to next year. Imagine the possibilities of having a chip as powerful as our current desktops, yet energy efficient enough to use in a smartphone. Within the next few years, you will not be able to tell a difference between the computing power of your desktop and the computing power of your mobile device. The line between them will not just blur... it will be erased!

    This is very exciting stuff, and a great way to usher in the new year!

    Source: PhoneArena