LG Working On Nuclun 2 SoC With Intel And TSMC
There seems to be a sudden influx of new SoCs being unveiled in the market these days for smartphones and tablets including Samsung’s Exynos 8890 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820. Now, it seems that another company has joined the fray and is all set to introduce their own SoC (a follow up to another earlier chipset).
There have been multiple reports about LG, busy working on designing their Nuclun 2 chip although there has been little to no information about it from LG themselves which seems to indicate they might not be in a hurry to release the chip and are testing the waters to see how the other latest SoCs perform.
A recent report on Weibo seems to indicate that LG has two prototype Nuclun 2 chipsets being currently tested. However, two chipsets may have the same name but have a different configuration as well as being made by competitor foundries: one has been built by the TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) and the other by Intel.
From the reports, Nuclun 2 sounds somewhat similar to HiSilicon’s Kirin 950 chipset nad has two quad-cores in a big.LITTLE configuration. Four of these cores are Cortex A53 for power savings while four Cortex A72 ones for maximum performance.
The processor manufacturer by the TSMC is constructed on a 16nm process and has a maximum clock speed of 2.1 GHz, whereas the Intel made Nuclun 2 is constructed on a 14nm process and is capable of being clocked at up to 2.4 GHz.
There has been no further concrete information about the SoC from LG or the other two companies involved with manufacturing but hopefully this isn’t just a rumor and we might receive some official word sometime soon, perhaps during CES 2016 set to take place in January.
Source: Android Headlines