EE Times reports Qualcomm demonstrated a 28nm Snapdragon chipset at an analyst meeting in New York on Wednesday. These chips will start sampling in 2011.
Geared for smartphones and tablets, the chipset will feature a new CPU core. ''The MSM8960 will be a dual-core chip using an upgraded CPU core based on a new micro-architecture that delivers approximately five times the performance of the original Snapdragon chip at 75 percent less power,'' according to Qualcomm (San Diego).
It will feature an integrated multi-mode modem that supports LTE as well as all 3G modes. It will offer upgraded graphics capabilities with four times the performance of the original Snapdragon chip, as well as built-in integrated connectivity for WLAN, GPS, Bluetooth and FM, according to Qualcomm.