DigiTimes reports smartphone chip makers will release a wave of 64-bit quad-core solutions in the first half of 2014. Chips are underway from chip vendors including Qualcomm, NVIDIA and Broadcom.
Although MediaTek has landed 8-core CPU orders from first-tier and second-tier China-based smartphone vendors, international smartphone brands are still conservative about the 8-core chips. Instead, international players are more concerned about the 64-bit A7 processor used in the iPhone 5s and are mapping plans to catch the iPhone 5s in terms of hardware specifications, revealed the sources.
To cope with demand from smartphone vendors, Qualcomm, Nvidia and Broadcom reportedly have revamped their product roadmaps for 2014, aiming to release 64-bit smartphone solutions in the first half of 2014, the sources added.