Broadcom seeks an edge in next-generation home networking (VentureBeat)
Chip giant Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) is putting a stake in the ground on next-generation home networking by launching four new chips today. Most consumers may never need these chips, but if you ever upgrade to a UltraHD television, also known as 4K TV, you’ll wish you had them. That’s because UltraHD TVs can put four times as much data on a screen compared to today’s 1080p high-definition TVs. And if you plan on sharing that video on other TVs around the home, you’re going to need much faster video transfer than today’s networks can handle.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 on the cards? (Mobot)
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is a strange beast. Camera aside, there’s a good argument to be made that it’s actually better than the bog standard flagship, but it’s kept a relatively low profile. Destined to keep an even lower profile is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active with QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) Snapdragon 800 processor. It’s rumoured once again, but tipped to stay in Korea.
Intel touts new Google Chromebooks with latest Intel processors (OregonLive)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), the world’s largest chipmaker, showed off four Chromebook computers Wednesday running Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Chrome software and Intel chips, expanding the lineup of devices and manufacturing partners using the operating system. Toshiba Corp. and Asustek Computer will introduce Chrome-based computers running Intel’s latest Haswell processors, executives of the chipmaker said at the annual Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) and Acer, both existing Chromebook partners, are also working on devices using the new chips.
Broadcom’s Bringing UHD to Your Cable Box (Gizmodo)
Ultra-high definition TV is coming—sooner than you think. The industry is certainly already on board, what with the recent release of the HDMI 2.0 standard and a steadily growing stable relatively inexpensive of 4K-capable TVs. But actually getting 4K content from anything other than a local media drive is still a problem. Or it was until this morning with Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM)’s unveiling of its new HEVC chipsets.