Apple’s iPhone 14 introduced the Satellite SMS feature, which later cloned by various Android vendors and Huawei. Since Samsung is not ready to bring Satellite Communication features to its Galaxy devices, Apple appears to be bringing satellite internet features in the future.
According to FCC documents disclosed by Apple partner Globalstar, the future iPhone models could directly make satellite calls and surf the internet through satellites. In an FCC filing, Globalstar disputed T-Mobile’s assertion that “mainstream consumer devices do not support reception of Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) signals.”
“Globalstar’s MSS system will continue to evolve over time to support a growing array of direct-to-handset features and services in its licensed spectrum,” the company says.
“Ultimately, hundreds of millions of people globally will have Globalstar connectivity at their fingertips in situations where communications are critical, and no terrestrial network is available.”
Globalstar currently provides satellite services for the iPhone 14 series, but currently only sends emergency SOS text messages via satellite when conventional cellular services are inaccessible.
It was previously reported that many competitors, including AT&T and AST SpaceMobile, are working hard to implement satellite Internet access on consumer-grade mobile phones.
TSMC to produce 3nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4: No talks w/ Samsung
Qualcomm may stick with TSMC for the 3nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor’s production next year. Earlier, the company was rumored to shift to a multi-foundry strategy, but it won’t happen next year. Samsung also has some 3nm clients, but no flagship product has been ordered.
According to China Times, Qualcomm and MediaTek plan to use the second-gen TSMC 3nm process to fabricate Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 and Dimensity 9400. The new N3E tech offers performance and efficiency improvements over the N3B, which is used in Apple’s A17 Pro.
Reports suggest that the Taiwanese chip manufacturer is producing 60,000 to 70,000 wafers per month using its 3nm process. This number is expected to rise to 100,000 wafers by the end of next year. As of now, 5% of its revenue comes from its 3nm process, which will rise to 10% next year.
Samsung to produce 5nm AI chips for Rebellions
South Korea-based AI fabless startup, Rebellions, is gearing up for mass production of data center-specific artificial intelligence (AI) chips using Samsung Foundry’s EUV (extreme ultraviolet ) process at the 5nm level.
BusinessKorea reports that Rebellions completed a mass production contract last week with SEMIFIVE for the Samsung 5-nm AI semiconductor ATOM, with mass production set to commence early next year.
ATOM is known for its industry-leading graphics processing unit (GPU) performance and up to 3.4 times greater energy efficiency compared to equivalent neural network processors (NPU).
Particularly notable is ATOM’s performance in the Global Benchmark, where it outperformed competitors like Nvidia and Qualcomm by 1.4 to 3 times, sparking significant interest.
Earlier this year, Rebellions produced prototypes of ATOM through Samsung Foundry’s “Multi-Project Wafer Service,” which prints various types of semiconductors on a single wafer.
Rebellions is also strengthening its collaboration with Samsung, co-developing the next-gen semiconductor Rebel, specialized for Large Language Models (LLM), which is being developed using Samsung Foundry’s 4-nm process.
MediaTek Vs Qualcomm: Dimensity 9300 giving tough competition to Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Announced earlier this month, MediaTek’s Dimensity 9300 is giving tough competition to Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 flagship processor. Vivo recently launched X100 boasting Dimensity 9300, while most of the upcoming Android flagships use Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.
It’s worth mentioning that the running score of Dimensity 9300 is slightly better than Qualcomm’s 8 Gen 3 SoC. The new MediaTek chipset is rivaling well against Qualcomm’s matured Snapdragon chipset portfolio due to its full-core CPU.
Tipster DCS notes that the Dimensity 9300 performs well in medium and high-load energy consumption. At the same time, it’s slightly better than Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in high-load mobile games in the same scenario.
Genshin Impact 720p full high image quality is 59.6fps, consuming 4.7W. On the other side, the 8 Gen 3 does better in low-load games, while Dimensity 9300 isn’t far behind.
Fabricated on TSMC’s 3rd-gen 4nm+ process, the all-big core CPU design is the highlighting feature of the Dimensity 9300 processor. It features a prime Cotex-X4 core clocked at 3.25GHz alongside 3x Cortex-X4 cores @ 2.85GHz and 4x Cortex-A720 cores @ 2.0GHz.
// DCS / Weibo