Doesn't matter, lost another "cheap" but powerful chip maker. Said that, U8500 was a technological marvel, nothing less, dual core, a GPU more than sufficient for its price range; all gone.
they should release the source code for U8500. Too bad devices running on it especially xperia p/u/go/sola havent got a working 4.1 rom yet.
Does that mean the production of Galaxy S3 Mini will end soon? I hope not...
stmicro keep making products to stericsson customer as long as they needed them
pity, because novathor 9500 was supposed to be the only chip to bring imagination power vr 6 series graphics (rogue) to android (it's not sure whether Samsung would use it or mali 6 - so maybe apple would be the only one to use it at a large scale)
Thephonegeek, 19 Mar 2013Novathor chips are pretty amazing considering one of them clocks at a whopping 3ghz but sadly ... moreSo what? More clock speed doesn't always translate to speed. See how dual-core u8500 perform on par (if not worse) with single-core Snapdragons?
I feel sorry for those who lost their jobs, but when it comes to the industry, nothing of value has been lost.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2013Novathor chips were great...fast,efficient and cheap...c'mon who gives you dc phone at 150 EUR?I think there is a hint there as to why they were heading to bankruptcy.. just sayin'.
Survival of the fittest. Novathor chips really didn't create a cause for concern for the big names at all.
This in return may end up giving its competitors a longer shelf life to be used in lesser models in the future.
Novathor chips were great...fast,efficient and cheap...c'mon who gives you dc phone at 150 EUR?
Sbdevilmind, 19 Mar 2013The only device with proper implementation of Novathor u8500 is Xperia P..... what about galaxy s advance....
The only device with proper implementation of Novathor u8500 is Xperia P.....
Novathor chips are pretty amazing considering one of them clocks at a whopping 3ghz but sadly they didn't get enough support.