The iPhone's 64-bit chip is not a "gimmick" after all, says Qualcomm in an embarrassing U-turn.
The company is trying to bring the cost of smartphones down to as little as $50.
The company's chipsets will support 1080p video capture and playback and up to a 13-megapixel camera.
Samsung is rumoured to be working on a new 8-core CPU design for its smartphones and tablets, but the focus could be more on power efficiency than grunt.
Research analysts from Piper Jaffray predict the iPhone 5 will have a fall launch.
The H.265 video standard, aka HEVC or MPEG-5, squeezes more pixels over a network connection to support new high-resolution 4K TVs. Broadcom's chip supports both and is due to arrive in volume next year.
Ahead of Intel's next generation of CPUs, AMD announces new chips, formerly code-named Temash, Kabini, and Richland.
Better power efficiency is a key selling point to these new GPUs.
AMD reclaims the 3D card crown with its new Radeon HD 7970.
According to the companies, the shift will enable mobile devices to offer 40 percent more computing performance and 100 percent greater battery life than the existing 45-nanometer process.