HTC May Move into Processor Design
HTC is rumoured to be branching out more by building its personal processors to energy the smartphones it produces.
According to a report by China Instances the Taiwanese manufacturer looks set to stick to the lead of Apple and Samsung and move in the direction of taking far more management over the design and development of the chips employed in future devices.
HTC is stated to have signed what is named a ‘memorandum of cooperation’ with ST-Ericsson to develop a new chip that will first be utilised in 2013. It’s stated the processor will be used to electrical power the reduced-finish smartphones in the manufacturer’s range.
The newest HTC gadgets to be announced use processors produced by some of the largest names in the business, with the One X’s quad-core chip coming from NVIDIA and the One S featurinmg a dual-core CPU created by Qualcomm.
Nonetheless, Qualcomm has lately admitted that it is acquiring problems meeting the demand for its smartphone chips which could affect the release date of upcoming gadgets stated to use them, this kind of as the iPhone 5.
HTC has been producing some considerable adjustments in its technique of late, with recent announcements suggesting that it believes customers value a slimmer handset above enhanced battery existence and that physical keypads are falling from favour amongst shoppers.