Samsung Apple A9 processor produced 10% less than TSMC

As we all know, Apple for the new iPhone on A9 processor is jointly provided by Samsung and TSMC, but the two are not the same manufacturing process, so A9 actually have two versions are not the same size. Among them, A9 processor, code-named APL0898 of Samsung production, the manufacturing process of 14nm FinFET, total chip area of ​​96 mm2; and a processor, codenamed APL1022 TSMC production technology for the 16nm FinFET, total chip area of ​​104.5 mm2 . Samsung production of processors on TSMC smaller area than 10%, and thus the power consumption may be lower than the latter.

As we all know, Apple for the new iPhone on A9 processor is jointly provided by Samsung and TSMC, but the two are not the same manufacturing process, so A9 actually have two versions are not the same size. Among them, A9 processor, code-named APL0898 of Samsung production, the manufacturing process of 14nm FinFET, total chip area of ​​96 mm2; and a processor, codenamed APL1022 TSMC production technology for the 16nm FinFET, total chip area of ​​104.5 mm2 . Samsung production of processors on TSMC smaller area than 10%, and thus the power consumption may be lower than the latter.


Pacific Design Center established ARM CPU Cortex-M core storm in Taiwan

Internet of Things (IoT) all kinds of applications are booming, covered the wisdom of the medical, industrial 4.0, vehicle networking, robotics, intelligent agriculture, wearable devices market are rapid warming, is expected to drive a huge demand for embedded processors. Optimistic about this opportunity, silicon intellectual property (IP) security manufacturers seeking international (ARM) to establish the Asia-Pacific region’s first central processor in Hsinchu (CPU) design center and focus on developing the next generation of embedded Cortex-M core, in order to meet future matter networking applications.

From left Ministry of Economic Affairs Permanent Secretary 杨伟甫, Allen Wu, executive vice president and president of global Greater ARM, the executive vice president of Chang San-cheng, James McNiven ARM Processor Division general manager

Allen Wu ARM, executive vice president and president of global, Greater China, said Taiwan’s semiconductor industry with a complete chain, coupled with high-quality R & D personnel on the ground, and thus an ideal location for the company’s design center in Asia’s first CPU settled. While deep roots in Taiwan, ARM will work with regional partners to expand more close exchanges, in a unique ARM open innovation, driving the growth of Taiwan’s technology industry.

It is understood, ARM CPU design center will be set up in Taiwan, not China, it is because of the different structure of the two talent base, the company is optimistic about Taiwan’s CPU design talent; with many Taiwanese manufacturers MCU, ARM is both beneficial for the development of condition.

James McNiven, general manager, Processor Division, ARM pointed out alone in 2014 had 12 billion global ARM architecture chip shipments to the market, and the key to success lies in innovation ARM. Asian markets accounted for 50.3% ARM is the world’s total turnover, the world’s largest, and therefore in Taiwan that has a complete semiconductor supply chain set up CPU design center, ARM is the key to future success. This R & D center will focus on research and development of embedded applications, and ARM CPU Hsinchu Design Center will play an important role not only in Asia, but its contribution will drive the global Internet of Things applications.

It is reported that from 2008 to 2014, ARM continued to invest in Taiwan, the number of employees increased by more than sevenfold, and Taiwan, together with partners to build a wafer shipments will grow nine times.

IHS: power semiconductor market demand prospects

Global power semiconductor market value of $ 16.2 billion last year, the international semiconductor manufacturer Infineon’s leading power semiconductors market ranking, market share of 19.2%, market forecast to 2019, the demand for power semiconductors optimistic outlook, especially in the car and most industrial applications demand.

According to IHS reported that in 2014 the global power semiconductor market to grow 6.3 percent, reaching $ 16.2 billion, estimated that by 2019, the demand for power semiconductors is still bullish; acquisition earlier this year of Infineon International Rectifier (IR), market share up 19.2%, for 12 consecutive years reelection global power semiconductor market leader position.

Power semiconductors can effectively improve power generation, transportation, conversion efficiency can be applied to all kinds of devices, it can come in handy kitchen microwave oven to large wind turbines, for converting electric power and control electronics, machines and systems.

Automotive and industrial applications demand power semiconductors is estimated to most. In the car, drive power semiconductors applied to facilitate electronic devices (power windows mechanical structure, etc.) and safety systems (such as power steering); hybrid electric vehicle through a power semiconductor is responsible for controlling the electric motor and the battery charging process management; power Semiconductors are used in high speed trains and shuttle buses and small commuter train, subway motor motor. Other applications as well as wind power and solar photovoltaic systems, servers, notebook computers, smart phones, tablet PCs, entertainment electronics and mobile communications infrastructure, power supply, lighting management systems.

Qualcomm setzt im Snapdragon 820 auf eigene 64-Bit-CPU-Architektur

Qualcomm hat mit dem Snapdragon 820 die nächste Generation seiner Flaggschiff-SoCs für den Smartphone- und Tabletmarkt vorgestellt. Mit selbstentwickelter CPU-Architektur und verbessertem Grafikprozessor soll eine Verdoppelung von Geschwindigkeit und Effizienz erreicht werden.

Der auf Mobilfunk spezialisierte Chiphersteller Qualcomm hat die nächste Generation seiner Snapdragon-SoC-Reihe für das kommende Jahr 2016 angekündigt. Der Snapdragon 820 soll die Nachfolge des aktuell eingesetzten Flaggschiff-Modells 810 antreten. Um eine weitere Leistungssteigerung durchzusetzen und Kritikpunkte des 810 zu adressieren, hat der Chiphersteller eine Reihe von Neuerungen in der integrierten GPU sowie eine Umstellung der verwendeten CPU-Architektur angekündigt.

Echtes 64-Bit mit hauseigener Kryo-Architektur

Die Stufen der kommenden Snapdragon-Reihen: Qualcomm verspricht in den angekündigten SoCs eine merkliche Leistungssteigerung, insbesondere im Flaggschiff-Modell Snapdragon 820. (Bild: Qualcomm)
Im Snapdragon 810 kam als CPU eine Kombination aus ARM-Cortex-A57 und -A53-Prozessorkernen zum Einsatz. Auf High-End-Smartphone ließ sich damit Kombatibilität zur 64Bit-ARMv8-Architktur herstellen. Allerdings fiel diese Konstruktion in der Fachpresse oft negativ durch eine übermäßige Hitzeentwicklung und damit verbundene Leistungseinbrüche auf.

Im Nachfolger Snapdragon 820 setzt Qualcomm nun auf eine eigene 64Bit-Architektur. Die Kryo genannte Quadcore-CPU wird auf eine Geschwindigkeit von 2,2 GHz getaktet und soll die doppelte Geschwindigkeit und Effizienz des Vorgänger-SoC Snapdragon 810 erreichen. Ein Teil dieser Leistungssteigerung ergibt sich aus dem Umstieg auf einen 14nm-FinFET-Fertigungsprozess. Der Fabless-Chiphersteller Qualcomm hat den Namen des Fertigungspartners aktuell nicht veröffentlicht, als wahrscheinlichster Kandidat gilt derzeit allerdings Samsung.

The semiconductor industry was transferred to a larger wafer slower pace

Larger diameter wafers to produce more chips on each wafer, but also because it can slow down the rate of increase the cost of materials and manufacturing process, the wafer cost reduction; in history, was transferred to a larger wafer diameter bring a reduction in the size of more than 20% per unit of cost. But the huge financial and technical obstacles, continued to impede the semiconductor manufacturing to 18 inches (450mm) wafer development and transfer; therefore to the pace of development of larger wafers is significantly slowed down the industry, each of the semiconductor industry have actively 12 inches (300mm) and 8-inch (200mm) wafer maximize efficiency.

Market research firm IC Insights recent global wafer capacity report (Global Wafer Capacity 2015-2019) show that in wafer size, global semiconductor production capacity in 2014 is still the mainstream 12-inch wafers, it is expected this trend will continue to 2019. Although the development of 18-inch wafer technology continues to make progress, but the pace was slow in 2014; the industry most people believe that 18-inch wafer production is not expected to occur in 2020, but its ── trial production may advance 1 to 2 years. IC Insights estimates that by 2019 the proportion of 18-inch wafers in the overall installed capacity (installed capacity) occupy is still very small.

Different wafer sizes installed capacity ratio

In most cases, 12-inch wafers will be ── ── also has been used to produce a large number of commercial elements, such as DRAM and flash memory, image sensor and power supply administrator build and larger wafer size complex logic IC or components; in foundries part, is through a combination to fill the 12-inch fab capacity from different customer orders. By the end of 2014, has 87 global production level is the use of 12-inch wafer fab (see below); as well as the number of seats is not included in the 12-inch wafer fab R & D, and a handful of several production of “non-IC” products such as Image sensor with discrete components, high-volume 12-inch fabs.

12-inch wafer production quantity of IC

Case number 12-inch fab in 2013 there have been a reduction of ── this year there are three closed by the Taiwanese memory makers ProMOS (ProMOS) and large foundries PSC (Powerchip) and operated separately, and the number Opening of the new 12-inch fab seat delayed until 2014. IC Insights estimates that the peak number of 12-inch wafer fab will fall from 115 to 120 ── assume 18-inch wafer fab will put into mass production in the future; as for the production of 8-inch wafer fab maximum number is 210 Block (their number reduced to 154 by the end of 2014).

Has the largest 12-inch wafer production capacity of manufacturers, including memory industry, Samsung (Samsung), Micron (Micron), SK Hynix (Hynix), Toshiba (Toshiba) / SanDisk, the wafer faucet / MPU maker Intel (Intel), and foundry industry TSMC (TSMC) and GlobalFoundries; IC supplied by these companies benefit from using the maximum size of wafers, each wafer can be manufactured cost-sharing do best.

The expected IC Insights, 8-inch wafer fabs will continue to profit for many years; these fabs are used to produce a large number of different types of IC, including special memory, display driver IC, MCU, analog components and MEMS components. These elements use has been fully depreciated 8-inch fab is very practical as described above, the 8-inch wafer fabs in the past also been used to produce components now produced in 12-inch wafer fab. TSMC, Texas Instruments (TI) and United Microelectronics (UMC) was three 8-inch fabs currently has the largest production capacity of the semiconductor industry.

Future of Intel: New technologies also need new markets

September 11, Intel office in Beijing on Skylake of new media to engage in a separate appearances, general manager of Intel China area Yuebei Xia also specifically with several media to do a long exchange.

From interactive content look, Intel for their Skylake still very confident, after upgrading the infrastructure and technology to bring significant performance improvements and reduce power consumption, and has been relatively weak in the graphics processor, Intel also has a lot of progress. In addition, Intel also introduced in Yuebei Xia 5G, storage, distribution and progress of some embedded, networking, smart home and other aspects.

From the 1970s to the year 2007, Intel has been a leader level IT industry manufacturers. But after 2007, Apple, Google mobile revolution triggered by Intel did not get the chance. Technically, Intel has been the global industry leader, but in the market, Intel is being challenged.

Intel encountered any problems? It is the way of the future should be how to go? We used to be the essence of analysis.

First, what is the nature of Intel’s success?

We look at the history of the IT industry, from the IBM mainframe to minicomputer DEC, IBM’s PC, to today’s smartphones. Core driving force behind the progress of Moore’s Law is lower semiconductor manufacturing process.

As semiconductor technology evolved to a certain level, it will develop a suitable hardware, supporting software and applications have to meet the people’s needs.

Intel’s success over the past few decades, in essence, is accompanied by the PC’s success. In the era of the PC and the Mac, IBM established the PC / AT machine standard, Intel supplies chips, Microsoft provides the operating system. The popularity of desktop computing to every household, the number reached one billion levels and escalating demand, Intel and Microsoft created the brilliant in the last few decades.

In this process, the user experience is actually grasp PC hardware vendors and Microsoft, and Intel is providing technical solutions. If it was to establish a standard, Microsoft and Apple, also select Motorola processors, so Intel may still be an unknown technology-based small companies.

Although Intel has excellent technology, but the final choice in the hands of users. The user needs is the end product, to provide to the user experience is the end product of Microsoft, is a PC manufacturer. Wintel inside, Win in the foreground, Intel in the background.

Two, Intel Why not get the chance in the mobile space?

Let us look at 2007, Apple led the smartphone revolution, this time Steve Jobs is only repeated he did things in the 1970s, technology development to a certain height, the mobile device can bring a better experience. Apple developed iPhone, the experience to users, Google developed Android to follow suit.

But this time Apple and Google did not choose Intel, but chose ARM.

Although from a technical point of view, Intel’s Core M processor is now stronger than any ARM, but ARM in iOS and Android have been prejudiced.

Software ecosystem around ARM in the mobile space is set up, even though Intel has a better performance, it is difficult to catch up.

In the PC era, Microsoft and Intel combined make X86 desktop software become ecological standards. By this strong ecosystem, Intel can make money, technology research and development, a virtuous cycle, extend from the desktop to the server. Squeezed out skilful Alpha, PowerPC ……

Today, the role reversal. ARM ecosystem rely on the mobile space, forming a virtuous circle, technology advances, Intel began to threaten the position of the desktop, the latest release of the iPad Pro is aimed at the commercial market. And this market has traditionally been part of Microsoft and Intel.

By changing the PC era and the era of smart phones, we can see that the background Intel, ARM fate of these companies, in fact, is the foreground Microsoft, Apple, Google these companies choose so decided.

Users just need to experience the outstanding final product, they do not care about who used these products processor, the end product to them what they what. Success depends on the success of the end product manufacturers backstage.

Intel’s mobile era encountered trouble, not Intel’s technology is a problem, but at the beginning of the mobile revolution, terminal manufacturers and software vendors have not selected Intel. Later ecosystem form, Intel will lose the opportunity.

Third, how to seize the next outlet?

After the mobile revolution, the next outlet in what? Is a common problem the industry is networking? Is a smart home? Is a wearable device? We do not know.

But from the people’s demand, there are two areas have bright prospects. In the near future, VR virtual reality technology bottleneck is relatively small (currently computing performance and graphics technology are no bottlenecks), but brings experience in the entertainment field upgrade is relatively large, there will be good prospects. This is a small vent.

From the long-term perspective, artificial intelligence technology if it reaches a certain height, can replace human labor. Then the future of robots doing housework, perhaps the same as today’s PC to enter every home, and unmanned vehicles, unmanned factories are inseparable from artificial intelligence, which is a large outlet.

If Intel wants to seize the opportunity of the future outlet, early intervention is necessary. The technical merits is one thing, the most important thing is to let future developers to use Intel’s platform to develop.

VR technology is not big bottleneck, but the ecosystem has not been established; and artificial intelligence technology also requires a very long period. If Intel can do this kind of development to ensure that all companies are using Intel’s platform for development, then the next time the popular, Intel platform naturally become standard in the future ecosystem around Intel’s platform will also be established.

Once the ecosystem around Intel platform established, then Intel will grasp the next outlet.

Just think, if iPhone or Android in the development phase of the program on the use of Intel, iOS and Android all applications are based on the development of the X86 instruction set, then today’s Intel will be across desktop and mobile king two areas.

Missed a chance does not matter, they do not continue to make mistakes, the next will be able to grasp.

Fourth, the future path of Intel

(A) high-resolution PC ecology is hope

We can put Intel’s business is divided into several parts. PC or Intel’s cash flow, the main source of profits and cash Intel still need them.

The problem is that Microsoft does not market to force, the new operating system, the new processors can not give the user a better experience.

Intel hopes eliminated more than 5 years PC. But the reality is that the old PC Windows XP installed on the system, its operation experience even better than installing a new PC Windows 10 system.

Apple’s iMac with a 5K demonstrated the new technology’s charm, and Microsoft lackluster in recent years, Intel will follow at a disadvantage. PC users upgrade slow down, Intel money will slow down the speed.

In fact, Apple has pointed out the future road, high resolution, high PPI can give users a better experience, facilitate the user to replace the old computer. Intel to do is with partners (Microsoft, software vendors, game makers) together with the establishment of computer ecological 4K resolution even 8K resolution. Intel provides technical solutions, so as to speed up the elimination of old computer speed, improve profits on the PC.

(B) all the nuclear and fast storage is the source of high-margin

Intel at the top Skylate made significant progress, this is mainly reflected in power, Core M 4.5W power consumption can be achieved in a single-threaded resolve performance i5.

And in the fast storage, 3D XPoint also a revolutionary progress, resistance storage is a breakthrough in traditional principle of flash memory, performance times.

Both technological advances can bring immediate business profits, and applications in the supercomputers and cloud computing.

In the end of the era, the industry has more demand for cloud computing capabilities, and Core M is very suitable to make all the core architecture, alternative out now Knights Landing, widely used in supercomputers and cloud computing.

And 3DXPoint allows flash memory to provide performance closer, but also very suitable for supercomputers and cloud computing.

And in this area of ​​expertise, is not sensitive to the cost, Intel can get quite huge profits.

So, now the full development of these two areas, providing total solutions, promote commercial can give Intel offer high profit margins make digital earnings look better.

(Iii) the development of virtual reality and artificial intelligence to participate in deciding the future

As already said, the future of virtual reality is a small outlet, artificial intelligence is a big outlet. If the Intel platform will become standard in these two areas, so that the ecosystem around these Intel established, Intel can grasp the next outlet.

Virtual reality will take several years to establish ecology, but I am afraid to AI to mature in 10 years as a unit.

Intel to do is to advance mass, developers depth of cooperation with these two areas, to assist developers to build the industrial chain, allow themselves to be the most important part of the chain, so that all standard both fields all around Intel’s platform to build. Once the standard is established, then the Intel lucrative in the coming decades will benefit.

In 1968, when Intel was founded just a small company doing SRAM. In the PC era, Intel in the processor business has achieved great success, becoming today’s IT industry leaders. Today, Intel will usher in a new era, Intel in the new era will be successful? We try to be objective.

Intel’s second-generation Core M processor performance 2-fold

There are many manufacturers need to design the ultimate thin and light notebook and want to increase portability, performance and endurance while losing, so in the late 2013’s, Intel first introduced the TDP thermal design power of only 4.5W to 6W of Core M Series processor, which is unprecedented series of mobile processors, low-power, designed for pluggable 2-in-1 device design, product design will not include the majority of fans, this low-energy features will make devices become more light, cool and quiet.

Currently the first generation of Core M processor does have low power consumption and performance characteristics adequate, many laptops and tablet PCs, such as Apple’s MacBook, Dell’s Venue 11 Pro 7000 Series and Lenovo Yoga Pro 3, users of its evaluation They are good. However, only 4.5W TDP of Core M chip, in fact, already can foresee their performance is not unimaginable strong when dealing with somewhat onerous task or multitasking, users grumbling came out.

At the beginning of September, bringing the second generation Intel Core M processor, and external claims performance will be significantly improved. The new Core M processor microarchitecture based Skylake build, has begun shipping, it is still for ultra-thin notebooks, 2-in-1 device and tablet design. Intel in the IFA 2015 show once again Core M was demonstrated, its mobile client platforms responsible Navin Shenoy (Navin Shenoy) claims that second-generation Core M’s performance is equivalent to twice the previous generation.

At the same time, CPU core performance is not only lifting points, Shenoy also said that the new Core M chip “will bring 40% of the improvements in graphics processing performance will be.” Since the CPU and GPU performance have been improved, and that life? According to Intel’s data, the second-generation Core M raised additional one hour of battery life. Given the current generation of Core M official standard battery life reaches nine hours, so the number of new architecture after Skylake will increase to 10 hours. Some other features include optimization support for USB Type-C interface, and added support for RealSense 3D sensing technology and enterprise-specific Intel vPro vPro technology.

The new Core M Series

The new Core M also Core processor family and other properties classified in accordance with the same model name, which will be Core M3 is the most basic model, midrange and high-end models will be named Core M5 and Core M7. Kirk Skaugen, Intel Senior Vice President (Kirk Skaugen) responded by saying that now that each user can more clearly distinguish the performance difference between Core M equipment, except Core M 3, M5 and M7 are similar between Core i3 , i5 and i7.

All the new second-generation Core M processors have two physical cores designed to support Hyper-Threading, Turbo Boost although through Turbo Boost can be pushed to a high frequency, but even the top model Core M 6Y75 only 1.2 The default frequency GHz, and therefore into tablets and notebooks are completely fanless design in the computer.

Interestingly, this generation Core M processor not only core models, also includes a special version of the Pentium models 4405Y, its TDP is slightly higher compared to Core Duo models, to 6W, does not support Turbo Boost Turbo Boost.

Impressive graphics unit

Thanks to fanless design, so without causing heat and power consumption is increased, how to improve the performance of integrated core was to become one of the challenges of the British Gers. These Core M chip integrated Intel HD 515 nuclear was the default frequency are 300MHz, M3 money the highest frequency 850MHz, M5 models up to 900MHz, M7 can reach 1.0GHz.

Intel said, Core M integrated intel HD 500 series core was adequate performance are simultaneously output three 4K UHD display and frame rates up to 60 frames per second.

For Intel mouth of said 40 percent performance improvement, referring to Broadwell architecture Core M-5Y71 integrated HD 5300 nuclear remarkable architecture and Skylake Core M-6Y75 The HD 515 compared to players in the 3D rendering can clearly feel more smoother. Intel also noted that the HD 500 series of nuclear remarkable performance for 4K content of up to 20% and to ensure 1080P video playback up to 10 hours of battery life.

From instructions, Core M’s core was indeed significantly improved performance, particularly in the 4K video codec has made substantial improvements to achieve ultra-low power play.

Focusing on the 2-in-1 device

In the mobile space, Intel Core M carries past the strategic position of desktop-class Core i family of brands, mainly for the 2-in-1 device design. Intel said more than half before the 2-in-1 device users have to consider the Tablet PC, but they eventually locked the 2-in-1 device, because this design combines functionality and productivity. More importantly, these users find a device equipped with Core M speed significantly stronger performance than previous Tablet PC.

Intel also admitted that early in 2013, 2 in 1 design style is not more than 25 devices, and the price is up to $ 900. But in 2015 the market has been very different, today this flexible shape using thin devices designed more than 80 models, the price has also been a sharp decline in the average selling price of around $ 650, while shipments surged fourfold.

There have been rumors that Apple is ready to carry Core M3 and M5 processor generation MacBook products, announced exactly when we’ll see.

Apple iPhone consequences of over-reliance on revenue of serious disorders

Apple in 2007 introduced a generation iPhone, and now the mobile phone business has accounted for about two-thirds of Apple’s revenue, about 50% of their profits.

Bloomberg reported on Thursday, although Apple (hereinafter referred to as “Apple”), launched this year the smart watches and music services to attract a lot of attention, but the company still is increasingly dependent on the iPhone business.

Apple in 2007 introduced a generation iPhone, and now the mobile phone business has accounted for about two-thirds of Apple’s revenue, about 50% of their profits. In Apple’s history, never any product can contribute such a high proportion of revenues, although companies are constantly introducing new products and services.

Next Wednesday (September 9th), Apple CEO Tim Cook (Tim Cook) will hold new product launches in the Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco citizens (Bill Graham Civic Auditorium). By then, Apple will release the next generation iPhone, but the core of the company’s mobile phone business will be highlighted.

It is expected that the next generation iPhone will not change much with the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is designed, it will be updated in the hardware configuration and services. For example, with a better camera, faster processor and the new Force Touch touch-sensing screens, which can be perceived strength of the user’s touch.

Informed sources said that in addition to a new generation of iPhone, Apple will also release a new version of Apple TV set-top boxes. Another source said, Apple may also release a new, larger screen of iPad.

Although there is a new product launch, but also no indication that the status of Apple’s biggest revenue source, there will be no move away if you have to say what changes, it is that it will further consolidate its position as the iPhone, iPad sales in decline because , while Apple Watch Smart Watch is a niche product.

iPhone revenue position is so important, so that the risks for the CEO Cook, because he must make sure that iPhone continues to be the best-selling mobile phones. In recent months, Apple’s stock price down there, this is because investors are worried about future growth prospects iPhone, especially in China market.

On Thursday, Apple shares fell 1.8 percent to $ 110.37 on the NYSE. Since July 21, Apple released iPhone sales below analysts’ expectations of expectations, shares have fallen 16 percent. In the last fiscal year in Apple, iPhone sales of $ 102 billion, the total annual revenue of more than Google, Facebook and Twitter.

IPhone To know how much the size of the business, you can take the automotive market as a reference. Currently, Apple is considering whether to enter the smart car market.

Ventures Anderson – Horowitz Fund (Andreessen-Horowitz) analyst Benedict Evans (Benedict Evans) said, including Mercedes – Benz, BMW, Audi and Lexus luxury car market, including The annual revenue of about $ 220 billion, while the iPhone in the last 12 months revenues of $ 146.6 billion.

Canon CMOS sensor recurrent Guards: 250 million pixels

September 7 news, the Japanese camera makers Canon today announced a new 250 million-pixel APS-H format CMOS image sensor with a resolution of up to 19,580 × 12,600, setting a world record with the size of the sensor.

Canon said that the use of such sensors can distinguish photographs of letters in the 18,000 meters in altitude aircraft. APS-H sensor size is larger than APS-C, but less than full-frame sensors, mainly for the Canon EOS-1D series digital SLR cameras.

The sensor signal read speed reached 1.25 billion pixels per second, although the pixels so high, but the camera still has a good noise performance. In addition to photos, the sensor can also be used to capture ultra-high definition video, sharpness is about 30 times higher than the 4K video at a rate of 5 frames per second. Canon said the technology can be used for special surveillance cameras and security tools, ultra-high resolution measurement instruments and other industrial equipment, can also be used in the field of visual expression.

However, this product will not be applied immediately on the next generation of digital SLR cameras. However, this statement shows that Canon, the sensor technology will progress. The company in 2010 posted 120 million-pixel APS-H sensor, then, this year launched a 50 million pixel EOS 5DS still incredible product.

Some Android watches work in the future with iPhones

Google wants to sell computer clocks with its Android operating system also to iPhone users. An available since Tuesday iPhone app lets first three new models, the manufacturer Asus, Huawei and LG together to play with the Apple phone. Previously functioned Android watches only with smartphones using the Google system.

Google wants to sell computer clocks with its Android operating system also to iPhone users. An available since Tuesday iPhone app lets first three new models, the manufacturer Asus, Huawei and LG together to play with the Apple phone. Previously functioned Android watches only with smartphones using the Google system.

At the same time the units for iPhone users are less functionality than the in-house Apple Watch. Especially you can be on the watch display the alerts from your smartphone – but hardly respond. At the same time iPhone apps from Google Calendar or Gmail as provide more opportunities for interaction.

Apple customers are looking for a suitable Google target group: They had received a lot of information about the device class for the start of the in-house computer clock. The Apple Watch sold since its launch in April, according to market researchers already better than all other equipment vendors together. According to calculations of the IT market researcher IDC Apple began in the last quarter from 3.6 million watches. The group itself does not mention any figures relating to sales of the device.