I first heard about Leadcore in 2013 when they announced several ARM Cortex A7 and A9 mobile processors, but since then they’ve become a bit more popular after Leadcore L1860C quad core processor found its way into in Xiaomi Redmi 2A smartphone. The company has now shown its roadmap for 2016, and 2017 with some interesting developments.
- An 8-core 64-bit processor with Mali-T820 GPU and LTE Cat 6 modem
- A 4-core 64-bit processor with an unnamed Mali GPU and LTE Cat 6 modem
- A quad core Cortex A53 processor with TD-LTE and LTE FDD
And in 2017, one processor is scheduled, should be manufactured using 14nm FinFET process, which could mean 2017 will be the year 14nm FinFET goes mainstream even for lower cost processors. That currently unnamed processor will feature eight 64-bit cores and an LTE-A modem. The other parts in the chart should all be modems.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.