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Offline cast-fish

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SoC chips
« on: September 10, 2016, 06:21:43 AM »
Hello,

was just reading about blatent lies by "SoC" micro-chip Designers. An American company are at fault this time.
They marketed families of quad core Soc chips as running at 2ghz per core when it's just 1.5ghz per core. But they went to great measures to hide their lies. Very great.

This happens all too often.

Another SoC chip designer also lied about 3 years ago, saying its chips contained "cortex a9" cores.... when they were just "a7 cores". THe sad thing is that these families of chips are then sold globally for years while the lies persists. Device manufacturers buy these chips in the 10k or 100k batches. ARM HOLDINGS of the UK  (sold recently for 26 billion dollars) may be able to sue these SoC designer company's since its a breaking or  ARM contract rules.

I know of about 40 chinese companies that manufacture SoC chips for phones
and tablets and tv boxes.  Even to find one or two who are lying sets a poor example. It's basically a similar thing to when a recent motor vehicle giant used a chip in it's Automobiles that lied about the vehicles emmisions levels. That company was fined 16 billion dollars.
You have to appreciate the level of finance involved in TECH with  many chinese billionares coming from tablet manufacture. These chip company's who lie are also very large company's in tech terms. They are Mainly operating in Asia, but, in some cases, they are American owned company's

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« Last Edit: September 10, 2016, 06:28:23 AM by cast-fish »

Offline beerstein

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Re: SoC chips
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2016, 10:58:09 AM »
remember in the old days  when a large  manufacturer of CPUs advertised ---- 16bit CPU and it was an 8bit CPU
So this is nothing new.
t(w)o be(ers) or not t(w)o be(ers) that is the question

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Re: SoC chips
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 07:38:14 AM »
indeed it's nothing new BUT for the fact that these days "tech" is so widespread and prevales...it is a huge huge industry with lots of capital at stake. WHen a company just out and out lie it's ridiculous. "this motor car has a 4 litre turbo deasil engine, uh' NOPE .actually it is just a 3 litre standard injection"
« Last Edit: September 27, 2016, 07:49:25 AM by cast-fish »