Category: ST-Ericsson Shenzhen Sourcing Service launched

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Linus Valleij and Peter De Schrijver at Linaro Connect 2013

Posted by – March 6, 2013

Linus Valleij (ST-Ericsson) and Peter De Schrijver (Nvidia) talk about what they are doing at Linaro Connect 2013.

ST-Ericsson L8580 3Ghz eQuad ARM Cortex-A9 SD-FOI processor launched

Posted by – February 26, 2013

ST-Ericsson launches their new 3GHz NovaThor L8580 processor based on the FD-SOI process technology, to minimize power consumption and increase the performance of the ARM Cortex-A9 processor. ST-Ericsson claims 50% lower power consumption, 35% faster CPU and a 20% faster GPU and multimedia accelerator. You can read more about the ST-Ericsson L8580 in the press release

and you can watch the official videos:

ST-Ericsson to showcase 3Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 smartphone at MWC

Posted by – February 20, 2013
Category: ST-Ericsson, MWC, Android

ST-Ericsson to showcase 3Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 smartphone with superfast up-clocked 600Mhz SGX544 GPU and integrated 150mbitps LTE on a single processor using STMicroelectronics’ 28nm FD-SOI process technology at MWC.

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Check back for my extensive video coverage of all the huge MWC news here on from February 24-28th.

Lenovo LePhone S899t smartphone using ST-Ericsson Nova A9500 launched in China

Posted by – July 12, 2012

There’s a new dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 3G TD-SCDMA Android ICS phone on the Chinese market to be sold at around $200 (1299RMB) starting mid-july on Lenovo’s Chinese website and China Mobile retail stores all over China. In addition to the Nova A9500, ST-Ericsson CG2900 and CW1100 connectivity solutions were also selected by Lenovo enabling GPS, Bluetooth, FM and Wi-Fi features. Maybe the screen size is 4.5″ IPS, is it a qHD resolution 4.5″ IPS screen? Let me know in the comments if you know more specs about this phone.

This could be a big deal if Lenovo and China Mobile plan to mass manufacture and mass sell this dual-core phone at sub-$200 price points all over China. That can help the ST-Ericsson A9500 platform reach a good position as a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 solution for affordable Chinese Android smartphones, ready to compete with the upcoming dual-core MediaTek MT6577 platform.

Source: press release at

Patrik Klinger Program Manager of the ST-Ericsson Snowball development platform at Linaro Connect

Posted by – June 3, 2012

Amber Graner interviews Patrik Klinger at Linaro Connect.

Ricardo Salveti shows Unity 3D working on the ST-Ericsson A9500 Snowball platform

Posted by – June 2, 2012

It’s the OpenGL ES port that they have been working on for quite a while.

Mathieu Poirier of the ST-Ericsson Landing Team at Linaro Connect

Posted by – May 30, 2012

Mathieu Poirier talks about how Android came up on the ST-Ericsson A9500 Snowball platform.

Patrik Klinger of ST-Ericsson at Linaro Connect

Posted by – May 28, 2012

ST-Ericsson ramps up their work with Linaro. Patrik Klinger, Program Manager at ST-Ericsson talks to Zach Pfeffer Linaro’s Android Tech Lead about ST-Ericsson’s work with Linaro to improve development on the ST-Ericsson A9500 Snowball development platform.

Zenithink ST-Ericsson U8500 3G 7″ 1024×600 Tablet for $150

Posted by – March 15, 2012

Zenithink shows their new ST-Ericsson U8500 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 based tablet designed by ontim with a built-in 3G HSPA+ modem, bluetooth, WiFi, and a decent 1024×600 screen resolution. The price is $150 for an order of at least 1000 units. They also show a $65 AmLogic based Android set-top-box with a built-in DVB-T tuner.

ST-Ericsson HSPA+/LTE demonstrated for remote controlled airplanes

Posted by – March 6, 2012

Here’s a demo to show off what HSPA+/LTE can potentially do, to include on-board video and do remote controlling wherever there is HSPA+/LTE coverage.

ST-Ericsson U8500 in a range of Smartphones on the market

Posted by – March 6, 2012

ST-Ericsson demonstrates the range of some of the devices announced that use the ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 that includes ST-Ericsson HSPA+ connectivity. They also announced the U8520 and U9540 LTE platforms.

ST-Ericsson shows Sensor Fusion

Posted by – March 5, 2012

Motion Core presents the usage of Sensor Fusion on the ST-Ericsson U8500 powered Sony Xperia P. It takes the information from all the sensors inside of the phone and renders it as a Wii-like remote control even without the use of infrared.

ST-Ericson L9540 1.85Ghz ARM Cortex-A9

Posted by – March 2, 2012

ST-Ericsson demonstrates their new L9540 1.85Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-core processor with the SGX544 GPU. They show that it can be cranked at up to 2.2Ghz and it can also automatically be down-clocked to 400Mhz when not much CPU performance is needed when for example tasks like video-playback are offloaded to an other part of the System on Chip.

Metaio Augmented Reality at Mobile World Congress 2012

Posted by – February 28, 2012

Metaio claims to provide the best Augmented Reality performance in hardware optimized software for ARM Processors, here demonstrating what they can do using the ST-Ericsson U8500.

Noalia augments the sensitive of the capacitive screen in 3D

Posted by – February 28, 2012

Add gesture recognition, “multi-touch-less”, enables new user interfaces, without touching the screen, it works on electrostatic fields.

Linaro on ST-Ericsson U8500 Snowball development board

Posted by – February 28, 2012

Linaro is optimizing Linux software for the Snowball, includes full Android ICS and Ubuntu Linux.

Sony Xperia P

Posted by – February 27, 2012

New 4″ WhiteBright qHD screen, ST-Ericsson U9500 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9.

Sony Xperia NXT Series launched at Mobile World Congress 2012

Posted by – February 26, 2012

Sony presents their new range of Xperia NXT Android Smartphones, S with 4.3″ 720p screen Qualcomm MSM8260 processor, P with 4″ QHD BrightWhite screen ST-Ericsson U9500 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, and U with a 3.5″ FWVGA screen interactive LED lights and ST-Ericsson U9500.

ST Ericsson U8500 runs Ice Cream Sandwich

Posted by – January 9, 2012

ST Ericsson is showing this development platform for their U8500 ARM Cortex-A9 processor running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.