Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor
solutions, announced that its Exynos 5 Octa mobile application processor
is the power behind the new Samsung Chromebook 2*. The Exynos 5 Octa
family features an eight-core ARM® big.LITTLE™ processor configuration
built for efficient handling of multiple tasks in high-end mobile
"Maximizing performance in tight power and thermal budgets is critical
in today's mobile devices," said Dr. Kyushik Hong, vice president of
System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics. "Compared to Exynos 5 Dual,
our new Exynos 5 Octa application processors deliver up to 125 percent
increase in computing and two times the multimedia performance. This
enables designers to develop leading-edge products with significantly
improved battery life."
The 11.6-inch model of new Samsung Chromebook 2 is powered by Exynos 5
Octa based on four big cores (ARM Cortex®-A15 processors at 1.9GHz) and
four little cores (ARM Cortex-A7 processors at 1.3GHz) and the 13.3-inch
model is also powered by Exynos 5 Octa, configured with big.LITTLE
technology (ARM Cortex-A15 processors at 2.0GHz and ARM Cortex-A7
processors at 1.3GHz).
Built on 28nm High-K Metal Gate process technology and incorporating
powerful multi-core ARM Mali™ GPUs, the Exynos 5 Octa family of
application processors brings superior performance as well as maximum
power efficiency to Chromebooks allowing for a smaller, slimmer battery
package that is equally or more efficient than that of previous models.
"ARM big.LITTLE multi-processing technology delivers the highest
performance and efficiency across the widest range of workloads and it
is a significant endorsement to see it used in the new Google
Chroebook," said Nandan Nayampally, vice president of marketing, CPU
group, ARM. "We welcome Samsung's continued commitment to deploying the
leading-edge technology on their latest chips featuring the ARM Cortex-A
processor series, ARM Mali-T628 GPU and ARM Artisan™ physical IP."
"The Samsung Chromebook 2 offers great performance and battery life in a
slim, fanless design, making them great devices for consumers,
businesses and schools," said Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product
management, Google. "We're particularly excited to see the new 13-inch
form factor from Samsung, powered by Exynos 5 Octa processor, which
brings Chromebooks up market with high quality components and
capabilities, like a full, bright HD screen and top-notch audio for a
rich Google+ Hangouts experience. These specs make the Samsung
Chromebook 2 a great primary device for everyone."
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening
new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation
and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones,
tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical
devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people
across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover
more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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* Editor's note: Chromebook is a cloud based mobile PC featuring
the Google Chrome Operating System.
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