Samsung Announces the Availability of Exynos 5 Octa for New Generation of Mobile Devices

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Seoul, Korea, Mar 15, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world

leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that its new
Exynos 5 Octa application processor is scheduled for mass-production
in the second quarter of 2013. The Exynos 5 Octa features an
unprecedented eight-core ARM® big.LITTLE architecture based on the
Cortex-A15 CPU, technology built for efficient handling of
multitasking abilities for high-end mobile devices today.

„High processing performance based on multi-cores has become an
essential factor for advanced mobile devices, and what users expect
more is how long and seamlessly they can enjoy smart mobile computing
experiences,“ said Taehoon Kim, vice president of marketing, System
LSI Business, Device Solutions Division, Samsung Electronics, „With
the new mobile platform driven by the Exynos 5 Octa processor, which
heralds and fulfills such expectations, consumers will be able to
experience a new level of mobile computing in a few months.“

As highlighted at CES 2013, the Exynos 5 Octa is the world’s first
mobile application processor to implement the new concept of
processing architecture, big.LITTLE, based on the Cortex-A15 CPU to
offer optimal core use. By housing a total of eight cores to draw
from-four powerful Cortex-A15 cores for processing-intense tasks
along with Cortex-A7 quad cores for lighter workloads-the Exynos 5
Octa enables mobile devices to achieve maximum performance. This
approach offers up to 70 percent energy saving when performing
various tasks, compared to using Cortex- A15 cores only.

The newest Exynos processor will be manufactured using Samsung’s
latest 28-nanometer (nm) HKMG (High-k Metal Gate) low power process
and power-saving design, which increases the power efficiency of the
processor by minimizing the static current leakage.

The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa enhances the powerful 3D graphics
processing capabilities by more than two-times over the Exynos 4

With today’s advanced display technology transitioning toward ever
higher and sharper resolutions, the Exynos 5 Octa is powerful to
drive WQXGA (2560×1600) display, the best crystal-clear resolution
currently available for mobile devices, enabling users to enjoy
crisper video images on their premium smartphones and tablets.

By adopting e-MMC (embedded multimedia card) 5.0 and USB 3.0
interface for the first time in the industry, the new Exynos
application processor boasts fast data transfer speed, a feature that
is increasingly required to support advanced processing power on
mobile devices so that users can fully experience upgraded mobile
computing such as faster booting, web browsing and 3D game loading.

The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa incorporates a full HD 60fps (frame per
second) video hardware codec engine for 1080p video recording and
play-back, an embedded 13 mega-pixel 30fps image signal processor
interface for high-quality camera functionality, and 12.8GB/s memory
bandwidth interface that enables Full HD Wifi display.