Samsung's been in the processor production business for quite some time, but now the firm has developed a chip specifically designed for smart home devices; the kind of stuff which makes up the "Internet of Things".
The firm has now announced that mass production of its IoT chip, the ominously Skynet sounding Exynos i T200. This SoC is based on 28-nanometre High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) architecture, which is a bit surprising considering Samsung's advanced capabilities in smartphone chip production now includes faster and more thermal and power efficient 10-nanometre architecture. But still, perhaps Samsung is starting slowly.
The new chip is based on an ARM Cortex-R4 processor and a Cortex-M0 , and also features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, which makes a lot of sense considering the role of smart devices being interlinked within the domestic setting. Another key feature is built-in security management hardware.