Samsung Orion Dual-Core processor now named Exynos: Commercial production starting next month

Samsung has just announced in time for Sunday’s MWC event that its Orion Dual-Core Cortex A9 (with NEON) SoC will be officially part of the Exynos line of chipsets. The previously announced Orion processor will actually be the Exynos 4210 and is supposedly going to power the soon to be unveiled Samsung Galaxy S 2 and Galaxy Tab 2 (Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab II). This new SoC will feature a new dual-core Cortex A9 CPU clocked at 1Ghz and an ARM Mali-400 MP4 GPU (yes, no more PowerVR SGX). Check out the full specifications and press release after the break:

Samsung Assigns New Nomenclature to Application Processor Family

SEOUL–(Korea Newswire) February 11, 2011 — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced a new brand name for its application processor family. Exynos will be applied to Samsung’s application processors, which are designed to power mobile devices such as smartphonesand tablets.

“Application processors for the mobile market are one of the flagship products in our semiconductor business,” saidSeh-Woong Jeong, executive vice president of marketing, System LSI Division, Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to introduce the brand name of Exynos for Samsung’s application processorfamily. As consumers demand more from their mobile products, Samsung’s Exynos chips will be the power inside enabling the coolest HD multi-media features with even longer battery life.”

Exynos associates Samsung’s “smart and green” strategy adopted by its semiconductor devices and solutions developed specifically to support the stringent performance and power requirements of mobile devices. Smart refers to high-performance aspect and Green represents low power features of Samsung’s application processors. Exynos originates from the Greek words smart (exypnos) and green (prasinos).

The new naming system will be first applied to the dual core processor codenamed Orion, which was announced in September 2010. Carrying the name Exynos 4210, Samsung’s powerful 1GHz dual-core application processor is scheduled for production next month.

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    Samsung should adapt “tick-tock” strategy for their mobile Exynos line with update every six months for next two years. Intel had the right strategy (“tick-tock”) but wrong platform (PCs).