Samsung has announced that they are renaming the processors that go into smartphones and tablets to Exynos. The name originates from the Greek words “smart” (exypnos) and “green” (prasinos). The new name will be applied to dual core processor codenamed Orion, which was announced in September 2010.
?Application processors for the mobile market are one of the flagship products in our semiconductor business,? stated Seh-Woong Jeong, EVP of the System LSI Division division at Samsung Electronics in a press release. ?We are excited to introduce the brand name of Exynos for Samsung?s application processor family. 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.?