Shareholders Want TI to Exit OMAP Production

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Though chipsets based on ARM architecture are popping up in a variety of devices, one chipmaker is not seeing as much success. Shareholders of Texas Instruments want the company to exit its ARM manufacturing business; TI makes ARM chipsets under its OMAP line of application processors that couple CPU and GPU cores along with wireless […]

NVIDIA’s Quad-Core Tegra 3 CPU Will Work With 4G LTE Modems

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NVIDIA has confirmed that its quad-core Tegra 3 CPU is compatible with separate 4G LTE modems. At this time, the current implementation of the Tegra 3 applications processor combines a quad-core CPU along with a GeForce graphics engine, but does not have an integrated modem within the same chip. According to NVIDIA, partner Fujitsu will […]

Intel Outlines Atom CPU Plans Through 2014 for Smartphones, Tablets

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In a push to stay competitive in the mobile market where smartphones and tablets are getting much of the attention, Intel is outlining its plans to reach that market with new Atom processors. On the smartphone space, to compete against the lower energy requirements of multi-core ARM processors found on today’s Android, Windows Phone 7, […]

Texas Instruments the Preferred Chip-Maker for Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich?

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There is now speculation that Google is dumping NVIDIA, whose dual-core chipset helped to shape Android 3.0 Honeycomb, in favor of Texas Instruments for its Ice Cream Sandwich platform, which will begin the process of merging the tablet and smartphone editions of Android into one platform. The company’s OMAP 4 chip will be the reference […]

Will Your Next Netbook Come with ARM Inside?

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Having conquered the smartphone market and emerging consumer tablet market with its reference chip designs, ARM is looking towards the mobile PC market for growth and the company’s ambitious goal is to have its chips inside half of all mobile PCs sold by 2015. ARM’s reference chip designs are found in many popular consumer products, […]