Top Samsung Chip Designer Joins Apple

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According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Apple has hired Samsung chip designer Jim Mergard. It’s still unclear what Mergard’s duties will be at Apple, but the designer had left AMD to join Samsung to work on ARM-based server processors. A definite role that Mergard would serve at Apple would be to help Apple […]

Developer Spots Unannounced iPad With A6 Processor in App Analytics

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A third-party app developer who has been tracking which devices are accessing and using his apps notice an unannounced Apple tablet has been using his app, and curiously that device uses the newly minted A6 processor that debuted alongside the iPhone 5. It’s unclear if this tablet is running the same CPU that’s found inside […]

Will Apple Develop Its Own A-Series CPU For Laptops, Desktops?

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In a shift of strategy, Apple head Tim Cook’s interview with Businessweek may suggest that Apple may move away from Intel chips inside its laptops and desktop computers in favor of another solution, perhaps even one developed by Apple like the A series ARM-based CPU found inside the company’s mobile iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices […]

Qualcomm Introduces Entry-Level Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 ARM Processor

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Just as rival Texas Instruments is exiting the smartphone processor manufacturing business, Qualcomm has announced a lower cost edition of the company’s popular Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor based on designs from ARM Holdings. Introduction of this entry-level Snapdragon S4 quad-core CPU will make it possible for manufacturers to create tablets and smartphones with lower […]

Texas Instruments to Exit Mobile CPU Space for Smartphones, Tablets

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In a surprising announcement, the world’s third largest smartphone and tablet chip-maker Texas Instruments has announced it would begin to wind down its presence in the mobile processor space. Instead, Texas Instruments would be focusing its efforts on embedded systems despite a relatively successful run in a competitive mobile CPU space that’s becoming crowded with […]

Next-Gen Exynos 5 CPU Seen on Samsung TE4 Benchmarks

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A device with a codename of Samsung TE4 was recently spotted using Rightware benchmarking technology with some new hardware under the hood. In particular, the device was shown running a dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with a new Malu T604 GPU. Android and Me is reporting that one potential for Samsung […]

A5X Chip Rumored for iPhone 5 With Latest Logic Board Leak

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While there is still debate about the ARM-based Apple-designed processor architecture inside the next-generation iPhone 5, there is now rumors that the iPhone will share its internals with the latest third-generation ‘new’ iPad. Though the leaked logic board photos from Chinese site Sina.com do not confirm the processor, a reports on MacRumors state that an internal source–presumably […]

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 […]

Windows RT for ARM Slates Will Come Bundled With Office 2013

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In unveiling its next-generation Microsoft Office 2013 desktop suite, Microsoft had confirmed that the software package, along with Skype for communications, will be bundled at no cost for owners of the company’s Windows RT platform, which is essentially a scaled down version of Windows 8 that will run on hardware with ARM processors. In its […]

LG to Create Phone With Self-Made L9 Quad-Core Processor

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It looks like LG will be joining the ranks of Samsung, Huawei, and Apple with releasing its own proprietary ARM-based processor for use in its own mobile products. In the latest report, a forthcoming Android handset from LG will feature the company’s self-branded quad-core L9 processor coupled with at least a 10-megapixel camera and will […]

With S3 Graphics Under Its Belt, Will HTC Roll Out Custom ARM Processors?

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HTC confirmed that it is intent on completing its acquisition of graphics company S3. After stating its intention to purchase S3 for $300 million for the company’s 270 patents to thwart Apple’s claims with, the S3 patent claims against Apple were dismissed forcing HTC to re-evaluate its investment. However, HTC general counsel Grace Lei confirmed […]

NVIDIA Looking to Launch 30 Phones with Tegra 3 This Year

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NVIDIA is looking to double the number of smartphone models running on its Tegra ARM-based chipset from 15 models launched in 2011 with Tegra 2 to 30 models launching this year with the quad-core Tegra 3 CPU. At its investor meeting, the company says that the phones will also be less expensive at launch than […]

Lava Xolo X900 First Smartphone With Intel Medfield Processor

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Intel is taking its chipset to your pockets and the company had revealed that the first smartphone to ship with its Intel Atom-based Medfield processor would be coming this week. Now, we know that the smartphone that’s launching this week, and will be the first out of the gate with Intel’s mobile applications processor, will […]

The Three New Flavors of Windows 8: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows RT

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Microsoft has been known–and mocked–in the past for its numerous and often times confusing variants and versions of its Windows release, encompassing students, home users, professionals, corporate users, and enterprises. With Windows 8, the company is simplifying its releases, taking its Windows 8 release down to just three variants to address various users. For the […]

Motorola to Rely on Snapdragon S4 for 2012 ARM-Based Smartphone Lineup?

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After having had a successful partnership with Texas Instruments with the company’s ARM-based OMAP chipset and dabbling with NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 ARM CPU on the Atrix and original Xoom, it looks like Motorola may be branching out and turning to Qualcomm where it comes to ARM processing power. The 2012 lineup of Motorola smartphones may […]

New Apple TV Supports Smaller, More Efficient Dual-Core A5 Processor

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Apple’s latest Apple TV, unveiled alongside the new third-generation iPad, utilizes a new A5 processor. At the unveiling event, Apple had said that the Apple TV would utilize a single-cpore processor on its A5 chipset, but it is now known that the A5 processor employed is actually a dual-core model with the second core turned […]

Will We Have to Wait for Q3 2013 for Quad-Core Tegra With LTE Support?

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Right now, NVIDIA’s flagship quad-core Tegra 3 ARM-based processor with GeForce graphics does not offer support for the next-generation 4G LTE mobile broadband technology, which is why AT&T and other LTE carriers are opting to use Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU instead of Tegra 3 in a number of high profile devices like the HTC […]

Qualcomm: Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 to Arrive in Windows 8 Ultrabooks

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Confirming that ARM processors would not be limited to just slates running on Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, Qualcomm senior VP Rob Chandhok says that the company’s ARM-based quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor will also be arriving in ultrabooks running Windows 8. With ARM processor onboard, compared to current-generation ultrabooks, Chandhok is playing up the […]

Microsoft to Launch Windows 8 in October, Tablets in Tow

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Microsoft is said to be finishing up work for Windows 8, which is now in consumer preview, and the software giant is expected to launch the new touch-centric operating system in October. At that time point, new tablets and PCs will also debut alongside Windows 8, which will be launching some six months after Apple […]