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 […]

Asus Confirms 4 New Tablets

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After the release of the highly anticipated and controversial Transformer Prime, Asus has confirmed that there will be at least four new tablets coming in 2012, and many, if not all, of those may be previewed come the start of this coming week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com […]

Overheating A5 Chips Force Apple to Delay iPhone 5 Launch?

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In a new round of unverified and speculated rumors, Apple is said to be delaying the launch of the iPhone 5 due to overheating problems experienced on the company’s faulty dual-core mobile A5 chipset. Instead, the rumor posits that Apple will launch a minor refresh to the iPhone 4 known as the iPhone 4S in […]

LG Creating Its Own ARM Chips in the Future

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Like its South Korean rival Samsung, LG has signed a deal to license ARM designs for mobile processors in the hopes of creating its own in-house chips. The company would compete against Texas Instruments, Samsung, Apple, Qualcomm, Marvell, and others with ARM mobile chipsets. ARM Holdings, the body behind the ARM reference design, has announced […]

Intel Atom-Powered Honeycomb Tablets Coming Later This Year

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While it seems that all of Google’s Android 3.0 slates that have been released or are about to be released will utilize ARM-based chipsets, Intel is finalizing deals that will lead to Atom-based Android tablets hitting the market in the third quarter of this year, securing a major win for the world’s largest semiconductor maker, […]

TI OMAP 4440 CPU Joins Mobile Processor Arms Race

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The Texas Instruments OMAP 4440 chipset is a dual-core 1.5 GHz mobile processor that is based on the ARM Cortex A9 reference design, which is also found on chips such as the Samsung Orion and dual-core Snapdragon among others. In the past, single-core TI OMAP processors have been used by Motorola on smartphones such as […]