NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 Goes 3D in Spring 2011


With 3D displays and screens still attracting a lot of attention, especially on the smaller screen, NVIDIA is positioning itself to capitalize on the emerging market with its mobile chipsets. The dual-core ARM Cortex A9-based Tegra 2 will add 3D capabilities come this Spring according to a leaked slide from Tech Eye. The company’s Tegra […]

Apple’s Next-Gen A4 CPU to Grace iPad 2, iPhone 5 with Dual-Core Computing


Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation system on a chip (SoC) design that will succeed the company’s proprietary A4 processor in its next-generation mobile computing products, including the next iPad and iPhone. The chip itself may also make it into Apple TV, which at this time shares its A4 processor with the iPhone, and […]

AMD to Enter Tablet Market with Deccan APU Mobile Chipset

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Chip-maker AMD is looking to enter the tablet and netbook business by providing the processor (CPU) and graphics (GPU) capabilities through the Deccan APU, or accelerated processing unit, platform. AMD’s Deccan APU will most notably compete against rival Intel’s Atom-based processors. Intel’s Oak Trail platform is expected to make an entry into the netbook, tablet, […]

MSI 10-Inch Windows Tablet Coming January or February


According to a DigiTimes report, MSI may be launching its Windows-based WindPad tablet in January or February, ahead of plans for the company’s Android-based tablets that are slated for an April or May launch. Unlike the Android tablet models, the Windows WindPad from MSI will favor Intel’s Atom-based Oak Trail processor over an ARM-based CPU. […]

Tegra 2 a Reference Design with Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablets


Barron’s reports that an analyst believes that NVIDIA’s dual-core ARM Cortex A9-based Tegra 2 chipset will be the reference design for Google’s first tablet-optimized version of the Android operating system called Android 3.0, otherwise referred to as Honeycomb. The news was not comfirmed by Google, though this report may be plausible as NVIDIA is among […]

Samsung Buys Tegra 2 Chips, a Sign that Orion CPUs Not Yet Ready?


In addition to news coming from Samsung Telecommunications chief JK Shin that the company will be releasing a 7- and 10-inch slate, which was previously speculated before on the Internet, and tablets running on Google’s tablet-optimized Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, the company is in the midst of acquiring NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processors. News of […]

NVIDIA Says Quad-Core Mobile CPUs Coming in ‘Near Future’


NVIDIA, the maker of the dual-core Tegra 2 chips that are beginning to gain momentum in the high-end smartphone and tablet market, is saying that dual-core chips for mobile will become the standard in 2011 and that quad-core solutions will be available in the near future. The company had announced aggressive plans for its Tegra […]

Via Getting Ready to Combat the Atom


Via is getting ready to start some competition with Intel by putting out their own very low powered Dual Core 3000 processor.  I didn’t see any specs on the speed, but below you can read what the Cnet News article is saying: The dual-core version of the Via Nano 3000–due in late 2009 or 2010–may […]