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 […]

Texas Instruments Promises More Powerful Dual-Core OMAP5 CPUs in Quad-Core World

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Like rival mobile chip-maker Qualcomm, which had stated that its dual-core Snapdragon S4 chips will out-perform quad-core offerings from rivals, it looks like Texas Instruments may be echoing the same sentiments with a dual-core OMAP5 ARM-based chipset that may be just as powerful as commercially available quad-core CPUs today. Though TI didn’t mention competitor NVIDIA […]

Samsung, Lenovo, Toshiba Favored As Early Windows on ARM Tablet Vendors

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Microsoft is working on finalizing its list of vendors and manufacturers to produce Windows 8 machines running on ARM’s chip architecture, a first for the desktop PC OS as it has historically relied on Intel’s and AMD’s x86 core. The software giant is selecting three ARM chip-makers, which can then each choose two OEM hardware […]

Samsung Nexus Prime Headed to All Carriers, Resembles A Bigger Nexus S?

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Now that the Motorola Droid Bionic launch has come and gone, the eyes of the Android faithful are now firmly rested on a device called the Samsung Nexus Prime. Details are scarce and there have been rumors swirling about Verizon launching it as the Samsung Droid Prime. But what about the other carriers? And are […]

Netflix for Android Will Support TI Powered Smartphones

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Netflix will soon be streaming movies or more Android devices thanks to a new partnership with Texas Instruments. The next wave of Android smartphones powered by the TI OMAP 4 processors have been certified for Netflix HD Streaming and may include the Netflix app pre-installed¬†by the manufacturer or carrier. A TI spokesperson told PC World […]

Did The Motorola Droid Bionic Just Get More Attractive?

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Texas Instruments has announced that its OMAP4 platform is the first to receive Netflix HD certification which means that the Motorola Droid 3 and the Motorola Droid Bionic may have just gotten a lot more interesting to folks out there searching for a phone on Verizon. You see, it’s pretty much certain that the Motorola […]

TI Announces Multi-Core ARM OMAP 4 Chipset for Windows, Android Tablets

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In addition to Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon coming early 2012 and NVIDIA demoing Kal-El running Windows 8, Texas Instruments’ multi-core chipset will be competitive with its rivals’ quad-core offerings using a hybrid architecture that will lead to better energy efficiency and lower power consumption. The TI OMAP4470 chip is expected to land in the first half […]

Windows 8 Tablets: Microsoft Hosts a Game of Musical Chairs, But Will Taiwan Be Left Standing Alone?

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As part of the company’s strategy to not only accelerate development of its forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, but also to ensure that everything works according to plan, Microsoft had implemented an Integrated Development Program consisting of PC and tablet-makers as well as chip companies. The Apple-like approach to restrictions to ensure a better, tightly […]

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 […]

Benchmark Confirms Unreleased Motorola Droid 3 Specs

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Early benchmarks on the Nenamark benchmarking site confirms some preliminary specs of the upcoming, yet unreleased Motorola Droid 3 smartphone destined for Verizon Wireless. The Android smartphone was shown by the benchmark to come with a PowerVR SGX540 graphics processor, suggesting that it would be arriving a dual-core gigahertz applications processor by Texas Instruments, and […]

TI Makes Qi Wireless Charging Chips Smaller

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Texas Instruments is making its Qi-compatible wireless charging chips smaller. According to the company, the chips are 80 percent smaller than the current generation chipsets and this would help to make wireless charging a feature on various consumer electronic devices, including smartphones, digital cameras, portable gaming consoles, tablets, and other gadgets. Here are some of […]

Will Droid Bionic, BlackBerry PlayBook Cost More as Result of Japan Quake?

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Update 3/23/2011: Despite Motorola reps telling us at CES 2011 that the Droid Bionic for Verizon Wireless will be utilizing a Texas Instruments–that information was used and referenced in this article–NVIDIA reps at CTIA 2011 had informed us that the device actually uses the dual-core Tegra 2 mobile applications processor. As such, the Droid Bionic […]

Motorola Droid Bionic for Verizon Wireless at CES (Video)

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Motorola had announced the Motorola Droid Bionic for Verizon Wireless yesterday at a press conference in Las Vegas, NV and we were there to get some hands-on time and a demo from Motorola’s team. The Bionic is the next generation of Droid, and as a Droid device, the “Droid [Bionic] Does” a lot with its […]

Microsoft’s 2011 CES Keynote Says Please Wait and See

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Steve Ballmer took the stage in his Microsoft blue shirt last night and delivered a keynote address that can best be described as “don’t count us out, please wait and see what we have to say next year.” That may be a bit unfair, but when the first half of the keynote talks about things […]

Microsoft Officially Announces Windows on a Chip for Intel, AMD, ARM

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Well, whadda ya know. Microsoft has just dropped a press release officially announcing that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip (SoC) architecture including ARM-based systems from NVidia, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments. This will all get highlighted in tonight’s keynote speech, and the press release indicates that we will see a […]

Texas Instrument to Create Some Fire with Blaze Tablet

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According to Slashgear, Texas Instrument will be debuting its Tablet/Slate entry this August, running on TI’s OMAP4. Texas Instruments OMAP has previously come to light as OMAP Blaze and from what I’m reading sounds pretty interesting. Slashgear is linking to SVTronics, where you can sign up to be notified when more info is available, but […]

Optoma to Launch DLP Pico Projector in Japan

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Small projectors are a product category that has growing interest these days. (Do we call them personal projectors?) ¬† The Optoma DLP Pico uses Texas Instruments DLP technology and is one of those that seemed forever on the tease , but now it looks like it might make it to market. Teaming up with Apple, […]