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Engadget: ARM’s Cortex-A50 chips promise 3x performance of current superphones by 2014, throw in 64-bit for good measure

We knew this was coming, not least because someone let the cat out of the bag (or at least a paw) last night. Nevertheless, it’s only today that we’re getting the full picture of ARM’s “clean sheet” v8 architecture, and you know what? It’s pretty astounding. Top billing goes to the Cortex-A57, which is said […]

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c|net: Apple rethinking Samsung chip partnership, say sources

Apple appears to be in the process of shifting chip production from Samsung to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Apple has begun the process of lessening its dependency on Samsung for chipmaking, an analyst told CNET. “Apple is working with TSMC at 20 nanometers,” said Gus Richard, a chip analyst at Piper Jaffray, referring to Taiwan […]

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The Wall Street Journal: Chip design luminary leaves Samsung for Apple

Samsung recently raised eyebrows by beefing up its team of Texas-based chip designers, including those whose backgrounds pointed to an interest in chips for server systems. Now one of the most prominent of those recruits has left the South Korean company for Apple . The gadget maker has hired Jim Mergard, a 16-year veteran of […]

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Reuters: Analysis: Smart logic: Samsung chips away at Intel lead

Samsung Electronics, already a world leader in TVs and smartphones, is taking the fight to Intel Corp for the No.1 slot in semiconductors, betting on strong growth in so-called logic chips that are the brains inside today’s fast-selling smart mobile devices. Intel dominates the market for computer processors (CPUs) – its Intel Inside sticker is […]

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Samsung to start mass-producing 2 GB RAM chips for smartphones and tablets

We’ve had devices with 1 GB of RAM since around late 2010, and, even though Android is pretty good at managing memory (by killing the applications that you didn’t use in a while, so it frees up memory), it still feels like device memory has been pretty stagnant lately. At the same time, the CPU […]

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[NEWS] Samsung Talks About New Exynos Quad-core Mobile CPU at ISSCC 2012

Samsung provided some information about Exynos, the company’s first quad-core mobile application processor at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Franscisco. The Exynos chip is a 32nm High-k Metal Gate application processor with GHz multi-core CPU. It will come in versions using two or four ARM Cortex A9 cores running at rates from 200 […]

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