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Intel's foundry business grows as it will make chips for big chip design firm Altera
Intel unveils low-power Silvermont chip design for 'teraflops to milliwatts'

Apple woos chip design guru away from Samsung

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Former AMD chip designer Jim Mergard, a noted engineer of both desktop class and mobile processors, is said to have been hired Apple after working for a short time at Samsung....
Apple woos chip design guru away from Samsung

Intel quad-core 'ValleyView' system-on-a-chip coming

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Intel will beef up its system-on-a-chip design with quad-core variants and faster graphics. [Read more]...
Intel quad-core 'ValleyView' system-on-a-chip coming

AMD won't rule out ARM in the future, wants modular design

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AMD in conversations at the end of the week wouldn't discount the possibility of making ARM-based processors. When pressed by Wired, CTO and former Apple executive Mark Papermaster made the unusual non-denial that "the answer is not no." The company's long-term plans were aiming for a modular chip design that...
AMD won't rule out ARM in the future, wants modular design

MIPS unveils new Aptiv mobile chip design, vows more speed in a tiny space

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MIPS has only had a slight amount of traction in smartphones and tablets given that its best friend is Ainovo. It might get a better footing in an ARM-dominated world with a new range of processors in the Aptiv line. The highest-end chip of the bunch, the ProAptiv, is...
MIPS unveils new Aptiv mobile chip design, vows more speed in a tiny space

Evidence of Apple chip design change in iPad teardown

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Apple has made some pretty significant changes to the new iPad's chip compared to the iPad 2. [Read more]...
Evidence of Apple chip design change in iPad teardown

Roundup: DropBox comes to Android, @ declared art and more

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Here’s the latest action: Nanosolar CEO coup — The high-efficiency, thin-film solar panel maker has swapped out its co-founder and CEO Martin Roscheisen in favor of Geoff Tate, former chief executive of chip design firm Rambus. As the New York Times points out, the company is one of several in...
Roundup: DropBox comes to Android, @ declared art and more

More Details on Apple's New Orlando 'GPU Design Center'

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We've learned more details about Apple's new 'GPU Design Center' in Orlando, Florida, following our reporting from earlier this week. Sources told MacRumors that the engineers Apple hired recently were not laid off from AMD, but were instead actively recruited -- largely via their LinkedIn profiles. Apple is said to...
More Details on Apple's New Orlando 'GPU Design Center'
Intel Uncloaks New Xeon Chips for the Data Center Set
MIT Silicon Simulator Looks Beyond 100-Core Chips

Seven Questions for ARM CEO Warren East

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It’s kind of hard these days to avoid an ARM chip. There’s probably five or more inside your mobile phone alone, a few in your car, some in your PC, and several more in places you wouldn’t think of it like your coffee maker. Things are good for ARM Holdings,...
Seven Questions for ARM CEO Warren East

WSJ: Apple lures leading chip designer away from Samsung

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Former AMD chief engineer and US-based Samsung chip designer Jim Mergard is leaving the company to work for Apple, where his expertise on desktop system processors and SoC (systems on a chip) will make him a formidable asset in yet another front in the competition between tech companies: original chip...
WSJ: Apple lures leading chip designer away from Samsung
Apple Job Posting Hints At Major New System-On-A-Chip Design Effort

Bob Mansfield's new group implied to be heading transition away from Intel processors on Macs

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Apple allegedly plans to one-day abandon Intel to implement a version of chips into Macs that currently power its mobile devices. Bloomberg first reported the story, citing “people familiar with the company’s research,” and said Apple believes mobile device chips will eventually run its computer lineup. Apple previously mentioned...
Bob Mansfield's new group implied to be heading transition away from Intel processors on Macs
Will AMD Pull an ARM Chip Out of Its Hat?

Graphics-savvy iPad maintains battery life

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Leveraging its efficient chip design, Apple says latest iPad batteries can still run for 10 hours, like the iPad2, and for nine hours on the 4G LTE cellular network. [Read more]...
Graphics-savvy iPad maintains battery life
DARPA launches first phase of "open source" vehicle design challenge

Bloomberg: Next Xbox features an AMD x86 chip, making backwards compatibility difficult

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The Xbox 360 successor may not support Xbox 360 game discs, according to a Bloomberg report. The issue arises from the as-yet-unannounced console's chip, which allegedly comes from AMD and, like the PlayStation 4, uses x86 architecture (like a PC). Resultantly, backwards compatibility would have to be handled on...
Bloomberg: Next Xbox features an AMD x86 chip, making backwards compatibility difficult
Samsung Gets Bigger Payday From Apple's A6 Processor Production, But Kept Out Of Design

Overview of Apple's A6 Chip Development and Future Plans

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Semiconductor analyst Linley Gwennap has posted an interesting overview (via CNET) of the series of events that led to Apple's A6 system-on-a-chip, the company's first entirely custom ARM chip design. The report notes that Apple has likely spent in excess of $500 million on the project when including the purchase...
Overview of Apple's A6 Chip Development and Future Plans

Heads up, Intel: TSMC cranks up ARM chip to 3GHz

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is pushing the power-sipping ARM chip design toward unfamiliar, high-performance territory. [Read more]...
Heads up, Intel: TSMC cranks up ARM chip to 3GHz

Hands-on demo with TI's OMAP5 platform at MWC (video)

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It's TI's time to brag. We first met OMAP5 when the company's VP of the OMAP division, Remi El-Ouazzane, unveiled the developer's reference platform on our stage at CES. While there, he boasted OMAP5 as "the greatest platform on Earth right now," but we were given only a few...
Hands-on demo with TI's OMAP5 platform at MWC (video)

Intel Silvermont: next-gen mobile CPU's three times as fast and more energy efficient

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ARM's long been the dominant form of silicon in mobile devices, but Intel aims to change that with its next-generation Atom chip design codenamed Silvermont. According to Intel, the new architecture will enable CPUs that operate at up to three times the speed of existing models, while (in some...
Intel Silvermont: next-gen mobile CPU's three times as fast and more energy efficient

Samsung Buys Wireless Technology, Patents From UK-based CSR

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Samsung Electronics will pay US$310 million to buy technology and patents from U.K. chip design company CSR, strengthening Samsung's chip offerings in the area......
Samsung Buys Wireless Technology, Patents From UK-based CSR
ARM CEO Warren East retires and taps No. 2 exec as replacement
A5 Chip in Tweaked Apple TV Still Manufactured by Samsung

ARM, TSMC tape out first ARM Cortex-A57, next-gen mobile CPU

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ARM and TSMC have jointly announced that they have collaborated on the first tape out of ARM's Cortex-A57 CPU based on its next-generation 64-bit ARMv8 mobile architecture. The new chip design will be ARM's highest performing chip to date and is targeted for use in tablets, high-end computers and servers....
ARM, TSMC tape out first ARM Cortex-A57, next-gen mobile CPU

ARM sees earnings surge 23 percent, tests forecasters' patience

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Just when financial boffins expected ARM's consistent double-digit growth to slow-down, the company has beaten their projections with a 23 percent rise in pre-tax profit. It made £66.5 million ($103 million) in profit from £129.8 million in revenue from its numerous chip design licensees. Developing...Filed under: Cellphones, Tablet PCsARM...
ARM sees earnings surge 23 percent, tests forecasters' patience

Oracle takes apparent step toward standardizing on a single chip design

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Oracle's unveiling of a batch of servers based on new Sparc processors marked what some analysts think is a step toward an expected standardizing of the vendor's two families of Unix servers onto a single chip architecture....
Oracle takes apparent step toward standardizing on a single chip design
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