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Benchmarks on Third-Generation iPad Reveal 1 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM

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In addition to the just-surfaced unboxing video of the new iPad, Tinhte.vn also posts Geekbench benchmarks of the device, revealing that the device's A5X system-on-a-chip contains a 1 GHz application processor and 1 GB of RAM. The new iPad received a total Geekbench score of 756, essentially identical to that...
Benchmarks on Third-Generation iPad Reveal 1 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM

Audience's 'earSmart' Technology Explains Siri's iPhone 4S Exclusivity

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CNET reports on a new research note from analyst Linley Gwennap, who believes that custom circuitry in Apple's A5 system-on-a-chip including "earSmart" noise cancellation technology from Audience is the reason why Siri is currently an iPhone 4S-only feature. Gwennap cites Audience's S-1 filing made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange...
Audience's 'earSmart' Technology Explains Siri's iPhone 4S Exclusivity

Intel plans to roll out Ivy Bridge based Xeon E3s, low-power Atom chips for micro servers

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Ask any gardener, once you let ivy grow, it gets everywhere. Even though Intel just planted a fresh family of Sandy Bridge-based server CPUs, reports of a new line of Xeon E3 chips sporting the firm's next generation architecture are sprouting up. The new Ivy Bridge server chips use...
Intel plans to roll out Ivy Bridge based Xeon E3s, low-power Atom chips for micro servers
Apple set to unveil iPad 3 on March 7

CNBC Claims LTE Quad-Core iPad 3 Coming at New York Media Event Next Week [Updated]

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CNBC has just issued a Tweet claiming its sources have indicated that Apple will indeed be launching a quad-core iPad 3 next with 4G LTE cellular data capabilities next week. Interestingly, the tweet claims that the unveiling will take place in New York, a departure from the company's typical major...
CNBC Claims LTE Quad-Core iPad 3 Coming at New York Media Event Next Week [Updated]

Apple iPhone 4S A5 chip incorporates Audience EarSmart noise reduction tech for Siri

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Apple's A5 System on a Chip incorporates dedicated noise reduction circuitry by Audience, Inc., which optimizes the performance of Siri voice recognition on iPhone 4S....
Apple iPhone 4S A5 chip incorporates Audience EarSmart noise reduction tech for Siri

SoC vs. CPU – The battle for the future of computing

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After more than 50 years at the top of the heap, the CPU finally has some competition from an upstart called the SoC. For decades, you could walk into a shop and confidently pick out a new computer based on its CPU — and now, everywhere you look, from smartphones...
SoC vs. CPU – The battle for the future of computing

The new $399 iPad 2 uses a tweaked 32nm A5 chip, which may help it get better battery life

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As far as we’re concerned, the cheaper $399 iPad 2 is the most important device that Apple announced back in March. Now an interesting new detail has been revealed about the price-sliced tablet. It uses a revised version of its A5 processor that has been built on the 32nm Samsung High-K...
The new $399 iPad 2 uses a tweaked 32nm A5 chip, which may help it get better battery life

iPad 3 announcement March 7, quad-core, possible 4G LTE

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According to sources who have been reliable in the past, Apple currently plans to hold their iPad 3 announcement on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Along with the 2048×1536 Retina display, the iPad 3 will feature a quad-core Apple 6 system-on-a-chip, and possibly 4G LTE networking. It’s important to note...
iPad 3 announcement March 7, quad-core, possible 4G LTE

Apple Testing A5X Variant in iPhone Prototype Disguised in iPhone 4/4S Body?

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9to5Mac claims that Apple is internally testing new iPhone hardware that is based on a variant of the A5X system-on-a-chip used in the new iPad, with the company disguising the hardware in existing iPhone 4/4S bodies in order to keep its potential plans for a new form factor a secret.Much...
Apple Testing A5X Variant in iPhone Prototype Disguised in iPhone 4/4S Body?

A5X chip in Apple's new iPad doubles RAM to 1GB - report

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Though the new A5X chip in Apple's third-generation iPad features the same dual-core CPU found in its predecessor, the system-on-a-chip is still believed to double the onboard RAM to 1 gigabyte....
A5X chip in Apple's new iPad doubles RAM to 1GB - report

Intel’s smartphone: “The x86 power myth is finally busted.”

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“The x86 power myth is finally busted. While the X900 doesn’t lead in battery life, it’s competitive with the Galaxy S 2 and Galaxy Nexus… …If you’ve been expecting the first x86 smartphone to end up at the bottom of every battery life chart, you’ll be sorely disappointed. “ Intel’s...
Intel’s smartphone: “The x86 power myth is finally busted.”
Apple Reveals LTE iPads For Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, Telus, And Bell

Newport Media claims tiniest, lowest-power 802.11n WiFi chip yet, smartphones get a little less thirsty

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Cellular chipsets get all the love these days, but it's WiFi that's still the most ubiquitous -- and often the most consistent drain on the battery. Newport Media might have that last problem solved through its new NMC1000 chip. The part is billed as the lowest-power 802.11n wireless system-on-a-chip...
Newport Media claims tiniest, lowest-power 802.11n WiFi chip yet, smartphones get a little less thirsty

Apple TV's A5 Chip Includes Surprise Die Shrink to 32nm

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While the new 1080p-capable Apple TV has been available for nearly a month, Chipworks has now gotten around to tearing down the device's custom A5 system-on-a-chip, discovering with some surprise that the chip is actually a new design from Apple using a die shrink from the 45-nm process used in...
Apple TV's A5 Chip Includes Surprise Die Shrink to 32nm

Dual-Core A5X iPad 3 Coming Tomorrow with Multiple LTE and 3G Variants?

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The Verge reports that Apple's iPad 3 launch tomorrow will see the inclusion of the A5X system-on-a-chip that first surfaced in a photo leak several weeks ago. According to the report, the A5X contains a dual-core application processor as found in the A5, but includes improved graphics capabilities and more...
Dual-Core A5X iPad 3 Coming Tomorrow with Multiple LTE and 3G Variants?

HTC planning own phone chips: Where’s the sense?

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HTC is thinking about developing its own chips for smartphones reports the China Times on Monday. The Taiwanese company has signed a memorandum of cooperation and Unwired View suggests that ST-Ericsson will build the chips. For the past several years, HTC has relied up on Qualcomm to supply chips for HTC handsets...
HTC planning own phone chips: Where’s the sense?

Apple’s new iPad A5X processor – Dual-core processor, quad-core graphics

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So, Apple’s ‘new iPad’ has arrived, and by early reactions it’s a pretty impressive update. Whilst many technology blogs (including us) deluged their readers with coverage of the event and official specifications, there might have been a rush to report on Apple’s new A5X processor, which in fact is a dual-core processor...
Apple’s new iPad A5X processor – Dual-core processor, quad-core graphics

What is the Raspberry Pi?

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Earlier this year a small single board computer stamped with chips and I/O connectors — with the tasty name of Raspberry Pi — began receiving a great deal of press coverage. It has captured the curiosity of tech journalists and enthusiasts around the world due to a combination of its purpose,...
What is the Raspberry Pi?
Early Snapdragon S4 benchmarks could spell trouble for Tegra 3

Renesas MP5232 SoC promises dual-core processing and LTE connectivity for less cash

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There's a trend underfoot to bring high-end smartphone capabilities down to a price that even Joe Sixpack is willing to swill. We saw evidence of this from MediaTek earlier in the week, and now the crew at Renesas is looking to join the race with its MP5232 system on...
Renesas MP5232 SoC promises dual-core processing and LTE connectivity for less cash
AMD detonates Trinity: Behold Bulldozer’s second coming

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Galaxy Nexus: Is it time to upgrade?

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After months of waiting, and more rumors than anything but an iPhone can generate, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been announced. The device brings a number of hardware improvements like a new Exynos system-on-a-chip (SoC), backlit camera sensor, and a slick chassis design. Samsung also gave TouchWiz a fresh coat...
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Galaxy Nexus: Is it time to upgrade?

Apple sneakily debuts 32nm A5 in new iPad 2, Apple TV

www.extremetech.com
With an illusory flourish that only Apple could pull off — “Focus your attention on this shiny iPad 3!” — the magicians of Cupertino have quietly started shipping iOS devices with 32nm A5 SoCs. So far, the new $399 iPad 2 and third-generation Apple TV have been confirmed to use...
Apple sneakily debuts 32nm A5 in new iPad 2, Apple TV

Why Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 has the competition on the defensive

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After months of teasing and hinting, Qualcomm has finally taken the wraps off of its new Snapdragon S4 mobile system-on-a-chip (SoC). The MSM8960, featuring the Krait core, is the first ARM chip in the company’s stable of next generation mobile parts, and it’s got some official benchmark numbers that are...
Why Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 has the competition on the defensive

Freescale Puts Base Station on Single Chipset, May Help Improve Coverage

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Freescale has launched a system on a chip that includes a full base station, which will allow vendors to build smaller, greener and cheaper units while......
Freescale Puts Base Station on Single Chipset, May Help Improve Coverage

Cirrus soars on Apple hits

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The company was floundering until it decided to focus its energy on sound circuits for Apple devices. But CEO Jason Rhode knows he can’t put all his chips in one basket. By Ryan Derousseau, contributor FORTUNE — In June 2007, Jason Rhode, the newly minted CEO of Cirrus Logic (CRUS), met...
Cirrus soars on Apple hits

Intel Hits Ultra-Low Power Point For Server Chips

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Intel has seemed a little ambivalent about growth prospects for an emerging class of computers dubbed micro servers. If they do take off, though, Intel plans to have just the chips for them. The company, at gathering in Beijing, unveiled plans for a calculating engine for such machines based on...
Intel Hits Ultra-Low Power Point For Server Chips

Confirmed: iPad 3 Has a 2048x1536 Retina Display

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Over the past couple of months, several photos of displays claimed to be for the iPad 3 have surfaced from various sources. Such parts leaks are typical with the device's expected debut early next month. While reports have claimed that these displays are high-resolution "Retina" displays, there has been no...
Confirmed: iPad 3 Has a 2048x1536 Retina Display

Living organ-on-a-chip could soon replace animal testing

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If a team of Harvard bioengineers has its way, animal testing and experimentation could soon be replaced by organ-on-a-chip technologies. Like SoCs (system-on-a-chip), which shoehorn most of a digital computer into a single chip, an organ-on-a-chip seeks to replicate the functions of a human organ on a computer chip.In Harvard’s...
Living organ-on-a-chip could soon replace animal testing
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