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TSMC wins Apple A6 and A7 contract tips insider: Samsung dumped

TSMC wins Apple A6 and A7 contract tips insider: Samsung dumped

Apple's A6 and A7 processor production will indeed shift to TSMC, sources claim, as the company continues to distance itself from Samsung Electronics. The two firms have recently signed a foundry partnership agreement, DigiTimes reports, which will see the next-gen Apple A6 chipset and its successor, unofficially dubbed the Apple A7, produced using TSMC's 28nm and 20nm processes. Apple has until now relied on Samsung to produce the chips found in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4, co-developing the original A4 with the Korean company. However, increasingly strained relations and a number of ongoing legal battles have supposedly prompted Apple to look elsewhere for some of its components.

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Apple A6 tipped ready for primetime (in iPad 3?) come Q2 2012

Apple A6 tipped ready for primetime (in iPad 3?) come Q2 2012

Apple's new A6 processor could be ready for public debut as early as Q2 2012, new reports suggest, with TSMC again tipped to be in trial production of the new ARM-based silicon. According to CENS' industry sources, the design of the Apple A6 is expected to be taped out in Q1 next year, using 28nm production processes and innovative 3D stacking construction. If the timescales are correct, the iPad 3 - which rumors suggest will use the A6 SoC - could arrive later in the year than the iPad 2 did, constrained by the production availability of the CPU.

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New MacBook Pro: Dumped NVIDIA is the Biggest News

New MacBook Pro: Dumped NVIDIA is the Biggest News

The new MacBook Pro range certainly doesn't hold back when it comes to specifications, but in some respects it's what's missing from the updated notebooks that's more interesting than what made the cut. I met with Apple this morning for a hands-on briefing with the new MacBook Pro line-up - stand by for some first impressions of the maxed-out 15-inch model - and one of the most conspicuous changes is the shift to AMD Radeon HD graphics on the 15- and 17-inchers.

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Sony admit NVIDIA GPU fault in multiple VAIO notebooks

Sony admit NVIDIA GPU fault in multiple VAIO notebooks

Sony have admitted that certain models of VAIO notebook may be affected by the notorious NVIDIA "bump" material issue, which can see the GPU overheat and eventually break completely.  The nine model types on Sony's list join the existing roll-call of faulty notebooks, which includes machines from Apple, HP and Dell.  In response, Sony are offering free repairs for affected VAIOs, and to extend the standard warranty (on the GPU alone) from the regular 12 months to four years in total.

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Apple freeze out NVIDIA for 3-4yrs over GeForce failures

Apple freeze out NVIDIA for 3-4yrs over GeForce failures

Fall-out from the NVIDIA overheating graphics debacle has reportedly reached a peak, with Apple telling the company that they will not be using their products "for three to four years".  Discussions between the two companies were said to have become significantly heated, after NVIDIA executives were deemed arrogant in their negotiations for graphics chipsets in Apple's upcoming Nehalem notebooks and iMacs.

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Apple blame NVIDIA for MacBook Pro video failures

Apple blame NVIDIA for MacBook Pro video failures

Apple has publicly blamed NVIDIA for graphics hardware failures in some MacBook Pro models, after initially customers were informed that their computers would not be affected.  The news is the latest blow to NVIDIA, whose GPU problem has caused multiple laptops to overheat.  According to Apple, NVIDIA assured them back in July that the issue would not impact on MacBooks; however the company's own investigation turned up NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processors being inaccurately reported as integrated Intel chips.

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The Daily Slash: January 26 2011

The Daily Slash: January 26 2011

First get your spoons and cereal bowls out, because Google's released the SDK file for developers to take a look at Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Next get super pumped up at the thought of running Android apps on your brand new BlackBerry PlayBook. Get a weird feeling in your hearing at Plantronics Infamous Wall of Ears. Hammer away at your social brain with more unique details about the HTC Facebook phone. See as both Facebook and the infamous Farmville game get hacked via their fanpages. Some BlackBerry users are getting their handsets dipped in real gold while others are ready to toss them in the garbage as a Verizon BlackBerry outage leaves everyone stumped. Check out the latest in developers to cash in Android apps with Adknowledge and a 95% profit share. Have a close and personal look at a very odd device with our unboxing and hands-on of the Motorola Roadster. Finally, see a fantastic analysis of our modern slab reality in the article General Purpose vs Use-Case Specific Tablets by Ben Bajarin. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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