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$3.6bn Samsung facility supplies Apple A5 chip and maybe A6

$3.6bn Samsung facility supplies Apple A5 chip and maybe A6

Apple has again turned to Samsung for production of its iPad 2 and iPhone 4S processor, with a 1.6m square foot production facility in Austin, Texas, responsible for churning out the dual-core Apple A5 chipset. The $3.6bn production line only reached full capacity this month, Reuters' sources claim, with the bulk of the output going to satisfy Apple's endless hunger for processors. The rest of the Samsung facility is at work producing NAND flash memory chips.

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Samsung announces prediction-busting Q3 2011

Samsung announces prediction-busting Q3 2011

Samsung has estimated impressively strong financial results for Q3 2011, with operating profit expected at 4.2 trillion won ($3.6bn) while sales will reach 41 trillion won, an almost 4-percent quarter on quarter rise in revenue. Market estimates had pegged likely operating profit of 3.4 trillion won, short of what the Korean company has announced today, with analysts suggesting that Apple's iPhone 4S reveal this week is unlikely to impact Samsung's rising star.

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iPhone 5 Details Roundup [Mid-Sept 2011, pre-release]

iPhone 5 Details Roundup [Mid-Sept 2011, pre-release]

It's time for a massive rundown of Apple's next big gigantic release, all of what's being called most often the iPhone 5. This device has many rumors and insider tips on details surrounding it, all of this coming together to create a lovely picture of a late 2011 or early 2012 release of the next generation of one of the most popular smartphones on earth. Let's begin with a possible late October release and some fresh ink on a Chinese iPhone LTE deal. Note before we continue on that we've got to mention the other iPhone that'll very possibly be coming out: the iPhone 4S. This phone, if you ask me, will be given away for free, while other sources say it'll be coming out first and free while the iPhone 5 is pushed back to a later date.

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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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Apple’s Samsung dependency: iPhone 4 is full of foe

Apple’s Samsung dependency: iPhone 4 is full of foe

The paradox of Apple suing one of its biggest suppliers has been well commented on, with the Cupertino lawyers pulling no punches while engineers reportedly specify even more Samsung components on the production line. The Economist crunched the numbers and mapped them out to show just how much of a hand Samsung has in the iPhone 4, figuring that $45.68 of the component costs for a 16GB GSM unit go to the Korean firm.

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LG Display iPad 2 panel orders reportedly halted over reliability

LG Display iPad 2 panel orders reportedly halted over reliability

LG Display has reportedly drifted from favor among iPad 2 display suppliers, after quality issues have supposedly prompted Apple to suspend new orders from the firm. According to DigiTimes' sources, LG Display's low yield rates and a tendency for backlighting units to fail during drop tests soured Apple's opinion, hence the order book freeze. You could excuse Samsung for being confused by Apple's affections, too; while in Europe the Cupertino company is busy securing injunctions against Samsung products, it's also reportedly increasing orders for 9.7-inch Samsung displays.

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NVIDIA admits Kepler GPU only in production come 2012

NVIDIA admits Kepler GPU only in production come 2012

NVIDIA has confirmed reports that its next-gen Kepler GPUs will only enter production in 2012, despite implying at the chipsets' initial reveal that they would ship in late 2011. "Although we will have early silicon this year, Kepler-based products are actually scheduled to go into production in 2012," NVIDIA spokesperson Ken Brown told X-bit Labs. "We wanted to clarify this so people wouldn’t expect product to be available this year."

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Apple reportedly testing iPad 3 2048 x 1536 displays from LG and Samsung

Apple reportedly testing iPad 3 2048 x 1536 displays from LG and Samsung

Apple is reportedly quality-testing high-resolution displays for a next-gen iPad from Samsung and LG Display, with orders expected to be placed imminently. "Apple's upcoming iPad 3 will feature an improved display to support quad extended graphics (QXGA)" a tipster tells The Korea Times, "a display resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels with a 4:3 aspect ratio to provide full high definition (HD) viewing experience." However, contrary to previous rumors, the company reportedly has no interest in OLED-based display technology.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up : July 15, 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up : July 15, 2011

There's a terrifying robot smashing about, and it's coming to yours neighborhood! It's no Michael Jackson apparatus, but you'll certainly be doing the Thriller when you see what we're talking about. Then there's an announcement by the NYC police that they're about to get a bit more electric, Cisco's pairing with Verizon is about to get a whole lot speedier, and SOMEone had the idea to go snooping around Google's code again, this time discovering no less than a full gaming experience on the horizon! Also don't think that Spotify has gone away, it's just begun - a full ecosystem coming up!

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3D Apple A6 CPU tipped amid iPhone 5 overheat reports

3D Apple A6 CPU tipped amid iPhone 5 overheat reports

Apple's A6 processor could beat Intel to the market for 3D IC chip construction, using the complex layering system so as to avoid overheating issues of the sort supposedly threatening to delay the next-gen iPhone and the current Apple A5 processor. According to EETimes, a Taiwanese report claims TSMC will be producing 3D 28nm chips by the end of the year which, SemiWiki says, can see performance boosted by around 30-percent while power consumption drops by around 50-percent. That will also add up to reduced heat output.

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