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LG’s own-design H13 Smart TV chip debuts fabless silicon ambitions

LG’s own-design H13 Smart TV chip debuts fabless silicon ambitions

LG plans to follow in Samsung's footsteps by designing its own ARM processors, execs from the company have confirmed, with the first example - the LG H13 - set to debut in a Smart TV at CES 2013 next month. The H13 has been designed by LG but will be built for the company by TSMC, The Korea Times reports, a 28nm chip expected to use ARM's Cortex A15 architecture as Samsung adopted in the Exynos 5250 and used in the Nexus 10 tablet.

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Intel plans to make Ivy Bridge chips more power miserly

Intel plans to make Ivy Bridge chips more power miserly

One of the biggest downsides to having an Intel processor inside of a mobile device compared to having an ARM processor is been power consumption. Intel processors traditionally use more power than competing products leading to shorter battery life for the devices using Intel processors. However, Intel is aiming to change that with the goal of reducing the power consumption on its Ivy Bridge processors.

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Samsung 8-core big.LITTLE chip due 2013 (but don’t expect it in the GS4)

Samsung 8-core big.LITTLE chip due 2013 (but don’t expect it in the GS4)

Samsung is readying an 8-core processor using ARM's big.LITTLE architecture for a reveal on February 19, it's confirmed, pairing half powerful and half frugal cores for capable and long-lasting phones and tablets. The unnamed chip will be shown off at the International Solid State Circuits conference [pdf link] next year, a 28nm SoC which combines a pair of quadcore clusters: the first, for power, running at 1.8GHz with Cortex A15 cores, and the second, for efficiency, running at 1.2GHz with Cortex A7 cores.

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If Apple can ditch Intel, it will

If Apple can ditch Intel, it will

The Apple rumor-mill is cyclical, and one tale refuses to die: Apple ousting Intel from its MacBooks, and replacing x86 chips with ARM-based alternatives. The story surfaces periodically, just as it has done today, with titters of increasing "confidence" within Apple's engineering teams that Intel will be eventually ditched in favor of the company's own A-series SoCs as currently found within the iPad and iPhone. Not today, so the whispers go, but eventually, and what's most interesting is that we're likely already seeing the signs of the transition in Apple's newest models.

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AMD to develop 64-bit ARM processors for servers

AMD to develop 64-bit ARM processors for servers

AMD has unveiled its plans to produce 64-bit ARM-based processors for servers, stating that it will be the first company providing x86 and 64-bit ARM solutions. This move aims to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for more energy-efficient 64-bit server processors. The first 64-bit ARM-based processor will be an AMD Opteron, and is slated for production in 2014.

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GeeXboX 3.0 lands with XBMC 11 integration

GeeXboX 3.0 lands with XBMC 11 integration

After nearly a year of waiting, GeeXboX 3.0 has arrived with XMBC 11 integration in tow. The developers announced the latest build today, revealing that it also includes PVR functionality, which means that you can watch and record live TV using GeeXboX 3.0. That feature will definitely be appreciated, as will the fact that the developers of GeeXboX have made this latest version compatible with a number of different ARM systems, in addition to the typical x86 32 and 64-bit systems the program typically supports.

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Lenovo hits Windows 8 with IdeaPad Yoga

Lenovo hits Windows 8 with IdeaPad Yoga

Lenovo has been showing a lot of support for Windows 8 lately, and today it showed even more. ABC News reports that the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga will be running the Windows RT version of Windows 8 when it arrives later this year, but that isn't all, as Lenovo is apparently preparing multiple versions of the Yoga for release. Even better is that the IdeaPad Yoga is expected to launch around the same time Windows 8 does, which is on October 26.

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Lenovo’s Windows RT tablet will be ARM-based IdeaPad Yoga

Lenovo’s Windows RT tablet will be ARM-based IdeaPad Yoga

Last week it was reported that Lenovo was working on a convertible tablet that would run Windows RT, Microsoft’s ARM-based version of Windows 8. The concept was the same as the IdeaPad Yoga first shown off at CES 2012, but instead of running full-blown Windows 8 and using Intel’s Core i5 chip, the tablet would be utilizing one of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processors and running Windows RT. ABC News corroborates the report, saying that the tablet will carry the IdeaPad Yoga branding.

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