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iPhones And iPads To Get Intel Chips In The Future?

iPhones And iPads To Get Intel Chips In The Future?

We've talked about speculation before that Apple may be considering switching their foundry from Samsung to Intel for their ARM-based A4 and A5 chips. It seemed unlikely that Intel would be willing to fabricate chips not using their own technology, but now new reports from analysts reveal that Intel may do so in exchange for Apple to ditch ARM architecture in the future.

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SlashGear 101: What is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Game Pack?

SlashGear 101: What is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Game Pack?

At the Uplinq 2011 conference today, Qualcomm announced that it will be working with game developers to create an optimization program for console-quality games, which will include a "Game Pack" of 100 mobile games for Android. This step towards gaming optimization seems similar to rival NVIDIA's approach with their Tegra 2 processors that are optimized for PlayStation gaming. However, Qualcomm plays it a bit differently by not restricting their games to only Qualcomm Snapdragon powered devices.

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ARM Expects To Conquer 50% Of Mobile PC Market By 2015

ARM Expects To Conquer 50% Of Mobile PC Market By 2015

As Intel is attempting to gain more of a foothold in the smartphone market, ARM is hoping to advance in the mobile PC market. ARM licenses its chip technology to the likes of NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and a whole slew of other mobile chip manufacturers and thus ARM leads when it comes to smartphones. But the company would like to gobble up more of the mobile PC market pie, which includes netbooks, laptops, and tablets.

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AMD “Desna” Chips For Tablets? Roadmap Leaked

AMD “Desna” Chips For Tablets? Roadmap Leaked

Early last month we talked about AMD possibly heading into the tablet market, with announcements brewing up as Computex 2011 approaches. Well, it looks to be the case now that a massive multi-page company roadmap for AMD has been leaked. Currently, the company has its C-30 and C-50 chips aimed at the notebooks market that includes an iterated AMD Radeon graphics core capable of handling 3D graphics acceleration and 1080p video playback.

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Qualcomm’s Next-Gen Snapdragon Chip Details Leaked

Qualcomm’s Next-Gen Snapdragon Chip Details Leaked

A Qualcomm presentation was leaked that reveals its plans for the next-generation Snapdragon processors. The company is quite ambitious, suggesting that it would not only beat existing ARM Cortex A9 chips currently used in devices such as the iPad 2 and the Motorola XOOM, but that it would also beat future Cortex A15 chips by the time its new chip architecture arrives later this year.

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Intel Shipping XMM 6260 HSPA+ modem, Introduces LTE XMM 7060

Intel Shipping XMM 6260 HSPA+ modem, Introduces LTE XMM 7060

Intel announced on Monday that it will begin shipping the XMM 6260 platform to key partners. The plaform supports HSPA+ networks with download speeds up to 21Mbps and upload speeds up to 11.5Mbps. The platform is said to use less power than competitor's products (especially ARM). XMM 6260 is built with the 40nm manufacturing process, and is based on the X-GOLD 626 baseband processor and the SMARTi UE2 RF transceiver.

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