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Samsung and Apple tipped friendly on chips

Samsung and Apple tipped friendly on chips

This week a tip has come in from Korea that Apple may well have made up and shaken hands with Samsung for future chip production. This would be a multi-billion-dollar deal as it would remove TSMC from the equation, pushing Samsung back into the limelight for Apple device innards. Samsung has been a chipmaker for Apple before, but they had a bit of a falling out over the past several years. The chip chop talk goes back to 2012 and springs forward to the Apple iPhone 6 chip - not made by Samsung.

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Intel Broadwell chips promised for Q4 2014

Intel Broadwell chips promised for Q4 2014

There should be little doubt now that the Broadwell generation of Intel chips will be out before the end of the year. This means higher-power processing and lower energy consumption - and it means Intel is bringing on chips faster than previously reported.

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Amazon hiring architects and engineers with ARM chip design experience

Amazon hiring architects and engineers with ARM chip design experience

Evidence is mounting that Amazon is gearing up to design its own chip hardware. Reports indicate that Amazon has been on a hiring rampage of late and has been gobbling up chip engineers who previously worked for a company called Calxeda. Calxeda was an ARM-based startup based in Austin, Texas that closed up shop last year.

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Quantenna working on 10Gbps WiFi chipset

Quantenna working on 10Gbps WiFi chipset

Quantenna Communications has announced that it is working on what it claims to be the world's first 10G WiFi chipset. This chipset will eventually find its way into the next generation of access points for WiFi users in the home, public locations, and enterprises. The company says that the new chip uses an architecture that allows MIMO configurations up to 8x8.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset to hit emerging markets in 2014

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset to hit emerging markets in 2014

Qualcomm has announced a new chipset designed to help lead emerging mobile markets into the 64-bit era. Its new Snapdragon 410 chipset is integrated with a 4G LTE "World Mode" for "high-volume" (budget or entry-level) smartphones. The company's main target market here is China.

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iPhone 5s A7 chip teardown gets transistor-deep

iPhone 5s A7 chip teardown gets transistor-deep

The teardown of the iPhone 5s has officially gotten microscopic. With the team at chipworks making it their mission to get down and dirty with the heartiest Apple chip on the market today, the iPhone 5s has joined the ranks of the devices that our current teardown culture has seen fit to take apart down to the tiniest of details. Tearing the top off the processor as you'd see it first when you pop off the back of the iPhone 5s (not recommended, by the way,) a new conglomeration is revealed.

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Apple reportedly boots Samsung from chip development

Apple reportedly boots Samsung from chip development

It's been rumored for a while now that Apple's been planning on moving away from Samsung for chipset manufacturing, and will instead make a deal with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). However, reports are rolling in that the move has finally happened, and the next chip that is on Apple's list will not involve Samsung.

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Samsung announces production of Exynos 5 Octa chip

Samsung announces production of Exynos 5 Octa chip

Samsung announced its new flagship GALAXY S 4 last night in New York City in full broadway style, and just today we confirmed that the new device runs Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 600 chipset in the US, while other regions will be getting Samsung's new Exynos 5 Octa processor, which the company will be putting into production starting sometime in Q2 2013.

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Xbox 720 processor production tipped with launch window in tow

Xbox 720 processor production tipped with launch window in tow

This afternoon we've not only seen none other than Major Nelson give a detail-less update on when the Xbox 720 would be revealed (with a countdown meter aiming at E3 2013), we've got a real live tip on chip production. This tip comes from the folks at SemiAccurate, a blog whose name playfully dismisses the fact that they're not always right with their own tips. The information they've got keeps with the possibility that the Xbox 720 will be revealed this year by noting chip production (processors, that is) as officially "taped out" for the console's innards.

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Apple said to be working on “Project Azalea” to replace Samsung as chip maker

Apple said to be working on “Project Azalea” to replace Samsung as chip maker

Over the last few days, several states have been hinting that they're trying to attract a major semiconductor manufacturer to set up shop in the US, and some new details have just recently emerged. New York, California, Texas, and Oregon are all said to be competing to become home to a major chip maker that will have ties with Apple.

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Toshiba unveils new free positioning wireless charging chipset

Toshiba unveils new free positioning wireless charging chipset

Being able to recharge your smartphone or other device without having to fiddle with wires is very convenient. There are a number of wireless charging accessories on the market today for all manner of smartphones and other devices. Typically, these accessories include a case and a charging pad that allows the battery inside the smartphone to be charged simply by placing it on the charging pad.

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Qualcomm dishes Q4 2012 financial results

Qualcomm dishes Q4 2012 financial results

Qualcomm has delivered its financial report for Q4 2012, and things are looking pretty good across the board. Revenues in Q4 settled at $4.87 billion, which is up 18% year-over-year and 5% sequentially. That certainly isn't bad, but the company's operating income was stagnant year-over-year and actually down 11% sequentially, coming in at $1.24 billion.

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