chips

Apple’s new Apple TV A5 chip is 41% smaller than previous A5

Apple’s new Apple TV A5 chip is 41% smaller than previous A5

It has been newly revealed that the Apple A5 chip that appears in the newest version of the Apple TV set-top streaming box is actually based on a dual-core architecture. Not only that, it is also 41% smaller than the A5 chip found in other Apple devices. These are factors that would significantly lower Apple's manufacturing cost, an important factor in the new Apple TV.

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Broadcom’s new GPS chip offers 10X performance, half the power consumption

Broadcom’s new GPS chip offers 10X performance, half the power consumption

Broadcom today announced a new GPS chip for smartphones that promises to deliver 10 times the performance for faster, more accurate position computation, while reducing power consumption by 50 percent. And being built on a 40nm process, the chip is 44 percent smaller making it perfect for new smartphones that are increasingly tight on space.

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Intel launches Xeon E5-2600 server chips for cloud computing

Intel launches Xeon E5-2600 server chips for cloud computing

Intel has launched its Xeon E5-2600 server chips, which are designed to tackle web-based cloud computing. This market is estimated to have an annual growth of 33 percent through 2015 thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, for accessing the internet or otherwise requiring internet connectivity for cloud-based services.

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Intel roadmap teases 14nm mobile chips in 2014

Intel roadmap teases 14nm mobile chips in 2014

Intel showed off its mobile chip roadmap today at MWC 2012, featuring an ambitious plan that Intel CEO Paul Otellini believes will "light a fire under" Apple, Samsung, and LG. For this year, the company has set 32nm architecture chips with its Medfield Atom Z2460 processors. (Make sure to check out our hands-on with the Intel Orange "Santa Clara" Medfield phone). But next year, it's shrinking its chips down to a new 22nm process and then further to 14nm by 2014.

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Intel Ivy Bridge chips delayed until June

Intel Ivy Bridge chips delayed until June

If you've been holding out for Intel's next-gen Ivy Bridge-equipped computers thinking they'll be on their way in April, you'll be disappointed to know that manufacturing issues are now pushing back the schedule to sometime in June. This 8 to 10 week delay was revealed by Intel's executive VP and Intel China chairman, Sean Maloney, during an interview today with the Financial Times.

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Samsung teases Exynos quad-core mobile chips ahead of MWC

Samsung teases Exynos quad-core mobile chips ahead of MWC

Among several new mobile chips we'll be seeing at Mobile World Congress next week, will be Samsung's new Exynos chips. The company teased the first samples at the ISSCC event this week and is expected to showcase two of these next-gen processors at MWC. Although one of the models still uses quad ARM Cortex-A9s, it's built on an improved 32nm process, which should mean both faster speed and longer battery life.

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TI OMAP 5 blows past quadcore Tegra 3

TI OMAP 5 blows past quadcore Tegra 3

Texas Instruments recently released a new demo video showing off the performance of its upcoming OMAP 5 processor, pitting it against a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor that's presumably a hit at the Tegra 3. Quipping that "sometimes less really is more," TI proceeded to show how its dual ARM Cortex-A15 smoked the quadcore rival.

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Micron CEO dies in experimental airplane crash

Micron CEO dies in experimental airplane crash

Micron Chairman and CEO Steve Appleton died from a small airplane crash this morning. Appleton has long been a stunt plane pilot and was flying a single-engine experimental aircraft solo before it crashed at the Boise airport. This wasn't the first time Appleton had crashed but it is his last. He was 51 years old.

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AMD reveals 2012-2013 roadmap, tablet APUs and 28nm chips en route

AMD reveals 2012-2013 roadmap, tablet APUs and 28nm chips en route

During AMD's 2012 financial analyst event today, the chip maker revealed its roadmap that promises a slew of next-gen chips to come in 2012 and 2013. The company is ready to dive into tablets with its first tablet-ready chip to arrive this year. It also plans to release next-gen accelerated processing units or APUs built on its most advanced 28-nm process by 2013.

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Intel Ivy Bridge desktop CPU pricing leaks

Intel Ivy Bridge desktop CPU pricing leaks

We recently got a peak at the pricing of Intel's mobile Ivy Bridge lineup and now the pricing for the Ivy Bridge desktop CPUs have leaked. This next-gen family of processors is based on the new 22nm 3D Tri-Gate architecture and the leaked Intel roadmap earlier this month revealed that the processors can be expected to arrive in the second quarter of next year.

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Fujitsu and Suvolta reveal ultra low voltage RAM

Fujitsu and Suvolta reveal ultra low voltage RAM

Fujitsu and SuVolta have partnered up to develop a new transistor technology that would cut chip power consumption in half without compromising performance. With this technology, SRAM chips could operate at ultra-low voltages of 0.4V, which is less than half of power consumption levels in chips today.

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iPhone, iPad may finally get LTE next year thanks to Qualcomm

iPhone, iPad may finally get LTE next year thanks to Qualcomm

Apple's iPhones and iPads may finally be getting 4G LTE support next year thanks to Qualcomm's latest mobile device modem (MDM) chips. Qualcomm announced its new Gobi 4000 platform along with its second generation MDM 9x00 series chips that integrate LTE and 3G support while offering improved power efficiency, which is one of the key factors in Apple's resistance to adapting 4G LTE for its iPhones and iPads.

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