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Topic: A5

Intel would consider making custom chips for major customers like Apple

05/26/2011, 04:05 pm

An executive with chipmaker Intel said on Thursday that his company "wouldn't blink" if given the opportunity to build a custom chip based on the Intel architecture for a major client like Apple.

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Apple rumored to release 'iPhone 4S' with T-Mobile, Sprint support in Sept.

05/13/2011, 04:05 pm

A new report claims that the fifth-generation iPhone will be a relatively minor update dubbed "4S" that will bring support for both Sprint and T-Mobile networks in the U.S.

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Rumor: Apple plans to move laptops from Intel to ARM processors

05/06/2011, 08:05 am

A new rumor claims that Apple plans to ditch Intel processors to instead adopt the ARM architecture currently found in devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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Intel interested in building Apple's mobile A4, A5 chips: report

05/03/2011, 06:05 pm

Intel is interested in gaining Apple's mobile chip manufacturing business, competing against the company's existing producer Samsung and other independent foundries Apple is rumored to be considering.

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Apple's A5 processor could pave way for larger chip trend

04/01/2011, 09:04 pm

Despite sharing similar specifications, Apple's bigger A5 System on a Chip processor used in the iPad 2 has posted better performance than Nvidia's Tegra 2 chip, causing one analyst to believe that Apple is leading a trend toward larger, faster mobile processors.

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Improved antenna, 4-inch screen, NFC e-wallet rumored for Apple's iPhone 5

03/22/2011, 09:03 am

A new report from a Far East newspaper reiterates rumors that Apple will sell a next-generation "iPhone 5" this summer with an improved antenna design, a larger 4-inch display, and integrated near-field communications chip for wireless e-wallet transactions.

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X-ray of Apple's A5 CPU in iPad 2 confirms manufacturing by Samsung

03/15/2011, 08:03 am

Though Apple is said to have just inked a deal with a rival chipmaker, the iPad 2 currently includes a custom-built A5 processor built by Samsung.

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Inside Apple's iPad 2 A5: fast LPDDR2 RAM, costs 66% more than Tegra 2

03/13/2011, 03:03 pm

The new A5 processor used by iPad 2 incorporates Samsung's new 46nm Low Power DDR2 memory, uses a variable clock speed and costs about $25, a significant premium over NVIDIA's competing Tegra 2.

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Apple's iOS 4.3 contains evidence that iPhone 5 will sport A5 chip

03/09/2011, 10:03 pm

Within hours of the official release of iOS 4.3, developers have found further evidence that Apple plans to use its dual-core A5 processor in the next-generation iPhone.

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Apple may partner with TSMC for A5 production in potential blow to Samsung

03/09/2011, 08:03 am

Apple has allegedly inked a deal with chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to produce the A5 chip for the iPad 2, a move that is seen as a potential loss for Samsung.

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Apple's A5 CPU in iPad 2 has 512MB of RAM, same as iPhone 4 - report

03/03/2011, 08:03 am

Though Apple has not officially disclosed how much RAM is found in the iPad 2, a Korean semiconductor analyst has claimed to know that the new A5 processor has 512MB of memory.

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