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Topic: A6

Samsung's Galaxy S IV switches to same GPU tech as Apple's A-series chips

03/13/2013, 12:03 pm

Imagination confirmed on Wednesday that Samsung's forthcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S IV, will transition from ARM graphics to Imagination's PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU the same graphics tech featured in Apple's iPhones and iPads.


Mysterious 'Project Azalea' believed to be codename for Apple's US-based chip production partner

12/19/2012, 08:12 am

New York, California, Texas and Oregon are all said to be competing to become home to a major semiconductor manufacturer said to have ties with Apple and production of chips for devices like the iPhone and iPad.


Samsung denies rumors of price increase for Apple chip production - report

11/14/2012, 01:11 pm

Contradicting reports out of the Far East are divided on whether Samsung has actually chosen to increase the price of mobile processors for Apple.


Samsung chip price hike would affect Apple's margins by 1-2% points

11/14/2012, 08:11 am

If Samsung does in fact increase the price of building mobile processors for Apple, the change is expected to reduce the company's overall margins by as much as 2 percentage points.


Samsung reportedly hits Apple with 20% price increase for iPhone, iPad chips

11/12/2012, 08:11 am

Samsung has allegedly increased the price of its mobile processors by 20 percent for just one company: Apple.


A6X chip in Apple's new iPad has quad-core PowerVR SGX 554 GPU

11/02/2012, 04:11 pm

The performance of Apple's fourth-generation iPad has received a significant boost thanks to the PowerVR SGX 554 graphics processor hidden inside its new A6X chip.


Apple actively courting TI employees as A6-rival OMAP chip put on ice

09/27/2012, 04:09 pm

Texas Instruments, one of the largest ARM licensees designing chips for smartphones and other mobile devices, is opting out of mobile chips to focus on embedded platforms, even as Apple's A-series chip business grows and hires away TI staff.


New benchmark shows Apple's A6 processor may be clocked at 1.3GHz

09/26/2012, 09:09 pm

According to a newly-released build of benchmarking tool Geekbench, Apple's A6 processor found in the iPhone 5 is clocked at around 1.3GHz, not 1.02GHz as originally reported.


Teardown of Apple's A6 processor finds 1GB RAM with 2 CPU & 3 GPU cores

09/25/2012, 11:09 am

A closer look at Apple's new A6 processor found in the iPhone 5 has found that the system-on-a-chip includes two CPU cores, three graphics processing units, and a full gigabyte of RAM.


Apple's iPhone 5 is "fastest smartphone in the land"

09/21/2012, 07:09 pm

After performing a series of web and raw computing benchmarks, Apple's iPhone 5 was declared the world's fastest smartphone.


First look inside Apple's new iPhone 5 A6 chip appears to show 3 GPUs, 2 CPUs

09/21/2012, 04:09 pm

Apple's new iPhone 5 A6 chip appears to have 3 GPUs, 2 CPUs


Apple's new A6 iPhone 5 appears to be first ARM Cortex A15 phone

09/12/2012, 07:09 pm

While Apple hasn't revealed much technical detail of the specifications behind iPhone 5 and its components, its new A6 processor is reportedly using next generation ARM Cortex A15 cores, making it the first to market with the technology.


Purported iPhone 5 logic board shows LTE modem, A6 CPU

09/12/2012, 10:09 am

The flurry of last-minute leaks continues, as a new picture claims to show the logic board from Apple's iPhone 5, complete with a 4G LTE modem chip and a new A6 processor. Separately, a series of pictures appear to show the final design of the iPhone 5.


Blurry photo claims to show A6 CPU in Apple's next iPhone

08/30/2012, 10:08 am

A new photo of questionable quality purports to show a new system on a chip for Apple's next iPhone labeled "A6."


Samsung to invest $4 billion in Texas iPhone, iPad chip plant

08/21/2012, 09:08 am

Samsung announced on Tuesday that it plans to spend about $4 billion to renovate its existing chip plant in Austin, Tex., where the company builds Apple's custom processors for the iPhone and iPad.


Apple's next iPhone rumored to feature quad-core processor

07/05/2012, 02:07 pm

Apple's next-generation iPhone will be powered by a quad-core ARM processor based on Samsung's Exynos 4 architecture, according to a new report.


TSMC hopes to land orders for 20nm chips from Apple in 2014 - report

05/02/2012, 07:05 am

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has reportedly placed an early investment in 20-nanometer chip technology, in hopes of landing orders from Apple as soon as 2014.


Apple partner TSMC ramping up production of 28nm mobile chips

04/17/2012, 08:04 am

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is expected to begin ramping up manufacturing of its 28-nanometer ARM processors at a much faster rate, but whether Apple will begin using chips with the smaller process remains to be seen.


Apple stalls Apple TV shipments ahead of iPad 3-compatible refresh

02/29/2012, 09:02 am

While Apple's much-anticipated foray into the connected television segment is unlikely to materialize until 2013, moves by the company in recent weeks point to an intermediate refresh of the existing Apple TV product to coincide with the release of new iPad models early next month.


Apple's 'iPad 3' rumored to have Siri, dual-core A5X chip, 1080p camera

02/21/2012, 11:02 am

A new report offers a picture claimed to be the front glass panel for Apple's next iPad, and also claims the third-generation device will feature Siri voice control, a dual-core "A5X" processor, and a 1080p camera with image stabilization.