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Topic: ARM

ARM announces 64-bit Cortex-A50 mobile processors coming in 2014

10/30/2012, 03:10 pm

ARM on Tuesday unveiled new its next-generation of high-performance, power sipping 64-bit chips CPUs that could power future devices from companies like Apple as soon as 2014.

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Rumor: TSMC to build quad-core 20nm chips for Apple by late 2013

10/12/2012, 11:10 am

Apple's future iOS devices may be powered by custom chips built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., taking a key component away from rival Samsung, according to a new rumor.

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Apple wants to move Macs away from Intel chips - report

10/03/2012, 11:10 am

Apple has reportedly "deliberated" moving its lineup of Mac computers away from Intel processors, though such a change apparently isn't "imminent."

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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

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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.

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Intel & Microsoft hope to push iPad's global market share under 50% in 2013

04/18/2012, 08:04 am

Both Microsoft and Intel are said to have been working closely with PC makers in hopes of pushing Apple's iPad to less than 50 percent of the global tablet market by mid-2013.

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Tim Cook admits Apple may further converge iOS & OS X, Macs could run on ARM CPUs

02/16/2012, 01:02 pm

While he didn't hint at any definitive future plans, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook did admit that all options are on the table for the future of the Mac operating system, including further converging iOS and OS X, as well as potentially running Macs on ARM processors like are found in the iPhone and iPad, or switching iOS to Intel.

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Apple intern's thesis leaks secret project to port Mac OS X to ARM processors

02/07/2012, 12:02 am

An academic paper written by a former Apple intern who now serves as a Core OS engineer at the company has revealed that it was working on a secret experiment to port Mac OS X Snow Leopard to the ARM architecture.

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Apple trademarks its patented "macroscalar" code optimization technology

02/06/2012, 04:02 pm

Apple has recently filed for international trademark protections of "macroscalar," its name for various patented optimizations for efficiently executing code on a processor, suggesting it plans to begin commercially promoting its differentiating technology.

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Apple CEO hints at no ARM-based MacBook Air as iPad to "soon satisfy" that niche

02/03/2012, 06:02 pm

After meeting with Apple chief executive Tim Cook and chief financial officer Peter Openheimer, Citi analysts noted a strong iPad outlook leaving little likelihood of an ARM-based MacBook Air, vast growth potential in China, an indistinct future role for Apple TV, and the strength and importance of iCloud.

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Apple's new Israel chip R&D center rumored to open by end of February

01/25/2012, 04:01 pm

Apple is said to have received hundreds of resumes from engineers who are seeking employment at a new research and development center in Israel rumored to open by the end of February.

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ARM CEO not impressed by Intel's 'Medfield' chips for smartphones, tablets

01/13/2012, 10:01 am

The chief executive of ARM, which supplies the reference designs for Apple's custom chips found in the iPhone and iPad, has said he doesn't view Intel's newly unveiled smartphone and tablet chips as competitive.

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Apple allegedly planning semiconductor development center in Israel

12/14/2011, 02:12 pm

In addition to its rumored purchase of Israel-based flash storage provider Anobit, Apple is also said to be planning to open a semiconductor development center in Israel.

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ARM seen challenging Intel's notebook chip dominance by 2013

11/11/2011, 08:11 am

ARM, the company whose reference designs are used in the chips that power Apple's iPhone and iPad, is expected by industry insiders to carve out a significant presence in the traditional notebook computer market by 2013.

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Samsung to supply quad-core A6 CPU to Apple despite legal battle - report

10/17/2011, 10:10 am

Samsung is expected to remain the primary chip supplier for Apple and its anticipated next-generation A6 processor despite a bitter patent dispute between the two companies, according to a new report.

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Intel, Google announce mobile partnership for Atom Android smartphones

09/13/2011, 06:09 pm

Intel and Google have announced a partnership to enable the use of Android software on Intel's Atom mobile x86-compatible processors, in hopes the chips can wrestle market share from the ARM processor family now dominating mobile devices.

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Apple threatened Intel with 'wake-up call' over chip power consumption

08/11/2011, 03:08 pm

Officials at Apple were at at one point so unsatisfied with power consumption levels of Intel's processors that they threatened to end their partnership with the chipmaker, if the problems were not addressed.

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Apple rumored to move production of custom 'A6' chip away from Samsung in 2012

06/27/2011, 08:06 am

Apple is rumored to further distance itself from its rival Samsung starting with the "A6" chip in 2012, when the iPhone maker will allegedly transition production of its custom ARM chips to a new chipmaker.

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Next-gen graphics processor for Apple's iPhone, iPad now being licensed

06/15/2011, 08:06 am

Imagination Technologies is now licensing its PowerVR Series6 mobile graphics processing architecture, the next generation of the hardware found in Apple's iPhone and iPad, to six key partners -- three of which remain secret.

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ARM expects to control 50% of mobile chip market by 2015

05/30/2011, 10:05 am

Led by devices like the iPhone and iPad, ARM Holdings expects its reference chip designs to be found in 50 percent of mobile devices sold by the year 2015.

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