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Topic: PA Semi

Apple CPU architect for iPhone, iPad departs for AMD

08/01/2012, 08:08 am

AMD announced on Wednesday that it has hired Jim Keller, who was previously a director in Apple's mobile platform architecture group where he worked on Apple's custom chips for devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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Rumor: Apple's iPhone 5 to sport new A8 processor, Qualcomm baseband

01/14/2011, 02:01 pm

Apple's forthcoming fifth-generation iPhone will sport a new, faster custom processor dubbed the A8, as well as a baseband processor from Qualcomm, according to a new report.

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NYT confirms Apple purchase of chipmaker Intrinsity

04/27/2010, 07:04 pm

Confirming a rumor from early April, The New York Times on Tuesday reported that Apple purchased Intrinsity, a privately owned ARM chip design firm.

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Inside Apple's iPad: the A4 processor

04/02/2010, 01:04 pm

Apple raised eyebrows during the original iPad unveiling when it casually noted that the new device would be using a new, Apple-designed System on a Chip named the A4. The company's future custom silicon plans are likely to expand even faster following its acquisition of Intrinsity, a privately owned ARM design firm.

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iPad's Apple A4 CPU is feature-stripped ARM Cortex-A8 - report

03/01/2010, 08:03 am

Though early reports and speculation suggested Apple's custom A4 system-on-a-chip found inside the iPad was based on the more advanced, dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 architecture, one new report says the processor actually "just isn't anything to write home about."

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Custom Apple A4 iPad chip estimated to be $1 billion investment

02/22/2010, 10:02 am

In bypassing a traditional chip maker like Intel and creating its own custom ARM-based processor for the iPad, Apple has likely incurred an investment of about $1 billion, a new report suggests.

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iPad's custom Apple A4 processor includes ARM-based CPU, GPU

01/28/2010, 03:01 pm

Details of Apple's custom-built processor inside the newly unveiled iPad are beginning to surface, with a report stating the system-on-a-chip includes an ARM Cortex-A9-based CPU accompanied by a GPU.

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Apple tablet rumors: Time Inc. in the dark, PA Semi chip, 'secret' negotiations

01/20/2010, 09:01 am

U.S. publishers are reportedly negotiating tablet-related content deals with Apple in New York; a list of potential component suppliers for the hardware has surfaced, including a P.A. Semi-designed processor; and new allegations claim Time Inc. has little knowledge of the tablet.

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ARM shows possibly iPhone-bound multicore mobile processor

02/16/2009, 07:02 pm

ARM is demonstrating the first working example of a multicore processor that may dramatically speed up smartphones. Meanwhile, Apple is looking for iPhone engineers that can write multithreaded code that may take advantage of ARM's breakthrough.

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