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Topic: A6

'A5X' CPU featured on purported Apple 'iPad 3' logic board

02/19/2012, 04:02 pm

A picture that appears to show the logic board for Apple's next-generation iPad shows a system-on-a-chip labeled "A5X" rather than the "A6" processor that has been rumored.

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Doubts cast on likelihood of quad-core A6 CPU in third-gen iPad

02/08/2012, 08:02 pm

A new report has countered rumors that the processor expected to power Apple's third-generation iPad will be a quad-core model, noting instead that the chip will still be dual-core, though with a "significantly more powerful" graphics processor.

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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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Samsung seeks $1B bond to expand Texas processor plant

01/16/2012, 06:01 pm

Samsung is in talks with banks to acquire $1 billion to fund an expansion at its facility in Austin, Texas that is said to be the source of A5 processors powering the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, and could possibly be the factory responsible for Apple's next generation A6 chip bound for the rumored iPad 3.

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CES: GPU candidates for Apple's next iPad, iPhone are 20 times more powerful

01/10/2012, 04:01 pm

Imagination Technologies announced on Tuesday that its next-generation PowerVR Series6 GPU core family, which could find their way into Apple's future iPhones and iPads, will offer 20 times more performance than the current generation.

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Apple television said to run on custom-built chips like iPhone, iPad

12/28/2011, 08:12 am

Rather than utilize off-the-shelf chips from a company such as Intel, Apple is expected to use its own custom-built chips like in the iPhone and iPad for its anticipated television set.

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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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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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Apple's Xcode supports quad-core ARM CPUs for future iPhones, iPads

09/23/2011, 11:09 am

Hidden inside Apple's Xcode developer tool is support for quad-core ARM CPUs, hinting at next-generation processors that will power Apple's future iPhones and iPads.

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Apple said to sign foundry agreement with TSMC for A6, A7 processors

09/15/2011, 11:09 pm

Apple is said to have finalized an agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. that could see the foundry produce Apple's next two generations of processors.

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Apple lining up A6 CPU suppliers for 2012 iPad, iPhone

08/26/2011, 09:08 am

Apple is said to be already meeting with chip suppliers as it looks toward production of its next-generation "A6" mobile processor in 2012.

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Intel also hearing rumors Apple testing MacBooks based on own A-series chip

08/22/2011, 02:08 pm

An Intel executive said this week it would be foolish to ignore reports that Apple is considering switching some of its Macs away from Intel's mainstream processors and towards its own A-series of mobile chips because it's been hearing the same rumors.

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Apple begins trial production of A6 processor set to launch in 2012

08/12/2011, 09:08 am

Apple's next-generation A6 processor, expected to arrive in future versions of the iPad and iPhone, is said to have gone into trial production ahead of a launch expected in the first half of 2012.

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Apple seen merging iOS, Mac OS X with custom A6 chip in 2012

08/03/2011, 10:08 am

Apple is looking to merge its iOS and Mac OS X operating systems into one unified platform for applications and cloud services as soon as next year starting with the MacBook Air, one Wall Street analyst believes.

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TSMC initiates trial manufacturing of Apple's next-gen A6 chips - report

07/15/2011, 12:07 am

According to a new report, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has begun trial production of Apple's next-generation A6 processors, lending credence to rumors that the iPhone maker is moving orders away from supplier and rival Samsung.

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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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Apple planning for new MacBook Airs in July, A6 processor in 2012, and 15M iPhone 5s

06/24/2011, 08:06 am

Apple's component suppliers have begun taking the necessary steps to begin volume production of new MacBook Airs next month as rumors swirl over which firm will secure a deal to manufacture the company's next-generation mobile processor, dubbed the A6.

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