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Topic: P.A. Semi

Apple's PA Semi working on ARM chip for next-gen iPhone

09/15/2008, 11:09 am

The boutique chip design firm purchased by Apple earlier this year has been tasked with developing a specialized ARM processor for the next-generation iPhone, one of the company's engineers has revealed.

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Apple suspected in new deal for PowerVR graphics in multi-touch devices

09/04/2008, 02:09 pm

Apple is believed to have extended a deal with Imagination Technologies that will see graphics cores from the chipmaker situated in future multi-touch devices for years to come.

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ARM reports finger Apple as 'long term architecture licensee'

07/30/2008, 03:07 pm

Apple's clear interest in securing the rights to develop custom mobile processors based on the ARM platform appear to sync with comments made in financial reports published earlier today.

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Piper on mid-June 3G iPhone; 1 in 4 waiting for new model; more

05/20/2008, 07:05 pm

Users should expect only modest improvements in a 3G iPhone but a quick launch, according to a new Piper Jaffray research note. Nonetheless, a study says a quarter of iPhone buyers may be waiting on that upgrade. Also, Apple will open a new Florida store this week; a new iPod nano fix is ready; and the US Department of Defense is eyeing Apple's takeover of PA Semi.

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iPhone for Spain; PA Semi; Mac share; mobile phone sales fall

05/19/2008, 11:05 am

Apple has reportedly reached an agreement to bring the iPhone to Spain through Telefonica Movistar. Meanwhile, it's also reported that Apple will support PA Semi's existing chips for the military; the Mac boasts a huge retail share of computers price over a grand; and mobile handset sales fell in the US last quarter.

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NBC prefers Zune DRM [U]; VMware beta; iMac's 10th birthday

05/07/2008, 07:05 pm

NBC has persuaded Microsoft to filter out copyrighted material in its Zune jukebox while Apple refuses the same. Also, PA Semi has allegedly been bought out to design a future chip; VMware has released the first beta of Fusion 2; YouTube is offering iTunes referral links; the iMac has celebrated its tenth anniversary; and AppleInsider is giving away 500 free EverNote invites.

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Apple's bionic ARM to muscle advanced gaming graphics into iPhones

04/30/2008, 05:04 pm

The next generation of iPhone appears set to claim exclusive access to advanced graphics core and video decoding technology, thanks to a secret licensing deal between Apple, mobile graphics leader Imagination Technologies, and Samsung, the iPhone's ARM "system on a chip" manufacturer. The result may be an ideal platform for handheld gaming and high definition video playback.

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Steve Jobs on P.A. Semi, love for Intel; 3G BlackBerry delayed

04/25/2008, 02:04 pm

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs in a new interview dispels rumors that the company's recent acquisition of chipmaker P.A. Semi was a result of some kind of discord with Intel. Meanwhile, RIM will reportedly delay the release of its 3G BlackBerry handset in a move that could play to Apple's advantage.

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Apple buys chip designer PA Semi for $278 million

04/23/2008, 08:04 am

An Apple spokesman confirmed Tuesday evening that the company has agreed purchase a boutique microprocessor design company known for sophisticated but low-power designs, Forbes is reporting.

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