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Google buys mysterious firm run by former Apple employees

04/20/2010, 11:04 pm

Google's window-shopping for high-tech acquisitions has reportedly netted the search giant yet another asset -- a little-known firm spearheaded by former Apple employees who are working on technology no one knows about.


Apple's iPad A4 processor X-rayed to reveal three-layer design

04/06/2010, 12:04 pm

iFixit and Chipworks this week X-rayed and dismantled the Apple A4 processor that powers the new iPad, discovering a three-layer design with two layers of Samsung RAM and one with the actual microprocessor.


Former P.A. Semi chief leaves Apple for chip startup - report

03/13/2010, 02:03 pm

P.A. Semi founder and chief executive Dan Dobberpuhl, who joined Apple as part of the acquisition of his company two years ago, has since left the iPhone maker for a startup venture, according to a published report.


Apple exec Tim Cook talks Apple TV, iPad A4 processor, more

02/23/2010, 05:02 pm

Speaking in San Francisco Tuesday, Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook explained why the Apple TV is still considered a "hobby," and talked about custom-built chips in future products.


Photo of Apple's next-generation iPhone in the wild - sources

02/02/2010, 10:02 am

A photograph containing one of Apple's fourth-generation iPhones has been lingering undetected on the web for nearly a week now thanks to having been overshadowed -- quite literally -- by the company's new iPad, AppleInsider has learned.


Latest Snow Leopard build resurrects Atom compatibility

11/04/2009, 06:11 pm

Development build 10C535 of Snow Leopard update 10.6.2 retains Intel Atom support after the previous build had killed compatibility with the processor.


New ARM chips offer glimpse of future Apple products

09/17/2009, 10:09 am

Chip designer ARM announced this week new dual core Cortex-A9 processors capable of breaking the 2GHz barrier, perhaps foreshadowing the muscle behind Apple's future mobile devices.


Latest Apple tablet rumor: Feb. 2010 launch for $800-$1,000

09/15/2009, 07:09 am

A new report on Apple's long-rumored tablet device cites Taiwanese suppliers with a number of alleged specifics, including price, launch window and parts.


Apple's much-anticipated tablet device coming early next year

07/24/2009, 11:07 am

Exclusive: After four years of meticulous development riddled with setbacks, Apple is now racing toward an early 2010 launch of a device that may see the electronics maker redefine the portable computing market for the second time in twice as many years.


Multi-core ARM chips bound for Apple's next-gen iPhones

06/16/2009, 01:06 pm

Apple's new iPhone 3G S hasn't hit store shelves yet but already there's talk of next year's models, which are expected to leverage ARM's multi-core processor designs in giving the touchscreen handset a significant performance boost while simultaneously increasing battery life once again.


Apple's future iPhones may leverage ARM's v7 Cortex designs

05/21/2009, 01:05 pm

With Apple's first proprietary system-on-a-chip designs still rumored to be under active development, the iPhone maker may turn to ARM's standard v7 Cortex designs for multi-touch devices it plans to launch this year before building off the platform next year.


Apple's proprietary iPhone chips may not surface till next year

04/30/2009, 08:04 am

Apple's fairly public plans to design a family of exclusive chips to power its next-generation iPhone and multi-touch handheld products may not fully materialize until sometime next year, according to the Wall Street Journal, which provides an overview of the matter with a few additional details.


Apple reportedly adding more graphics chip experts to team

04/29/2009, 12:04 pm

Apple isn't done building its arsenal of chip designers, according to a new report, which claims the company will acquire the services of yet another expert who's enjoyed a long and successful tenure with the ATI/AMD camp.


Future iPhones to wield OpenCL acceleration

12/20/2008, 11:12 am

Imagination Technologies has posted a series of job openings for OpenCL engineers, indicating that the open, general purpose GPU parallelism technology Apple spearheaded for use in Mac OS X Snow Leopard is destined to also play a significant role in boosting embedded graphics and video acceleration on the company's future handheld products.


Intel ups stake in Imagination following Apple's buy-in

12/19/2008, 03:12 pm

Two days after Apple purchased a 3.6 percent share in Imagination Technologies, Intel increased its own stake in the British graphics chip design firm to a comparable share, filings show.


Apple puts former IBM exec in charge of handheld products

11/04/2008, 09:11 am

Apple on Tuesday confirmed the imminent departure of iPod chief Tony Fadell, saying he'll be replaced by a former IBM executive who'll oversee engineering of the company's handheld products.


Apple recruits top chip designer, IBM responds with suit

10/30/2008, 09:10 pm

Apple recently recruited a top chip designer from IBM, resulting in a lawsuit that seeks to prevent the executive from taking his knowledge as "IBM's top expert in Power architecture and technology" to the Mac maker.


Intel gets foot in mouth about ARM-twisting iPhone comments

10/24/2008, 03:10 pm

Damage control kicked into overdrive at the world's largest chipmaker this week in the wake of comments from two Intel executives who had a field day badmouthing the iPhone and its embedded ARM processor during a public developer forum, apparently without the company's blessing.


Intel says iPhone not capable of 'full Internet'

10/22/2008, 09:10 am

Intel Corp. this week used a developer forum in Taipei to tout its upcoming Moorestown platform for next-generation mobile Internet devices (MIDs) while slamming Apple's iPhone as a device bogged down by its use of ARM processors.


Intel shows off working Moorestown MID device

10/20/2008, 10:10 am

Intel on Monday showed off a prototype handheld based on Moorestown, its upcoming Mobile Internet Device (MID) platform designed to enable a new generation of ultra-thin, touchscreen devices with extensive battery life.