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ARM Cortex-A7 IS Most Energy Efficient Application Processor Ever

ARM has launched the Cortex-A7 MPCore processor, which is aid to be the most energy efficient application class processor it has yet developed and the part features big.LITTLE processing, described as a flexible approach that redefines the traditional relationship between power and performance. ARM claims that the A7 will double the performance of…
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Broadcom NFC Chips In 40 NM

Broadcom unveiled its first line of near-field communications (NFC) chips for smartphones and the announcement comes on the heels of Google Wallet, a groundbreaking, if small-scale, step intended to popularize the use of phones to pay for items. Its new family of BCM2079x chips have moved to a 40nm manufacturing process which cuts power use by…
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Third Generation AirPort Express Is In Preparation

Apple’s current AirPort Express portable base station has been continued, aking way for a second-generation device which is expected to appear imminently and the current model can no longer be purchased from a number of third-party resellers. Apple Store still shows the AirPort Express as in stock and shipping within 24 hours and Apple dding…
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Broadcom Buys NetLogic Microsystems

Broadcom has announced it is acquiring NetLogic Microsystems in a deal worth around $3.7bn, which will see the company add various processor technologies to its existing wireless chipset business and the deal shows that the communications chip market is still a high stakes battle, as Broadcom tries to fight with a variety of rivals from Intel to…
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NVIDIA To Acquire Icera

NVIDIA acquiring wireless chip manufacturer Icera, doubling-down on the post-PC era and the UK-based company you've probably never heard of has a line of 3G and 4G baseband processors used in wireless devices and USB modems chips that are said to be smaller, more flexible, and more efficient than the competition from Qualcomm and ST-Ericsson.Icera…
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