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IBM Gears Up To Manufacture 32nm ‘Trinity’ APUs For AMD

AMD is gearing up it's efforts to produce next-generation chips so as to successfully compete with it's chief rival, the chip-maker Intel. According to AMD's CEO Rory Read, the company's main manufacturer GlobalFoundries has been unable to produce sufficient 32nm-chip due to yield issues. And that is why AMD is now enlisting IBM as another of it's…
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ARM Detailed ARMv8 Architecture

ARM this week disclosed technical details of its new ARMv8 architecture, the first ARM architecture to include a 64-bit instruction set and ARMv8 broadens the ARM architecture to embrace 64-bit processing and extends virtual addressing, building on the rich heritage of the 32-bit ARMv7 architecture upon, which market leading cores such as the…
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Apple Plans Earlier iPad 3 Release

Apple's reported to have slashed iPad production by a quarter, according to a research report from JP Morgan Chase and it's believed to be the first time the company's made such a drastic cut. It implies that the company believes there are enough of the devices in the supply chain to meet demand before the iPad 3 launches and the move could be a…
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Apple Contracted With TSMC For A6 And A7 Chip Production

Apple’s A6 and A7 processor production will indeed shift to TSMC, as the company continues to distance itself from Samsung Electronics and the two firms have recently signed a foundry partnership agreement, which will see the next-gen Apple A6 chipset and its successor, unofficially dubbed the Apple A7. Samsung is no longer the exclusive…
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Apple Moveing A6 Production From Samsung

Apple is said to be already meeting with chip suppliers as it looks toward production of its next-generation A6 mobile processor in 2012 and moving its chip production away from Samsung and looking to TSMC for foundry services and SPIL for back-end services. TSMC and Apple allegedly started running trials for this new chip, expected to be ready for…
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Apple A6 Processor Goes Into Production With TSMC For Future iOS Devices

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 and TSMC again tipped to be in trial production of the new ARM-based silicon. TSMC was said to be testing its 28nm processes on the A6 with Apple basing…
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Apple Tests A6 Chip With TSMC

Apple has consigned trial production of its future A6 processor to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and the A6 processor is still a distant destination on Apple's chip road map. It isn't expected to appear in products until 2012. Analysts believe it will be quad-core, a first for an Apple A series chip and Apple is believed to be shifting…
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Apple Moving ARM SoC Production From Samsung

Apple to drop Samsung in favor of a Taiwanese components manufacturer as its primary components supplier and with Samsung currently producing the A5 dual core processor for Apple, it is likely that the company would continue to supply parts till the contract period ends. For the next line of processor (A6), Apple is looking for other companies and…
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Apple Dumping Intel For ARM?

The rumor of the day is that Apple is dumping Intel and its x86 architecture for ARM and now the idea that Apple would move to ARM isn’t exactly new. Jason Perlow argued that case a while ago and it seems that Apple intends to migrate their laptop and desktop range to ARM-based chips, the sooner the better..........
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