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Articles tagged with: processors

Apple Breaks Ties With Foxconn For iPad 3

Did you know that your favorite iPhone and iPad devices were all manufactured in China? For those of you who knew it, they won’t be produced any more in China. Foxconn was the company responsible for producing the majority of the i-devices. But it looks like Foxconn is out of play now.

Reports suggest that Apple has cancelled the iPad 3 manufacturing contract with Foxconn and is most probably opting for a Taiwanese company, Pegatron. Recently, Pegatron stated that they had received a contract for manufacturing 15 million iPhone units.

ARM Processors Aiming To Dominate Notebook Industry?

In the news is the ARM processor technology which has already taken over the smartphone and tablet industry and is now preparing to dominate the personal computing market. According to a market analyst IHS isuppli, in 2015, the ARM processor would be present in 20 percent of the shipped notebooks.

ARM processors require low power, cost less and are high performing pieces of tech which will take benefit of Windows 8, Microsoft’s new operating system to power notebooks; as its the first ever operating system to support ARM processor on notebooks.

MacBook Air Gets Thunderbolt & More!

It looks like those leaked photos we posted yesterday, did offer a shred of evidence about a MacBook Air upgrade.

Not only will the new MacBook Airs carry the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors but both will support the razor fast Thunderbolt technology, capable of data transfers as fast as 10Gbps.

Tegra 2 Processors Handle LTE Just Fine

There have been a lot of rumors going around that Nvidia’s new Tegra 2 chips do not support LTE devices that have been arriving on the market. I suppose Nvidia was tired of all the hear-say and made a statement, specifically on the phone with Droid-Life.

Nvidia stated that Tegra has no compatibility issues with Long Term Evolution, and that the Tegra-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G LTE tablet runes on Verizon’s LTE network, making it a perfect example of the happy compatibility between the two platforms.

AMD Announces G-Series APU

AMD has just announced its new G-series platform, the world’s first combination of a lower-power CPU, coupled with an advanced GPU that is integrated into a single embedded Accelerated Processing Unit. The G-series has the core focus of producing more for less power.

These APUs carry thermal design power ratings between 5.5 and 6.4 watts, leading to a 39% power savings compared to previous versions.

The G-series APU ships in a 361mm2 package that allows compact use, perfect for modern netbooks and notebooks. AMD claims that the new G-series APUs offer up to three times the performance per watt compared to previous generations.

New Intel Processors Designed For Macbook Air?

It looks like Intel is working on some ultra-low voltage processors that are based on the Sandy Bridge core and would be the perfect match for the MacBook Air. According to a leak, the Core i5 and i7 processors will be getting a boost. The 1.4GHz cpu will be getting raised to 1.6GHz. The Core i5 2557M will run at 1.7GHz with a Turbo Boost to 2.7GHz, and the Core i7 models would each get a boost of 100MHz in processing power and Turbo Boost of up to 2.9GHz of power.

Each of the processors will be dual-core, Hyperthreaded processors with graphics cores ranging from 350MHz to 1.2GHz with full throttle. Each of the chips are also expected to arrive later this year.

Microsoft’s Influence On Major Mobile Companies

Nokia is expected to launch 12 new Windows phones next year and according to Forbes, a couple of them will offer dual-core processors. A couple of the dual-core phones will be powered by ST-Ericsson’s U8500 system-on-a-chip (not to be confused with ‘hotdog-on-a-stick’) package, with full support for the ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processors.

Nokia is also said to have already begun developing a Windows Phone, despite the expected launch date in 2012. Microsoft has also asked HTC, LG, Samsung, and Dell to utilize the same chipsets, display sizes, and camera MP number to give consumers a consistent experience with Windows Phone 7 across devices.

14 Nanometer Chips, Seriously?

Intel is pumping some serious iron, err, I mean wafer chips. The company is in the development of the Airmont chips, scheduled for a 2014 release. Airmont will be a 14nm chip, requiring less power while providing intense computing for future applications. For perspective, today’s atom chips have a 45nm process, with the 32nm Medfield chips due net year, followed by 22nm Silvermont chips in 2013, and the 14nm Airmont chips in 2014.

HTC Leak: Lead W/ Full Specs

Wow, is HTC on a roll or what? At this point it seems like HTC just wants to hold the grand prize for most phones made in one year. The reason I say that is because most of these leaks have very comparable specs, with the processors just differing a tiny bit, and negligible differences in RAM and camera qualities. Although, I’ll have to admit that I rather own a HTC Lead than a HTC Holiday, just on the name alone.

Can you imagine if someone at work asks what kind of phone you have? “Yeah, I’ve got a holiday.” followed by “that’s the name of the phone.” Joking aside, this HTC smartphone will work only on AT&T and will carry a 4.3-inch WVGA display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 processor coupled with an ample 768MB of RAM.

VIA Releases First QuadCore Chip

While Intel and AMD dominate the majority of the computer processing market, VIA is still a key player in the system. VIA chips are typically used on smaller, lower cost devices where either budget or power concerns are key issues. The newest VIA chip is the world’s lowest power quad-core x86 processor and is named QuadCore. The brand new chip will be arriving in June of this year and will be a very efficient muti-core architecture chip that provides multi-threaded performance.