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Apple’s TV surprise – a new A5 chip!

This Technology Blog will be live updated to include some cross sectional and polysilicon shots of the Apple A5. If you are seeing this message then check back regularly or follow us on Twitter @chipworks to get up to the minute updates. Apple TV is a curious beast.  It is undeniably a good product, but [...]

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MWC 2013 – Cores, Cores, Everywhere Cores

Contributed by Rob Williamson A comparative look at a few of today’s flagship application processors Walking around Mobile World Congress, you can’t help but notice that the leading smartphone vendors are down-playing their specifications these days. In the early days of smartphones, the spec sheets ran like a detailed comparison of PC specifications from 1993.  [...]

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Smart TVs at CES 2013: operating systems and processors

contributed by Jim Morrison, Product Manager Last year at CES 2012, we studied the Smart TVs that had been announced on the show floor to make a shopping list of all of the sets we wanted to further analyze back at the lab. As the TVs were released for sale (and not just concept systems [...]

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ISSCC – Intel’s Ivy Bridge, Rosepoint, Near-Threshold Techniques

Contributed by Vincent Karam. Kicking off the afternoon of day 1 was the Ivy Bridge paper (3.1); the processor contains 1.4 Billion Transistors in an area of 160 mm2 (for their 4 core 2 graphic segment die). The IVB dies were shown in four configurations, 4+2 (4 cores 2 graphics), 2+2, 4+1 and 2+1. Here [...]

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ISSCC – Samsung Presents Dual/Quad-Core 32-nm Exynos Processor

Contributed by Mike Christie At ISSCC 2012, Samsung presented (paper 12.1) in the Multimedia and Communication SOCs session, entitled “A 32 nm High-k Metal Gate Application Processor with Ghz Multi-Core CPU.” In this presentation, Samsung discussed its next generation Exynos application processor – we just recently finished a functional analysis report on the Exynos 4210. [...]

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