Tag Archive: Chips

Google to follow Apple into building its own mobile chips

Google is in talks with chipset manufacturers with a view to designing its own processors and other components for future Android devices, according to a new report. The company is said to be interested in following Apple’s footsteps in an effort to make Android “more competitive” at the high end of the market, and to […]

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Apple is already ordering chips for iPhone 7

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have barely been out for a month, but Apple engineers are hard at work finishing the iPhone 7, and they’re already placing orders for new chips. Apple has placed LCD driver orders with Synaptics for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, indicating that the touch and display driver […]

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Apple plays hardball to get cheaper chips for iPhones

Apple is playing off TSMC against Samsung to negotiate better prices for its A9 chips for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, according to a new report. Competition between TSMC and Samsung to win Apple’s business has been fierce over the past year, with the conflict even going as far as a lawsuit over the alleged […][Read More…]

Apple designing touchscreen chips for ‘ultra-thin’ iPhone with no Home button

Apple is reportedly developing a single-chip solution for handling both the touchscreen and display drivers for future iPhones, according to a new report coming out of Taiwan. Interestingly the report suggests that the integrated design is designed to fit into…Read more ›

iPhone 6s may use smaller LED backlighting chips for thinner design

Apple could make its upcoming iPhone 6s handsets slimmer and lighter than ever by taking advantage of new smaller LED backlighting chips, according to a new report. The new chips have the same 3.0 x 0.85mm dimensions as those used in…Read more ›

Future Macs won’t run on silicon chips

Intel’s Broadwell chips are late. The 14-nanometer wafers, which are believed to be integral to the much-rumored Retina MacBook Air, are due soon, but still not here. But Intel’s already looking forward. At this week’s 2015 International Solid-State Circuits Conference,…Read more ›

Apple still relying on Samsung for iPhone 6s memory chips

People hoping that Apple will drop the Samsung albatross from around its neck for the forthcoming iPhone 6s may be disappointed. According to a new report coming from the Asian supply chain, Samsung has come to an agreement with Apple…Read more ›

Samsung will provide bulk of Apple’s A9 chips for iPhone 6s

Apple has been trying to wean itself from being dependent on Samsung’s smartphone components for years, but breaking up is proving nearly impossible to do. According to a report from Recode, Apple is turning back to Samsung to make the…Read more ›

ARM’s new chips will give iPhone 3.5x performance boost

ARM holdings, the company behind the mobile processor architecture that powers the iPhone and iPad, unveiled its next generation processor blueprints today that it says will increase performance three fold compared to its current designs. The new Cortex-A72 chips aimed…Read more ›

We’re the chips in America: Apple could build A9 processor in the U.S.

GlobalFoundries, a.k.a. the largest silicon foundry in the United States, is pushing to to become a mobile device chipmaker for Apple, according to a new report. On the back of the enormous success of the iPhone 6, the battle to build…Read more ›