1. News
    December 4th, 2014 by Agam Shah
    ARM technology in Apple’s A7, A8 chips gets an upgrade

    The processor architecture behind Apple’s A7 and A8 chips is getting an incremental upgrade. ARM, whose processor designs are used in most mobile...

  2. News
    July 11th, 2014 by Agam Shah
    Apple’s iPhone 6 and game consoles to prop up chip industry in 2014

    Apple fans may not be the only ones waiting for a new iPhone 6 later this year – semiconductor industry revenue will get a boost from it too, according...

  3. News
    April 30th, 2014 by Dan Moren
    Apple updates MacBook Airs, drops price

    As predicted by some Apple-watchers, the company updated its line of lightweight notebooks overnight, bringing updated versions of Intel’s Core...

  4. News
    March 5th, 2013 by Agam Shah
    Intel gets serious about wireless

    The fact that LTE connectivity is becoming ubiquitous in smartphones and tablets isn’t lost on Intel, which aims for its baseband processors...

  5. News
    January 23rd, 2013 by Agam Shah
    Processor market to get boost from smartphones, tablets

    Tablets and smartphones will give a much-needed boost this year to the worldwide microprocessor market, which is undergoing a fundamental change with...

  6. News
    December 19th, 2012 by Karen Haslam
    Is Apple eyeing up US$10 billion chip factory in New York?

    Apple is planning to invest US$10 billion in a chip factory in the US, according to a report. This is thought to be part of the company’s plan...

  7. News
    November 13th, 2012 by Ashleigh Allsopp
    Samsung slaps Apple with 20 percent price increase for chips

    Apple has reluctantly swallowed a 20 percent price increase for its mobile processors supplied by Samsung, according to reports. South Korean newspaper...

  8. News
    November 6th, 2012 by Ashleigh Allsopp
    iPad mini teardown reveals 43 per cent gross profit margin for Apple

    A teardown of Apple’s new iPad mini by IHS iSuppli reveals that each 16GB WiFi only model of the 7.9in tablets costs roughly US$188 to build....

  9. News
    November 5th, 2012 by David Price
    iPad mini ‘has same 32nm A5 processor as iPad 2, 5G iPod touch’

    The iPad mini features the same 32nm A5 processor as the 5th-gen iPod touch and iPad 2, teardown analysis confirms. Apple’s new iPad mini 7.9in...

  10. News
    September 30th, 2012 by John Cox
    Custom CPU core design in iPhone 5 marks an Apple first

      More details of the iPhone 5 CPU emerged this week, confirming Apple’s claimed performance gains. But more importantly, they are the first...

  11. News
    September 22nd, 2012 by Agam Shah
    Apple controls own destiny with new A6 chip, say experts

    The iPhone 5 smartphone has the A6 CPU, which industry experts say is the first in a line of many upcoming Apple custom processors that will better...

  12. News
    September 15th, 2012 by Karen Haslam
    A6 chip in iPhone 5 is dual-core Cortex-A15 from UK company

    An analyst is claiming to have insight into the A6 chip inside the new iPhone 5. According to analysts at Nomura Equity Research, the A6 processor...

  13. News
    August 5th, 2012 by Agam Shah
    AMD hires Apple platform architect to head processor group

    Advanced Micro Devices has lured Jim Keller from his role as platform architect at Apple to head its processor group as the struggling company tries...

  14. Features
    June 20th, 2012 by James Galbraith
    Lab Tests: Processor, graphics boosts improve MacBook Air performance

    The MacBook Air models rolled out as part of last week’s complete overhaul to Apple’s laptop line include next-generation Intel processors, faster...

  15. News
    May 28th, 2012 by Agam Shah
    Smartphones with quad-core chips and 4G LTE coming soon

    Quad-core processors have not yet been combined with 4G LTE in smartphones, but that could change soon. Nvidia on Friday said a quad-core Tegra 3...

  16. News
    March 14th, 2012 by Ben Camm-Jones
    Benchmarks show new iPad to have 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM

    The new iPad has 1GB of RAM – as previously suspected – as well as a 1GHz processor, the same speed as that of the iPad 2, it has been...

  17. Features
    March 9th, 2012 by Roman Loyola
    Intel’s new Xeon chips

    Intel on Tuesday announced the availability of its new Xeon E5 processors for servers and workstations. That announcement was accompanied by unveilings...

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