ARM chips

Apple Could Debut an ARM-Based Mac in 1-2 Years: KGI

Apple's future plans may involve the launch of ARM-based Macs, says well-connected and often reliable KGI Securities' Ming Chi Kuo in a note issued to investors and obtained by MacRumors. Kuo looked forward to 2015 and 2016 and penned his forecast of Apple's chips and the manufacturers supplying it. TSMC could lose the A9 chip...

TSMC and ARM’s Next-Gen 64-Bit 16nm Processor Looks Apple-Worthy

Apple’s A8 chip manufacturing partner, TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) and ARM have announced the result of their joint effort: they’ve created a new 16nm processor that Apple could adopt for its next generation iDevices. The new processor is the result of a key FinFET (FF) silicon validation of the ARM big.LITTLE implementation using ARM...

How ARM Processors Came to Rule the World, Led by Apple

Bloomberg Businessweek’s profile on How ARM Came to Rule the World, thanks in part to Apple, which I'm sure most of you probably already knew about: Then, in 1990, a new and determined customer arrived: Apple. The Mac maker had developed plans for a handheld computer and wanted a breakthrough microprocessor for the device. Apple,...

Intel to Manufacture 64-bit ARM Chips Starting 2014

Intel partner Altera has announced that the world’s largest semiconductor chip company will start manufacturing 64-bit ARM chips starting 2014, Forbes reports. The news comes as a surprise move in Intel’s push to break ARM’s position in the mobile market. “It’s huge. Imagine ARM’s most powerful and technologically advanced 64-bits processor built on Intel’s leading-edge...