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Apple Allegedly Building its Own GPU

Apple's iDevices are powered by the company's proprietary A-series of processors, which are based on the ARM architecture. However, when it comes to GPUs, Apple, like everyone else, turns to well-established manufacturers – in this case Imagination Technologies. But according to a recent rumour, that is about to change. Fudzilla (via GforGames) has heard little...

Here’s a History of Apple SoCs and A8 Predictions

Engineer Chris Jenkins has started an interesting and highly detailed thread on the MacRumors Forums, discussing what to expect from the upcoming iPhone 6, the history of Apple SoCs and predictions for Apple's A8 CPU. Beginning with how the Cupertino company sourced Samsung SoCs for the iPhone prior to the A4, the author details each custom SoC in depth, building...

Packaging Orders For Apple’s A8 Chip Shared by Three Companies [Digitimes]

Packaging orders of Apple’s next-generation A8 processor will be shared by semiconductor companies Amkor Technology and STATS ChipPAC, who will be responsible for delivering 40% of orders, while the remaining 20% will be covered by ASE (Advanced Semiconductor Engineering), reports Digitimes. Since Apple inked a deal with TSMC last year, it is strongly believed that...