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Apple allegedly looking in to buying Japanese chipmaker

For years, Apple’s created its own custom designed silicon chips for use in iPhones and iPads. And although everything is designed in-house, it’s always had to rely on other companies to manufacture them. The same can be said for the chips and drivers exclusively responsible for the LCD display panels. But, a report from Nikkei.com claims that our…

Bob Mansfield leaves leadership team to focus on chips

Apple’s been doing a fair bit of corporate rearranging recently. The latest on that front is the news that Bob Mansfield, a familiar face to those of us who watch those white-backed, semi-overdone Apple product videos, has left the leadership team to work on “special projects.” More specifically, Mansfield will devote his time and energy to…

Apple to return to Samsung chips in 2015?

A report from the Korea Economic Daily is suggesting that Apple will return to a partnership with Samsung for its A9 chips in 2015. The news comes contrary to several developments in the Apple/Samsung relationship that suggests Apple is seeking to minimize its dependence on Samsung. TSMC is thought to be supplying Apple’s A8 chips for…

Former Apple Chip expert returns to AMD

Former AMD graphics chip expert Raja Koduri has returned to the California company following his 4 year stint as Apple’s direct of graphics architecture. Despite AMD’s waning performance in the computing industry of late, Lisa Su, AMD’s senior VP confirmed in an interview on Friday that Koduri would be rejoining AMD’s graphics team, stating that they…

Intel powered iPads and iPhones on the horizon?

The latest report suggests that Apple is seeking to build another branch to its relationship with processor giant, Intel. If a recent report by Reuters is anything to go by, Apple and Intel have at the very least discussed the option of introducing its chips in to the iDevice range. Intel said last week it will open up its prized manufacturing…

‘Very large volume’ of chips from TSMC ordered by Apple?

CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Morris Chang, has recently released a statement saying that his company will sell more of its new 2o nanometer process technology than the currently available 28 nanometer version within two years. As Chang said: “Enough discussions have taken place, with enough customers who have large requirements…

Rumor: Will the next iPad have Intel inside?

A relationship between Apple and Intel has been whispered about for some time now, but so far nothing concrete has ever come to light. However, according to one analyst, that may be about to change. Doug Freedman, an analyst over at RBC, claims that Apple big wigs may be open to using Intel’s X86 processors in new Apple gadgets like the next iPad if Intel…

Intel targeting iPhone with new chips

Despite only entering the smartphone market last month, computing giant Intel are pushing for a bigger slice of the smartphone market. Intel are planning the release of a series of mobile chips to entice Apple into ditching current provider ARM. CEO Paul Otellini made the announcement at the company’s annual investor day. The new chips will hopefully…