When it’s not churning out smartphones and giant tablets and uh, giant container ships, Samsung also does healthy business manufacturing microprocessors. It does such a good job, in fact, that chip-making rival Qualcomm will be using Samsung’s foundries for its next big thing.
Apple's had a turbulent time with Samsung, both in the courtroom and the marketplace—which in part helped inspire Cook and co's recent move away from Sammy as a chip supplier. But according to a new report, Apple is hopping back into the silicon bed with South Korea's finest.
There's a lot of speculation about what's inside the A4, Apple's custom and ultra-power-efficient chip that powers the iPad. Nobody knows for sure because, like all their products, it's a seeeeeecret. Until now.
Multicore processors in mobile devices are only a matter of time, and that time appears to be coming closer for ARM, as their Cortex A9 chips will ship in phones in 2010. Arm chips are found in various handsets, including all three generations of the iPhone. [CNET]
Not only can this StormBlue A9+ connect to your A2DP Bluetooth stereo headset for music on the go, it can connect to your cellphone as well. Why would you want to do that? Well, er, uh, to transfer music between the two, we guess.