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MediaTek introduces its first ARM Cortex-A15 chip with big.LITTLE tech (MT8135)

Another day, another processor from Chinese chip maker MediaTek. Hot on the heels of the announcement of an 8-core ARM Cortex-A7 chip, MediaTek is introducing a new chip called the MT8135 with four processor cores: 2 ARM Cortex-A15 cores and 2 lower-power ARM Cortex-A7 components. For heavy-duty tasks, the higher-power processor cores kick in. The […]

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Renesas introduces APE6 8-core processor for phones and tablets

Japanese chip-maker Renesas plans to launch a new mobile processor that bears an uncanny resemblance to Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa. Like the Samsung chip, the new Renesas APE6 is an 8-core chip that pairs 4 ARM Cortex-A15 processor cores with 4 lower-power ARM Cortex-A7 cores. Since the chip uses ARM’s big.LITTLE technology, that means that […]

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Samsung working on quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 chip with 4 extra low power cores

Samsung plans to introduce a new processor for phones, tablets and other mobile devices in February. Some folks are calling the new chip an 8-core processor, and that’s actually kind of true. But really, it will offer the performance of a high-end quad-core ARM-based processor and the power savings of a low-power quad-core ARM chip. […]