Texas Instruments introduces multicore 1.5GHz ARM-based CPU

Texas Instruments has just unveiled its latest mobile chip, and the new OMAP4440 kind of makes NVIDIA’s blazing fast 1GHz dual core Tegra 2 chip seem like last year’s news. The TI OMAP4440 has twin 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 cores… but it also has two ARM Cortex-M3 low power chips to handle less resource-intensive tasks, while […]

Next-gen Qualcomm chips to be 5 times faster, use 75% less power

Chip maker Qualcomm has announced plans for an upcoming 28nm chip which the company says will offer 5 times the performance of one of the company’s original Snapdragon chips. At the same time, it will use 75% less energy than today’s chips, which could mean phones, tablets, and other mobile devices with better performance and […]

Freescale launches power management system for Intel Atom chips

Chip maker Freescale has been making a name for itself with low power ARM-based chips recently. But now the company is branching out into the x86 space with the introduction of an audio and power management chipset designed to work with Intel’s Moorestown platform. Basically, you take an Intel Atom Z6xx chip, add Freescale’s PMIC […]

Qualcomm launches 1.2GHz dual core Snapdragon processor

Qualcomm is best known for making ARM-based chips that end up in smartphones. But the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor also powers smartbooks like the Compaq Airlife 100 and the possibly ill-fated Lenovo Skylight. It also powers the Dell Streak tablet. Today Qualcomm introduced two new chips that could make the Snapdragon platform a lot more attractive […]