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Amazon tablets could have quad-core chips, dual mode (color and monochrome) displays

Amazon execs haven’t officially come out and said that the company is working on an Android tablet. But there’s growing evidence that a line of Amazon tablets could launch later this year. CEO Jeff Bezos told Consumer Reports to “stay tuned” for more details recently, which is pretty far from a denial. Last week Boy […]

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ARM says Cortex-A15 chips could launch late next year

Chip designer ARM announced plans last year for next-generation Cortex-A15 chips which would come in single, dual, and quad-core varieties with clock speeds up to 2.5 GHz. Of course, it’ll take a while to actually finalize the platform, but PC World reports that ARM is ahead of schedule and the first Cortex-A15 chips could ship […]

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Marvell introduces quad-core ARM-based CPU

ARM-based processors are known for their low power consumption, not necessarily for their blazing-fast speeds. But these chips which are usually found in phones and low power machines like TV set-top-boxes are starting to catch up with the chips typically found in PCs. Today Marvell has unveiled its first quad-core ARM-based processor, which he company […]

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Chip news: ARM launches 2GHz chip, AMD introduces affordable quad-core CPU

Chip makers ARM and AMD both launched interesting products today. ARM is introducing a new 2GHz chip based on its Cortex A9 dual core architecture. While 2GHz may be old hat for companies like Intel and AMD, that’s blazing fast for a chip maker best known for producing low power processors for cellphones and mobile […]