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Texas Instruments to eliminate 1700 jobs in shift away from smartphone chips

Texas Instruments officials have already said the company would be moving away from smartphone and tablet chips, instead focusing on the embedded markets including industrial devices and automotive computers. Now the company is taking a major step in that direction by eliminating 1700 jobs. Reuters reports that’s about 5 percent of the company’s workforce. The […]

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6 new TI OMAP 5 ARM Cortex-A15 system-on-a-module designs coming soon

Texas Instruments may be scaling back its efforts to get its chips into consumer products. But the company isn’t sitting on its hands. Instead TI is aiming its next-gen chips at industrial development. Today TI unveiled 6 new system-on-a-module designs that will be available in early 2013. They’re all basically computer boards with TI OMAP […]

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Texas Instruments shows off a Windows RT notebook prototype

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows RT operating system is designed to run on devices with ARM-based processors including iPad-like tablets. But while most of the prototypes we’ve seen so far are tablets, Windows RT should be able to run on any device with a supported ARM-based chip. Texas Instruments has started showing off a Windows RT notebook prototype from […]

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Texas Instruments announces OMAP4470 chip for Windows, Android, Linux

Qualcomm isn’t the only company working on ARM-based chips that will support Windows 8. But while Qualcomm has announced that chips that were already in the pipeline will be able to run Microsoft’s next-generation operating system, Texas Instruments is unveiling a whole new processor. The TI OMAP4470 is a multicore chip with speeds up to […]

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Texas Instruments unveils plans for OMAP 5 2GHz dual core chips

Remember when words like gigahertz were used for computer chips and you really didn’t know that much about the chip powering your phone? That’s all changed in recent years, with low power ARM-based chips strutting their stuff with clock speeds of 1 GHz and above, multi-core chip designs, and ARM based chips showing up in […]

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Leading ARM-based smartphone, tablet chips compared

Qualcomm Snapdragon, Samsung Hummingbird, TI OMAP, NVIDIA Tegra… you see these names a lot these days, as they’re the chips powering the newest, most powerful Android smartphones and upcoming tablets. But while most of these chips run at clock speeds between 800 MHz and 1.2 GHz, we’ve moved far past the point where you can […]

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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 […]

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Texas Instruments promises to deliver next-gen ARM chips

This shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, but chip maker Texas Instruments has announced plans to build new processors based on the next-generation plans from ARM. The next-gen ARM Cortex A series processors are code-named as Eagle and they’ll be officially unveiled later this year. At the moment, we don’t really know anything about […]

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Texas Instruments Blaze tablet development platform coming in August

Texas Instruments’ OMAP4 Blaze platform uses an ARM Cortex A9-based chipset which is capable of handling HD video. It also features support for WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM radio, and cellular data. In other words, it has everything you need to develop a nice healthy smartphone… or a tablet. SVTronics will start offering a Texas Instruments […]

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ARM and TI to challenge VIA and Intel in low-cost computer chip market

In desktop and laptop PCs, there’s been an arms race for the last few years between Intel and AMD. But when it comes to low cost ultraportables like the Asus Eee PC and HP Mini-Note, the two-way race has been between Intel and VIA. While the current crop of these computers feature older chips like […]