Report: Upcoming Apple tablet to include chips from PA Semi

Mon, Jul 13, 2009

News, Rumors

Hot on the heels from earlier reports that Apple is poised to announce a tablet this October with a price point   in the neighborhood of $800 comes news that this mythical tablet will feature PA Semi’s chip designs.  If you recall, it’s been a little over a year now since Apple acquired P.A Semi, a boutique microprocessor design company known for their sophisticated, and more importantly, low-power chips.

So what exactly have the PA Semi team been up to since being acquired by Apple?

Venture Beat chimes in:

But we’ve learned that PA Semi’s team was split into two parts, one designing portable ARM-based processors for iPhones and iPods, and another designing a processor for the tablet device.

And so the plot thickens…



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