X-Ray of Apple iPad 2 shows A5 chips built by Samsung
0. phoneArena 15 Mar 2011, 09:22 posted on
Despite inking a deal recently with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing for the production of A5 processors, both Chipworks and UBM TechInsights used X-Rays to determine that the current A5 CPU chip in the Apple iPad 2 was built by Samsung...
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2. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
now i wonder how the galaxy tab would do....
11. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
And designed by Apple. That makes a big difference :)
4. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the big question is the the Orion chipset thats comming in the SGS2/ tab10.1 just like the hummingbird found in the SGS1 is also in the ip4. Of course, sammy gives them the older version and keeps the upgrade for themselves.
6. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
haha...thru Samsung all things mobile electronics-wise are possible. now step your own f'n tablet game up. Get em' Sammie.
7. IOS5 (unregistered)
Built by samsung only not designed by samsung! So samsung can't use that ship for there devices try to understand droid brain lol
8. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
Samsung makes a variety of powerful chips for their own devices. Don't get too snarky about apple, they are such a weak company in terms of real technological capacity that they have to give their designs to one of their biggest competitors to make for them. So much for the big surprise and all the apple hush hush about what's inside. Yeah, real competitive advantage in the long run eh? Yeah, ipad is selling......now. And so were their computers.....at one point in history about 25 years ago.
12. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
What? Samsung only built the chips, they did not design it. And why are you dwelling in Apple's past? Is that to make you feel better that they weren't doing well before? You're a nutcase.
13. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Apple's computers are selling really well right now actually. If you count iPads they're the biggest manufacturer in the US of computers.
14. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
Well, apple is not a manufacturer for starters, they are merely a brand. And no matter what you say about how well you feel they are selling, they are under 2% market share in the computer market.
9. kcombs (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)
Apple used Samsung chips in every iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad ever built. whats the big deal?
10. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
This is old news. It was already said before that the first few batches of the A5 SoC chips for the ipad2 will be built by Samsung, but succeeding ipad2's will have its A5 chips built by TSMC
15. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
no, more than likely the recently penned deal would be for ipad3 chipsets. it takes a while to ink the deal, get the designs, set up the factory and pump up the supply. There are rumors that the ipad3 will break tradition and actually launch around christmas so that would make sence as well.
samsung makes bad ass chips. they power the iphone4 and the galaxyS with their hummingbird chips (of course sammy saved the more powerful version for them though).
Now if they would just quit using the RFS file system and go to EXT4 life would be better..lol.