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Apple Tablet to Use P.A. Semi Processor Chip

Apple Tablet to Use P.A. Semi Processor Chip

Posted July 13, 2009 at 5:43pm by iClarified
A new report by VentureBeat indicates that the Apple Tablet will feature an internally designed processor chip.

Apple acquired PA Semi in April, 2008 for $278 million and VentureBeat has learned that their team was split into two divisions. One to design portable ARM-based processors for iPhones and iPods, and another to design a processor for the tablet device.

Our source noted that Apple acquired some incredible design talent with the PA Semi team, which was behind the original Digital Equipment Corp. Alpha processor and the StrongArm processor, which was a speedy low-power processor family that was acquired by Intel and then sold to Marvell.

Taiwanese news site InfoTimes is reporting that Apple will debut this long-rumored tablet in October for around $800.

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