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[Cnet] A6 chip: More Apple, less ARM

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Apple's chip investments may have borne native fruit with the A6.

The iPhone 5's A6 may be more of an Apple creation than previous A series chips, according to an updated post by review site Anandtech.

Like Qualcomm, Apple is incorporating more of its in-house expertise into chips. And that means it's getting further away from pure ARM designs. For example, the latest design from U.K.-based ARM is the Cortex A15, which Texas Instruments is using in future chips.

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It can be said that the main credits for the A6 architecture or the differences mentioned go to Jim Keller. wink.gif

http://semiaccurate.com/2012/08/01/apples-cpu-architect-jim-keller-moves-back-to-amd/
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It can be said that the main credits for the A6 architecture or the differences mentioned go to Jim Keller. wink.gif
http://semiaccurate.com/2012/08/01/apples-cpu-architect-jim-keller-moves-back-to-amd/

He sounds like a hell of an impressive man.
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