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TI becomes first to license ARM's next-gen Cortex-A chips

updated 01:25 pm EDT, Mon August 9, 2010

TI first to get next-gen ARM Cortex-A chips

Texas Instruments (TI) on Monday announced itself as the first company to license ARM's next-generation Cortex-A series processors. The chips, also known as Eagle, remain efficient, with an estimated draw of just 0.25W per CPU and will be initially built on a 28nm architecture before scaling down to 22nm.

TI signed the license in June of 2009, which let its engineers develop products based on the new chips. The company also helped ARM develop the core with its own low-energy, system-on-chip experience.

When the first TI devices using the Eagle ARM cores begin showing up in the market remains unknown.

TI first partnered with ARM in 1993 with current flagship devices that include the OMAP1510 processor in Windows CE and Symbian-powered devices. A 1GHz OMAP processor was also used in the Motorola Droid X.

Other companies are due to use the Cortex-A in the near future and will likely include Apple, Qualcomm, Samsung and others that depend on high-performance processors for smartphones and tablets.



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