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It’s no secret that Intel doesn’t exactly have the same batting average in the mobile market as it does on the PC side, but the company is working towards changing that. To that end, the company purchased the satellite navigation chip business unit of ST-Ericsson, according to AllThingsD. ST-Ericsson is a joint venture between STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, and the sale of the unit couldn’t come at a better time; AllThingsD reports that ST-Ericsson had an operating loss of $158 million in Q1 2013. New Intel CEO Brian Krzanich The acquisition will no doubt help Intel bolster... Read more...
Just a year or two ago, processor speed was the least of one's worry when shopping for a new smartphone. So long as it could make calls, send/receive texts and check your e-mail every so often, it was plenty powerful. Now, phones are capable of so much more thanks to advanced operating systems like Android and iPhone OS (not to mention webOS, Bada and Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 Series), and CPU cores are just as important due to their ability to make the entire process speedy (or not speedy). Up until now, Qualcomm's Snapdragon was the only real powerhouse on the market. Apple's A4 chip shows... Read more...