ARM planning Quad-core 1.2 Ghz chips for 2012

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EETimes has acquired a internal Samsung document which shows ARM’s roadmap for the next few years, which includes ARM chips not just for smartphones but also netbooks.

The full roadmap include:


  • Taurus, 1 GHz Cortex-A8 (single core)


  • Mercury, 600 MHz Cortex-A5 (single core)
  • Orion, 800 MHz Cortex-A9 (dual core)
  • Pegasus, 1 GHz Cortex-A9 (single core)
  • Hercules, 1 Ghz Cortex-A9 (dual core)


  • Venus, 600 MHz Cortex-A5 (dual core)
  • Draco, 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 (dual core)
  • Aquila, 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 (quad core)

Its likely the Quad-core chips are destined more for netbooks and tablets running mobile OS’s than your next smartphone. Hopefully Apple will not steal the company away and keep all the good stuff for itself.

Read more at Slashgear and Neowin here.

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