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Apple putting PA Semi talent to work on iPhone chip

Ars Technica reports: When the news broke in April that Apple had purchased low-power chipmaker PA Semi, savvy Apple watchers quickly zeroed in on the reason for the purchase that seemed to make the most sense: Apple could use PA Semi's extremely talented team of experience low-power processor designers to make chips for its iPhone and iPod lines. (The other option, that Apple would somehow use PA Semi's dual-core PowerPC products, was never realistic.) Well, it turns out that this speculation was correct, and Apple will indeed be drawing on PA Semi's formidable design talent in order to fill the iPhone with custom system-on-chip (SoC) parts that will be fabricated by an as yet unnamed manufacturing partner.

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