Apple A5X SoC Jim Keller, who joined Apple when it acquired P.A. Semi, has left the company for AMD. During his stay at Apple, the guy was tasked with developing the A4 and A5 processors found inside current iPhones and iPads. Apple surely lost a big asset in low power optimisation and performance. A successor at Apple has yet to be named. ...

Apple A5X floorplan Yesterday we posted a teardown of the new iPad by iFixit. This revealed the internals of the device, but today’s teardown goes even deeper by exposing what the new A5X system-on-chip has hidden inside it. As with the Apple A5, also the A5X is manufactured by Samsung using a 45-nm manufacturing process. The A5X chip is about 36% bigger compared...

iPad 3 logic board Possibly the biggest question about the iPad 3 is currently whether or not it will have a quad-core A6 system-on-chip. A leak today indicates that it will not have an A6 inside, but something that is labeled A5X instead. The A5X name leads us to believe that this is just a slight upgrade to the original A5 that is currently found inside the iPad 2....