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Apple's 64-bit A7 SoC 'set off panic' for chipmakers


Apple caught market-leading chipmakers off guard when it debuted the 64-bit A7 system-on-chip alongside the iPhone 5s in September, a move one Qualcomm insider says put the industry in panic mode. 


Apple's SVP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller introduces the A7 system-on-chip.

In a report from Dan Lyons' blog HubSpot, an unnamed source at chipmaking giant Qualcomm said Apple's A7 "hit us in the gut," referring to the silicon's support for 64-bit processing.


  • Brian 1582 days ago

    Articles like this, can be read over and over. Oh wait, that might just be me?