How did Apple arrive at the A6 chip in the iPhone 5? A longtime chip analyst documents the long and winding road.
While endorsing a report that the A6 is a unique Apple design, Linley Gwennap, who heads The Linley Group, a chip consultancy, posted a brief history of the A6's chip estimated $500-million-plus development effort in a research note on Saturday.
Some of the history has been documented before, but other parts are not as well known.
Gwennap's firm is the publisher of the Microprocessor Report and it frequently holds conferences on mobile chips.
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