“ARM on Tuesday rolled out a unique variant on the Cortex-A15 designed to bring the next-generation chip to shelves faster and with less power use,” Electronista reports.

“A new hard macro variant that has fixed specifications, including quad cores clocked at 2GHz based on a 28 nanometer TSMC-made (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) design, instead of the ‘soft core’ that lets firms heavily customize an ARM design to their own ends,” Electronista reports. “In return, however, it’s both faster to implement and uses the same power as the earlier Cortex-A9.”

Electronista reports, “The gain is seen as a ‘balance of performance and power’ that could go so far as to power full notebooks and thin but fast network hardware.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]