UBM TechInsights discovered that the just-released Samsung Wave S8500
features the same 1 GHz ARM CORTEX A8 core as that found in the very popular Apple iPad
as well as the new iPhone
"By investigating the Samsung S5PC110A01 application processor and comparing it to the A4 application processor found in the Apple iPad using our specialized lab techniques, we were able to confirm that not only is Samsung the manufacturer of both application processors, but both application processors feature the same 1 GHz ARM CORTEX A8 core manufactured using a 45-nanometer low-power fabrication process," said Young Choi, Senior Manager of the Technical Intelligence Group. "With this find, we begin to see how Samsung is successfully asserting itself as the leader in the wireless and mobile applications processor market."
The next generation Apple iPhone also features the same A4 processor as that of the iPad, and the soon-to-be released Android OS-enabled Samsung Galaxy S Smartphone will also use the S5PC110A01. This means that sales of Samsung manufactured processors is expected to reach very high-levels.
Information about UBM TechInsights research on the Apple A4 processor can be found at ubmtechinsights.com