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New Apple Job Listing Raises Curious Questions

Posted by zduncan | Posted in Computer | Posted on 03-10-2012

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Apple A6Apple recently posted a few new job listings, with one of them looking pretty interesting. The job posting I am referring to states that Apple is looking for a SoC Modeling Architect – Manager/Lead. What is interesting about this is that this could potentially insinuate that the company is looking to create an all-new system-on-a-chip design.

More specifically, the SoC Modeling Architect would be “at the center of a chip design effort interfacing with all┬ádisciplines, with a critical impact on getting functional products to millions of customers quickly,” according to the posting. What this could mean is that Apple is looking to mix things up a bit with their next-gen offerings after releasing the A6 processor recently.

If Apple is able to build its very own SoC chip from scratch, then the company could potentially be able to offer improved power consumption and better performance out of their devices. If Apple is successful in doing this, the it will most likely be initiated in the A7 chip or a slight upgrade to the A6.

Regardless, whatever Apple is planning it is still a mystery to the tech world. It is even a possibility that the company may be implementing some SoCo work into the next generation of MacBook Air laptops, which would start the process of removing Intel from their computer business altogether. In addition to that, it would also mark the first time we would see an in-house chip used in an Apple computer.

Apple has always been at the forefront of innovation and continues to surprise us even to this day, so it isn’t far fetched for the company to try something like this. Nevertheless, this is still the internet so take it with a grain of salt. This could all just be speculation and wishful thinking.

Source: Slash Gear – Apple job posting hints at all-new system on a chip