Samsung Exynos 5 Dual Powers the New Google ChromebookSeoul, Korea, November 21. 2012
The Exynos 5 Dual is the first ARM technology-based SoC to bring both high performance and energy efficiency to Chromebooks
a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that its Exynos 5 Dual application processor powers the new Google Chromebook*. Exynos 5 Dual is the industry's first ARM® Cortex™-A15 CPUs and ARM Mali™-T604 GPUs, enabling increased performance with more power-efficient designs for mobile devices.
"We are excited to have the Exynos 5 Dual equipped in Google's newest Chromebook that will offer optimum user experience within the mobile environment," said TH Kim, vice president of System LSI marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. "The use of the ARM technology-based Exynos application processor for the Chromebook is a milestone for the industry, as it shows broader application possibilities with stepped up application processor performance."
The Exynos 5 Dual, with two CPU cores running at a blazing 1.7GHz, its high-powered multi-core GPU, full high-definition multimedia capabilities, and the highest available memory bandwidth in an mobile SoC opens up more opportunities for PC manufacturers. The adoption of 32nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology, complemented with Samsung's unique low-power design methodology, allows for high performance as well as superior power efficiency for the next generation Chromebook and other mobile devices.
"Consumers are demanding the mobile experience across all their computing devices. Always on, always connected and always available for the applications that they want at their fingertips," said Ian Drew, executive vice president, marketing and business development, ARM. "We are delighted to be working with Samsung and Google to provide the latest high-performance, energy-efficient Cortex processor and Mali GPU technology implemented with ARM Artisan Physical IP to enable this new era of mobile computing."
"It's been exciting to see many people using Chromebooks as the perfect additional computer for their home," said Caesar Sengupta, Director of Product Management, Chrome OS. "We believe computers need to be thin, light, easy to use and more affordable so everyone can have access to them. We are happy to have worked with Samsung to include the Exynos 5 Dual in the new Chromebook for $249, the computer for everyone."
"The new Chromebook is ultra-slim and light, and has vastly improved battery life—all increasingly critical factors in mobile PC design," said David Song, Senior Vice President of the IT Solutions Business at Samsung Electronics. "The Exynos 5 Dual processor brings significant improvements in energy efficiency to the new Chromebook, allowing a smaller, slimmer battery package that is equally or more efficient than that of previous models. This combination of design and technology innovation has enabled us to produce the thinnest and lightest Chromebook yet."
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* Editor's note: Chromebook is a cloud based mobile PC featuring the Google Chrome Operating System.