We have some news today that LG licenses ARM Cortex processors for future products. The ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore and ARM Mali-T604 are set to be used in future versions of the company’s cell phones, tablets, TVs, and set-top boxes.
Currently LGs Optimus 2X and Optimus Pad both use the Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor, and this news will be a change of direction for the company as it will use the ARM license for its own chips, according to an article by Marc Chacksfield from TechRadar.
Boik Sohn, LGs VP and Head of System IC Center said “LG’s relationship with ARM over a number of years has provided significant value to our overall business”. He went on to say the deal will give LG new processor technology for devices such as smart TVs “and drive our platform strategy.”
This is not the first time LG has used ARM chips as they first used them in 1995, but this agreement will see ARM processors inside more of LGs products. This news could concern the likes of Nvidia and Qualcomm as LG and other big companies shy away from their products.