Apple hit by a patent suit over A7 chip

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Apple hit by a patent suit over A7 chip

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Apple is no stranger to patent suits, but the latest one alleges legal issues with the brains behind the new iPhone and iPad.

Filed by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) on behalf of the University of Wisconsin, the suit claims that Apple ‘s A7 chip violated its 5,781,752 patent known as “Table based data speculation circuit for parallel processing computer,” PatentlyApple reported on Monday.

The patented technology is described as follows:

A predictor circuit permits advanced execution of instructions depending for their data on previous instructions by predicting such dependencies based on previous mis-speculations detected at the final stages of processing. Synchronization of dependent instructions is provided by a table creating entries for each instance of potential dependency. Table entries are created and deleted dynamically to limit total memory requirements.

WARF, which is the patent arm of the University of Wisconsin, claims that Apple has used the patented technology in its latest chip to achieve gr… [Read more]

Apple hit by a patent suit over A7 chip


Apple hit by a patent suit over A7 chip

 

Apple hit by a patent suit over A7 chip

 

Apple hit by a patent suit over A7 chip

 

Apple hit by a patent suit over A7 chip

 

Apple hit by a patent suit over A7 chip

Apple hit by a patent suit over A7 chip

Apple hit by a patent suit over A7 chip

Apple hit by a patent suit over A7 chip

Apple hit by a patent suit over A7 chip

Apple hit by a patent suit over A7 chip

Apple hit by a patent suit over A7 chip

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