Thanks to Samsung leaking a document, we now have details about ARM’s roadmap for the next three years. It’s not the best leak of the decade (or even the century), but helloooo 2013’s Aquila, the 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A9.
Listed in the leak is Taurus, the single-core 1GHz S5PV210 Cortex-A8 chip which will arrive later this year; Mercury, a 600MHz single-core Cortex-A5 which will be available either this year or next; Orion, an 800MHz Cortex-A9 which we’ll see early next year; Pegasus which we’ll see later in 2011 (a single-core 1GHz Cortex-A9); Hercules the 1GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 which will appear early 2012; and in 2012-2013, Venus, which is a 600MHz Cortex-A5 dual-core chip; and Draco, another dual-core but at 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 flavour.
ARM’s got to be feeling pretty peeved at Samsung for leaking their goods – but at least we know they’ve got the support of a major manufacturer for the next few years, with their chips looking set to replace Intel’s in upcoming laptops and other products. [EeTimes via Notebook Italia via SlashGear]