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updated 09:51 AM EST 12.18.12
Apple wins patents on system-on-chip, OS X Preview tech
Apple has won a pair of new patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office. The first, Systems and methods for providing a system-on-a-substrate, documents the architecture of a system-on-chip (SoC) in the style used for Apple's mobile devices. Specifically it talks about locating all of the same components for a system on the same substrate, in "bare die" form. Apple notes that a bare die can include parts like processors, memory, controllers, accelerometers, and so on.