“iPad is powered by our own custom silicon. We have an incredible group that does custom silicon at Apple,” company co-founder Steve Jobs said during Wednesday’s keynote. “We have a chip called A4, which is our most advanced chip we’ve ever done that powers the iPad. It’s got the processor, the graphics, the I/O, the memory controller — everything in this one chip, and it screams.”
Intel is touting Extreme UV for it’s new silicon production lines. But whether or not they can do it cost effectively is another question. Moore’s Law is ending soon.