What Texas Instruments do well is produce digital signal processors and chips for cellular handsets. In fact apart from Qualcomm, TI make more phone processors than anyone else in the world.
The latest outings from the Dallas Laboratories are hotter than the desert that surrounds them and they promise to bring untold glory to our Android handsets.
Their new DaVinci DM3730 and DM3725 are both Android and Linux ready and both boast 1GHz ARM Cortex Processors and 800MHz DSPs, which translates to a forty to fifty percent increase in speed and nearly twice the graphics power as devices running their current OMAP family.
Despite the 25 lacking the 3D accelerator of the 30, both chips offer huge reductions in power consumption and both are more than capable of playing 720p video without even breaking into a sweat. With temperatures reaching 100ºF in Dallas at this time of year, that can't be a bad thing. As for when we might see these beasts in action is of course down to handset manufacturers but expect Motorola to be sniffing around.