The company's new chip, which is based on four ARM Cortex-A15 processors, is slated for widespread production in August.
ARM makes a number of chip announcements at Computex, including a next-generation processor for mid-range smartphones.
Analysts are encouraged by Intel's new Atom design. So future Windows Blue-based tablets powered by Intel's revamped mobile chips could provide a lift for Microsoft and its hardware partners.
Chipmaker releases some details of its forthcoming 2.5GHz Cortex A15 processor, which it says will be up to five times faster than its current architecture.
Samsung is set to begin manufacturing its eight-core phone and tablet processor in the second quarter. That's a problem for Apple because Apple is both competing with Samsung and getting its A6 from the South Korean company.
The A6 used in the iPhone 5 may be more of an Apple creation than previous chips.
Not satisfied with the speed of your Android tablet? Just wait a while...and then purchase a new model with one of the three yet-to-be-released processors featured here.
The CPU technology is being called the 4-Plus-1 "Quad Core Eagle," according to a leak on a China-based forum.
Though the same externally, Samsung is expected to release two versions of Galaxy S4 with different internals that are suited to different markets.
First unveiled at CES, Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 4 chipset will be featured in ZTE smartphones coming in the next few months.