CSR, Fujitsu Semiconductor, MediaTek, Renesas Mobile, Samsung Electronics and two other companies have licensed the Big.Little chip architecture of ARM Holdings and will use it to reduce power consumption in their semiconductors, according to ARM. Under the Big.Little architecture, processing chores on a chip are parceled out to different cores, with simpler tasks assigned to a core, such as ARM's Cortex-A7, that needs less power to do its work.

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