Apple iPad A4 processor and other chipsWith the metal shield removed, you can see the Apple iPad's A4 processor, two large Samsung NAND Flash memory chips, a Broadcom I/O controller, and chips from Texas Instruments and NXP.
The markings on the A4 processor are:
The markings on the Samsung chips are:
The markings on the Texas Instruments chip is:
The markings on the Broadcom I/O controller are:
The markings (at least those I can see) on the NXP chip are:
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