ARM launched their Cortex-A7 MPCore processor. Compared to the Cortex-A8, the Cortex-A7 MPCore application processor is 5x more energy-efficiency and one fifth the size. The ARM Cortex-A7 features big.LITTLE processing, which pairs the best of the Cortex-A15 MPCore and Cortex-A7 processors. Big.LITTLE processing enables devices to seamlessly select the right processor for the right task, based on performance requirements. This dynamic selection is transparent to the application software or middleware running on the processors.