ARM

July 25th, 2012

ARM Outperforms Rivals, Beats Industry Forecasts

ARM is proving to be the exception to the rule in the summer of silicon discontent, as its second-quarter earnings released on Tuesday show it is outperforming the semiconductor industry as a whole. ARM’s chips power virtually the entire smart phone and tablet industry, with Apple’s iPhone and iPad using the processors, along with Samsung’s [...]

July 23rd, 2012

ARM’s Advances Into Sub-20nm Chips Puts Pressure on Legacy Chipmakers

ARM announced today that it had began collaboration with Taiwan Silicon Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) to produce sub-20nm 64-bit CPUs based upon new 3D transistor technology. “By working closely with TSMC, we are able to leverage TSMC’s ability to quickly ramp volume production of highly integrated SoCs in advanced silicon process technology,” said Simon Segars, executive [...]

July 19th, 2012

Former AMD Engineer Turns Up at Apple

According to a Linkedin profile update first noticed by Semi Accurate, former AMD system engineer John Bruno — who is seen to be one of the ‘fathers’ of Trinity — has turned up at Apple. Mr. Bruno joined AMD when it acquired graphics manufacturer ATI, but was laid off in November 2011 as part of [...]

July 12th, 2012

x86 No Moore? Intel Reportedly RISCing Potential Defections to ARM

A number of the biggest names in enterprise computing are reportedly “exploring” integrating RISC based ARM processors into some of their server and PC lines, according to a report by the San Jose Mercury News. The Mercury News says that HP and Dell — which count for approximately one third of Intel’s sales — are [...]

June 13th, 2012

AMD and ARM Partner for Hardware Level Security Initiative

Speculation was put to rest this morning about AMD’s plans for licensing 3rd party intellectual property when the company announced it was joining forces with ARM to integrate its TrustZone technology into future APUs. ARM’s TrustZone technology will be integrated via the inclusion of an ARM Cortex-A5 processor on AMD’s Fusion APUs from 2013 forward. [...]

April 16th, 2012

Does AMD Want MIPS?

Bright Side of the News is reporting that AMD is seriously mulling a purchase of microprocessor design firm MIPS, in a play that may echo their acquisition of NexGen Inc. in 1996. MIPS designs processor architectures and licenses them to manufactures in a similar way to ARM Holdings. The MIPS architecture, based on RISC CPUs, [...]

March 8th, 2012

Can Dell Slay the Leviathan With a Windows Tablet?

Citing his company’s belief that there is “a lot of demand” for a Windows 8 tablet, Dell CEO Michael Dell told the business talk show Bloomberg West that his company is prepping a Windows 8 tablet for release the day the OS becomes available. “Having a secure Windows tablet that works with all the Windows [...]

February 21st, 2012

Is HP Developing ARM Based Servers?

According to a report by Digitimes, HP could be prepping low power servers based on the ARM chipset. Digitimes’ sources claim that HP’s server project, codenamed Moonshot, is intended to develop more power efficient data centers. HP’s ARM based server is expected to be available for some clients to begin testing during the second quarter of [...]

February 9th, 2012

Microsoft Talks Windows 8 on ARM Devices

In a blog post published Thursday morning, Steven Sinofsky, President of Microsoft’s Windows division, provided a lengthy overview of how Windows 8 would function on ARM devices, assuring potential users that the product will “look and feel just like you expect”. “Windows on ARM enables creativity in PC design that, in combination with newly architected [...]

February 3rd, 2012

Will Rory Read ARM AMD?

Speculation is rampant about AMD’s planned “ambidextrous” mobile strategy, after a series of announcements yesterday by AMD’s top brass at the company’s Financial Analyst Day.Dr. Lisa Su, AMD’s general manager, said the company would no longer be “religious” about architectures and this flexibility would be the pillar of the company’s strategic advantage. Neither Dr. Su [...]