ARM

  • ARM’s A7 To Act As Sidekick Processor To More Powerful A15 And Friends

    ARM’s A7 To Act As Sidekick Processor To More Powerful A15 And Friends

    Here’s another entry to add to the alphabet soup of processors, chips, and components being bandied about by device makers. ARM, whose A8 core forms the center of a great number of mobile devices, has announced a little brother to their line of higher clockspeed processors. The A7 will form a sort of low-power sidekick to the more powerful A15 and its ilk. The A7 (no direct relation… Read More

  • Rumor: Facebook Flirting With ARM Servers

    According to a rumor on the Internet, Facebook may be rolling out a new data center filled with servers using ARM CPUs rather than the more traditional chips from Intel and AMD. ARM chips are less complex than x86 systems, and ARM is ubiquitous in mobile computing environments. The simplicity of the architecture makes the systems far more energy efficient, which is a pretty serious concern… Read More

  • Apple's A4 ain't that special

    I really don’t understand what the big deal is about the A4. ARM designed the chip, Apple customized it, and Samsung built it. How is that any different from any other phone or device manufacturer? The A4 variant (an unfortunate name considering the A* naming convention in ARM chips) is just an A8-based chip with a setup specific to the iPhone or iPad’s PCB layout and processing needs. Read More

  • Apple Continues To Morph Into The Chocolate Factory. Expect Fewer Gobstopper Leaks.

    Apple Continues To Morph Into The Chocolate Factory. Expect Fewer Gobstopper Leaks.

    Lost iPhone prototypes aside, most Apple leaks tend to come from partners companies tasked with helping to build something Apple needs for a particular product. After all, Apple can’t do it all, itself. Well, not yet anyway. A report today in the New York Times confirms earlier rumors that Apple has purchased Austin, Texas-based chip company Intrinsity. And yes, it appears that company… Read More

  • Can you guess the inspiration for the Bionic Handling Assistant?

    What you see here is the Bionic Handling Assistant, a sort of robotic arm designed to improve the interaction between humans and robots. Clearly this thing was inspired by Doc Ock from Spider-Man, right? There can be no doubt! Look at those articulated arms. Look at those pincers. Look at the sheer menace these things give off! Doc Ock all the way, am I right? Read More

  • Rumor: Apple Thinking About Buying ARM. iPhone Rivals To Sleep With The Fishes?

    The following is very much a rumor, but if true, it would be absolutely huge. A UK publication is reporting that Apple is considering buying ARM Holdings — aka, the company behind most of the world’s mobile phone processors. If Apple were to buy them, it would likely reshape the mobile landscape completely. To be clear, London’s Evening Standard is only citing… Read More

  • Rumor: Apple Thinking About Buying ARM. iPhone Rivals To Sleep With The Fishes?

    The following is very much a rumor, but if true, it would be absolutely huge. A UK publication is reporting that Apple is considering buying ARM Holdings — aka, the company behind most of the world’s mobile phone processors. If Apple were to buy them, it would likely reshape the mobile landscape completely. To be clear, London’s Evening Standard is only citing… Read More

  • Cellphones will be able play intense 3D games and 1080p video.. at the same time.

    Much of what is coming out of the MWC is still in the concept stage and not available yet, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. Take for example the latest Armada chipset from Marvell; it’s an ARM based graphic processing package that has enough power to handle hi-res 3D gaming, and 1080p video at the same time. Read More

  • Freescale ARM Cortex-A8 tablets! Some less than $200! The future! Now!

    You know what’s so hot for Y2K10? Tablets. If you want to get just about anybody in the technology journalism industry all riled up, just talk about tablets. It’s also a good way to make small talk. Texas-based Freescale, purveyor of fine ARM Cortex chips for various mobile devices, is getting in on the tablet madness full force by promising to demonstrate strange and wonderful… Read More

  • ARM breaks 2GHz barrier with dual core Cortex-A9 processor

    Great Neptune’s trousers! ARM has just announced the development of a dual core mobile processor capable of breaking the 2GHz barrier. The 40nm Cortex-A9 CPU will use conventional silicon chips and each CPU core will consume less than 0.25 watts of power. Read More