ARM

  • Back Against The Wall, Intel Ramps Up Investment For 2013 To Make The Shift To Mobile Processors

    Back Against The Wall, Intel Ramps Up Investment For 2013 To Make The Shift To Mobile Processors

    Even though Intel’s quarterly earnings were a mixed bag, the biggest surprise comes from its research and development investment plans. In 2013, the company plans to invest $13 billion compared to $10.15 billion in 2012 and $8.35 billion in 2011. This money will be used to bridge the mobile gap, as ARM-based manufacturers are current market leaders. Read More

  • Apple Reportedly Looking Into Switching From Intel To In-House Chips For Macs

    Apple Reportedly Looking Into Switching From Intel To In-House Chips For Macs

    Apple is reportedly looking into ways to replace its Intel processors in Macs with new chips based on the designs it uses for its iOS-based devices. The company has previously been rumored to be contemplating such a move, but Bloomberg reports today that Apple’s engineers are now more confident in their underlying chip designs and their ability to power Mac desktops and notebooks. Read More

  • Calxeda Raises $55 Million For ARM-Based, Low-Powered Server Chips

    Calxeda Raises $55 Million For ARM-Based, Low-Powered Server Chips

    Calxeda has raised $55 million for its ultra-low-power server chips that use ARM-based processors instead of the Intel x86 architecture that now dominates the market. Read More

  • New Advancement Gives ARM Weapon To Challenge Intel Dominance In Server Market

    New Advancement Gives ARM Weapon To Challenge Intel Dominance In Server Market

    The x86 chip is an Intel crown jewel. It’s the processor for millons of servers around the globe. But now it appears that software has invaded the land of hardware yet again with the news that a group of Russian developers are building an emulation capability to run x86 servers on ARM-based servers. Read More

  • The iPhone 5’s Greatest Inside Story: Chipmaking Maturation For Apple

    The iPhone 5’s Greatest Inside Story: Chipmaking Maturation For Apple

    The iPhone 5 brings a lot to the table, but a lot of its changes lie under the hood away from prying eyes. Or, at least, away from those eyes until Friday when it’ll get opened up by a host of folks, including iFixit.com’s perennial new Apple hardware tear-down. The iPhone 5 has already given up maybe its greatest secret, however: A custom-designed A6 system-on-a-chip that… Read More

  • As ARM-Based Devices Take Over, Intel Cuts Its Sales Forecast For The Rest Of The Year

    As ARM-Based Devices Take Over, Intel Cuts Its Sales Forecast For The Rest Of The Year

    Intel announced today that its sales for the third quarter will be lower than expected due to a decline in demand. Intel microprocessors use the x86 architecture found in most PCs and Macs today. Instead of $14.2 billion, Intel now anticipates $13.8 billion in revenue. It is not due to competition as AMD faces the same problem. Even more important, that decline demonstrates once again that a… Read More

  • The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

    The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

    Apple uses the ARM architecture for its chip sets on its iPhones and tablets. Now we are seeing the first uses for ARM-powered architectures on servers to power cloud environments. Contributors to OpenStack have developed the first ARM powered OpenStack cloud as a zone in TryStack.org, the free sandbox for exploring and testing OpenStack. The ramifications are evident in a few ways: Read More

  • Proxama, ARM Partner For Joint NFC Venture

    Proxama, ARM Partner For Joint NFC Venture

    NFC is picking up traction everywhere you look, and the latest news comes out of the UK’s Proxama. According to a release sent out this morning, the company is planning a partnership with ARM to create an NFC system. Employing ARM TrustZone technology in conjunction with the Proxama Mobile Wallet, the venture aims to provide secure NFC contactless payments and mobile internet payments… Read More

  • Microsoft Explains Windows On ARM, The Latest Addition To The OS Family

    Microsoft Explains Windows On ARM, The Latest Addition To The OS Family

    Ever since Steve Ballmer made that surprise announcement at CES 2011, there has been a lot of speculation about just how Microsoft would be bringing Windows to the ARM architecture. Would it be a whole separate line? Would it be compatible with old applications? Would it be cheaper? Many of these questions have been answered in a long and technical post on the Building Windows 8 blog today… Read More

  • 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