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ARM unveils Cortex-A17 core for mainstream devices

ARM Holdings, a leading developer of microprocessor technologies for mobile and low-power devices, on Tuesday introduced its new general-purpose core designed for entry-level and mainstream devices based on Google Android operating system in 2015 and beyond. In addition, ARM revealed its new cost-optimized Mali-T720 graphics processing unit. ARM Cortex-A17 processor …

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ARM and partners reveal initial server platform standard

Data centers demand standards-based software and hardware offerings to ensure ease of deployment and manageability. ARM Holdings and its partners on Monday released the first standard for servers based on ARMv8-A 64-bit micro-architecture. The guidelines will help server makers to build similar machines. ARM ‘server base system architecture’ (SBSA) platform …

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ARM and UMC team up for low-cost chips

Although the press mostly reports about high-end chip solutions designed for leading-edge electronics and made using state-of-the-art process technologies, the market continues to need very low-cost products that are far from being technological breakthroughs. On Tuesday ARM Holdings and United Microelectronics Corp. announced partnership to enable such devices. ARM has …

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Intel to show wearable computing devices at CES

Intel Corp. plans to demonstrate all-new wearable computing devices it designed in-house at the forthcoming Consumer Electronics Show that begins next-week. The chip giant will also introduce a new version of Quark chip aimed at various types of electronics that need to be small and have very low power consumption. …

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ARM buys Sensinode to expand Internet of Things

ARM Holdings, the company behind the world’s most commonly used processors, has announced that it has purchased Sensinode Oy, a company that has primarily focused on developing software technology for the Internet of Things (IoT). ARM has said it’s keen to assuage any concerns over continued operation, suggesting that Sensinode …

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ARM CEO steps down

Warren East

After nearly two decades as part of one of the world’s most dominant chip firms, ARM’s CEO, Warren East, has announced his retirement, with his replacement, current president Simon Segars, set to take over the CEO position from 1st July. East has done a good job during his tenure too. …

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Strong ARM bulges to take more market share

As we’ve said before on KitGuru, companies communicate in a lot of different ways. The press release is one and the annual report is another. While these don’t normally contain downright lies, they are certainly spun in a very specific/positive way. But what about recruitment? It’s tough to spin job …

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Green pioneers direct current data centre with HP

While Dell is packing big and bad with the news that it has a brand new line up of tiny and powerful Copper servers with ARM technology, HP has not been resting. Instead, its engineers have been working with the biggest IT/communications service providers in Switzerland, to try and save …

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Dell ramps up 15 watt ARM multi-core servers

Go back far enough, and servers were mini-computers or even mainframes. Even something as humble as a 200MB hard drive was the size of a washing machine and it would thud and thunk as the read/write head flew across a massive spinning disk. Then came Apricot’s 486 servers and things …

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Samsung teases new 32nm quad-core Exynos chip

Samsung has just teased their latest quad-core Exynos chipset at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) event recently. The new chipset is to be manufactured on a 32nm process unlike the current Exynos dual-core chips that are currently found in smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S II, which are built …

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ARM announce new low power smartphone chip

ARM, the British low power silicon chip maker has announced a new design which uses five times less power than the current processors in today’s smartphones. It will perform at a similar level to today’s technology. The company, based in Cambridge said their new Cortex A7 processor is their most …

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Apple may move to ARM as early as Q3 2012

KitGuru reported on the insider information that Apple may move to ARM chip designs in at least some of their Macbook range down the line. It appears this has been verified by Barclays Capital hardware analyst Ben Reitzes. He says We believe that Apple will be the first in our …

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Rumor: Apple to ditch Intel on MacBooks – going ARM based

There are rumors circulating that Apple may drop Intel chips and move the design of future MacBooks onto similar silicon that powers Apple’s iPhone and iPad. This is obviously heightened by reports that Windows 8 will support both ARM and Intel platforms. While in theory this seems like a logical …

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ARM say ‘no surprise’ on news of upcoming Intel chip design

British chip maker ARM have spoken to the Telegraph in the UK after hearing about Intel’s new chip announcement. Shares in the Cambridge based ARM, a company who design chips for Apple and other smartphone manufacturers dropped badly midweek as investors were waiting on an announcement from Intel. Intel said …

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Intel hands Q3 to AMD Llano – strategic error?

After having the market to itself for over 3 years, AMD finally woke up and realised that there was a market for a Fusion-class processor that combined decent CPU-ing with decent GPU-ing. News into KitGuru suggests that Intel might be embarking on a strange strategy for 2011. Here’s what we …

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ARM offer advice to Intel for mobile market

According to ARM CEO Warren East, Intel still have a long way to go before dominating the mobile market as their processor designs still demand too much power. He told Reuters “Unless they can make their processors smaller they will struggle.” He then said that he was happy with the …

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IBM sign 14nm deal with ARM

ARM are one of the UK’s most exciting companies and they have just announced a deal with IBM to help with the 14nm production process. ARM are dominating the low power market right now with a high percentage of their designs being used in smartphone, tablet and embedded sectors. They …

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Windows 8 to run on ARM

Microsoft are due to revamp Windows 8 to support ARM processors, the leading hardware platform for mobile computer on tablets and smartphones. Windows 8 however is probably not due until 2012, or possibly 2013. ‘Windows 8’ isn’t the final release name of the upcoming operating system, but when we use …

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Microsoft releasing Windows OS for ARM processors

Microsoft are due to announce a version of the ever popular Windows Operating System that will run on ARM processors. KitGuru heard rumblings last week about this, but BloomBerg this morning have confirmed they heard the same thing. This version of Windows will be tailored specifically for battery powered devices, …

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How would ARM finance the purchase of nVidia?

One of the most persistent rumours of the past 5 days has been that nVidia might be in play on the market. The market for desktop graphics has not suddenly become significantly bigger over the past 3 months, yet nVidia’s share price has been steadily inflating updward. Overall bouyancy in …

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