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ARM Announces New ARM Mali Graphics IP

ARM Mali Graphics IP

ARM has today announced a whole new series of ARM Mali graphics IP including their new T860, T830 and T820 GPUs as well as V550 and DP550 processors



ARM vs. Intel Fight Heads To The Chromebook Segment

Intel has the lead in the Chromebook segment, but the steady rise of ARM-based hardware has the manufacturer worried.



Samsung Switches to 20nm as TSMC Aims to Attain 10nm By 2015

As Samsung seems to complete its move to a 20nm manufacturing process, TSMC is aiming to shift to a 10 nm process node by the end of 2015.


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HTC Nexus 9 Launches at $399 on Oct 15th, Available Nov 3rd

HTC Nexus 9

We have learned that Google’s latest tablet, the HTC Nexus 9 will be launching on October 15th at $399 and will be available in stores November 3rd.


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ARM, TSMC Deliver Plan for 64-Bit FinFET Chips at 10nm

On Thursday (LON: ARM) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TPE: 2330)  announced a plan to deliver ARM-based processors on TSMC 10FinFET process node. The two companies said that their roadmap would place the release of the 10nm chips in the fourth quarter of 2015. In the announcing press release, the companies said that the success of the transition from 20nm to 16FinFET influenced their decision to work together again on the deal. As announced at Computex in June, ARM is building a research and innovation center in Hsinchu, Taiwan home to the headquarters of TSMC and MediaTek. “ARM and TSMC are industry leaders in our


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ARM Announces mbed Platform For IoT


ARM wants to make IoT easier and to create less friction in the develoment of IoT devices, so it has announced a new mbed IoT software device platform.



AMD To Showcase Hadoop On 64-bit ARMv8 Opteron A1100 Processors

AMD Restructuring

ARM ‘s corporate fellow Leendert van Doorn is scheduled to give a demonstration of an AMD Opteron A-series CPU running Hadoop at the JavaOne conference today.


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ARM Cortex M7 is a Powerful Processor Aimed at IoT Devices

The Cortex A series of CPUs from ARM (NASDAQ:ARMH) are mainly used in smartphones and tablets, and while ARMv8 has heralded a set of features geared toward energy efficiency, the A series processors are too powerful for embedded devices. For this segment, ARM has the Cortex M series of low-power processors, which are used to power devices like sensor hubs, fitness trackers, smart thermostats and connected home hardware. One of the main differences between the Cortex M line from full-fledged mobile processors in the Cortex A series is that they do not feature a memory management unit, which is a controller that parses memory references


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Nvidia Sues Samsung and Qualcomm For Alleged Patent Infringement

Nvidia GPU Logo

In a blog, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) stated that it has filed patent infringement complaints with the US District Court in Delaware (where most US companies are incorporated) as well as with the International Trade Comission regarding Samsung (KRX:005935) and Qualcomm’s (NASDAQ:QCOM) infringement of its patents (You can view the complaints here (ITC) and here (Delaware)) . Nvidia is alleging that Samsung’s devices that use Qualcomm’s chips are infringing upon Nvidia’s own technologies that have been patented. Not just that, but by filing a complaint with the ITC, Nvidia is seeking that such devices that infringe upon these patents be banned from importation and sale within the United States. The devices that Nvidia claims infringe upon their



There Is No Sign Of ARM Slowing Down

ARM announced the signing of the 50th licensing agreement for its ARMv8-A technology, which includes support for 64-bit computing. While ARM did not disclose the 27 companies that have signed thus far, it has mentioned that its silicon partners include all of the top ten companies who sell application processors for smartphones, nine of the top ten application processor companies for tablets, four of the top five companies that provide chips for consumer electronics, four of the top five companies that provide chips for enterprise networking and servers along with eight silicon vendors from Greater China. In short, most of the big names in the


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ARM signs 50th Licensing Agreement For ARMv8-A Technology

ARM announced today the signing of the 50th licensing agreement for its ARMv8-A technology, which includes support for 64-bit computing. ARM did not disclose the 27 companies that have signed thus far, but has mentioned that they include all of the top ten companies who sell application processors for smartphones, nine of the top ten application processor companies for tablets, four of the top five companies that provide chips for consumer electronics, four of the top five companies that provide chips for enterprise networking and servers along with eight silicon vendors from Greater China. In short, most of the big names in the chip manufacturing industry


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Don't Yet Dismiss Apple Shifting Macbooks to ARM

Apple Logo iMessage iWatch Backdoor

Rumors of an impending demise of Mactel are nothing new. But as ARM continues its momentum and Intel grapples with the delay of Broadwell, it’s worth taking a second look at the case for ARM on Mac. Although the Apple-Intel partnership has been going great ever since the Cupertino giant switched to Intel’s offerings from PowerPC processors in 2005, cost considerations and rising momentum of 64-bit ARM hardware may see a similar shift from Intel to ARM in the near future. At least that’s what Jean-Louis Gassée, a former Apple executive that served the company from 1981 to 1990, thinks. Although the Apple Gassée knew is a


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AMD Announces 64-bit ARM Opteron A1100-Series Dev Kit

A1100 overdrive

AMD [NYSE:AMD] has announced that they are making available their AMD Opteron A1100-Series developer kit to developers, using the company’s own 64-bit ARM A57-based CPU codenamed “Seattle”. These developer kits, which will be priced at a hefty $2,999 dollars will enable developers of enterprise applications to code their applications for AMD’s 64-bit ARM server processors. AMD is currently the only company offering a full ARM server stack that includes software, hardware, and platform support. They’re the biggest company currently in the ARM server market, but that is both a good thing and a bad thing. Its good because they technically don’t have many competitors, yet, but


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Intel Partners with Rockchip to Accelerate x86 Mobile Adoption

Rockchip Intel

Intel today announced that they would be partnering with Rockchip to launch a series of Android-focused mobile SoCs based on Intel’s SoFIA architecture which combines Intel’s x86 architecture with their own modem technology into a single SoC. This would include Intel providing Rockchip with quadcore SoCs running Intel’s own x86 architecture and modems. The SoFIA is essentially a culmination of all of Intel’s work in the mobile space  but lacks Intel’s own GPU IP because it utilizes Imagination Technologies’ PowerVR graphics architecture instead. Intel has traditionally used PowerVR graphics in their mobile chips for many years but as their desktop and laptop GPUs got better


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Imagination and Oracle Join Forces, Java Addresses the Internet of Things

Imagination Technologies

Oracle used the Imagination Summit 2014 in Santa Clara, California to announce their affiliation with Imagination Technologies of the UK. The collaboration is aimed at enhancing Java for embedded applications, including those used for the Internet of Things (IoT) and to optimize Java for the MIPS CPU architecture. The MIPS32 and MIPS64 systems will gain support through Oracle’s Java Development Kit (JDK) for developing, debugging, and monitoring Java applications. Developers can use Java in various applications including routers, wireless access points, residential gateways, networking equipment, and mobile devices. Krishna Yarlagadda, President of Imagination in North America, indicated that his company is extremely committed to growing the


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ARM Giveaway Winners Announced!

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1" Tablets

As we had promised, we would be giving away two Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1″ tablets thanks to ARM helping us celebrate our 5 year anniversary. We asked you guys to tell us what ARM devices you guys had and to tell us when you would do with your tablet if you won one. Some of you followed directions, some of you didn’t, but what was the most interesting part was that some of you learned that you had ARM-powered devices and didn’t even know it. In fact, ARM devices are not just limited to most mobile (smart and dumb) phones, but also routers and


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GoPro Files a $100 Million IPO, Solidly Profitable

GoPro Cam

As we had earlier reported on rumors of a GoPro Hero 4(K), GoPro was expected to be filing for an IPO prior to the release of their GoPro Hero 4(K). This followed a rumor that they had secretly filed for an IPO only days after hiring themselves a new CFO. So, it comes as little surprise that they officially filed for an IPO with the SEC today to the tune of $100 million. Thanks to this filing we now know how well GoPro has been doing as a company over the course of the past few years. In 2011, GoPro had reported a profit of


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ARM and BSN Partner for 5th Anniversary Giveaway!

We’ve partnered with ARM and their 50 Billion Chips initiative to give away two Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1″ tablets! All you have to do is leave a comment here telling us what ARM-based devices you own and how having one of these awesome Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1″ will improve your daily life. We love to hear from you guys and even more importantly, we love giving stuff away. These are both 16 GB Wi-Fi tablets with stunning WQXGA (2560×1440) resolution displays and even more importantly, ARM SoCs. We’ve had a great relationship with ARM, including the announcement of new products from their server partners with


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HP Moonshot Using ARM 64-bit SoC

Last week ARM invited a group of journalists and analysts to Austin Texas to hear about their server, mobile, and wearable developments. ARM and their partners presented in-depth explanations of their version of the ARM architecture. On the first day of the conference, HP’s Dwight Barron gave an overview of their Moonshot system.  They have been refining the specifications since its late 2009 inauguration. Moonshot’s design differs from the traditional servers which have been the general-purpose workhorses of the data center. These boxes have proved to be jacks-of-all-trades, able to run operations for organizations of every shape and size. They started with proprietary operating systems and a


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AMD's New AMDextrous Strategy, Skybridge and Custom 64-bit ARM Cores

AMD Ambidextrous Strategy

AMD has long been pressured by many of their investors, industry analysts, and various press to show some more core innovation. Well, today, AMD announced their core innovation update in San Francisco and streamed it online as well. The company came out with all their major executives, including current CEO Rory Read as MC, to talk about their new ambidextrous approach, combining their expertise with x86 with their new found interest in ARM, especially in embedded and servers. The update itself focused around the official announcement that AMD will be licensing ARM’s v8 architecture for their own ARM CPU cores, which comes as little surprise