Posts Tagged ‘ARM’

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The Shape of 2013: Predictions for the Year Ahead

After 15 years of making predictions, with a track record that would have made you rich if you’d bet on them, I’ve been away from the practice for a couple of years. But as the regulars at Tech.pinions have agreed …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   December 19th, 2012
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Integration Gives iPhone an Unbeatable Advantage

There was only one real surprise when iFixit.com did its by-now ritual teardown of the new iPhone 5. The phone sports a 1440 milliamp-hour battery just a hair bigger than the battery in the  iPhone 4S. Yet despite going to …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   September 21st, 2012
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HSA Foundation: for Show or for Real?

I recently spent a few days at AMD’s Fusion Developer Summit in Seattle, Washington.  Among many of the announcements was one to introduce the HSA Foundation, an organization  currently including AMD, ARM,  Imagination, MediaTek, and Texas Instruments.  The HSA Foundation was …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   June 15th, 2012
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Intel Could Use a Dose of Andy Grove

In a presentation to financial analysts on May 10, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said he was not particularly worried about the prospect of Microsoft issuing a version of Windows for ARM processors later this year. “We think [x86 is] a differentiator,” …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   May 11th, 2012
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Windows 8 on ARM: The Big Questions

Microsoft released a lengthy blog post yesterday on their website specifically around Windows 8 on ARM. Although the post shed some insight into a number of the looming questions we all have about Windows on ARM, there are still …

by Ben Bajarin   |   February 10th, 2012
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Windows on ARM to Include Desktop Office. But What About Outlook?

While Microsoft has said a lot of Windows 8, it has revealed very little about its almost equally important software partner, Office 15. In in a post on the Building Windows 8 blog today, Windows boss Steve Sinofsky disclosed a …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   February 9th, 2012
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The ARM Wrestle Match

I have an un-healthy fascination with semiconductors. I am not an engineer nor I do know much about quantum physics but I still love semiconductors. Perhaps because I started my career drawing chip diagrams at Cypress Semiconductor. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   January 6th, 2012
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Windows 8 Desktop on ARM Decision Driven by Phones and Consoles

There has been a lot written about the possibility of Microsoft not supporting the Windows 8 Desktop environment on the ARM architecture. If true, this could impact Microsoft, ARM and ARM’s licensees and Texas Instruments, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm are in …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   December 6th, 2011

Windows and ARM: A Fork in the Road

ZDnet reports  that Microsoft has tentatively decided that Windows 8 running on ARM processors will only support new Metro-style applications, not programs written for older versions of Windows and Intel processors.

In one sense, this is not surprising. Existing applications would …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   December 2nd, 2011
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Quad Core Smartphones: What it Will Take to Become Relevant

There has been a lot of industry discussion on multi-core smartphones in the past year, and the dialog has increased with NVIDIA’s launch of Tegra 3, a quad core SOC targeted to phones and tablets. The big question lingering with …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   November 11th, 2011