Processors powering the new trend in wearable technology not only need to be small and energy efficient, but also cool enough to wear comfortably. According to ARM, Intel’s new tiny Quark processor is just too hot to handle.
In a mobile world dominated by ARM and Qualcomm, Intel’s fortunes seem to be waning. But is that really the case? We look at Intel’s strategy to remain relevant and innovative in a “Post PC” market,
MediaTek announces new Cortex-A17+A7 octa-core processor. Can MediaTek challenge Qualcomm since the new chip also has built-in support for 4G LTE?
ARM has released details of the new Cortex-A17 processor for mid-range devices with clock speeds over 2GHz. At 60% faster than the Cortex-A9 and compatible with the big.LITTLE architecture, ARM sees its new processor as key for 2015.
ARM and Intel are worlds apart when it comes to success in the mobile processor market, but could the move to 64-bit mobile challenge offer Intel a second chance?
Qualcomm has announced two new Snapdragon chipsets, one aimed at the automotive industry and one destined for smart TVs. The Snapdragon 602A is an automotive-grade infotainment chipset while the Snapdragon 802 processor is Qualcomm’s first fully integrated SoC designed for Ultra HD media.
More details are emerging about Intel’s next line of processors. Code named Broadwell, they are 14nm versions of the Haswell range. Since the Haswell-Y is designed specifically for tablets, should ARM be worried?
New forecast data about the number of microprocessors shipments show that the global market for processors will rise to 1.50 billion chips by the end of this year, up from 1.21 billion in 2012. In the face of declining PC sales, the growth is due to smartphone and tablet sales.
ARM has denied rumors it is working on a 128 bit processor after a website quotes an unnamed ARM official who predicted “that a 128-bit processor could hit the market in the next two years.”
At the heart of every smartphone there is a baseband processor which contains a general purpose ARM processor and runs its own operating system. These operating systems are closed source and vulnerable to hackers.