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 says it has absolutely no plans for a 128 bit processor
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.
New Mali-T760 is ARM’s fastest GPU yet, 400% better energy efficiency
ARM has unveiled two new members of its Mali family of GPUs. The new units are the Mali-T720 and Mali-T760. The T720 is a mid-range GPU and is seen as the successor to the very popular Mali-400 MP and 450 MP GPUs, while the Mali-T760 is ARM's new flagship GPU and boasts a 400% increase in energy efficiency when compared to the Mali-T604.
At IDF 2013, Intel talked about 64-bit support for Android devices, sort-of suggesting that Android 4.4 KitKat may offer such a feature - however, that particular feature is yet to be confirmed by Google.
Of course Samsung is going to use 64-bit chips in phones next year
One of the biggest changes to mobile computing will take place next year, with the advent of 64-bit ARM based processors. Although Intel does have a slight lead in bringing 64 bit computing to Android, the real benefits will come when ARM releases its Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 processors. Do you like the idea of a 64-bit Android device?
ARM low power processors take us closer to the Internet of Things
Speaking with a group of UK journalists recently, ARM CTO Mike Muller talked about a new low voltage microprocessor for embedded devices, and how the energy scavenged from the local environment can be used to power small devices.