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.
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?
Global market for processors up by 24 percent thanks to smartphones and tablets
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.