At MWC 2014 Android Authority's Darcy LaCouvée had the opportunity to talk with John Heinlein, ARM’s VP of corporate marketing. In the interview, Heinlein spoke on ARM’s plans to continue expanding the mobile experience, particularly focusing on three key areas.
Intel Quark is just too hot for wearable technology, says ARM
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.
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.