Apple eyes quad-core ARM CPUs for mobile devices

Apple has embedded support for quad-core ARM CPUs in its Xcode developer tool. Such processors could one day power next-gen iPhones, iPads and even future MacBook Airs.

ARM gets tested with Tessent

Mentor Graphics and ARM have debuted a platform blueprint for testing RISC-based processor designs.



Ballmer says Windows 8 is all about the cloud



Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told developers attending BUILD that Windows 8 would be a "re-imagining" of Redmond's flagship operating system, with every other product "pivoting" around the long-awaited OS.

Intel feels Microsoft's love in Anaheim

Although the WinTel relationship appears to be slightly strained right now, an Intel rep told TG Daily that Microsoft actually gave Santa Clara "quite a lot of love" today at the BUILD conference in Anaheim, California.

Microsoft embraces ARM at BUILD

Intel may be celebrating all things x86 at its annual developer forum in San Francisco, but that didn't stop Microsoft from talking up ARM in all of its RISC-based glory at the BUILD conference in Anaheim.

Android Gingerbread to get x86'd

An x86-friendly version of Android Gingerbread will be available for Intel's Atom E series in 2012.

Is Intel threatened by Microsoft's Metro?

Divorces are never pretty and the very public WinTel breakup was certainly no exception.

AMD hedges its ARM bets

ARM currently dominates the lucrative smartphone and tablet markets with its low power sipping RISC chips. But AMD Chief Technology Officer Charles Moore says he believes there is "room for both" x86 and RISC architecture in the mobile space.

Nvidia talks Tegra, Windows 8 and tablets

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says that his company's Tegra processor will be in both tablets and PCs running Windows 8 by the end of 2012.

ARM funds ultra-low energy computing research

ARM has renewed a research agreement with the University of Michigan to fund and collaborate with university scientists on ultra-low energy and sustainable computing.

Rumor: Intel eyes TI's OMAP & ARM architecture

An analyst at Forward Concepts believes Intel may be one of several companies interested in purchasing TI's OMAP division.

Microsoft wants a Windows 8 dialog



Microsoft has kicked off a Windows 8 dialog with developers and hardware manufacturers as it prepares to divulge additional OS details at the upcoming BUILD conference in September.

Apple eyes a post-x86 future

Apple is reportedly eyeing a post-x86 future as it prepares to merge iOS and Mac OS X into a single unified platform.

Wimm Labs designs a wearable mobile platform

Wimm Labs has debuted an ARM-powered wearable mobile platform that could potentially change the way people interact with their devices.

ARM is on a mobile RISC roll

ARM has reported an 18% increase in Q2 revenue ($192 million total), as the UK-based company effectively doubled the number of licenses sold for smartphones and tablets during the first half of 2011.

ARM RISC chips to erode x86 market share

A prominent industry analyst has confirmed that ARM's RISC-based chips remain on track to claim a sizable chunk of the lucrative notebook PC market by 2015.

Why AMD's APU hasn't fallen flat

JMP Securities chip analyst Alex Gauna believes AMD's recently launched APUs have "fallen flat."

Million-processor computer to model the human brain

Up to a million ARM processors are to be linked together to create a massive computer, called SpiNNaker (Spiking Neural Network architecture) that can simulate the workings of the brain.

Intel preps Cloverview for Windows 8 deployment

Microsoft's RISC-friendly version (or versions) of Windows 8 may have shattered the traditional WinTel paradigm, but Intel is preparing to meet its ARM rival in battle nonetheless.

Are AMD and ARM joining forces?

A new report by tech guru Charlie Demerjian suggests that AMD and ARM may be teaming up to design a common on-chip interface and interconnect.