Android mini-PC reloads with 1.6 GHz Cortex A9 chip

A number of Android-powered mini-PCs the size of a flash drive have hit the bargain hungry market over the past year.

ARM Cortex-A9 powers Origen 4 Quad dev board



The Origen 4 Quad is a bare-bones dev board built around Samsung’s quad-core ARM-powered Exynos 4412 processor. 



ARM and GlobalFoundries clinch 20nm FinFET deal

ARM and GlobalFoundries have clinched a lucrative deal to jointly deliver 20-nanometer (nm) ARM chips on FinFET transistors.



BeagleBoard cape plug-ins are all the rage


The BeagleBoard organization recently announced the availability of over 20 new plug-in boards for its ARM-powered computer platform - which runs both Google Android 4.0 and Linux Ubuntu. 



Samsung's ARM-powered Exynos 5250 is a next-gen mobile dream



Samsung has published a white-paper detailing its long-awaited Exynos 5250 SoC, or Exynos 5 dual-core processor.

This Rikomagic ARM netbook runs Android & Linux


The Allwinner A10 chipset - which features an ARM Cortex-A8 processor - currently powers a number of Android devices, including the MK802 PC on a stick, the ZaReason tablet and Hackberry A10 dev board.

ARM debuts second-gen MALI-T600 GPU

ARM has debuted its second-gen ARM Mali-T600 GPU lineup at SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles.



Anand Chandrasekher ditches x86 for ARM

Former Intel bigwig Anand Chandrasekher has joined Qualcomm as chief marketing officer (CMO).

ARM ramps up Mali T604 with OpenCL



ARM has submitted its flagship Mali T604 graphics processing unit (GPU) to the Khronos Group for full profile conformance with OpenCL 1.1.



On ARM versus x86: Part II





Yes, there are some downsides to RISC processors.

On ARM versus x86

It seems like everyone in the industry wants to compare ARM (and other variants of RISC processors) to x86 (and other variants of CISC processors).

Apple CPU master returns to AMD



AMD has confirmed the hire of CPU master Jim Keller, a high-level chip architect who previously worked at Apple designing custom ARM-based processors for the iPad and iPhone.

Microsoft touts Windows 8 hardware

The latest iteration of Microsoft's flagship operating system lands this October for x86 PCs and ARM-powered tablets.



ARM bullish on FinFET technology

 for SoCs

ARM CEO Warren East says he is unconcerned that rival chip designer Intel has developed a salient lead in process technology over the foundries ARM licensees typically deal with.



2 billion ARM chips shipped in Q2 2012

ARM has confirmed that two billion chips based on its wildly popular RISC processor technology shipped during the second quarter of 2012.



VR fools with people's body image

Give a person a virtual reality arm four times its usual length, and they'll soon be feeling it as if it were their own, say University of Barcelona scientists.

ARM marches forward with FinFET 64-bit processors

TSMC and ARM have clinched a multi-year agreement to extend ongoing collaboration beyond the realm of 20-nanometer (nm) technology and deliver ARM chips on FinFET transistors.

Former AMD chip architect now at Apple

Former AMD chip architect John Bruno, who was heavily involved in designing the x86-based Trinity Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), is now a system architect at Apple.

Intel warned over Ultrabooks

Poor retail demand for traditional x86 PCs and slow growth in emerging markets have forced Santa Clara to lower its outlook for the second half of 2012. 



ARM chips may prompt x86 PC exodus

A number of Intel's biggest customers and partners are reportedly "exploring" the use of RISC-based ARM chips that could ultimately find their way into future PCs and servers.