Intel's 22nm Valley View Atom is a quad-core SoC



Intel's 22nm "Valley View" Atom processor is reportedly a quad-core SoC loaded with Ivy Bridge graphics.

 The next-gen chip - which could arrive by 2013 - may also offer a 4x performance boost.

Google prepping ARM-powered Chromebooks

The current - rather limited - lineup of Google Chromebooks are powered by Intel’s x86 processors.

Apple could clinch top mobile processor spot


Apple’s extensive use of indigenously designed ARM-powered processors in its iDevice lineup could help Cupertino propel itself past Intel as the world's largest mobile chip maker by the end of 2012. 



Intel wants to be inside your tablet and smartphone

Intel's x86 chips may power the majority of the world's PCs, but Santa Clara says it is now ready to "fine-tune" its processor supply chain to target the tablet and smartphone space.

Can ARM take on x86 notebooks?



ARM is preparing to move into the lucrative notebook market which is currently dominated by Intel x86 processors.

Apple MacBook Air refresh gets detailed



Apple is reportedly preparing to refresh its MacBook Air lineup, which was last updated in July of 2011. 



This Intel smartphone runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich



Intel-powered smartphones have yet to officially hit the the streets, but pictures of one allegedly leaked x86-based Motorola device look pretty sweet to us indeed.

What you can expect from Windows 8 on ARM


Microsoft exec Steven Sinofsky explains what devs and end-users can expect from Windows 8 on ARM (WOA) devices as Redmond preps the first RISC-friendly versions of its flagship OS.



Apple eyes ARM for Mac OS X

Mac OS X currently runs on Intel-based x86 systems. However, it seems as if Apple has seriously considered the possibility of porting the popular operating system to ARM chipsets.

The hype of a post-PC era

Many analysts and journalists believe the industry is poised to cross over into a brave new post-PC era, with the PC ultimately relegated to little more than niche market status.

Windows 8 is ready for ARM





Microsoft has reportedly finished coding a stable version (or possibly versions) of Windows 8 for ARM-powered mobile chips, such as those manufactured by industry heavyweights Nvidia, Qualcomm and TI.

Will Intel be inside your next smartphone?


The first Intel-powered x86 (Medfield) smartphone will be hitting the hyper-competitive mobile market in China this summer - courtesy of Lenovo. 



Will high prices thwart WinTel tablet sales?

Windows-based tablets powered by Intel x86 processors may ultimately be priced in the $600-$900 range.

ARM says Intel phone chips are "good enough"

ARM CEO Warren East doesn't appear to be particularly worried about Intel's entry into the RISC-dominated smartphone market with its x86 Medfield SoC.

ARM-powered notebooks poised to ramp

Analysts at Nomura Equity Research project that ARM-powered processors will make serious inroads in the notebook computer market by 2013.



Freescale powers next-gen eReaders



Freescale has debuted its new i.MX 6SoloLite processor at CES 2012. The chip is designed to power the next generation of low-power sipping eReaders.

ARM chips away at x86 PCs

Analysts at Sterne Agee are projecting that emerging market growth could shift from x86 PCs to lower-cost WARM (Windows ARM) platforms. 



Intel preps Clover Trail SoCs for Win8 tablets

Intel is hoping to claim significant tablet market share with its dual-core x86 Clover Trail SoCs - which could power a new generation of Windows 8 devices.

Intel's Medfield SoC falls short on battery life

Intel's x86 Medfield (1.6GHz) SoC may boast some fairly impressive performance specs, but is still unlikely to threaten ARM's low-power sipping dominance of the lucrative mobile sphere.

Intel eyes mobile market with Medfield

The smartphone and tablet markets are currently dominated by ARM's low-power sipping RISC chips. However, Intel is hoping to enter the hyper-competitive space in 2012 with its x86 Medfield SoC.