The mobile industry is currently dominated by ARM's RISC-based architecture. As veteran industry analyst Jon Peddie notes, the price/power/performance efficiency of the RISC-based heterogeneous SoCs and their multi I/O is satisfying a great many needs for hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
Andriod-x86 can best be described as an unofficial initiative to port Google's popular mobile operating system to run on devices powered by Intel and AMD x86 processors, rather than RISC-based ARM chips.
The tablet market is currently dominated by ARM RISC-based chips designed by industry heavyweights such as Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung and Nvidia.
Reports of Apple ditching Intel x86 chips for more power efficient ARM-based Macs have been circulating for years now.
Shares of AMD were buoyed nearly ten percent by rumors that Snapdragon master Qualcomm may be interested in acquiring the fabless chip company.
Former Intel bigwig Anand Chandrasekher has joined Qualcomm as chief marketing officer (CMO).
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).
ARM has confirmed that two billion chips based on its wildly popular RISC processor technology shipped during the second quarter of 2012.
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.
ARM currently dominates the lucrative mobile market (smartphones and tablets) with its low-power sipping RISC chips. And Intel?
Tudor Brown, a senior founder of ARM, recently bid adieu to the Cambridge-based company.
ARM says it remains on track to claim approximately 10%-20% of the notebook PC market by 2014 or 2015.
Intel has once again acknowledged that ARM poses a clear and present danger to x86 architecture in the lucrative mobile market.
The first Intel-powered x86 (Medfield) smartphone will be hitting the hyper-competitive mobile market in China this summer - courtesy of Lenovo.
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.
Google has officially ditched Intel's x86 architecture for its rapidly evolving TV platform.
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.
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.
ARM RISC-based processors running Microsoft Windows 8 are expected to make an official appearance by the end of 2012 - and could begin seriously competing in the notebook market by June 2013.
ARM's power-conscious RISC chips remain on track to claim a sizable chunk of the traditional notebook PC market over the next few years.