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. 



Marvell to power Google TV with ARMADA SoC

Google has officially ditched Intel's x86 architecture for its rapidly evolving TV platform.

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 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.

Is Windows 8 irrelevant?

Windows 8, which runs on both ARM and x86 (AMD/Intel) chips, is perhaps one of the most hotly anticipated OS upgrades in recent memory.

Intel wants a Medfield Ice Cream Sandwich

Intel has prepared a number of Android Ice Cream Sandwich "packages" for potential smartphones and tablets powered by Santa Clara’s upcoming Medfield processor.

How AMD almost had a Llano MacBook Air

Apple's MacBook Air lineup is currently powered by Intel x86 processors. But AMD could have been a real contender with its LLano chip, or so the story goes.

ARM and Intel gear up for chip war of attrition

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.

X86 vs. ARM - the apocalyptical war

The war between x86 and ARM is heating up, while competitive tension between various ARM licensees is escalating.

AMD wants Android on x86 APUs

Google's popular Android operating system is typically associated with RISC-powered ARM devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Intel leaves television to ARM

Intel is pulling the plug on efforts to get its x86 processors into televisions after failing to claim viable market share. 


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.

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.

Intel gets serious about Ultrabooks

Intel has inaugurated a $300 million Ultrabook Fund in an effort to accelerate development of the recently announced form factor.

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.

Report: Acer prepping x86 ultrabooks for Q4 launch

Acer is reportedly prepping a number of Intel x86-powered "ultrabooks" for a possible Q4 2011 launch.