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ARM usually refers to the company ARM holdings, which is now famous for being behind the processor designs of the large majority (some say 98%) of the smartphones in the world. The ARM Architecture is a set of instructions based on the idea of RISC (reduced instruction set computer) which says that reducing the number of instructions to the most basic enables faster execution of each instruction. ARM Licenses the instruction set or complete processor design to its clients, which includes Nvidia, Qualcomm, Marvell, Freescale, TI, ST-Ericsson and many others.

Former Apple Exec Thinks ARM-based Macs Could Happen In 2016

08/04/2014, As ARM processors are becoming more powerful, more powerful than our computers back in the day, it is not surprising to hear rumors or ideas that eventually our regular computers could see their chipsets replaced by ARM chipsets instead. In fact this is a...

Apple Reportedly Testing ARM-Powered Macs [Rumor]

05/26/2014, Apple’s range of MacBook computers are currently powered by an Intel chipset. However with the increase in performance by ARM-based chipsets, there have been talks that Apple could be considering making the shift over to ARM, which means that in the...

Project Skybridge Is AMD’s Breakout Moment

05/05/2014, Earlier today, AMD introduced Project Skybridge, a game-changing framework that will allow the AMD ecosystem to use X86 or ARM based chips without redesigning the rest of the system. To make this happen, AMD will create powerful ARM-based chips that are...

CUBESTORMER 3 Intends To Solve Rubik’s Cube

03/13/2014, What are some of the hardest puzzles that you have played with in the past, especially during your younger days? I am quite sure that for many of us, it is the Rubik’s Cube that has confounded us for a fair number of years, until frustration reaches a...

ARM Mali-T760: ARM’s New Top GPU

10/29/2013, At ARM TechCon conference in Silicon Valley, ARM has announced its new T700 series of graphics processor (GPU) which is set to be its fastest to date for high-end smartphones, with the T760 spearheading the line-up. ARM also talked about a T720 model that...

What Is ARM big.LITTLE?

01/17/2013, ARM’s big.LITTLE is a processor technology that you are going to hear a lot about in 2013 as Samsung, Huawei and others promote their 8-core (octo-core) chips used in smartphones, tablets and possibly Chromebooks. There is no doubt that marketing...

ARM Gets Into The Secure Mobile Payments Business

12/19/2012, ARM Holdings, the British company that is famous for its ARM architecture and computer processors, has co-created a new company called Trustonic. ARM owns 40 percent of the company while Gemalto, a Dutch security company, and German payment systems...

Why Would You Want To Emulate x86 on ARM?

11/05/2012, Russian startup Elbrus Technologies announced today that they’ve developed an x86 emulator that runs on ARM systems. Your phone, tablet, and potential Windows RT system (like Surface) runs on ARM, so this emulator opens a door for massive amounts of...

AllWinner A10 ARM-Powered Mini-PC Arrives

08/28/2012, A number of Android-powered mini-PCs have arrived in the market recently. These PCs feature the bare minimum hardware and are small and light, hence the name mini-PC. Many of these are powered up with ARM chipsets, specifically the AllWinner A10 ARM A8...

TSMC’s 28nm-based ARM Cortex-A9 test chip goes beyond 3 GHz

05/04/2012, Today, TSMC, also known as the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, announced that its very own 28nm ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor test chip reached 3.1 GHz. According to TSMC, the 28nm HPM process technology will address applications that are...

Windows 8 on ARM (WOA) has Office apps

02/10/2012, Windows 8 on ARM (WOA as Microsoft calls it) might end up as extremely appealing to folks who want to continue their Excel and PowerPoint experience even on a touchscreen tablet device. Of course, other Office apps will also be able to run on WOA, and...