Linus explains why he prefers x86
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Monday, 10 October 2016 11:20

Linus explains why he prefers x86


Weak arm policy

It’s Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds has been explaining why he is not a big fan of ARM chips.

Google abandons robot arm work
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Friday, 07 October 2016 12:10

Google abandons robot arm work


Even Mr Robot can be fired at Google

The search engine Google did some sterling work researching robotic arms for manufacturing, but abandoned the project because it had no consumer use.

ARM supercomputer delayed
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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 14:02

ARM supercomputer delayed


Not ready for 2020

Fujitsu's ARM-powered supercomputer, the Post-K, is not going to be ready for 2020 as planned.

Intel to re-enter foundry business
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Wednesday, 17 August 2016 15:31

Intel to re-enter foundry business

Deja vu

Chip giant Intel said at its Developer Forum in San Francisco that it will license ARM technology and offer smartphone makers the chance to make microprocessors using its 10 nanometer fabrication technique.

Rumor is that ARM will target Intel
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Friday, 29 July 2016 13:12

Rumor is that ARM will target Intel

Chipzilla tortoise everything we know

People are still wondering why Japanese giant SoftBank paid over the odds for plucky British chip designer ARM earlier this month.

ARM deal was all about the internet of things
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But the rest of SoftBank’s logic is bizzare

Japan’s SoftBank surprise buy out of British chip designer ARM was all about getting its foot in the door into the internet of things.

Knight’s Landing beating Nvidia
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016 12:30

Knight’s Landing beating Nvidia


Only a flesh wound

Bad news for Nvidia as supercomputer maker Cray said that that Intel’s Knights Landing giving Nvidia a run for its money.

Softbank’s shareholders furious over ARM deal
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Share price falls faster than Apple’s

While many people reacted with horror to the news that ARM had been sold to the Japanese Softbank, the naysayers were mostly on ARM’s side. But it seems that Softbank is having trouble selling the idea to its own shareholders.

ARM sells for an arm and a leg
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Monday, 18 July 2016 15:29

ARM sells for an arm and a leg

It’s not good news

The decision to sell ARM to SoftBank for £24.3 billion has been deprecated by its founder, Hermann Hauser, but praised by the new British prime minister, Theresa May.

ARM is turning Japanese
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Monday, 18 July 2016 11:51

ARM is turning Japanese


£24 billion, I really think so


British chip designer ARM   has just agreed to be bought  by the Japanese giant SoftBank for £24 billion.