More Chinese chipmakers go for ARM
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All thanks to government cash

ZTE has received a pile of cash from the Chinese government to speed up the development of its own application processors based around ARM designs.

Sony denies working on its own chips
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And we are not selling our mobile division either

Sony has been at the centre of a few rumours lately and it appears that Sony Corporation President and CEO Kazuo Hirai has had to go on record with a fairly big list of denials.

Morgan Stanley tests ARM on its datacentres
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AppliedMicro flavour

Finance outfit Morgan Stanley has been testing AppliedMicro ARM processors for its data centres and come back with shedloads of real world experience.

Silicon Labs supports ARM mBed
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Can handle all of the Gecko family

Silicon Labs has announced broad support for ARM mbed OS within the energy-friendly EFM32 Gecko MCU based around ARM Cortex-M processors.

Intel might lose Apple contract
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Fanboy thinks x86 is doomed

Intel is about to lose its lucrative contract to supply Apple gear as Jobs’ Mob thinks its own ARM based chips can do better

ARM announces new Cortex-A35
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Claims that it is the most efficient

British chipdesigner ARM has announced details of its new Cortex-A35 64-bit processor and it has a swathe of new features.

Jim Keller was not a big fan of K12
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Exclusive: Zen drive more important

Legendary, now ex AMD chief engineer Jim Keller was not a fan of the ARM-based K12 and sidelined it in favour of Zen development.

Intel’s Denverton has 16 next-generation CPU cores
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Arm wrestling

Intel has been talking about its plans for low-power, highly integrated system-on-a-chip designs aimed at the server market for years now, it even released Avoton which was not bad but did not really go far. Now it looks like the second generation is getting close to release.

ARM chips no help to AMD
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Not doing as well as expected

Buried in the AMD results was a note which seemed to hint that AMD's plan to flog ARM based server chips was not going very well.

Apple faces costly damages bill after nicking chip designs
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Insistance that it invented everything could cost billions

Fruity cargo cult Apple hoped to save a bundle by creating its own version of the ARM chip for its over-priced shiny toys the iPhone and the iPad. But it might have ended up costing it  more than a billion.