China upgrades its supercomputers
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Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:47

China upgrades its supercomputers


ARMs up its Tianhe-1A CPU-GPU hybrid 

The National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) has, boosted the Tianhe-1A CPU-GPU hybrid that was deployed in 2010 with some nice new ARM processors and possibly some Matrix2000 DSP accelerators.

Microsoft has nothing to report on ARM64  plans
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Friday, 15 September 2017 12:35

Microsoft has nothing to report on ARM64 plans


Executive shrugs

Software king of the world, Microsoft, clearly has no clue about the ARM64 support coming in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK.

IAR Systems has partnered with ARM
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:26

IAR Systems has partnered with ARM


Designstart programme has its uses

IAR Systems has teamed up with ARM and signed up for its DesignStart programme which could see the development of more custom SoCs

Intel issues stern warning against x86 on ARM
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Updated: Microsoft and Qualcomm chastened by four decades of product cycles

For nearly forty years, Intel has enjoyed a PC market dominated by its x86 intellectual property and has enjoyed near unanimous enforcement as it chooses. When competitors like Microsoft and Snapdragon begin to show plans of bringing x86 support to ARM-based silicon, however, Chipzilla shows no signs of letting down its posturing as it evaluates the broader notebook and entry-level desktop markets.

Softbank finds two droids they are looking for on Google
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Two companies added to AI plans


After getting its paws on ARM, Softbank is still growing and has written a cheque for two firms that build walking robots from Google's parent company, Alphabet.

Hardware makers rush to ARM Windows 10
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Friday, 02 June 2017 12:24

Hardware makers rush to ARM Windows 10


HP, Asus and Lenovo join the arms race 


HP, Asus and Lenovo will be the first hardware makers to churn out ARM-based Windows 10 PCs.

ARM releases new designs
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 13:26

ARM releases new designs


Cortex-A75 and the midrange power efficient Cortex-A55

ARM is announcing a new generation of ARM CPUs and GPUs.

SoftBank buys big chunk of Nvidia
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Friday, 26 May 2017 12:44

SoftBank buys big chunk of Nvidia


Could there be an ARM/Nvidia alliance forming?


Japanese tech giant SoftBank Group has acquired a $4 billion stake in Nvidia, making it the chipmaker's fourth largest shareholder.

AMD focuses on Zen X86 this year
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Thursday, 25 May 2017 11:15

AMD focuses on Zen X86 this year


K12 ARM future unconfirmed

We're not sure if many people caught the fact that in last week's financial analyst update, AMD didn’t mention anything about the K12 and future ARM server products. We reached out and asked it for a comment. 

ARM wants to put a chip in your brain
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Thursday, 18 May 2017 12:00

ARM wants to put a chip in your brain


It is not as if you are using it


Chip manufacturer ARM is pairing with the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) at the University of Washington to develop a line of brain-implantable systems-on-a-chip.