ARM deal was all about the internet of things
Published in Processors


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
Published in Processors
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
Published in News
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
Published in Processors
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.

Qualcomm to debut with 10nm Server CPU
Published in Processors
Monday, 20 June 2016 18:32

Qualcomm to debut with 10nm Server CPU


More attractive ARMs 

Today we said how ARM server maker Cavium had acquired Qlogic and it has announced its first ARM based servers with Gigabyte. But it It looks like Cavium will get some serious competition as Qualcomm plans to release its own 10nm server chips. 

Atom server chips might be toast
Published in Processors
Friday, 10 June 2016 14:30

Atom server chips might be toast


Intel is walking away like Craig David

The dark satanic rumour mill is suggesting that Intel is about to kill off its Atom’s for server programme.

ARM announces 10nm chip
Published in Processors
Friday, 20 May 2016 13:13

ARM announces 10nm chip


Artemis on board

ARM's colaboration with TSMC has finally born some fruit with the tapeout of a 10nm test chip to show off the company's readiness for the new manufacturing process.

ARM buys imaging and embedded computer vision outfit
Published in Processors


Apical worth $350 million

British chip maker ARM has acquired Apical which is an imaging and embedded computer Vision Company in a $350 million cash deal.

Intel scraps Broxton
Published in Processors
Monday, 02 May 2016 12:33

Intel scraps Broxton


Also kills off SoFIA mobile SoCs

Intel has scrapped development of the Broxton Atom processor family. For those who came in late, this was the chip which was supposed to put Intel into high-end smartphones and tablets.