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AMD Opteron 64-bit ARM-based developer kits now available | ZDNet

AMD Opteron 64-bit ARM-based developer kits now available | ZDNet.

Chipmaker AMD has announced that the AMD Opteron A1100-Series developer kit, which features AMD’s first 64-bit ARM-based processor, codenamed “Seattle,” are now available.

Complete developer kits are available for $2,999.

As Intel chases mobile to regain lost glory, AMD charts a more daring path | The Industry Standard – InfoWorld

As Intel chases mobile to regain lost glory, AMD charts a more daring path | The Industry Standard – InfoWorld.

 

AMD and Intel have been competing in the PC and the server world for the past 10 years. However, with the emergence of ARM in this segment, the two companies are adopting arther different strategies. Intel is working hard to improve the power efficiency of its chips mainly through improved process and manufacturing. It wants to be competitive in the tablet segment where it has gained very little ground so far.

AMD is not targeting the tablet segment but rather focusing on the server market. It takes a bold bet by combining x86 and ARM architecture on a single die called Skybridge. This is a very daring and pragmatic approach. Acknowledging that ARM is continuously gaining momentum in the server industry, AMD is trying to get the best of both worlds x86 and ARM.

Other targets for the Skybridge chip are networking products.

AMD, Mentor Graphics Partner on Embedded Linux Support | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

AMD and Mentor Graphics have announced that they have sealed a multi year partnership. AMD is going full speed into the Internet of Things and needs to provide fully functional Yocto distribution in order to reach its customers. This is the kind of partnerships we expect to see more and more between semiconductors  vendors and Linux consulting companies.

AMD, Mentor Graphics Partner on Embedded Linux Support | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.