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Zotac’s first ARM-based mini PC coming in September for under $200 – Liliputing

Zotac’s first ARM-based mini PC coming in September for under $200 – Liliputing.

The first ARM based PC is eventually shipping for less than 200 dollars.

Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers | PCWorld

Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers | PCWorld.

Red Hat has developed a version of the Linux operating system based on the ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture for servers. A standard implementation would mean that customers could purchase ARMv8-A servers from any manufacturer.

Although ARM processors are used in most mobile devices, only recently has there been a movement in the industry to use them in data-center servers as well, where their low-power design could cut energy costs.

AMD’s ARM: A Smart Move?

AMD’s ARM: A Smart Move?.

AMD moves to ARM power efficient processors to capture a bigger share of the server market.

“HummingBoard” looks like a Raspberry Pi but packs in more power | Ars Technica

SolidRun sells HummingBoard from $45 to $100. It is based on a 1GHz ARMv7 processor single- and dual-core i.MX 6 chips using the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture, and they range from 512MB to 1GB of memory.
Is it going to replace the #Raspberry-PI as it aims to? 

“HummingBoard” looks like a Raspberry Pi but packs in more power | Ars Technica.

Russian gov to dump x86, bake own 64-bit ARM chips – reports • The Register

Russian government wants to ditch Intel and AMD processors in favour of a locally-developed ARM effort. Russian companies are banding together to develop to be called “Baikal” that will use ARM’s 64-bit kernel Cortex A-57 as its base design, offer at least eight cores, be built with a 28nm process and run at 2GHz.
Cavium’s staff includes folks from failed ARM server chipmaker Calxeda, who told us they feel enough enterprise software runs on ARM. That’s no longer quite such a problem. If Russia follows this path, and the rules of open source, the problem could disappear entirely. 

Russian gov to dump x86, bake own 64-bit ARM chips – reports • The Register.

Report: Apple testing ARM-based desktops and laptops ditching Intel in the process – Neowin

Report: Apple testing ARM-based desktops and laptops ditching Intel in the process – Neowin.

This is just a rumour but if true would be impressive. Apple would be leveraging on the expertise it has built by building its in house SoC ARM based to make a new processor for its laptop.

Cadence and ARM Expand Collaboration for 64-bit Processor Designs – MarketWatch

Cadence and ARM Expand Collaboration for 64-bit Processor Designs – MarketWatch.

The agreement signed between Cadence and ARM boradens the scope of the collaboration. It encompasses ARMv7, ARMv8 and Mali GPU. It allows Cadence to provide tools optimized for the design of SoC based on ARM Cortex-A50 series.

Wi-Fi networks are wasting a gigabit—but multi-user beamforming will save the day | Ars Technica

Wi-Fi networks are wasting a gigabit—but multi-user beamforming will save the day | Ars Technica.

802.11ac also called Gigabit Wifi has been implemented but up to now some features were left out. In particular MU-MIMO allowing for multiple users was not in, wasting bandwidth capacity in smartphones. This feature allows several users to use up to 433 Mbps of bandwidth simultaneously over a single access point. The early players are Qualcomm Atheros and Quantenna for chip design. Reference designs are also available and are being used by companies such as Aerohive.

Infographic: All The Wearables You Could Be Wearing Right Now | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce

Infographic: All The Wearables You Could Be Wearing Right Now | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce.

ARM share with us its understanding of the wearable market, from the wrist to the head, find here a fun inventory of the gizmos you could be wearing right now.

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.