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AMD to develop 64-bit ARM processors for servers

AMD to develop 64-bit ARM processors for servers

AMD has unveiled its plans to produce 64-bit ARM-based processors for servers, stating that it will be the first company providing x86 and 64-bit ARM solutions. This move aims to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for more energy-efficient 64-bit server processors. The first 64-bit ARM-based processor will be an AMD Opteron, and is slated for production in 2014.

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GeeXboX 3.0 lands with XBMC 11 integration

GeeXboX 3.0 lands with XBMC 11 integration

After nearly a year of waiting, GeeXboX 3.0 has arrived with XMBC 11 integration in tow. The developers announced the latest build today, revealing that it also includes PVR functionality, which means that you can watch and record live TV using GeeXboX 3.0. That feature will definitely be appreciated, as will the fact that the developers of GeeXboX have made this latest version compatible with a number of different ARM systems, in addition to the typical x86 32 and 64-bit systems the program typically supports.

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Lenovo hits Windows 8 with IdeaPad Yoga

Lenovo hits Windows 8 with IdeaPad Yoga

Lenovo has been showing a lot of support for Windows 8 lately, and today it showed even more. ABC News reports that the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga will be running the Windows RT version of Windows 8 when it arrives later this year, but that isn't all, as Lenovo is apparently preparing multiple versions of the Yoga for release. Even better is that the IdeaPad Yoga is expected to launch around the same time Windows 8 does, which is on October 26.

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Lenovo’s Windows RT tablet will be ARM-based IdeaPad Yoga

Lenovo’s Windows RT tablet will be ARM-based IdeaPad Yoga

Last week it was reported that Lenovo was working on a convertible tablet that would run Windows RT, Microsoft’s ARM-based version of Windows 8. The concept was the same as the IdeaPad Yoga first shown off at CES 2012, but instead of running full-blown Windows 8 and using Intel’s Core i5 chip, the tablet would be utilizing one of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processors and running Windows RT. ABC News corroborates the report, saying that the tablet will carry the IdeaPad Yoga branding.

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ARM Mali-T600 GPU series promises up to eight cores

ARM Mali-T600 GPU series promises up to eight cores

The international versions of the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy S III all make use of an Exynos processor paired with a Mali-400 GPU, which has proven to be quite a champ in the performance department. Now ARM has unveiled its second-generation of graphics, the Mali-T600 GPU. ARM says that the T600 series has been fine tuned for smartphones, tablet, and smart TVs, with variants ranging from quad- to octo-core.

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Qualcomm grabs Intel Atom chief for Snapdragon drive

Qualcomm grabs Intel Atom chief for Snapdragon drive

Qualcomm has snatched up a formerly key Intel exec, Anand Chandrasekher, who will now run marketing and external comms for the company as CMO. Chandrasekher was until recently senior VP and general manager for Intel's Ultra Mobility Group and responsible for the Atom processor that forms the company's mobile strategy. However, it's the possibility of ARM chips in laptops, desktops and servers that looks to be whetting Qualcomm's appetite.

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ARM Q2 ’12 sees profits jump by 23%

ARM Q2 ’12 sees profits jump by 23%

It’s the end of the second quarter, so a whole host of financial results are flooding in from technology companies. ARM continues to see strong growth, seeing a 23% increase in net profit at £66.5 million (~$102.9 million). That’s up from £54.2 million (~$83.9 million) earned during the second quarter of last year. Revenue has also increased to £135.5 million (~$209.7 million) from £117.8 (~$182.3 million) million, a 15% increase, and operating margin has jumped ever so slightly to 46.4%.

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ARM and TSMC ink 64-bit deal to oust Intel from businesses

ARM and TSMC ink 64-bit deal to oust Intel from businesses

ARM and TSMC have inked a deal for the next-generation of 64-bit processors, paving the way for phones, tablets, notebooks and even servers which outclass x86 chips on performance and efficiency. The deal, which builds on an existing multi-year agreement between ARM and TSMC on 20nm production, will see ARM optimize its ARMv8 architecture and Artisan IP with TSMC's FinFET process technology, slashing the time it takes to bring new, advanced chips to market.

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HP to hold off on ARM-based Windows tablet

HP to hold off on ARM-based Windows tablet

HP has confirmed that it is canceling plans to launch an ARM-based Windows RT tablet and will instead focus solely on Intel-based Windows 8 tablets for debut this fall. The company explains that the decision was influenced by customer feedback, which indicated that the ecosystem of x86 applications would offer the best customer experience.

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