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Intel fends off ARM chip menace as Samsung stagnates

Intel fends off ARM chip menace as Samsung stagnates

Intel may be under siege, but that hasn't slowed the chip manufacturer's progress: Intel recorded its largest market share in 10 years in 2011, it's claimed, with patchy performance from ARM-based rivals like Samsung. The x86 company's share was 15.6-percent of the overall semiconductor market, according to IHS iSuppli, up 2.5-percent from 2010. Meanwhile Samsung, which has been nipping at Intel's heels for the past few years, ground to a halt: growth stagnated in 2011, leaving Samsung with 9.2-percent of the overall market.

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Next-gen Xbox running ARM chip rumored for 2013

Next-gen Xbox running ARM chip rumored for 2013

Microsoft confirmed not long ago that it would not be bringing the next-generation Xbox to E3 this year. New information has come to light that Microsoft won’t just be bringing one new console in the future, but two. The info comes from a Reddit user named “MSnerd”, apparently familiar with Microsoft’s plans for the gaming console going forward.

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Windows 8 rumored to complete this summer for October launch

Windows 8 rumored to complete this summer for October launch

We all know that Windows 8 is coming, and many computer makers have big plans for using the operating system in a new generation of tablets to challenge the iPad. People claiming to have knowledge of Microsoft's schedule are saying that Windows 8 will be finished this summer and will go on sale around October. The October window for launch would be no surprise with the holiday shopping season coming shortly thereafter.

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Samsung quadcore GSIII tipped: Exynos 5 detailed, Qualcomm ousted

Samsung quadcore GSIII tipped: Exynos 5 detailed, Qualcomm ousted

Samsung intends to scythe Qualcomm chips from its product range, cutting its dependency on its rival and shifting to "using Samsung solutions for Samsung products." Although an official confirmation of the strategy change hasn't been made, senior execs have reportedly been spilling details in Korea. "Samsung is paying huge amounts to Qualcomm in return for using its single-chip solutions in strategic digital devices, however, Qualcomm is gradually losing its edge" a supposedly high-level Samsung exec told the Korea Times. Meanwhile, details purportedly of the new Samsung Exynos 5 chipset have also emerged, successor to the quadcore Exynos tipped to be inside the upcoming Galaxy S III.

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Arm Flycatcher chips aim for “years” of battery time

Arm Flycatcher chips aim for “years” of battery time

The Arm Holdings group have revealed this week their newest bit of architecture for microcontrollers based on their "Flycatcher" design, noting that this new technology will, amongst other things, offer "years of life from a single battery-pack." This new architecture will have one third less energy draw than its predecessors, they only offered with 8 and 16-bit capabilities while Arm's newest chip is capable of 32-bit processing. These bits of futuristic technology built with Cortex -M0+ architecture will have chip-makers building microprocessors with fabulously advanced capabilities at the same time as requiring what they say is "ultra low power."

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ARM Cortex-M0+ targets low power tech

ARM Cortex-M0+ targets low power tech

ARM have today announced an update to the ARM Cortex-M0 MCU, dubbed the Cortex-M0+. ARM say that this new version is the world’s most energy efficient microprocessor, and are targeting its use for sensors and control systems. The M0+ could also works its way into home appliances, lighting and power systems, as well as medical monitoring devices, as we push our way toward the so-called "Internet of Things".

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iPad 3 redefines PCs, not kills them

iPad 3 redefines PCs, not kills them

Apple's iPad 3 launch later this week has dragged the "PC killer" speculation back out into the open, with the third-gen iOS tablet expected to further trounce traditional computing as shoppers vote for fingers not mice. It arrives to an increasingly crowded market, however, with not only Android tablets mustering for a second wave, but Windows 8 waiting in the wings. Both platforms will bring potent hardware to take on the iPad, too. As PC manufacturers - especially those of Windows-based tablets - have discovered, though, there's more to challenging the iPad than throwing specs at it.

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Qualcomm: Tegra 3 is overkill core-bragging

Qualcomm: Tegra 3 is overkill core-bragging

Qualcomm has dismissed NVIDIA's much-trumpeted five core Tegra 3 chipset as mere spec-sheet bragging, arguing that the company is unconcerned by HTC's defection from solely using Snapdragon cores. "No one company can stick to one supplier forever" Sy Choudury, director of product management at Qualcomm told us in an interview at Mobile World Congress this week. As for the HTC One X, the smartphone which will use Tegra 3 at least in non-AT&T form, Choudury argues the 4+1 chipset is more about marketing than actually delivering usable performance. "There's a difference between building devices to suit typical uses, and building for spec-sheet bragging" he said.

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Qualcomm: Intel still uncompetitive in mobile

Qualcomm: Intel still uncompetitive in mobile

Intel's Atom Z2460 Medfield processor for mobile devices will struggle to compete with ARM-based chipsets such as the Snapdragon S4, Qualcomm's product chief insists, with the new x86 being more the product of desperation than inspiration. "Intel is very smart and very dedicated" Sy Choudury, director of product management at Qualcomm told us in an interview at Mobile World Congress today, "they can't afford not to have a [mobile] product line." However, Choudury thinks Intel has underplayed the challenge it faces by contrasting Medfield with existing, mainstream ARM chips like Qualcomm's own Scorpion. "They're getting better, but so are we."

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Windows 8 Business guide details ARM limits and more

Windows 8 Business guide details ARM limits and more

Microsoft is officially revealing its Windows 8 Consumer Preview in just a few hours time, but the company has already spilled some business-centric details including news that ARM-powered PCs will lack enterprise management functionality. Detailed in the Windows 8 Product Guide for Business, the news comes alongside details of Windows To Go, a feature allowing companies to create a Windows 8 install on a USB drive that creates a temporary, secure Windows environment that can be used on other PCs without leaving a trace when unplugged.

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