Trying to be Zen about it
Mega x86 chip outfit Intel is predicting a pretty flat 2017 after announcing mixed results for the last quarter of 2016.
New markets ahead
The Japanese-owned British fabless chipmaker ARM has written a cheque for an undisclosed sum for the HPC software maker Allinea.
Mother of Snapdragons might bite Intel
Next year will see the arrival of ARM based Windows machines and while the beasts have not been that popular in the past, it is expected that this time it will be different.
Qualcomm president confirms multiple chipset support
Just five days ago, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 has full support for Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs and everyone jumped to the conclusion expecting that only the Snapdragon 835 and the future SoCs are supported. It turns out that the device on stage was based on Snapdragon 821 confirming that Windows 10 runs on the current generation too.
Servers you right, Chipzilla
Qualcomm’s introduction of a top notch 48 core 10nm server chip means that Intel’s milkmaid can no longer serve up expensive milk from its cash cow Xeons and the lot.
Meet the Centriq 2400
There is a company with a hot server SoC based on ARM architecture developed from the ground up that has just announced commercial sampling of the world’s first 10nm 48 Core SoC and guess what that company is called? Qualcomm. So, Qualcomm beats Intel at its own game and managed to announce and sample the world’s first mobile and now server 10nm SoC.
Could challenge Intel
A joint venture between Qualcomm and China's Guizhou Province is to build ARM-based server silicon by licensing the ARMv-8-A architecture and generally being a pain in the bottom line for Intel.
It will be in Windows 10 in 2017
Microsoft will be rolling out x86 emulation for ARM processors in the Redstone 3 upgrade of Windows 10 late next year.
Second-gen GPU offers 60 percent performance gains
Japanese fabless chip outfit ARM has been showing off its Mali-G51, a second-generation GPU built on the Bifrost architecture.