ARM China conflict escalates
Published in News
Monday, 03 August 2020 10:10

ARM China conflict escalates


Chinese government might need to become involved

ARM's conflict with its Chinese subsidiuary is getting out of hand, and might require intervention from the Chinese government.

ARM says its Chinese subsidiary CEO creates a climate of fear
Published in News


Global warming of tempers

ARM has accused ARM China CEO Allen Wu of “propagating false information and creating a culture of fear and confusion among ARM China employees”.

Nvidia considers buying ARM
Published in News
Friday, 24 July 2020 11:06

Nvidia considers buying ARM


Softbank wants to offload it and Apple is not interested

The dark satanic rumour mill suggests that Nvidia is considering buying ARM from Softbank in one of the biggest ever semiconductor deals.

Microsoft must follow Apple into ARM chips claims Gassée
Published in PC Hardware


Apple leads PC development so everyone must drop x86 and copy it

Apple’s former head of Mac development, Jean-Louis Gassée, has said that Apple’s decision to switch to ARM processors for Macs will make it inevitable that higher-end Windows PCs will have to do the same.

Japan owns the fastest supercomputer in the world
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Able to take on IBM

A Japanese ARM-based supercomputer has taken the top spot in the bi-annual Top500 supercomputer speed ranking.

Apple ARM roadmap is short on specifics
Published in News
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 10:49

Apple ARM roadmap is short on specifics

 

Will it be as reliable as Apple Maps?

Apple has been telling the world+dog how it no longer needs Intel for its Macs and can safely move users to ARM based mobile chips.

ARM split in China over dirty deeds
Published in News
Thursday, 11 June 2020 10:35

ARM split in China over dirty deeds


Has Allen Wu been fired?

ARM has clashed publicly with its Chinese operation over the antics of the group's Chinese CEO.  ARM UK insists Allen Wu has been fired for failing to disclose conflicts of interest, but he says he is still in charge. 

Mali G78 is the 2021 GPU
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 13:37

Mali G78 is the 2021 GPU


24 cores, 25 percent perf up

ARM Mali GPUs are the number one shipping graphics processor covering gaming, XR, AI, and entertainment. ARM shared with us the updated GPU roadmap and introduced Mali-G78.

ARM introduces Ethos N78 NPU
Published in AI
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 11:24

ARM introduces Ethos N78 NPU


Neural processing makes better photors

All of a sudden, everyone became a better photographer, and this is due more to machine learning and neural processing units in modern phones, rather than people mastering the skill.

Cortex X speeds up phone by 30 percent
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 14:28

Cortex X speeds up phone by 30 percent


High-performance PC SoCs too

Qualcomm introduced Prime core clocked rest from the cluster with Snapdragon 865, and Huawei had two higher clock performance cores in Kirin 990. With that in mind, ARM has introduced the Cortex-X custom program. The result is up to 30 percent peak performance compared to previous generation Cortex A77 cores.