Datacenter power/performance leadership
We have reported that a hot new chip startup founded by ex-Apple and ex-Google engineer rock stars, got funded in the first round of financing with $53 million. Now, Nuvia is ready to share some preliminary performance and power numbers. Both power and performance are beating every mobile and server CPU core that exists on the market.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Able to take on IBM
A Japanese ARM-based supercomputer has taken the top spot in the bi-annual Top500 supercomputer speed ranking.
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.
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.