It's official as NVIDIA is acquiring Arm Limited for $40 billion. The deal is expected to help accelerate NVIDIA's desire to be a leader in AI and earn more revenue from licensing IP to other industries chip makers like Qualcomm and Texas Instruments.
Intel has now responded to recent reports of a security flaw in its processors, countering the notion that the issue is Intel-specific and claiming that performance impacts from potential fixes "should not be significant" for the average user.
Japan’s SoftBank is acquiring ARM Holdings for $31 billion. The British chip design firm dominates the smartphone market, with its lineup of chips used in 95% of handsets today. The number of devices running ARM-designed hardware has crossed 15 billion last year.
New support documentation from Microsoft shows evidence that the company is developing a version of Windows 10 for PC desktop users that will run on ARM-based processors. Microsoft tried and failed to offer a similar OS with the launch of Windows RT.
ARM, the company responsible for practically every mobile processor base design out there, just took the wraps off of a new chip design today. Called the ARM Cortex A72, the new reference chip is claimed to sport twice the performance of its Cortex A57 chip, as well as 3.5 times the performance of 2014's Cortex A15. Additionally, ARM says the new design also reduces energy consumption...