Wednesday, January 19, 2011

IBM and ARM to colaborate on advanced semiconductor technology for mobile electronics

ARM are dominating the low power market right now with a high percentage of their designs being used in smartphone, tablet and embedded sectors. They aren’t resting here however as they want into the server sector, introducing support for large quantities of memory and virtualisation extensions. They have also made their intentions clear that they want to expand into the notebook and desktop market, although this will be much tougher as they will have to go head to head against cutting edge designs from Intel.

ARM designs are based around the RISC architecture and are considered to be the best on the market for low powered devices, however they are facing a tough road ahead as they try to shrink the process size to create smaller, faster and even more power efficient designs.

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