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  • Computex 2012: ARM is positioned for the post-PC era

    Windows on ARMSummary: ARM dominates the smartphone and tablet world, but it isn't the first name that comes to mind when you think of Computex. The massive tradeshow in Taiwan, which is going on this week, is largely devoted to the PC industry, and in particular to the many companies that manufacture and assemble the components that go [...]

  • ARM Aims for 20 Percent of Notebook Market by 2015

    Windows on ARMAhead of Computex, ARM officials say the combination of low-power chip designs and Microsoft's Windows 8 OS will drive adoption of ARM-based PCs. - ARM executives used the run-up to the 2012 Comdex show to set the stage for the next few years, forecasting up to a 20 percent share of the notebook market within three years and promising 20-nanometer processors by next year.

  • ARM Looking Forward to Capture 20% of Mobile PC Market by 2015

    Windows on ARMWhile Intel Corp. is attempting to enter the market of smartphones and tablets, ARM is trying hard to plant microprocessors based on its architecture into personal computers and servers. ARM is more than optimistic about its opportunities: the company believes that it will control higher share of PC market than Intel will control the market of smartphones.

  • Qualcomm Aims for Ultrabook Market With ARM SoC

    Windows on ARMQualcomm hopes its success and experience in the mobile phone market will translate into worth competition for Intel's massive ultrabook push. The San Diego chip giant is preparing a line of ARM-based processors for super-thin notebooks and/or tablets running Windows 8.

  • Qualcomm hints at Snapdragon-based laptops

    Windows on ARMWhile Intel's Ultrabook spec gains weight, the competition is slimming down with mobile giant Qualcomm announcing plans to produce chips for ultra-slim Windows 8 laptops.
     

  • Qualcomm developing quad-core ARM chip for Windows 8 laptops

    Windows on ARMChip-maker Qualcomm makes low power processors for smartphones and tablets. A few years ago the company also wanted to see its chips in small laptop-like devices it called smartbooks, but that form factor never took off. That could change when Windows 8 hits the streets later this year.

  • ARM-powered notebooks poised to ramp

    Windows on ARMAnalysts at Nomura Equity Research project that ARM-powered processors will make serious inroads in the notebook computer market by 2013. According to an industry note obtained by EE Times, the expected ramp up can be attributed to Microsoft's hotly anticipated and RISC-friendly Windows 8 OS, as well as the low-power sipping advantages offered by ARM SoCs.

  • Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad X1 Hybrid Laptop Packing Secondary ARM SoC

    Windows on ARMEarlier today, Lenovo has announced the new ThinkPad X1 Hybrid laptop that was designed to sport a secondary operating system and an ARM-based Qualcomm SoC in order to deliver up to 10 hours of battery life to its users

  • Qualcomm to Lead ARM in War Against Intel With New Laptop Chips

    Windows on ARMThe war between Intel Corp. (INTC) and the alliance of chipmakers using ARM Holdings, Plc.'s (LON:ARM) titular core designs is heating up. Intel is the world's largest personal computer CPU maker, while ARM Holdings is the largest core licenser on the general CPU market, which includes everything from the chip in your dishwasher to automotive CPUs. The stage is set for the pair to duke it out at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.

  • BIOS player Phoenix Technologies launching new solution for Windows 8

    Windows on ARMBIOS player Phoenix Technologies has recently announced its latest Phoenix SCT 2.2 solution to assist its PC partners to develop systems based on Windows 8, according to the company. Currently, American Megatrends (AMI) is dominating in the desktop BIOS market, with Insyde Software and Phoenix accounting for 55% and 45% of the notebook BIOS market, respectively.

  • Taiwan vendors to play minor role in Windows On Arm development

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft has recently decided the downstream partners for its development of the Windows on Arm (WOA) platform with Taiwan-based vendors only invited to play minor roles in the project, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

  • ARM-Based Windows 8 Notebooks in Mid-2013?

    Windows on ARMUnnamed sources within notebook vendors are reporting that the Windows on ARM platform (Windows 8 + ARM-based SoC) is expected to make its official debut towards the end of 2012. Actual products may not enter the notebook sector until June 2013, and will likely be powered by Nvidia and Qualcomm ARM-based processors used in notebooks from Asus, Lenovo and other vendors.

  • Windows-on-ARM platform to join notebook competition in June 2013

    Windows on ARMWindows on ARM (WoA), a combination of Windows 8 and ARM-based processors, is expected to make an official appearance at the end of 2012 and will try to compete in the notebook market as soon as June 2013, according to sources from notebook vendors.

  • Qualcomm boss Jacobs talks up smartbooks on ARM

    Windows on ARMQualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs had a lot to say at the company's earnings and analyst call today, including mentioning a match made in heaven that is sure to shiver the timbers of the two-party Wintel alliance.

  • Notebook Makers Equally Concerned with ARM and x86 Chips Now

    Windows on ARMMany people may not have thought much of it before tablets set themselves loose, but it seems Intel and ARM are both, to some extent, reaching into the other's territory, the latter more than the former. There used to be a time when Intel and AMD, with their x86 CPUs, had full control of the consumer PC market.

  • Qualcomm Wants to Enter the Notebook and PC Markets

    Windows on ARMWith ARM-based processors becoming more powerful with every new generation, the idea of using such devices for powering next-generation ultra-thin notebooks and entry-level PC seems extremely plausible, and Qualcomm wants to be one of the first ARM licensees to get into this market.

  • Why Windows 8 on ARM Matters

    Windows on ARMIf Windows 8 works successfully on ARM-processor-equipped systems, expect to see thin, light, and innovative devices coming our way. Such devices would include ultrathin laptops with impressive battery life, and superlight, large-screen tablets.

  • Windows 8 on ARM Will Require Deeper Integration

    Windows on ARMWindows 8 on a tablet may take more work than Windows 8 on a PC - While Windows 8 will still find itself home in x86 and x64 desktops and laptops, it will be a major foray into the ARM-based device space. ARM chips are what power nearly all of today's major smartphones and tablets, and that's an area that Microsoft wants Windows to invade.

  • Intel, ARM set for next stage of laptop battle

    Windows on ARMIntel and challenger ARM are set for a PC showdown this week as competition heats up to redefine the laptop and reverse the sagging fortunes of the PC market. Intel this week at its Intel Developer Forum developer show will provide further details on the rollout of ultrabooks, which have been described as thin and light PCs with tablet-like features. The chip maker is also expected to talk up Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 OS at the show, which will be held in San Francisco Tuesday through Thursday.

  • Stocks that will benefit from Windows 8

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft's next big catalyst is Windows 8, and from the early looks of things, it blows away its past predecessors.There was a demonstration done recently where the boot time was the fastest in Microsoft's history. On a regular laptop, it was even faster an Apple MacBook, which is known for its fast start times. Historically, this has been a major complaint of Windows users. From the looks of those videos, end users will not be complaining anymore.


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