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  • Microsoft lets chip makers pick Windows 8 ARM partners

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft is taking the unusual step of letting ARM processor designers choose their own partners for Windows 8 systems, part suppliers stated Monday. NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments were each being told to pick one major and one minor partner, Digitimes understood. Among the major partners, NVIDIA had picked Lenovo, Qualcomm had chosen Samsung, and TI had selected Toshiba.

  • 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.

  • Windows Tablets Get Quad-Core Chips

    Windows on ARMQualcomm has promised that its quad-core Snapdragon chips, designed to run Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system, will appear in tablets in the second half of next year. The quad-core chips will be part of the Snapdragon S4 product line and are based on ARM architecture. The S4 chips, which will include single-core and dual-core options, will run at clock speeds between 1.5GHz and 2.5GHz.

  • 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.

  • Wintel Alliance Slowly Crumbling, ARM To Eventually Rule The Desktop?

    Windows on ARMThe writing has been on the wall for a while now, that the close relationship between Microsoft and Intel (and by extension AMD) is crumbling into dust. In fact, they have never really been the best of friends. It has been clear since Microsoft unveiled that Windows 8 would run natively on ARM processors that things would never be quite the same again. Apart from some niche server variants of Windows, which could run on Itanium and other processors, all the previous desktop versions, including Windows 7, have run on x86 (and x64 for the last 6 years or so) processors.

  • Windows 8 Puts Qualcomm Into Direct Competition With Intel

    Windows on ARMWindows Phone 7 began a very close relationship between popular ARM-processor company, Qualcomm, and Microsoft. For now the only processor that is available in Phone 7 is a Qualcomm processor, showing you just how close this partnership is.

  • Expect the First Windows 8 Snapdragon PC Late 2012

    Windows on ARMQualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs, speaking during the San Diego semiconductor company's annual analyst day in New York, said Qualcomm is currently working with Microsoft to ensure that the upcoming Windows 8 operating system will run on its ARM-based Snapdragon SoCs.

  • Qualcomm sees Snapdragon-powered PCs by late 2012

    Windows on ARMQualcomm expects the first Snapdragon-powered Windows 8 PC to arrive a year from now, marking the entry into a lucrative new business for the wireless chip company. Qualcomm is already working with Microsoft to ensure that computers running on the next-generation operating system will be able to run on its chips based on ARM's technology, which sacrifice processing power for more energy efficiency and ability to always remain connected.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Windows 8 on Intel will be tough to beat

    Windows on ARMIntel will be as strong as ever despite the emergence of an alternative platform for Windows 8. That's my forecast after bouncing between Northern and Southern California this week and attending two major tech conferences--the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco and the BUILD conference in Anaheim.

  • Windows 8 on ARM: more than just tablets, more to come on legacy apps and Office

    Windows on ARMOne of the first things Windows 8 chief Steven Sinofsky said in the Build keynote this week was that all the demos were “equally at home on ARM and on x86.” However, besides that statement and our brief look at the Developer Preview running on an Nvidia quad-core Kal-El reference tablet, Microsoft remained relatively tight-lipped on the new architecture support – especially on when it will release the ARM version of Win 8 to developers and how it plans to address the fact that future ARM PCs won’t run x86 desktop apps.

  • Why Microsoft-ARM Beats Intel-Google

    Windows on ARMWintel is dead. On simultaneous stages Tuesday, Microsoft showed Windows running on Qualcomm's ARM-based processors and Intel embraced Google's Android OS. Old patterns have been broken; new alliances are forming. And of the four companies involved, it's Intel who should continue to be scared.

  • Windows 8 on ARM tablets: reference designs from Qualcomm, TI and Nvidia shown

    Windows on ARMWhile the x86 version of the Windows 8 Developer Preview was released last night and attendees were given Intel Core i5-powered tablets, there’s been very few public demos of the new OS on ARM devices here at Build. And while we’d love to say that’s changing today, it seems all the Win 8 ARM devices are being guarded quite closely. Reference design tablets running the Developer Preview from Nvidia, TI, and Qualcomm are now on display at the show, but sadly, most of them are behind glass with just the Start screen showing.

  • Sinofsky outlines Windows 8 vision

    Windows on ARMExclusive: Windows chief talks ARM vs Intel and Metro vs desktop - What we've seen at the Microsoft Build conference this week has been Windows 8 running on familiar, if stylish x86 PCs, with the occasional glimpse of prototype ARM hardware from Qualcomm and Nvidia.

  • Windows 8 on ARM to be open for developer scrutiny

    Windows on ARMARM prototype tablets and devices will be among those running Windows 8 at Microsoft's Build conference this week - Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 OS running on ARM prototype tablets and other devices will be open for developer scrutiny at the software giant's Build conference this week.

  • 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.

  • How fast can Windows 8 run on ARM? - In Depth: Windows performance on ARM depends on multitasking

    Windows on ARM

    Among the many Windows 8 topics that Microsoft hasn't discussed is what ARM performance is going to be like. After all, while Windows ARM tablets will have dual core or quad core cpus running at a 1.8 or 2.5GHz speed – faster than most netbook Atom processors and the Celerons in cheap ultraportables, or even ultra-low power Core i5s - what does that mean for an operating system as complex as Windows?


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