ARM Mounts Next Offensive Against Intel

Friday Sep 10th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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The chips that power smartphones could be moving into the data center.

NY Times: ARM's new Eagle chips run about five times faster than current chips, while keeping power consumption incredibly low. By 2012, Eagle chips should hit the market, giving smartphone users up to four 2.5-gigahertz processor cores--even computing power to handle virtualization software. And at least one Texas startup plans to license ARM's designs to create chips for Web servers.

ARM processors power nearly all of today's smartphones. They sell for less than $20, while Intel chips cost $30 to $1,000.

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