Computex: Asus tries x86 in a tablet


Asus has introduced an Intel x86 / Windows variant of its Transformer tablet-cum-netbook to run alongside ARM / Android versions, writes Steve Bush.

ARM becomes processor of choice for embedded modules

Congatec, a major user of x86-based processors from Intel and AMD in its modules, says it now plans to increasingly use ARM technology. It is the latest embedded computer module firm to increase its dependence on ARM processors, writes Richard Wilson.

ARM processors to overtake x86 in UMDs in 2013


Analysis published by ABI Research suggests that annual ultra-mobile-device shipments (netbooks, MIDs, smartbooks and UMPCs) based on ARM instruction sets will overtake x86-based UMDs by 2013.