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Imagination, ARM buy MIPS

Just a quick ‘flag in the sand’ story – one to note for posterity…

Imagination Technologies has agreed to acquire the operating business of microprocessor firm MIPS Technologies, writes Richard Wilson.

In a separate transaction, the remaining MIPS processors patents are being sold to a separate group which is led by…

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Android to overtake Windows within four years - research

One to note for posterity, perhaps – a story of more symbolic than practical significance…

According to Gartner, Android will be used on more computing devices than Microsoft Windows within four years, writes Nicole Kobie on PC Pro.

Apparently by the end of 2016 there will be 2.3 billion devices…

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Intel, AMD see end of desktop PC

The PC market was once the engine room of the global semiconductor market, writes Richard Wilson. But no longer. The two largest microprocessor suppliers to the PC market, Intel and AMD, see sales under pressure as smartphones and tablets take over as the chip market’s biggest revenue source…

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Microsoft hedges bets with tablet processor

Microsoft hedges bets with tablet processor

It looks like Microsoft’s Surface tablet, announced yesterday, will come in both ARM and Intel versions, writes Steve Bush. The lighter (676g) thinner (9.3mm) one running Windows RT on an ARM processor, and the 903g 13.5mm version running Windows 8 Pro on an Intel x86…

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Computex: Asus tries x86 in a tablet

Computex: Asus tries x86 in a tablet

Like Samsung in the smartphone space, Asus keeps its options well and truly open when it comes to processors and platforms for laptops and tablets… Step forward an Intel-based tablet computer from the Taiwanese maker. Asus has introduced an Intel x86 / Windows variant of its Transformer tablet-cum-netbook…

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Orange launches Atom-based phone

Orange launches Atom-based phone

Finally, an Intel Atom in a mobile from a major phone company, as Orange launches the ‘San Diego’, writes Steve Bush. Inside the phone, codenamed Santa Clara (perhaps there was a clue there) is a Z2460 Atom. According to website Trusted Reviews, the phone is actually made by Huawei. Trusted…

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Medfield powers Android on Intel for Motorola - MWC

Much ado in the blog-based Techoverse about Intel Android phones being launched at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona.

PocketNow.com claims to have got some images and details for a phone that will be Motorola’s first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered handset, which…

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Intel Medfield finds home in Motorola and Lenovo smartphones

One to note for the future, perhaps, regarding the recent CES and the mobile-oriented Medfield chip – a flag-in-the-sand for Intel’s low-power, battery-life friendly processor that will aim take on ARM in the embedded space.At CES, Intel has announced that its new processor…

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