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[Wired] AMD Officially ARM Licensed

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In February, when AMD chief technology officer Mark Papermaster was asked the question on everyone’s mind during the company’s annual powwow with the dollar counters of Wall Street, he played coy.

In its never-ending battle to compete with chip giant Intel, would AMD join forces with ARM, the company whose chip technology has come to dominate the mobile world and may soon find some serious purchase in the server world as well?

Five months on, the inevitable has happened. On Wednesday, AMD announced that it has indeed signed a deal to license ARM’s chip architecture.

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/06/amd-finally-arms-itself-for-new-war-on-intel/
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this is going to be good... biggrin.gif
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I would LOVE to see AMD powered devices. iOS on AMD would destroy.....
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post #4 of 15
Isn't this for the APUs? IIRC, the 'Fusion' APU design plan calls for an integrated ARM chip to send instructions to the CPU and GPU.
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Now all I need is a HD7990 in my phone and I will be a happy camper!
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Gungnir it's starting at the APU's but it'll probably go beyond that as to where though is anyone's guess smile.gif
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post #7 of 15
AMD vs Nvidia Tegra? Interesting smile.gif
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Well arm could use more power, as in amd engineers which is also very closely linked to ibm. And everyone wants to be ibm's friend and make a buttload of money and get alot of free R&D from amd and ibm.
post #9 of 15
What?a arm designed CPU built by AMD?wow,an apu combining arm and ATI?hell can I hope its single core Giga modular via adaptor ?say from 1 to ? Core?(I know I am a genius ,and nobody ever said that before!in my book single core level1,2,3 unified via various adaptor is the futur
post #10 of 15
Actually this is nothing new.... we already knew that AMD is licensing ARM's TrustZone since June:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6007/amd-2013-apus-to-include-arm-cortexa5-processor-for-trustzone-capabilities

http://www.arm.com/products/processors/technologies/trustzone.php



AMD is just going to include a A5 in their designs so it can plug into existing ARM security ecosystem.
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