Last year we had the opportunity to attend HiSilicon's launch event of the Kirin 950. The 950 SoC was the first to employ ARM's Cortex A72 in a smartphone, and the big.LITTLE 4x4 A72/A53 configuration of the 950 powered most of Huawei's flagships for 2016. It also marked a significant jump both in performance as well as efficiency compared to previous Kirin chipsets. The CPU part especially made such a good impression in our review of the Mate 8, and at the time we estimated that it would easily trade blows with Qualcomm and Samsung's own custom ARM microarchitecture designs, Kryo and Exynos M1, in their respective SoCs and flagship smartphones. Ultimately the Kirin 950 exceeded our expectations, in part due to the rather...

Gen-Z Consortium Formed: Developing a New Memory Interconnect

Anyone tasked with handling the way data is moved around a processor deserves praise. It takes time, dedication and skill to design something that not only works appropriately and...

15 by Ian Cutress on 10/12/2016

New ARM IP Launched: CMN-600 Interconnect for 128 Cores and DMC-620, an 8Ch DDR4 IMC

You need much more than a good CPU core to conquer the server world. As more cores are added, the way data moves from one part of the silicon...

14 by Johan De Gelas on 9/27/2016

ARM Announces the Cortex-R52 CPU: Deterministic & Safe, For ADAS & More

Though it didn’t attract a ton of attention at the time, back in 2013 ARM announced the ARMv8-R architecture. An update for ARM’s architecture for real-time CPUs, ARMv8-R was...

19 by Ryan Smith on 9/19/2016

ARM Research Summit: Research Roadmap Keynote Live Blog

We're still at the ARM Research Summit, and the keynote talk on the ARM roadmap is about to start!

7 by Ian Cutress on 9/15/2016

ARM Research Summit 2016 Keynote Live Blog

ARM's first Research Summit is happening today at Churchill College, Cambridge. We have near-front row seats and are expecting some details on future HPC plans today. Dr Chris Doran...

6 by Ian Cutress on 9/15/2016

ARM Announces ARM v8-A with Scalable Vector Extensions: Aiming for HPC and Data Center

Today ARM is announcing an update to their line of architecture license products. With the goal of moving ARM more into the server, the data center, and high-performance computing...

15 by Ian Cutress on 8/22/2016

Softbank Acquires ARM in 24B GBP Deal

While we normally focus on the technology, to have a holistic understanding of the industry it’s necessary to see the business side as well. While ARM has been an...

59 by Joshua Ho on 7/18/2016

MediaTek Introduces Helio X20-Based Board for a Broad Range of Applications

MediaTek will be introducing a special development board based on its Helio X20 SoC that is compatible with Linaro’s 96Boards specification and is aimed at developers, who are working...

15 by Anton Shilov on 7/6/2016

ARM Announces Mali Egil Video Processor: VP9 Encode & Decode For Mobile

Earlier this month we took a look at ARM’s new Mali-G71 GPU. Based on the company’s equally new Bifrost architecture, Mali-G71 marks a significant architectural change for the Mali...

20 by Ryan Smith on 6/16/2016

ARM Unveils Next Generation Bifrost GPU Architecture & Mali-G71: The New High-End Mali

Amidst the backdrop of Computex 2016 and alongside their new Cortex-A73 CPU, ARM is announcing their next generation GPU architecture, Bifrost. A significant update to ARM’s GPU architecture, Bifrost...

56 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2016

The ARM Cortex A73 - Artemis Unveiled

It’s only been a little over a year since we had a good look into ARM’s Cortex A72 presented at ARM’s TechDay event in London. Over the span of...

63 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/29/2016

ARM Details Built on ARM Cortex Technology License

As part of today's announcements, we're able to provide more information on ARM's new "Built on ARM Cortex Technology" license. The license was first officially revealed in ARM's quartely...

9 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/29/2016

Computex 2016: ARM Press Conference Live Blog

ARM is having a press conference at Computex, and Billy and I are here for it. Almost ready to start!

0 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 5/29/2016

ARM Announces 10FF "Artemis" Test Chip

Today in collaboration with TSMC, ARM's physical IP division is announcing the tapeout of a 10nm test chip demonstrating the company's readiness for the new manufacturing process. The new...

24 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/18/2016

GDC 2016: Geomerics Demonstrates Updated Enlighten Lighting Tech

As some of our regular readers may already be familiar with them, ARM’s Geomerics division is one of the more unusual parts of ARM’s overall business group. Unlike the...

8 by Ryan Smith on 3/15/2016

ARM Announces Cortex-A32 IoT and Embedded Processor

Today ARM announces the new Cortex A32 ultra-low power/high efficiency processor IP. For some readers this might come as a surprise as it's only been a few months since...

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/22/2016

ARM Announces New Cortex-R8 Real-Time Processor

ARM’s Cortex-R range of processor IP is something we haven’t talked about too much in the past, yet it’s a crucial part of ARM’s business and is integrated in...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/17/2016

Vulkan 1.0 Specification Released: Drivers & Games Inbound

Back in August of 2014, Khronos announced the Next Generation OpenGL Initiative. The industry consortium, responsible for overseeing a number of major cross-platform GPU standards such as OpenGL and...

40 by Ryan Smith on 2/16/2016

Examining Soft Machines' Architecture: An Element of VISC to Improving IPC

Last week, Soft Machines announced that their 'VISC' architecture was available for licensing, following the announcement of the original concepts over a year ago. The concepts behind their VISC...

89 by Ian Cutress on 2/12/2016

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