ARM CEO Warren East still thinks Windows RT could be a success. During an interview at the sidelines of MWC in Barcelona, East said Microsoft will learn from its mistakes with RT and offer a better product.
"I'm well aware there is a perceived wisdom that RT hasn't been as successful as lots of people thought it was going be. Quite certainly I'm sanguine about it," he told Infoworld.
The European Commission has approved the creation of a new secure-element company backed by ARM, Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient, just as long as ARM promises to keep its hardware open.
The new company will develop and sell products running software from G&D and Gemalto on the TrustZone element embedded in ARM chips, complete with management software, but the EU required promises from ARM that it wouldn't unfairly lock out competitive offerings.
If you've used a smartphone or tablet at any point in the last five years or so, you have ARM to thank for it. The company doesn't actually manufacture any of its own chips, but it licenses its low-power CPU architectures and instruction sets to others like Samsung, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and Apple, who all use the designs to build better battery life into tiny devices. The company isn't content with its niche, however: it has PCs and servers in its sights, and we're going to be seeing ARM chips in many more devices in the next year or two.
British chip designer ARM has unveiled a new series of 64-bit microprocessors aimed at the server market.
The ARM Cortex-A50 series of processors is based on the ARMv8 architecture, with two designs slated for initial release. These new chips are the Cortex-A53 and the Cortex-A57. Both chips will feature energy-efficient 64-bit processing technology, as well as support for existing 32-bit processing.
ARM on Tuesday showed a server using its processors built by Taiwanese manufacturer MiTAC, which will join U.S. makers Dell and Hewlett-Packard in producing ARM-based servers.
The GFX Server uses 1.6GHz ARM processors and is ready to run a version of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system, which ARM showed in a live demonstration at the Computex exhibition in Taiwan.