That's not for the ARMy to sort out, but for MS. The legacy windows environment will be forever x86, RT was doomed the moment they allowed office in 'classic' mode.
It does have huge implications IF this is x86 only, but we don't know yet. They could still be supporting both ISA's...
Technically, this isn't true. You can jailbreak a windows RT tablet and have 'full' windows. Clearly there aren't many native apps and any emulation of x86 would be really bad...:)
Microsoft has a clear choice. Get in bed with Intel, and kill ARM asap, or support two ISA's.
You can buy a Samsung mobile phone with a 20nm baseband. You'll have to order one online. As for the FinFET product, it's an Intel made, 14nm part.
[Hmmm. Well, I see that you have no support for that opinion. ]
We've discussed both in the past, you've acknowledged both points...
Licensing is non-recurring, but the backlog numbers are the ones to look at. Still plenty to recognize going forward.
Even, with the 'loss' of 40 million tablets, we're only talking of a hit of 4 to 8 million (USD) annually. When Intel is shipping in the hundreds of millions, then it'll hit ARM.
Total dollar revenues in Q2 2014 were $309.6 million, up 17% versus Q2 2013. Q2 sterling revenues of £187.1 million were up 9% year-on-year.
An example of the effect on the strong pound rate. As for licensing, perhaps, but this report mentioned the next gen for the first time (post A57) and the Mali cores seem to be strong as well.
Wow, we continue to see article after article these days on how ARM has closed the technology gap on Intel. In spite of the fact that ARM hasn't shipped a single FinFET processor EVER. Nor have we even seen any 20nm products shipping.
Wrong on both points.
Perhaps, you are right. However, it's still a 20nm SoC in a shipping device.
I still haven't seen any 20nm ARM or modem products.
Google is your friend, they are there.
While I agree with the bulk of your reply, I really don't see Intel adding anything of value (other than driving for a standard). Basically, I don't think it makes any difference to Intel if their standard win's or QCOM's.
Mesh networks have been around for a while and can be built upon existing low level protocols. As an example, from today from the register.
"New Bluetooth tech lets you control 4 BILLION lightbulbs at once"
The CSR mesh protocol uses Bluetooth low energy with device-to-device communications to allow one bulb to speak to the next.
The technology is initially being targeted at the lighting industry. Each bulb has a 128 bit identifier so that it can be addressed individually or in a group. Each group can have 64,000 bulbs and users can create up to 64,000 groups. One device can be in multiple groups.
Predictably, CSR is talking up the protocol as being a key enabler for The Internet Of Things and complete home automation, and while the initial fruits of the project will be lighting CSR is looking to full home systems with devices such as alarm sensors, window and door locks, temperature and smoke monitoring.
The kit will offer Android and iOS application source code as well as access to binary CSR Mesh libraries. CSR was showing off the technology at an event in London this week using battery powered lamps from its Taiwanese partner Gunilamp.
One of the advantages of Bluetooth Smart is that it has a range of 50m, so with the ability to build large meshes the protocol has the range to go around the world more than five times.
Samsung is planning to launch a $20 LED lightbulb which supports the technology in the next month or so
[They still think of it as an extension of cell phones. It's not. And that's why they are an extremely poor choice to head up the effort]
Well, if you think about it, given the reach of the cellular network, it's a good starting point. Many of the examples you listed already use the cellular network for their comms.
A single standard wont cut it as the requirements of the devices is so extreme (think power, think price, think size, think maintainability).
Where can I buy a product with one of these in it? Let us know when someone ships a product with 20nm in it
Samsung, now. Get on a plane to Korea and pop into a gadget shop.
It's not my claims, but TSMC themselves. I see you point, and it could be the A8.
TSMC are also claiming that yields are better than 28nm at the same stage.
While 22nm is more expensive than 28nm, I think you will be surprised at how quick the price will drop.