Intel owns ARM? No Intel SELLS Arm, produces ARM, Arm is a RISC processor

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Ilgaz Ocal, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. Ilgaz Ocal

    Ilgaz Ocal Guest

    Aiee!

    People: Intel DOES NOT ONLY PRODUCE PENTIUM. You don't have to know it
    as a user but media HAVE TO KNOW IT.

    Unsubsribe from any magazine/site/whatever does call itself "IT news"
    not knowing this obvious fact.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_Ltd

    ARM (Advanced RISC Machines) Ltd is a microprocessor design company
    headquartered in England, founded in 1990 by Hermann Hauser. The
    company is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: ARM) and NASDAQ
    (symbol: ARMHY). It is probably the best-known of the Silicon Fen
    companies.

    A characteristic feature of ARM processors is their low electric power
    consumption, which makes them particularly suitable for use in mobile
    phones. In fact, almost all modern mobile telephones contain ARM CPUs,
    making them the most widely-used 32-bit microprocessor family in the
    world, more so than the better-known 32-bit Pentium 4 processors found
    in many PCs.

    ARM was a spin-off from Acorn Computers Ltd, intended to further the
    development of the Acorn RISC Machine's RISC chip, which was originally
    used in the Acorn Archimedes and is now the processing core for many
    custom ASICs. ARM processors are used as the main CPU for many Personal
    digital assistants (PDAs) and handhelds, like the Apple iPod, Nintendo
    Game Boy Advance and Gamepark GP32.

    Unlike other microprocessor corporations such as Intel, Motorola and
    Hitachi, ARM only licenses its designs, rather than manufacturing its
    own CPUs. Thus, there are a few dozen companies making processors based
    on ARM's designs.
     
    Ilgaz Ocal, Jun 5, 2005
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