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Arm has confirmed that it is cutting nearly 1,000 jobs in the wake of its failed Nvidia deal. The removal of "redundant" personnel will primarily impact those in the U.S. and the UK.
Intel and ARM are vulnerable to the Spectre-BHB flaw, but AMD is apparently troubled by Spectre v2, which it should have fixed back in 2018. AMD has now issued a new fix for the CVE-2017-5715 bug.
Leading foundries of silicon wafers and manufacturers of CPUs, chipsets, and SoCs, have come together to form UCIe, an alliance to standardize die-to-die interconnects for chipset designs.
Yet another report has surfaced claiming that Nvidia's $40 billion acquisition of Arm has failed, and only an official announcement confirming the same is pending. It might happen later today.
A lot happened in the world of Microsoft this week, ranging from news about Windows 11 updates, enhancements for Teams, and some pressure from regulators. Find out more in our latest weekly digest!
Citing unnamed sources, a new report claims that Nvidia is considering dropping plans for its $40 billion Arm acquisition due to regulatory hurdles. Meanwhile, SoftBank is considering an Arm IPO.
Morello prototype architecture is now available for testing on Arm-based SoC and demonstrator board to assess if it is a viable security architecture that could benefit both consumers and businesses.
Microsoft has apparently hired a veteran ARM chip designer Mike Filipino away from Apple. The development comes in an effort to push the Redmond firm's own in-house Azure server CPU designs.
The FTC has filed a lawsuit to prevent Nvidia from completing its acquisition of ARM. The regulator believes that the acquisition will give Nvidia monopoly and is not ideal for the competition.
It's been a relatively slow week due to the holidays in the U.S., but there are still notable news items you might want to catch up on including a complaint against Microsoft in the EU.
Qualcomm's exclusivity deal for Windows on ARM is set to expire soon. This will allow other manufacturers to build chipsets for Windows on ARM. Native Windows on ARM support for Apple Silicon inbound?
Microsoft has announced that x64 emulation is not coming to Windows 10 on ARM anymore, and that customers will need a Windows 11 on ARM machine. The reasoning behind this move hasn't been detailed.
The UK government could reject NVIDIA's takeover bid of ARM. Sources familiar with the matter say a CMA report, requested by the government, raises "worrying" national security concerns over the deal.
At GDC 2021 today, Nvidia showed off a couple of ray tracing and DLSS demos that it ran on an ARM CPU paired with an RTX 3060. The first was a gaming demo while the second was a sample scene render.
Arm has announced the first CPUs based on the Armv9 architecture, along with new GPUs and other processors to go along with it. The new CPUs promise 30% more performance over the previous generation.
Qualcomm will soon be releasing a Snapdragon Developer Kit for Windows, a small reference desktop PC meant for testing ARM apps on Windows 10, powered by a Snapdragon 7c compute platform.
The Bytecode Alliance has incorporated as a 501(c)(6) non-profit organisation. Mozilla said this will allow the Alliance to scale better as it lets in its first raft of new members.
The Government of UK has taken interest in the matter of Nvidia's $40bn Arm acquisition. The Secretary of State under it has issued a public interest intervention notice (PIIN) questioning the deal.
Today at the GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia announced Grace, its first Arm-based CPU for data centers that promises ten times the performance of today's fastest servers and then some.
The new Azure Resource Manager-based model, boasting feature parity with Cloud Services (classic), as well as regional resiliency and ARM capabilities, has now been made generally available.
Today, Arm is announcing the Armv9 architecture, the first new architecture for ARM processors in a decade. Two major focuses of the new architecture are security and artificial intelligence.
Numerous entities from the technology and media sector such as BBC, Intel, Microsoft, and Arm have joined forces to form the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA).
According to a new report, Microsoft is working on its own custom ARM processors, which are going to go in servers, and even the company's own Surface products, such as a Surface Pro X.
Today, Microsoft announced that its main Office suite is available to run natively on ARM-powered Macs. There are also some other Microsoft 365 features for Mac being highlighted today.
Samsung has posted a trailer on YouTube termed "Thank you" and hints at something "small" planned for its fans on December 15. The firm's Exynos account on Twitter also posted the video.
A new report suggests that Apple is working on eight-, 16-, and even 32-core chips for use in higher-end Macs in 2021 and 2022. The firm is also reportedly developing GPUs with up to 128 cores.
Chrome 87 began rolling out yesterday, bringing a version of the browser with native support for ARM-based Macs. However, the version was pulled due to bugs and is being re-released today.
Adobe has released a beta version of Photoshop which runs natively on Windows 10 ARM-based PCs like the Surface Pro X. Apple Silicon Macs are also supported by the latest beta release.
The ARM-powered MacBook Air clocked 1687 in single-core and 7433 in multi-core tests on Geekbench, showcasing results similar to the 2019 Mac Pro and beating the higher-end 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Apple is holding its third event for the fall today where it is expected to unveil the first Apple Silicon powered MacBook PCs. Here's where you can watch the live stream and what you can expect.
After Apple announced a third virtual event for the year earlier this week, a report claims the company will introduce a new 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. A 16-inch Pro is also in production.
During its DevSummit event, chip designer Arm revealed that it plans to remove support for 32-bit apps starting in 2022. Most apps have already begun transitioning to 64-bit, though.
Nvidia has announced that it is purchasing UK chipset designer Arm from Japanese conglomerate SoftBank in a deal valued at a whopping $40 billion. The transaction will be finalized in 18 months.
Apple announced earlier this year that it would be transitioning from Intel processors to Apple Silicon over the next two years, and a new report suggests it could start with a 12-inch MacBook.
SoftBank, the Japanese conglomerate company, has confirmed that it's seeking a sale or float for chipset designer Arm. It has been reported that Nvidia is interested in acquiring the business.
A new report suggests that California-based GPU maker, Nvidia, is interested in the acquisition of Arm Holding from SoftBank. Nvidia reportedly has approached SoftBank, but nothing is concrete yet.
A report claims that Arm has increased the licensing fees by as much as four times in recent negotiations with its existing customers. The price hike could force many companies to look elsewhere.
SoftBank is mulling the partial or full sale of Arm Holdings to raise cash. The review is in its early stages but is being advised by Goldman Sachs and the plan is to sell up to $41 billion in assets.
Ex-Principal Engineer at Intel, François Piednoël, cited quality control issues and frequent complaints of Intel's 2015 Skylake offerings as the primary reason for Apple's switch to ARM from Intel.