Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Oct 2009 19:32 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Hardware, Embedded Systems "AMD's fab spinoff, GlobalFoundries, has announced a deal with ARM to make the latter's Cortex A9 parts available on the former's 28nm half-node process. This makes GlobalFoundries the first company to work with ARM on a 28nm A9 implementation, and it's a win for ARM because it makes any GlobalFoundries customers into potential ARM customers."
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great!
by chekr on Thu 8th Oct 2009 01:35 UTC
chekr
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2005-11-05

The concentration of power with Intel was beginning to be a bit of a worry, lets hope at least this leaves open a competitive market for mobile/netbook processors.

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RE: great!
by spikeb on Thu 8th Oct 2009 02:25 UTC in reply to "great!"
spikeb Member since:
2006-01-18

ARM already dominates mobile processors, if you mean phones and the like. should be interesting to see if anyone comes out with a real netbook that runs arm, instead of some tiny useless "smartbooks". what I would really like to see, personally, is some mini itx boards (complete with sata!) available for home builders. that would rock,

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RE[2]: great!
by madgabz on Fri 9th Oct 2009 08:33 UTC in reply to "RE: great!"
madgabz Member since:
2008-12-21

spikeb: whats the potential market / size of market segment: enthusiastisc homebuilders, ready to install linux and hack it to comply?

FYI, that was a rhetoric question ;)

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RE: great!
by spikeb on Thu 8th Oct 2009 02:26 UTC in reply to "great!"
spikeb Member since:
2006-01-18

yes, seeing some competition in the netbook market would be nice, AMD completely screwed that one up (screwed up the mobile market too by selling their division that had an ARM SoC)

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