Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jul 2018 20:52 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

Arm has taken offline its website attacking rival processor architecture RISC-V within days of it going live - after its own staff objected to the underhand tactic.

The site - riscv-basics.com - was created at the end of June, and attempted to smear open-source RISC-V, listing five reasons why Arm cores are a better choice over its competitor's designs. However, the stunt backfired, with folks in the tech industry, and within the company's own ranks, slamming the site as a cheap shot and an attack on open source.

Good on ARM's own employees for speaking up.

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I did not see that coming
by Drumhellar on Wed 11th Jul 2018 21:55 UTC
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2005-07-12

The backlash was predictable.

Employee backlash causing them to ditch the campaign within a week? That I did not see coming.

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I had never heard of Risc-V before
by alvestad on Wed 11th Jul 2018 21:57 UTC
alvestad
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2018-07-11

so, thanks ARM marketing department

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The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

I expect most people reading the article hadn't. All ARM have done is provide free advertising to an open-source project.

I bet Android will have an official port to RISC-V within a year

Edited 2018-07-12 14:07 UTC

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Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

No, because there is not platform ready for that right now, only Arduino-like development board that doesn't allow for serious Linux-like coding.

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That's the RISC
by Kochise on Thu 12th Jul 2018 03:36 UTC
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2006-03-03

When you wanna strong ARM the competition, better be a FAIRCHILD.

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