Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 20:13 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Ah, the ARM chip. ARM is a hugely successful architecture, and can be found in just about every cell phone or other small device out there. ARM, however, wants more, and for a long time now we've been hearing predictions about an upcoming massive rise in ARM netbooks - so far, this hasn't materialised. Warren East, ARM's CEO, said in an interview with PC Pro that netbooks could one day make up 90% of the laptop market - preferably powered by ARM processors of course.
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RE[2]: it's in the pipe lines
by lemur2 on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 22:25 UTC in reply to "RE: it's in the pipe lines"
lemur2
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Well the common internet conspiracy theory is that the when cheap Linux netbooks with ARM were all the craze at CES 2008 MS and Intel intervened and paid their way to not have them materialize... There might be some truth in that (ARM+Linux on a massive scale would be very bad for business for Wintel),


It was an actual ASUS machine, it was displayed on one day (at I tink it was CES 2008) and generated a lot of buzz, and it was withdrawn the very next day.

They didn't get the cover story clear, because after it was withdrawn two different ASUS represenatives, when quizzed about it, gave two different reasons for the withdrawal. The ASUS CEO even brought some extra unwanted attention to it by apologizing.

Since when has a CEO had to apologize for displaying a new product at a trade show?

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