Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 09:22 UTC, submitted by REM2000
In the News Well, you can classify this under the double-you-tee-eff header. There is rampant speculation in London's financial district that Apple may be planning to buy ARM, the processor design company many of us have a soft spot for. Shares of ARM went upwards quickly when the speculation started, making it the biggest winner of London's FTSE.
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RE: Bye, bye ARM
by Downix on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 15:12 UTC in reply to "Bye, bye ARM"
Downix
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2007-08-21

There's more fish in the sea than ARM. MIPS, SPARC, both licensable, but currently skipped due to cost. if ARM is locked off, both of these will become options again, far more potent options.

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RE[2]: Bye, bye ARM
by bhtooefr on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 00:09 in reply to "RE: Bye, bye ARM"
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2009-02-19

Well, MIPS-I without load/store instructions is fair game, for free, owning nobody anything, tested in court.

Alternately, SPARC is dangerous, but is free right now. SPARC International could change that, though.

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