Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Nov 2012 22:24 UTC
AMD "Advanced Micro Devices has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to explore options, which could include a potential sale, as the chipmaker struggles to find a role in an industry increasingly focused on mobile and away from traditional PCs, according to three sources familiar with the situation." Woah. Bad news for competition in the x86 space.
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RE[6]: x86
by kwan_e on Thu 15th Nov 2012 04:50 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: x86"
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I wouldn't be surprised if the ARM64 is not cheaper to produce than ARM 32-bit.

Part of the improvements probably came from using going with a smaller process, for example from 32nm to 22nm.

I just wonder if a company focused on nothing but the ARM64, would their fabrication or production process be heavily simplified by being able to focus their lines on just one design rather than multiple designs, especially if the ARM64 is going to be indistinguishable from ARM32 when running in 32 bit.

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