- In a post for The Next Platform, Karl Freund highlights ARM server chips in comparison to Intel Xeon processors, noting, “Applied Micro has certainly put Intel on notice that ARM can and will come after the heart of its profitable datacenter monopoly. And ARM chips do not need to match Intel’s top-bin parts to have an impact.”
- Several reporters including Agam Shah from IDG highlight the release of HP’s Intel-powered Chromebook 13 laptop, noting, “The Chromebook 13 weighs 2.86 pounds and is the first with Intel’s 6th-generation (Skylake) Core M processor, which focuses more on battery life than performance. HP claims the Chromebook 13 delivers 11.5 hours of battery life.”
- Aaron Baar from MediaPost highlights a report by the Consumer Technology Association which revealed high growth for connected devices, sharing, “Connectivity is the driving force behind the fastest-growing tech devices in American households. The Internet of Things stands out as the unifying theme with the hottest, emerging tech categories.”
Lastly, here are some highlights from the week of April 25:
- Steve Clayton from Hargreaves Landsdown continued to highlight ARM’s growth in Q1 profits.
- Graham Pitcher from New Electronics highlighted the role of ARM’s application class processors in embedded systems.
- John Harrington from Proactive Investors highlighted Charlene Marini’s insight on Ilika’s new solid state batteries.
- Several reporters including Tom Austin-Morgan from New Electronics highlighted ARM’s partnership with ANSYS to improve power-efficiency in IP designs.