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What Intel’s IoT bombshell says about its future

About a week ago, a rather important event happened in the Internet-of-things space. You may have missed it, perhaps because the dry technicalities of IoT is not all that appealing. Intel has quietly discontinued its three SBC boards, the Joule

SoftBank to buy ARM for $32bn in record deal

SoftBank Group has agreed to buy ARM Holdings for £24,3bn (US$32bn; R460bn), securing a slice of virtually every mobile computing gadget on the planet and future connected devices in the home. The Japanese company is offering £17/share in cash

And now for the R200 smartphone

Forget Vodacom’s R899 Smart 4 mini, launched last week. Forget, too, MTN’s entry-level, R499 Steppa smartphone, which the mobile provider launched earlier this year. British semiconductor firm ARM Holdings is predicting the cost of smartphones will drop to just

Intel convinced of smartphone success

Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is at a crossroads. The company, with Microsoft, dominated the client-server era of computing. Its chips power most servers and PCs sold today. But the action in the computing industry is no longer in desktops and laptops, but rather in smartphones

Alistair Fairweather
Is Apple ARMing for war against Intel?

Rumours are circulating that Apple may abandon Intel chips in favour of those designed by ARM Holdings. Bloomberg reported on 6 November that “people familiar with the company’s research” had said Apple was “exploring” the idea. Of course these sources

Intel claims biggest chip breakthrough in 50 years

Intel, the world’s largest manufacturer of microprocessors that power computers, has taken the wraps off what it is describing as the most radical shift in semiconductor technology in more than half a century. The “three-dimensional” technology, based

Intel bets big on mobile

Chipmaker Intel believes it is well positioned to compete in the mobile and tablet markets, despite the resignation this week of its senior vice-president and GM of its ultra mobility group