AMD, ARM, Apple and Intel are gearing up for a small but significant skirmish next week in the war over the future of computing-and it's all happening during the Intel Developer Forum.
Watch for wild card players to parachute in before this interconnect
battle is over. Startup Kandou Bus is waiting in the wings with an
ultra-fast new technology created by an academic in Lausanne,
ARM is elbowing its way into next week’s headlines,
too. It’s hosting a Monday afternoon open house at offices near
the Moscone West convention center that will host IDF. There ARM mobile
and server execs will regale the press with their plans.
It’s a heady time. The interconnect battles are just one complex and fascinating part of it that’s central to cloud computing.
also expect to hear about new Intel ultrabook processors. They debut
just weeks before the formal roll out of Windows 8 that will enable both
x86 and ARM SoCs to power a variety of tablets. AMD has a new play here
too, under its new management, with a sub-5W Temash chip coming next
Apple will be right in the midst of the mobile battle.
During IDF it is expected to formally launch its much expected iPhone 5
at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center, spitting distance from IDF, at
almost the exact same time Intel will be trumpeting its Medfield
smartphone platform and its follow-ons.
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