Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 2
NathanB
User Rank
Rookie
Re: intel wants access to ARM IP w/o paying for it
NathanB   5/27/2014 8:45:34 PM
NO RATINGS
Mike, the only IP transferred in this deal is Intel's Silvermont core (and maybe other SoFIA elements) to Rockchip. How does that give Intel access to ARM IP?

NathanB
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Not ARM?
NathanB   5/27/2014 8:43:14 PM
NO RATINGS
You won't have to wait for the Rockchip SoC to get a handle on Silvermont versus ARM on a TSMC 28nm process -- the Intel SoFIA chips already announced and slated for shipment later this year (dual core) and early next year (quad core) will tell the same story. That's why Intel could work this deal with Rockchip -- they already had ported Silvermont to the TSMC process.

buprestid
User Rank
Rookie
Re: intel wants access to ARM IP w/o paying for it
buprestid   5/27/2014 8:38:34 PM
NO RATINGS
Bruzzer, your post doesn't make sense. This is a strange move by Intel.

Wilco1
User Rank
CEO
Re: Not ARM?
Wilco1   5/27/2014 8:15:19 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes I wonder how selling $5 SoCs (typical Rockchip SoC price) instead of $40 Atoms will improve Intels bottom line.

Nevertheless it will be interesting to see how Silvermont compares on TSMC 28nm. No process advantage, so we can see the true cost of x86 compatibility.

Bruzzer
User Rank
Freelancer
intel wants access to ARM IP w/o paying for it
Bruzzer   5/27/2014 7:21:42 PM
Intel wants access to ARM IP without paying for it. And access to design knowledge that offers a quick learning curve.

Just like Intel wanted and took Cyrix IP, wanted NexGen IP, wanted AMD IP and got away with the K6 feature set and design schedules, wanted DEC Alpha IP; took some you tell me, the close scrutiny of processor and platform innovations that come from a leading design enablement.

Intel so often the fast follower is certainly skilled in the subtle techniques of reuse.

Today ARM World presents a double edged sword.

Because if ARM we're to sell some kind of design license to Intel, at this point in the tragedy that is Intel confidence placements into ARM Inc., there would be a massive licensee lawsuit targeting ARM Ltd.

It's bad enough ARM over subscribes the design license that presses customers into purchasing the architectural license; although a necessity for competing in Intel time and Intel space.

Not to mention ARM Ltd. obsolescing designs in the pipe on rampant intellectual property introductions, as of late, that does wipe out cluster RISK development, enabling a contrived game of leap frog without fully considering the constituent effects.  Or offering benefit of a coordinated plan to defray them? 

Is ARM selfish or running scared? Acting like some other enterprise we know? Where (you fill in company name), a take it or leave it attitude so often one indicator there will be new entrants soon.

Finally, one must consider the regulatory question of two monopoly intellectual property holders having combined horizontally. Conversely Intel is aimed too displace some open industry volume, at TSMC, that Intel cannot afford to fabricate on their own in house marginal cost structure.

Times are interesting and the developing world is indeed becoming a very convoluted place.

Mike Bruzzone, Camp Marketing

Michael Dunn
User Rank
Manager
Not ARM?
Michael Dunn   5/27/2014 4:03:23 PM
NO RATINGS
When I saw the title, I assumed this was Intel's way to get into ARM without losing face. But... no. It's Atom. They just won't give up on x86. Sorry Intel, nobody wants it, execpt for the few thousand Win8 tablets getting churned out every month.

 

<<   <   Page 2 / 2


Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

MSGEQ7-Based DIY Audio Spectrum Analyzer: Testing
Max Maxfield
13 comments
In my previous column on this topic, we discussed the step-by-step construction of the first pass at a MSGEQ7-based DIY audio spectrum analyzer for use in my BADASS Display project. Of ...

Karen Field

June 2014 Cartoon Caption Winner
Karen Field
13 comments
Congratulations to "Wnderer" for submitting the winning caption for our June cartoon, after much heated conversation by our judges, given the plethora of great entries.

Jeremy Cook

Inspection Rejection: Why More Is Less in a Vision System
Jeremy Cook
3 comments
Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying, "Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler." I would never claim to have his level of insight -- or such an awesome head of ...

Jeremy Cook

Machine Fixes That Made Me Go 'DUH!'
Jeremy Cook
21 comments
As you can see in my bio at the end of this article, I work as a manufacturing engineer. One of my favorite things that happens on a Friday late in the afternoon is to hear my phone ring ...

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)