Today's announcement that SoftBank Group Corp. would be purchasing U.K.-based chip designer ARM Holdings PLC for 24.3 billion pounds ($32.2-billion) represents a sound, but head-scratching, investment by the Japanese telecommunications giant, experts say.
ARM-based processors can be found in almost any mobile device these days. The design approach taken by ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH) in creating its processors require significantly fewer transistors that the typical x86
Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) is ramping up efforts to push low-power Atom chips in the burgeoning category of tablet devices, a market where the chip giant, which dominates netbooks, faces tough competition from
In an effort to expand its Linux offerings, Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) is researching new netbook-type devices and will soon offer netbook Linux OS upgrades, a company official said on Wednesday.The company is researching