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Why Apple’s ARM Takeover May Make Sense

So the news is that Apple may acquire Cambridge-based chip designer, ARM Holdings for $8 billion.

Chips designed by ARM now feature in nearly every one of the 4bn mobile phones in use around the world. ARM designs are deployed in Apple iPhones and iPads.

Analyst Richard Holway of TechmarketView said. “I have no idea if there is any validity in (the rumours) but makes sense as Apple designed the main chip for the iPad inhouse and doesn’t want to see its technology used in other competing products.” Continue reading

Apple plans ARM-based netbook for ’09?

As the annual San Francisco Apple event looms, it seems there may be a plan to launch an Apple netbook running on ARM processors, perhaps as soon as next year.

It appears plans for ARM-based processors may extend beyond the iPhone and the iPod touch, with plans for a Netbook or Mac tablet in the frame, a report claims.

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