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ARM and IBM® to collaborate of engery efficient Smartphones

ARM is a big name in the tech world and they are a leader in the microprocessor intellectual property. ARM is famous for designing low-cost, low-power RISC processors and other peripherals. ARM is also the number one architecture used 32-bit ISA. According to a report in 2007, 89% of the billion phones sold every year are using at least one ARM technology in their phone. This is due to their cost-efficient small microprocessors and microcontrollers.

IBM is also the famous x86 makers that dominates microprocessor market today.ARM processors are widely used in mobile phones, music player, digital devices, gaming consoles, calculators and also in computer hardware like hard disk drives. IBM is a big name incomputer hardware and software, and it also offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas like mainframe computers to nanotechnology. There is also one problem with Smartphones that they are not as fast as the laptops. So, these small processors will also increase the computing speed of Smartphones. As most of the consumers now prefer working on Smartphone rather than their laptops or desktop, it will also make them more capable of doing more work on Smartphones.

Recently ARM announced that they will continue their union with IBM, the computing giant and they are planning to work on low-power consuming processors for Smartphones. They are collaborating to create smaller, faster chip designs which won’t eat through as much power. They are also planning to cooperate with each other to manufacture chips and design processes from the earliest stages in order to achieve this dream.

The partnership between ARM and IBM will result in a 14nm manufacturing process size. If we compare with the current 40nm and 32nm that is also developed with the collaboration of IBM, it is minuscule. They have proven themselves with quality processors and now Smartphone manufacturer are excited about the ability to manufacture tiny, cheap, powerful chips with low energy consumption.

General Manager at IBM Microelectronics, Michael cardigan said, “We plan to continue working closely with ARM and our foundry customers to speed the momentum of ARM technology by delivering highly advanced, low-power semiconductor technology for a variety of new communications and computing devices.”

With the growing Smartphone users and the growing popularity, it is very important time to innovate new ideas like ARM and IBM is doing. There will be power-efficient and low-cost Smartphone available if they will be able to successfully develop this project. There is very high demand for Smartphones and tablet computers, the main advantage of using these devices are the tiny size and movable features. They run on batteries and it is always not possible to get it charged everywhere, so, this low-power processor will benefit consumers. Everyone is hoping some more innovations in Smrtphones not just on its outer looks but also in its processor speed and low-power technology.

Analyst Doubt Success of Microsoft’s Kin

An industry analyst DFC Intelligence doubts Microsoft’s ability to attract the casual market with its upcoming motion control technological breakthrough in the form of the Microsoft Kinect. In a report from the said market analyst, it said that as Microsoft has previously tried but failed to capture the entertainment mass-market before, so it will be now.

The Xbox 360 has a core first-person shooter audience and it will be hard to diversify beyond that. The Kinect may be a good effort into this diversification but it may not work. Microsoft may hope otherwise but DFC thinks it is highly unlikely that the Xbox 360 will make it to break into the mass market.

The Kinect is Microsoft’s latest approach into the gaming industry. It serves as an attachment to the Xbox 360 which will allow it to detect full body motion control detection in games. Microsoft hopes that this new venture would break them into the mass market scene.

According to DFC, the biggest problem for Microsoft is that it is simply just not an entertainment company. Microsoft’s previous efforts to emulate entertainment products have failed and this time they are obviously following the path of the Nintendo Wii which was the company that started with the motion control based technology.

DFC further adds that Microsoft would continue to be struggling with regards to the expansion of its core audience. It has also seemed that Microsoft has always failed in the entertainment industry. Microsoft may be very successful in its business software solutions but its hit entertainment products are obviously not working with that model.

DFC even brought the case of Viva Piñata to further express their opinion on the issue.  The Viva Piñata was a product developed by Rare and was released around November of 2006 to compete with the Playstation 3 and the Wii. Viva Piñata was similar to Nintendo’s Pokémon franchise with a touch of Animal Crossing in it. It followed that entertainment model by having the game and a TV show.

It even had its own television series where Microsoft worked with 4Kids Entertainment to create the show and attract kids to the game. 4Kids was the company behind Pokémon and Viva Piñata became a well received show with a lot of good reviews but it still didn’t succeed in the gaming industry. It was clear that Viva Piñata was not one of the factors for establishing the Xbox 360 and the core audience of the Nintendo.

With this report, only time would really tell if the Microsoft Kinect will make it to the casual mass market scene. The Kinect actually has features that cannot be found in the other gaming consoles like full body motion detection technology and the voice recognition technology.

These features may add up to be a competitive advantage for them. However, given its hefty price of about $150 which is almost half the price of its gaming console and add to that the recessive state of the economy, the probability of success may be bleak.

The heart throbbing gaming device- Xbox 720

The Xbox 720 has been a revolution since its launch. It has been designed keeping in mind all the gaming aesthetics as well as the changing taste of the gamers. The launch of Xbox has been a major success for its mass acceptance. The Xbox 720 is the undisputed leader among all the gaming consoles available in the market. It offers the best of applications along with superior quality of graphics and other required technologies for gaming. This particular series has taken the gamers to a different level of gaming approach.

  • General Specifications

After the launch of the Xbox series, the manufacturer has earned heavily with the sale of this product. The introduction of enhanced graphics, better graphics resolution and hence an improved performance is what the product is expected to deliver its users. This product has all the essential components and attributes to capture the hearts of the end users and is sure to get completely bowled over with its features and performance. The Xbox 720 imparts highly developed multimedia contents, is capable of to playing DVDs and CDs and estimates regular updates and ropes in four to five hot key controls. The Xbox 720 is all set to set new standards in the division of video games and mark its level to a high and distinct level.

  • Features

The lineup of Xbox is presently operating on the latest version of Xbox 720 and is engaged in evaluating the required types of central processing units that is accessible in the market in calendar year of 2011-2012. This is surely making this system more endurable along with an extended life line that puts the Xbox to a great degree in front from the previous four years. One of the chief newspapers described on contemplation that Intel is making a wholesome effort to reach to its best standards with the current designed GPU Larrabee chipset created especially for the advanced Xbox 720.

  • Compatibility

Intel Corporation has provided Microsoft with a immense switch over in lieu to corner AMD out of the market and make a clear way for the forthcoming Microsoft’s Xbox 720. The company is expansively contributing the whole lot from chassis to chips where Intel is allegedly enticing the Vole right down in the process of construction of its thermals and setting up of the Larrabee chipset out to Microsoft to hand over when it requires. This allows Vole with a number of moderately strong negotiation controls and make Nvidia along with AMD shaky in their  respective positions.

It is expected out of the Larrabee version that it will be installed in the latest Xbox 720 but with the correct mitigate dealings, the Larrabee chipset will be brought to the market by the year 2011-2012. It is strongly thought that Microsoft will not set free the high power-determined Xbox 720 to replace the earlier version of Xbox.

The Xbox 720 is the one of the most hyped multimedia gadget that is expected to launch anywhere in the year 2011 and 2012. It has already created an immense impression on the minds of the gamers who are all set to get a grab of this incredible piece of technology.

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