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Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Hardware News |

ARM owns 95% of the smartphone market

ARM owns 95% of the smartphone market

If IBM is known as “Big Blue” and “blue company” could start calling “Little Big Blue”, is that although the design focuses ARM microprocessors and GPUs that offer one license the best balance between performance and power, and yet maintain a low number of transistors, smaller area and lower manufacturing cost, shows an overwhelming dominance of the market.

From VR-Zone report that according to the latest share analysis, the based on ARM licenses are present in 95% of smartphones sold, a market dominance that even Intel has in the segment x86.

It is noteworthy that ARM is not only in the market of smartphones and mips have its closest competitor, followed by Intel, which recently ventured into this competitive segment, and that between the two share the remaining 5% stake.

ARM has achieved many accomplishments over the past few years, and perhaps we could say that this has been the best year ever, with a history looms even brighter future, for among their recent achievements we can mention his foray to the market PCs, notebooks and servers recently, areas still dominated by x86.

But undoubtedly his greatest achievement is to fulfill a prophecy that no one thought possible: Ending was WinTel , the seemingly invincible alliance between Microsoft and Intel, which comes to an end this year with the release of Windows RT (Windows for ARM devices ) Surface tablets and Microsoft’s own, could not resist the supporting ARM, which is seen to be a real chip giant, and obviously with this decision gives back to his old ally Intel, which simply could not offer a chip with the balance of cost, performance, size, power consumption and cost that shades the ARM SoC.

Link: ARM chips found in 95 percent of cellphones (VR-Zone)

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