ARMED for the Mobile Processing War

  • Douglas Lyon Fairfield University, USA
Keywords: CPU Architecture, Mobile Processor, ARM, INTEL, CISC, RISC

Abstract

This article offers an explanation for why the ARM computer architecture won the hearts and minds of the mobile device manufacturers when incumbents like Intel and AMD had such a huge head start and such a large economic barrier to entry. Our conclusion is that ARM had a better business model, and not a better architecture. To make up for the perception of speed issues, ARM is joining the multi-core arms race. This may soon lead to desktop domination leaving only a legacy code base and sequential programming to enable incumbents to hold on.

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Author Biography

Douglas Lyon, Fairfield University, USA

Professor, Fairfield University, Milford, CT 06461, USA

References

[AnandTech] https://www.anandtech.com/show/13597/just-when-you-thought-it-was-dead-qualcomm-centriq-arm-server-systems-spotted
[Geek] https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/10567048 vs https://browser.geekbench.com/macs/430
[Pew] http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/10/29/technology-device-ownership-2015/
[Reddit]https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/9midcx/apple_really_undersold_the_a12_cpu_its_almost/
[Statista] https://www.statista.com/statistics/330695/number-of-smartphone-user\s-worldwide/
[Samsung] https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/exynos/technology/custom-cpu/
[Verge] https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/3/17191986/apple-intel-cpu-processor-design-competition
Published
2019-04-17
How to Cite
Lyon, D. (2019). ARMED for the Mobile Processing War. Computer Reviews Journal, 3, 1-3. Retrieved from https://purkh.com/index.php/tocomp/article/view/297
Section
Editorial