Several New Semiconductor Companies Go 'Arm in Arm' with ARM's big.LITTLE Tech

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  1. dgstorm

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    It's not surprising really that ARM is driving innovation in the mobile semi-conductor world. They continue to design cutting edge new technology that is far more energy efficient than the competition. Their newest example is the big.LITTLE architecture technology, which combines the use of both Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 processors to deliver performance and efficiency when needed. Besides their famous partnership with Samsung on the big.LITTLE tech, ARM has just announced that five additional semi-conductor companies that will be partnering with them to use it, including CSR, Fujitsu Semiconductor and MediaTek.

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    It will be interesting to see the processor wars heat up over this year.

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    Pretty neat what there hopefully gonna be able todo.
     
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    The performance "savings" of processors are all well and good, but the big hitter to battery life is still far and away the screen. I guess when you are actually using your phone the power sipping processors are good, but the screen will still kill your battery in 4-6 hours.