Advanced Risc Machines-Remember Acorn

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by needthephone, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. needthephone macrumors 6502a

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    I see the iphone has an ARM processor-ironic (well to me anyway) it partly came from the same company who developed the Acorn and BBC computer which was my first computer. Acorn and Apple formed ARM. Good to see the UK computer industry is still there (when at one satge it was leading the World -remember ICL, Sinclair) although now most of the companies own IP and licence their wares.
     
  2. Hattig macrumors 65816

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    Practically every mobile phone has an ARM CPU.

    Indeed the iPhone has at least two ARM cpus, there's an ARM11 in the main SoC, and an ARM9 in the Infineon EDGE chip.
     
  3. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    And I am sure you all know this but it was the same chip that was in the Newton.. and I think apple invested in ARM (and sold it off) which was sold later to intel, who sold it (or spun off) before the announcement of the iphone....:D

    Edit: Ooops I see you mentioned apple.
     
  4. Hattig macrumors 65816

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    Intel have never purchased or owned ARM.

    Intel bought digital, who had licensed the ARM ISA and created their own implementation, StrongARM. Intel tweaked that and called it XScale, and then sold it to Marvell last year.
     

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