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Imagination takes on ARM and x86 with free MIPS CPU access

UK processor designer Imagination Technologies is offering a free and open access complete MIPS CPU to universities. While this initiative is positioned as a boost to computing and electronic engineering studies, it could also serve to boost the adoption of MIPS architecture as it battles giant rival microarchitectures ARM and Intel’s x86.

NXP says industry needs to ensure IoT is both simple and secure

Jeff Fonseca, the Regional Sales Director, Americas at chip vendor NXP has told Telecoms.com the entire telecoms industry needs to focus on ensuring the IoT delivers real value to consumers. Talking at the Mobile World Congress 2015, Fonseca said that while IoT has become an industry buzzword, the security and user simplicity of connected devices should be of paramount importance.

ARM, IBM partner to help IoT startups

ARM and IBM have jointly announced an Internet of Things starter kit that will enable developers to rapidly prototype mbed-based IoT applications using IBM’s platform-as-a-service offering Bluemix and a development board from Freescale, powered by an ARM Cortex-M4 processor, reports Business Cloud News. The companies are aiming the kit at startups, which hasn’t traditionally been IBM’s nor ARM’s target demographic.

Qualcomm gets off lightly with near $1bn Chinese antitrust fine

Mobile chip giant Qualcomm has announced it will pay a fine of 6 billion yuan, which currently equates to just under a billion dollars, that has been imposed on it by a Chinese antitrust authority having concluded Qualcomm violated anti-monopoly law.

ARM launches fastest mobile CPU core yet

UK low power chip designer ARM has announced the launch of its latest flagship CPU design – the Cortex-A72 – which promises almost double the performance and the energy efficiency of the previous high-end CPU design, the Cortex-A57.

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