ARM CEO: by 2014, mobile devices will be powerful but consume less energy

ARM CEO: by 2014, mobile devices will be powerful but consume less energy
According to ARM CEO Warren East, his company's big.LITTLE technology is going to lead to more powerful mobile devices using less battery power starting next year. East, who is hanging up his pinstripes at the end of the year, lauded Samsung for getting the big.LITTLE technology out in some versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The international model that has the octa-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor will include the system which pairs a powerful processor with a smaller one. For power-intensive tasks like gaming, the powerful silicon is used. For light housekeeping, the phone drops down to the less power hungry model, which saves battery life.

East said that he has 17 partners licensing the big.LITTLE technology including the Korean based Samsung."I'm not surprised that Samsung managed to get a big.LITTLE phone to market this year because they are a very capable, determined outfit and there is a lot of marketing kudos in being first to market." But he believes that 2014 will be the big year for ARM.

The executive expects to see demand for computing power expand 30 times over the next decade but sees battery capacity only having to double over the same time period. The company licenses its IP to customers and East says that ARM succeeds by talking to customers and its customers' cusatomers to better serve the markets it covers. He also noted that doing the right thing doesn't always mean moving in a straight line. "Take big.LITTLE for instance: we introduced the A9 processor then the A15 and then A7. It's a bit like rock climbing, you don't take all your limbs off the wall at the same time," East said.

source: Techradar


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33 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Cool! This is the best INNOVATION! Mr. East, you and your company is the best! Love you all!

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

it's not cool, it's hot

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

It's not cool, it's not hot, it's COOL SPICY HOT!!! :)

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

sorry it's calm

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh, ok. :)

2. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I think the same about this news and whatever apple announces.. You'd really expected to have less powerfull devices consuming more energy?

12. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

I think exactly the same thing as you said. isn't it the trend already for the past 10 year for consuming less energy on everything thing?

3. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Its obvious. Everybody knows that.

4. metal

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 26, 2012

Well this is shocking isn't that what they are supposed to do in the first place???

5. KaiTech

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

"The company licenses its IP to customers and West says that ARM succeeds by talking to customers and its customers' cusatomers to better serve the markets it covers. " So who is Mr. West? :D

6. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Is it Mr. East or Mr. West?? I've seen both mentioned in this article and oddly it seemed like they were the same person. Is there any implied direction to this article? Pun intended.

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Just wait to see the Exynos 6 with 3Ghz Cortex A50 based octa monster.. consuming less power than today's chips, thanks to 14nm process. Oh and who is West? Bahahhaha

23. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Mega 6.5 (the successor to the Galaxy Mega 6.3) will most likely carry the A57/A53 64 bit processors seeing as they will be big enough to house those gargantuan batteries for excessive multi tasking. I have a feeling the GS5 is heading down the route of being the mainstream phone with practicality and innovations being put before power, no doubt it will be powerful but i've a feeling Samsung created the new Mega line to eventually be the models that will carry those insane specs we've always wanted, I mean the 6.3 is the only phone to carry the powerful exynos 5250 chipset, pity about the RAM and screen res!

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

7.5" 4K screen (unbreakable screen even 10 tons steel fall on), 12,000mAh (2 Months Battery Life) + Solar Charging, intel i7 octacore, 8GB RAM, 3TB Storage, LTE 5GB download speed, and 550MB upload speed, 72MP Main Camera, 12MP Front Camera, HDMI USB Ports, SD Card Slot, Unbreakable Bullet Proof body (even 10 tons steel fall on or can't break even RPG hit). Dream Phone Hell Yeah.......lol

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wow, your dream phone will probably be released in the year 2100, I guess......

19. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

It's probably what we'll be using in 2023, or something close to that if phones/tablets (phone will have transformed into a truly flexible transparent hybrid tablet device by this time) haven't become integrated into our bodies/eyes by then.

24. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I get a thumbs down for that? What kind of sensitive children do we have on phonearena?

25. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The ones who doesn't want to move on to 2023, who doesn't have a sense of humor and imagination, i guess...

29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

right dude.

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i know men

32. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Because they don't want to move on to 2023, like what Nathan said? If they don't want to move on to 2023, how can they move on to 2100? Oh wait, I wonder where we will be in 2100..........

15. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

But is it laser/shark proof?

18. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

yes it is men. lol

16. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

you went full retard, never go full retard

27. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

and MSRP of $236,234

30. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

no it's too high, lol

31. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

"2 Months Battery Life" Your shooting a little low, the power should last the life of the product and never need charging.

17. HildyJ

Posts: 341; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

This isn't news, this is advertising. Sure ARM chips are getting faster and using less power. So are Intel's x86 chips (which is not mentioned). It's just Moore's law - processing power doubles periodically and if you build a chip that only multiplies it by 1.5, you get more power and less power consumption. How much you increase power and cut consumption is a tradeoff but the trend will always be towards more power with less consumption.

20. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Intels phone chips are much more powerful than arms per core. A quad core intel baytrail being released this year is expected to score 50000+ in Antutu.

22. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Can't wait to see some windows 8 hybrids come out with that chip, will probably get one.

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