Reply to post: Re: Pies. Pies and fingers everywhere.

ARM Cortex-R8 aka 'Now your hard drive will have a quad-core CPU in it'


Re: Pies. Pies and fingers everywhere.

ARM don't create physical things, true, but it's a bit off to say they don't build anything. Almost all of the microcode in embedded processors around the world was written by them. Many of the fabs churning out ARM processors are doing so using essentially unmodified ARM reference layouts.

I'm not saying there's a problem with ARM - I don't believe that. I'm just saying that it surprises me that they get so little public scrutiny.

Hell, I was a very proud owner of an Archimedes back in the day and wrote my first code on Acorn machines. I'm proud of ARM and what they've achieved.

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