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Author Topic: Microsoft Announces Support of System on a Chip Architectures  (Read 1405 times)


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LAS VEGAS — Jan. 5, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. today announced at 2011 International CES that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip (SoC) architectures, including ARM-based systems from partners NVIDIA Corp., Qualcomm Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc. On the x86 architecture, Intel Corporation and AMD continue their work on low-power SoC designs that fully support Windows, including support for native x86 applications. SoC architectures will fuel significant innovation across the hardware spectrum when coupled with the depth and breadth of the Windows platform.

At today’s announcement, Microsoft demonstrated the next version of Windows running on new SoC platforms from Intel running on x86 architecture and from NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments on ARM architecture. The technology demonstration included Windows client support across a range of scenarios, such as hardware-accelerated graphics and media playback, hardware-accelerated Web browsing with the latest Microsoft Internet Explorer, USB device support, printing and other features customers have come to expect from their computing experience. Microsoft Office running natively on ARM also was shown as a demonstration of the full depth and breadth of Windows platform capabilities on ARM architecture.

Windows will continue its industry-leading support across the widest possible set of devices, delivering the breadth and choice that customers demand. Intel and AMD continue to evolve and improve the x86 platforms, including new low-power systems, and advance new designs such as the recently announced 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family and AMD’s Fusion accelerated processing units (APUs). NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments are joining Microsoft to provide ARM-based designs for the first time.

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Re: Microsoft Announces Support of System on a Chip Architectures
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 07:36 PM »
Boom! Shake the room~!

That's going to be impressive if it works well. We'll see.
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Re: Microsoft Announces Support of System on a Chip Architectures
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011, 10:12 AM »
windows pretending to be a tablet time. Always handy to announce things plenty of time in advance that gives them time to change the direction nearer release and cancel the project, like the HP Slate.  :P


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Re: Microsoft Announces Support of System on a Chip Architectures
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 10:43 AM »
depth and breadth... and mabe choice

i see they changed the wording in the second paragraph of the linked press release, i'm glad josh caught it before they did...

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