ARM chips to dominate MID market by 2013

Posted on Sunday, January 24 2010 @ 14:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ABI Research predicts ARM-based processors, and not x86 chips, will dominate the MID market by 2013.
"While an estimated 90 percent of Ultra-mobile Devices (UMDs) shipped in 2009 were based on an x86 processor architecture, the introduction of ARM-based systems introduces greater choice and differentiation for system vendors," claimed Orr.

"2010 will be pivotal for building momentum behind non-x86 solutions, and gaining adoption in both distribution channels and by end-user populations worldwide."

Orr explained that second-generation UMDs were becoming more prevalent, with a growing number of netbooks based on ARM platforms appearing in the mainstream marketplace.

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