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FT.com: IBM joins chipmakers to boost Linux platform

Jun 05, 2010, 23:05 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IBM has joined forces with chip companies Arm, Freescale, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments, to create a company that will accelerate the development of Linux software for devices such as mobile phones, tablet computers and digital televisions.

"The move is a challenge to Intel and Microsoft, which are looking to move beyond their dominance of the personal computing market to take a large share of the mobile phone and hybrid device market.

"Arm-based chips are used in more than 95 per cent of the world's mobile phones and also power Apple's iPad tablet. However, Intel is developing smaller, more power efficient, Atom chips which could also be used for these kinds of devices."

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