"ARM Holdings, the company behind the ARM Cortex
processor family, wants to see this happen. It's not, that ARM sees
a big future for itself as a desktop/laptop processor company.
According to Simon Segars, executive vice president and general
manager of ARM's physical IP division, ARM decided to enter this
market mainly to counter Intel's moves in the mobile phone market.
"Segars said, "We are more worried about Intel encroaching into
the high-end of smartphones, than we are about netbooks. If ARM is
successful in devices like netbooks, it will be a nice incremental
revenue for the company."
"This is not exactly the kind of enthusiastic support Linux fans
or vendors would like to see."