From: Victor Rehorst (victor_at_newtontalk.net)
Date: Thu Jun 09 2005 - 13:20:47 PDT
Joost van de Griek wrote:
> ARM license their CPU designs to dozens of chip makers, they don't
> manufacture them themselves.
For example, the StrongARM 110 in your Newton 2x00 was manufactured by Digital
Equipment, before they were swallowed by - uhh - Compaq I think?
Intel just happens to make a lot of ARM-based chips now. They don't own ARM
though. Like someone else pointed out, the Nintendo Game Boy Advance and DS
platforms are based around ARM7 and ARM9 cores, respectively, but the chips in
those handhelds have more than just a CPU on them. In fact, in the new DS
there's the entire GBA hardware (ARM7 with 256KB EWRAM, 8K IWRAM, ROM, PPU) as
well as the DS hardware (ARM9 with RAM, PPU, whatever) in one package.
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