Jason Perlow

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Jason Perlow, Senior Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer, Proofpoint, Inc.

My full-time employer is Proofpoint, Inc. I write as a freelancer for ZDNet. The postings and opinions on this blog are my own and don't necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of ProofPoint. Other than Microsoft and Proofpoint, I own no investments or direct financial instruments in the companies I write about.

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The XO-2 is going Embedded RISC? So will everyone else!

The XO-2 is going Embedded RISC? So will everyone else!

Yesterday,  OLPC project founder Nicholas Negroponte indicated that their next generation XO-2 will almost certainly eschew it's current x86-based design and move towards one that is based on the ARM, the most common embedded RISC architecture in the world. It's used in over a billion cell phones and smartphones, including the iPhone and the BlackBerry, and is licensed for use in embedded CPUs produced by Texas Instruments, Marvell, Broadcom, nVidia, Samsung, and FreeScale, among others.

March 13, 2009 by in Processors