AMD to add ARM processors to boost chip security

Posted by albinard on Jun 14, 2012 3:39 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By by Peter Bright
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Back in February, AMD raised the possibility that future processors from the company might include ARM cores. The assumption at the time was that these ARM cores would be used for computation. The company has revealed its first plans for chips combining x86 and ARM cores, but it turns out they won't be used for computing at all: the embedded ARM cores will be used to provide security services.

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