Rick Merritt, EETimes
9/23/2010 3:19 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. – ARM will triumph over Intel as smartphones and tablets disrupt the x86 PC industry, said Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive of Nvidia, speaking at the company's annual conference.
"It's a foregone conclusion that the personal computer of the future is this size," said Huang, holding up his smartphone. "You could add wireless HDMI to it someday, and it could also be your set-top box," he said in a fireside chat at the event.
"The PC of the future will be made by new OEMs, sold through new distributors and use a new instruction-set architecture," Huang said. "ARM will be the most important CPU architecture of the future, and it already is the fastest growing processor architecture," he added.
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