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New phones, new CEOs, mobile payments and 4G growth

Podcast - 20th March 2013

In today's podcast we're talking about Samsung's new Galaxy S4 smartphone, BlackBerry's record-breaking purchase order and Intuit's mobile payment service.

There's also a discussion about the changes at ST-Ericsson, a new CEO coming to ARM, Vodafone's sponsorship plans, management moves at Android and the 2013 Mobile News Awards.

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New CEO for mobile processor business ARM

British-based semiconductor technology business ARM Holdings is preparing for a new CEO.

Warren East, who joined the company 19 years ago and has been Chief Executive for almost 12 years, has decided to retire from 1st July 2013. Simon Segars, currently the company’s President, will become the new CEO.

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NVIDIA announces its first 4G LTE processor

Technology company NVIDIA has announced its first integrated 4G LTE mobile processor, moving into a market segment that’s been dominated by Qualcomm.

It says its new Tegra 4i, which has been jointly designed in partnership with ARM, delivers the highest performance of any single-chip smartphone processor yet is also much smaller

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Revenue and profit up at ARM Holdings

UK-based microprocessor business ARM Holdings has published its quarterly results for the period ended 31st March 2012. Revenue was up 14% year-on-year to £132.5 million, while pre-tax profit was up 22% to £61.9 million.

Around 1.1 billion of its chips were shipped into mobile phones and mobile computers during Q1 2012, similar to a year ago, with 57% of all ARM chips going into mobile devices.

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Microsoft says there'll be three versions of Windows 8 when it launches

Microsoft has announced the names and specifications for its new Windows 8 operating system.

A launch date hasn’t been confirmed, although the OS is expected to be available before the end of 2012.

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