With China's TOP10 mobile phone manufacturers all obediently pay royalties, Qualcomm in the mobile processor market, a firm foothold, and Qualcomm now also two feet to Intel's site and mdash; server market launched a maximum of 48 nuclear Of the 10nm processor, PC market with Microsoft, launched a Windows 10-based 2-in-1 device. We all know that Windows 10 is based on the X86 platform, Microsoft, Qualcomm to adopt a workaround is to design a X86 simulator, so that the ARM processor to obtain the possibility of running X86 system. Microsoft, Qualcomm is pleased, but the boss of the X86 market is not happy, Intel General Counsel recently said that some companies did not get X86 authorization in the case of trying to simulate Intel's X86 instruction set.
Microsoft earlier developed a separate Windows processor for the ARM processor system, but unfortunately did not succeed, because developers do not want to develop software for other ecosystems, so this generation of Microsoft in Windows 10 changed the practice, they designed a X86 simulator, you can run on the ARM processor X86 system, although only run 32-bit program, but Microsoft's earlier demonstration shows Qualcomm Xiao Long processor can run smoothly PS, Office and other software, which is a huge improvement The
Microsoft through the X86 simulator way to make ARM running Windows 10 system brings a lot of benefits, developers do not need to change the software can run directly, consumers do not need to download new programs, direct start, to avoid the Windows RT that learning ,Development costs.
For the ARM camp, Microsoft now practice for them to enter the PC market opened the door, although the current Microsoft manufacturers are only Qualcomm, and only high-end Xiao Long 835 processor, but you can imagine the future there will be more ARM processor Manufacturers to kill the PC market, although the threat can not high-end market, but in 2-in-1 equipment, tablet PCs and other markets will certainly grab Intel's share.
For this situation, Intel how to see it? In particular, this X86 simulator will be related to the X86 instruction set, which is Intel's housekeeping skills. Intel executive vice president, general counsel Steven Rodgers recently criticized that some companies in the absence of authorization to try to simulate Intel's X86 instruction set.
He also said that only time to prove that trying to simulate the X86 directive can bring different fate (implication is not optimistic about the future of analog X86), Steven Rodgers said Intel welcomed the legitimate competition, but they do not welcome their infringement of patent infringement, Hope that other companies can continue to respect Intel's patent.
In the face of Microsoft and Qualcomm conspiracy X86 simulator, Intel is finally a positive sound, and may be scruples to Microsoft's long-term relationship, the general counsel of the position is not severe, and no name, but he talked Threat of heavy taste, because Intel that Microsoft, Qualcomm did not get X86 license, the problem will become ARM manufacturers can not rely on the success of the key to the simulator.
Core, driver and internal programs are running in ARM native mode, X86 program running through WOW window mode
Microsoft has introduced the architecture of the simulator, where the core, driver and internal programs are running in ARM native mode, X86 program through the WOW (windows in windows) window mode to run, so Microsoft in the development of X86 simulator in the process It is impossible not to notice the issue of X86 authorization, the internal should also do some circumvention.
Now this question to see Microsoft, Qualcomm how to respond.