The following information is from AMD's Core Innovation Update press conference. The ARM and low-power x86 solutions in development are for dense server, embedded, low-power thin clients, etc. AMD Announces Project SkyBridge: Pin-Compatible ARM and x86 SoCs in 2015, Android Support => http://www.anandtech.com/show/7989/...bridge-pincompatible-arm-and-x86-socs-in-2015 2014: * ARM Cortex A57 based Opterons introduced (8-core). * Puma+ based APUs introduced (Beema and Mullins). 2015: * ARM Cortex A57 based APUs. => Aimed at the low-power/low-end performance segment. => 20nm process node. => CGN-based IGP. => Pin-compatible with Puma+ based APUs. (Not likely to be socketed like Kabini/Beema. SoC will be soldered on mobo.) ...This means AMD will offer both x86 and ARM based APUs with their CGN-based IGP. (Like what Nvidia is doing with Tegra line. Except Nvidia cannot do x86 because Intel won't license to them.) This allows AMD to cover both markets. (So expect solutions using Windows, Linux, Android, etc.) But it gets even more interesting! They're also working on the successor for 2016 release. AMD Announces K12 Core: Custom 64-bit ARM Design in 2016 => http://www.anandtech.com/show/7990/amd-announces-k12-core-custom-64bit-arm-design-in-2016 Unlike the 2015 solution that uses a pre-designed ARM Cortex A57 core, AMD will build their own ARM-based solution that is compatible with the 64-bit ARM instruction (ARMv8). ie: 2015 => Licensed to produce an ARM Cortex A57 based solution. 2016 => Licensed to produce their own 64bit ARM processor (K12 core). Its not all ARM love, AMD is also providing x86 love for 2016. For mainstream desktop/notebook and performance server. AMD is also working on a new 64-bit x86 Core => http://www.anandtech.com/show/7991/amd-is-also-working-on-a-new-64bit-x86-core There is currently no codename for this x86 core. This will be replacing the Bulldozer-based lines. x86 Excavator based APUs are still coming in 2015. Enterprise APU => "Toronto" (Berlin's successor) Consumer APU => "Carrizo" (Kaveri's successor) AMD reveals K12: New ARM and x86 cores are coming => http://techreport.com/review/26418/amd-reveals-k12-new-arm-and-x86-cores-are-coming More commentary and some details.