ARM's Super-Efficient New Chip Can Get "Years of Battery Life"

With processors, it's easy to get caught up in gigahertz and petaflops and the top-end specs. But blazing fast speed doesn't mean all that much for, say, your refrigerator. ARM's says its Cortex-M0+ chip will connect your dumb appliances to a smart grid, and offer "years" of battery life on some of them. » 3/13/12 12:14pm 3/13/12 12:14pm