Earlier this year AMD announced 'Project SkyBridge', a new framework at the company that's aimed at expanding their SoC portfolio to include ARM-based chips. These ARM SoCs would be pin-compatible with the company's next-generation x86 APUs, making it easy for manufacturers to design devices with AMD hardware inside.

AMD has already launched the server component of Project SkyBridge, codenamed 'Seattle', and are preparing to ship ARM-based client chips sometime in 2015. According to the latest batch of rumors, this client chip will be called 'Amur', and is expected to launch in the third quarter of 2015.

Amur is said to be Android-specific, utilizing AMD's heterogeneous system architecture alongside ARM's Cortex-A57 64-bit CPU cores. As for the graphics core, AMD has said previously that their ARM chips will use their GCN graphics architecture, which shouldn't come as a huge surprise.

The x86 counterpart to Amur is codenamed 'Nolan', and will launch at roughly the same time. Nolan is the successor to AMD's Beema low-power notebook APU, and will be the first APU from the company built on a 20nm process. Amur is also expected to be manufactured on 20nm, which is the same process node used for the very latest ARM SoCs.

Meanwhile, Intel is gearing up to launch their next-generation low-power platform called Cherry Trail in the first quarter of 2015. Like the full-power Broadwell chips that will begin shipping later this year, Cherry Trail will be a 14nm part, and will succeed Bay Trail in Intel's line-up.