Andy Patrizio

Andy Patrizio is a freelance journalist based in southern California who has covered the computer industry for 20 years and has built every x86 PC he’s ever owned, laptops not included.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITworld, Network World, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Why is Renee James leaving Intel?

Enough is enough with the AMD rumors

So who is thought to be acquiring AMD now? Oracle? Apple? Ford Motor Co.? Donald Trump? Nope, this week it's Microsoft's turn to be the buyer du jour. The logic behind the rumor is that Microsoft is concerned about the fiscal...

Is Intel adding an extra step to the tick/tock model?

Intel has used a model it called "tick/tock" for about a decade now and that model has gone off without a hitch, but new challenges would indicate that model is changing. It used to be that Intel would introduce a new...

When will your hard drive fail?

It’s only appropriate that I found a story idea on storage failure right as I experienced the worst hard drive failure of my life. Long story short, after two days of agony, I lost some downloaded files, nothing I can’t live...

Review: Double your iPhone battery life with these 6 smartphone cases

Review: Double your iPhone battery life with these 6 smartphone cases

There is a thriving aftermarket for smartphone cases, some of which just offer protection while others contain a battery that can recharge your phone. In this review, we looked at six of them.

AMD launches new Radeon GPUs

The E3 show is usually a time for games and occasional console hardware, but AMD used the giant game show to launch its new Fury brand of GPUs. These cards feature a few firsts: the first card to come with a water-cooled system...

Western Digital subsidiary raises the storage bar to 10TB

With the fast-charging growth in cloud storage, you have to think that the providers would be demanding higher capacity drives to get more storage in the cabinets. Well they are getting their wish. HGST, the former Hitachi hard...

Research finds one-third of data center servers are idle

The IT consulting firm Anthesis Group, in partnership with Stanford University and TSO Logic, has issued a report that suggests there may be as many as 10 million physical servers, or 30% of the servers deployed worldwide, that...

Xilinx and AMD: an inevitable match?

The Intel-Altera deal may force the hand of the two, but would that be a good thing?

ARM rolls out an IoT-optimized processor core, development tools

ARM, the CPU technology development firm that creates core designs rather than makes its own chips, has introduced a new hardware subsystem for building customized semiconductors for smart connected devices as well as a tooling...

With the Altera deal done, what's Intel's FPGA strategy?

Now that Intel has secured Altera for $16.7 billion and has a deal with eASIC, Intel is firmly in the Field Programmable Grid Array (FPGA) business. Now what's it going to do with it? For starters, eASIC remains a partner. CEO...

Intel planning on a huge server platform overhaul

Some official-looking slides have the Anandtech forums buzzing over a major revision to the Intel server platform, one that the slides claim is the "biggest platform enhancement since Nehalem." In case you forgot, Nehalem was...

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