• EU antitrust ruling against Intel due next Wednesday

    Posted May 8, 2009 - 2:25 pm

    The European Commission is expected to make one of the most significant antitrust decisions in its history on Wednesday when it punishes computer chip-maker Intel for stifling competition from smaller rivals.
  • Apple building a secret chip empire -- and a competitive advantage

    Posted May 1, 2009 - 4:27 pm

    They've always thought different, but now they're just thinking really different

  • Via may seek greater role for Nano in servers

    Posted May 1, 2009 - 10:19 am

    Via Technologies may try to extend the use of its Nano processors from netbooks to servers in a potential challenge to Intel and AMD, although the battle will be an uphill one, analysts said.
  • Intel rivals gang up to make mobile chips

    Posted April 16, 2009 - 9:23 pm

    Chip makers, including IBM, on Thursday announced a partnership to develop low-power chips for mobile devices.
  • MIT develops method to draw finer features on chips

    Posted April 10, 2009 - 6:50 pm

    MIT researchers said a breakthrough in light technology could help chip designers etch finer features on processors.
  • AMD readying 'very low-power' Shanghai processors

    Posted March 31, 2009 - 10:03 pm

    AMD on Tuesday said it would release "very low-power" Shanghai processors within three months.
  • Uncertainty in chip market 'unprecedented,' SIA warns

    Posted February 3, 2009 - 1:43 pm

    Uncertainty in the chip market is 'unprecedented', the SIA said, noting that tough economic conditions are hurting chip sales.
  • Texas Instruments to shed 3,400 jobs

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 10:16 pm

    Texas Instruments, which makes chips for cell phones and other gadgets, said Monday that it will cut 3,400 jobs because demand has slackened amid a slowing economy.
  • Intel completes work on 32nm chip technology

    Posted December 10, 2008 - 10:12 am

    Intel on Wednesday said it finished development work on manufacturing technology that will allow it to produce chips with circuitry just 32-nanometers in size, a billionth of a meter, by the fourth quarter of next year.
  • Intel calls EU antitrust probe 'discriminatory and partial'

    Posted November 27, 2008 - 9:47 pm

    The European Union's antitrust investigation of Intel is "discriminatory and partial," the chip maker complained in an action that's detailed in a recent edition of the EU's official journal, saying it's not being permitted to properly defend itself against the charges.
  • AMD looks to purge past chip problems with Shanghai

    Posted November 13, 2008 - 12:16 pm

    AMD hopes to move beyond past chip blunders with the Thursday launch of its latest quad-core Opteron processor, code-named Shanghai.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 to support up to 256 CPU cores

    Posted November 6, 2008 - 4:52 pm

    Microsoft Thursday said the next upgrade of its Windows Server operating system will scale up to 256 logical processors.
  • Intel set to launch Nehalem Nov. 17

    Posted November 5, 2008 - 5:50 pm

    Intel will launch its first chip based on the next-generation Nehalem microarchitecture on Nov. 17.
  • Chip shipments could face slow growth

    Posted November 4, 2008 - 9:03 am

    Processor shipments could slow down till 2010 due to reduced demand for chips and the global economic downturn, IDC said on Monday.
  • Gartner to slash 2009 chip forecast by $25 billion

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 11:02 am

    The global financial crisis prompted market researcher Gartner on Monday to lower its preliminary chip industry revenue projections for the next few years, including a $25.5 billion reduction for next year.
  • Mobile Nehalem chips may come in late 2009

    Posted October 20, 2008 - 11:41 am

    Intel is gearing up to release the first versions of its Nehalem chip family next month, with the scheduled launch of its Core i7 desktop processors. But users will have to wait much longer to get their hands on the mobile version of the new chip.
  • Transmeta executives put company up for sale

    Posted September 25, 2008 - 9:43 am

    Microprocessor designer Transmeta is looking for a buyer. Executives announced plans to sell the company on Wednesday, saying investment bank Piper Jaffray & Co. will act as its financial advisor during the sale process.
  • More cores, bigger cache give boost to Dunnington

    Posted August 20, 2008 - 11:15 pm

    Intel plans to launch its six-core Xeon server processor next month, with the extra cores and a larger cache giving the chip a performance advantage over the company's existing quad-core chips. Code-named Dunnington, the six-core Xeon processor is designed for servers that have four or more processors. Manufactured using a 45-nanometer production process, the chip should be the last new model based on Intel's Penryn processor design before the release of the company's first Nehalem chips in a few months' time.
  • Intel's next mobile chip prepped for sampling

    Posted August 20, 2008 - 5:14 pm

    Intel on Wednesday said its next low-power chip for mobile phones is being readied for sampling -- progress for the chip maker that has big plans in the mobile space. Intel showed off a wafer with chips based on the Moorestown platform and is working quickly to get the chips to manufacturing so they can be tested more widely, said Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager of the ultra-mobility group at Intel, during a keynote speech on Wednesday at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.
  • Embedded chips to drive Internet adoption, exec says

    Posted August 19, 2008 - 7:14 pm

    Embedded chips will fuel the growth of the Internet in the future, making it available everywhere, an Intel executive said on Tuesday.
  • IBM unveils technology for faster CPUs

    Posted August 18, 2008 - 8:08 pm

    IBM on Monday said it had invented technology that could reduce power consumption and speed up performance of processors used in PCs, servers and other devices.
  • Intel takes on embedded market with Atom chip

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 10:55 am

    Taking a jab at the embedded market, Intel on Wednesday said it was working on new x86 chips to use in devices ranging from consumer electronics to mobile phones.
  • Intel slashes chip prices up to 31%

    Posted July 21, 2008 - 5:17 pm

    Intel Sunday announced that it has dropped the price of seven processors by up to 31%.
  • Dispelled Intel rumor may disappoint gamers

    Posted July 21, 2008 - 11:13 am

    Intel announced prices for some of its latest, most powerful chips that might disappoint digital gaming enthusiasts because they're more expensive than reports had speculated.
  • Intel Atom for netbooks costs 52% more than desktop version

    Posted July 21, 2008 - 11:09 am

    The popular Intel Atom microprocessors made for netbooks, or mini-laptops, costs 52 percent more per chip than the desktop version of the same processor.
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