• PC makers embrace Core i7 chips in new desktops

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 9:50 pm

    PC makers on Monday launched desktops that incorporate the latest technologies to work alongside Intel's new Core i7 chips, which have received praise for their speedy performance.
  • 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.
  • Intel's six-core Dunnington chip hits the market

    Posted September 15, 2008 - 3:01 pm

    Intel's latest server chips, the Xeon 7400 series, formerly called Dunnington, are now available in six-core and quad-core models designed to be used in systems with four or more processors.
  • Former Intel engineer charged with stealing trade secrets

    Posted September 12, 2008 - 3:49 pm

    A former Intel design engineer has been charged with theft of trade secrets from the chipmaker while secretly working for rival AMD.
  • Atom demand still stymied by testing bottleneck

    Posted August 29, 2008 - 9:33 am

    Demand for Intel's Atom processor is strong, with computer makers clamoring for more chips to plug into the small, portable laptops called netbooks, but the chips remain in short supply. The problem isn't that Intel can't make enough of the silicon chips -- the company can, and it is -- but availability remains stymied by a testing bottleneck that prevents the chip maker from meeting demand.
  • After the Core 2 Duo, what's next for Apple laptops?

    Posted August 27, 2008 - 10:53 am

    It's always a bit of a delicate dance, running the laptop division at a computer company -- certainly at one that's as vertically integrated as Apple, and certainly when the next generation of the company's popular MacBook and MacBook Pro lines are being prepped for release. You want to make a powerful, full-featured laptop, but not one that obviates your company's desktops.
  • Fujitsu readies eight-core Sparc64 chip

    Posted August 27, 2008 - 9:49 am

    Fujitsu is developing an eight-core version of its Sparc64 processor, which should give a performance boost to the Sparc Enterprise Servers that Fujitsu jointly develops with Sun Microsystems.
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