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  • Is Intel's 3-D transistor a game changer?

    Posted May 4, 2011 - 5:48 pm

    The real significance of Intel's Ivy Bridge technology, which should be seen in consumer devices early next year, is long-term.
  • Intel to show new netbook chip, ramps competition with ARM

    Posted April 11, 2011 - 11:08 am

    Intel this week is expected to provide a glimpse into the future of low-power Atom chips for netbooks and tablets as it tries to ratchet up competition with rival ARM in the tablet market.
  • Intel's Oak Trail tablets to get Google's Android 3.0

    Posted April 11, 2011 - 11:08 am

    Intel is working with Google to bring Android 3.0 to tablets running on low-power Atom chips code-named Oak Trail, according to an Intel executive.
  • IBM shows smallest, fastest graphene processor

    Posted April 7, 2011 - 1:43 pm

    IBM on Thursday demonstrated its fastest graphene transistor, which can execute 155 billion cycles per second, which is about 50 percent faster than previous experimental transistors shown by the company's researchers.
  • Chip makers start to resume work in Japan

    Posted March 24, 2011 - 9:59 am

    High-tech companies in Japan are slowly starting to get some of their manufacturing plants up and running after a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hammered the country nearly two weeks ago.
  • Nanotubes could help cell phones run 100x longer

    Posted March 11, 2011 - 3:25 pm

    Researchers at Illinois University have developed a way to replace the metal wires in flash-memory components with carbon nanotubes, potentially reducing power use enough that mobile devices could run 100 times longer with the same batteries than i
  • Itanium hits 10-year mark, less Windows

    Posted March 7, 2011 - 11:49 am

    The 64-bit Itanium chip, introduced as a challenger to the RISC systems that dominated enterprise shops at the time, hits the 10-year-mark next month.
  • Inside Intel's next-gen processors

    Posted February 28, 2011 - 12:58 pm

    Intel rang in 2011 with its second-generation Core processors, promising vastly superior performance, better graphics capabilities, and improved energy efficiency. How much of a difference can a new CPU generation really make? If our tests of the first systems to use these revamped CPUs are any indication, the answer is "quite a lot." The new processors--formerly code-named Sandy Bridge--deliver stronger performance than their predecessors did, and at palatable prices.
  • Tablets to be supercharged by quad-core chips

    Posted February 16, 2011 - 9:58 pm

    Just as tablets with dual-core processors start to hit shelves, chip makers are now shipping samples of quad-core chips that could make the devices even faster.
  • Intel knowingly sells faulty chipsets. Are they crazy?

    Posted February 8, 2011 - 10:31 pm

    Remember those faulty Sandy Bridge 6-Series chipsets that Intel owned up to--the ones that caused a massive product recall that's been delaying the rollout of new computers built around Sandy Bridge processors?
  • Nvidia prepping for 3D mobile revolution

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 2:01 pm

    Get ready for a deluge of 3D-capable mobile devices in 2011 including smartphones, tablets and netbooks, if the latest rumors are correct. Nvidia is reportedly planning an upgraded version of its Tegra 2 processor specifically targeted for mobile devices with 3D displays. Nvidia plans to announce its upgraded system-on-chip in February during a company presentation at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, according to TechEye.
  • Cisco invests in cloud chip maker

    Posted January 20, 2011 - 9:45 am

    Cisco has invested in Tilera, a developer of multicore processors for cloud computing and communications, as part of the chip maker's $45 million round announced this week.
  • Intel reports 48% increase in Q4 net income

    Posted January 13, 2011 - 8:13 pm

    Chip maker Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) reported a 48 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit after Thursday's market close, sending shares up to $22 in after-hours trading, a gain of 3.3 percent over its 21.29 regular-session closing price.
  • Nvidia plan for CPUs marks major disruption in PC processor choices

    Posted January 6, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    Changes by Intel, AMD, Nvidia and Microsoft have shoved the processor market in a blender, though how good the result will be for consumers or IT is far from clear.
  • Broadcom shares drop despite improved Q4 sales outlook

    Posted December 15, 2010 - 11:55 am

    Shares of Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) fell as low as 2.03, or 4.5 percent, to 42.95 in early trading Wednesday after the chip maker issued an optimistic revised fourth-quarter sales outlook.
  • Oracle to halve core count in next Sparc processor

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 10:45 pm

    Oracle will halve the number of cores in its next Sparc processor and instead improve its single-thread performance, a weak area for the chip but one that's important for running large databases and back-end applications.
  • Microsoft ending support for Itanium

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 10:05 am

    Microsoft is ending its support for Intel's Itanium processor with the current version of its Windows Server OS, according to a Microsoft blog posting Friday.
  • Review

    3 laptops powered by Intel's Core i7 processor

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 9:02 pm

    Intel Corp.'s new Core i7 family of processors includes the company's most advanced mobile chips. First introduced in September 2009, the design was revamped this January. The latest version of the mobile Core i7, called Arrandale during its development, is built on a 32-nanometer fabrication process and offers base speeds that range from 1.06 GHz to 2.66 GHz.
  • Five Reasons to Embrace Intel Xeon 5600 Processors

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:53 am

    Intel unveiled an array of new Xeon 5600 server processors. Like the Core i7 980x desktop processors, the Xeon 5600 chips deliver up to six CPU cores on the more efficient 32nm architecture.
  • HP, IBM, Dell launch servers with new Intel chips

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 1:57 pm

    Hewlett-Packard, Dell and IBM rolled-out new servers on Tuesday based on Intel's latest Xeon 5600 microprocessors, which promise better performance and power consumption.
  • Review

    Review: Intel's Westmere struts its stuff

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 9:52 am

    Fast AES encryption, better scalability, and consistent per-core performance make the new six-core Xeon a worthy successor to Nehalem.
  • Intel, AMD six-core chips mark an evolution for the desktop

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 4:58 pm

    The unveiling of six-core desktop processors by AMD and Intel mark a step in the evolution of chip technology, not a revolutionary move, mostly due to the lack of software that can take advantage of the advances.
  • Intel's first six-core processor for desktops on sale

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 9:59 pm

    A European online retailer has started selling Intel's first six-core processor for desktops before the chip's official release by the hardware giant.
  • Intel experimental processor adapts to environmental challenges on the fly

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 10:45 am

    Intel researchers are now developing prototypes that expand the scale of the error detection and correction, and are determining what kind of impact these adaptive cores would have on commercial processors that might someday use them
  • After delays, Intel rolls out Tukwila chip

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:44 pm

    Intel today unveiled its delayed itanium processor -- taking some of the spotlight away from IBM's simultaneous unveiling of new Power 7 chips.
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