3D printed objects may be hazardous to your health

Study finds the parts have toxic chemicals.

11/05/2015

Intel offers more insight on its 3D memory

While the news of Oracle's new M7 Sparc processors got the lion's share of attention at last week's Oracle OpenWorld, Intel made some pretty big news of its own that a lot of people missed. Intel and Micron Technology announced 3D...

11/03/2015

AMD's Keller rumored to be headed to Samsung

Jim Keller, the well-regarded CPU architect who just departed AMD after completing his work on the new Zen microarchitecture, is rumored to be resurfacing at Samsung's Austin, Texas office, where he will work on mobile chips. The...

10/29/2015

AMD has a mystery product called 'Magnum'

The eagle-eyed folks at WCCFTech spotted something strange in the shipping manifests for Zauba, an Indian shipping firm. The entry is an AMD product codenamed "Magnum," with references to FPGA and DTV, two acronyms that don't usually...

10/26/2015

AMD will make a big GPU push next year

It can't be a whole lot of fun around AMD these days, with declining sales and layoffs. But the company is not going to roll over and die. During the earnings call to discuss its painful third quarter, top executives laid out...

10/23/2015

There may finally be Intel inside the iPhone

Intel has spun its wheels for years with the mobile market and has had little to show for it, but its purchase of Infineon four years ago may be ready to pay off. Infineon made modem chips, which are used in every cell phone to...

10/19/2015

Why the Apple A9 is different from Samsung and TSMC

After the Internet lit up last week over stories that the iPhone 6S has different levels of performance due to the different CPUs, a whole slew of new tests and benchmarks are being run to find a more definitive conclusion and...

10/14/2015

The overlooked element of Qualcomm's server announcement

Qualcomm arrived late to the ARM server party last week with its 24-core processor aimed at the server market. Lost in the hoopla, though, was a second bit of news that could be far more impactful. ARM servers have been far more...

10/12/2015

Did you get the best chip in your iPhone 6S?

With the release of the iPhone 6S, it has come to light that Apple is splitting the manufacture of its A9 processor between Samsung, its hated rival and at the same time business partner, and TSMC, the leading chip manufacturing...

10/07/2015

Memory is dirt cheap at a time when it should be expensive

Years ago – decades, really – a friend told me "memory equals performance." I've yet to see that maxim proven wrong. So if you want to upgrade your PCs or Macs with more memory, now would be a great time to do it. Normally memory...

10/06/2015

Intel's Cannonlake generation could be going to eight cores

We in the press have had a lot of fun getting leaks from major tech vendors when an employee screws up and gives away unannounced products in their LinkedIn profile. More than once I've seen stories where someone caught a detail...

10/01/2015

Motherboard makers cause confusion around Skylake memory

With Skylake hitting the market, and hopefully selling in vast quantities, Intel is cautioning system builders users not to use old memory DIMMs, even if OEMs are saying its ok. Skylake is the first CPU generation to support DDR4,...

09/30/2015

Intel's Xeon roadmap for 2016 leaks

The good ship SS Intel has sprung a few leaks regarding its 2016 and beyond Xeon plans, and if all of this plays out, it shows Intel continues to execute on a steady, incremental roadmap that has guided it for the past...

09/21/2015

AMD's top chip designer leaves the firm

AMD's Chief Architect of Microprocessor Cores Jim Keller is leaving the company after today "to pursue other opportunities," handing the struggling firm a huge loss as his new chip design remains delayed. Keller was a DEC engineer...

09/18/2015

AMD rumored to launch Zen CPU architecture in Q4 2016

It's no secret that AMD has a hot new microarchitecture called Zen in the works, being designed by CPU design whiz Jim Keller. Keller was the brains behind the 64-bit Athlon processor and HyperTransport interface, so he knows his...

09/18/2015

Intel kills a top-of-the-line processor

CORRECTION: Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of the story misidentified the product that has been retired. It is the Skylake-C and not the Broadwell-C that has been discontinued. Changes have been made throughout the...

09/17/2015

Private equity firm rumored to buy a big chunk of AMD

The latest gossip in the soap opera that is AMD is that the company is about to sell 20% of its stake to a private equity investors Silver Lake Partners, the same firm that helped Dell go private. The source for the rumors is...

09/10/2015

Intel said to launch new high-end desktop processors in Q1 2016

It can be a bit tricky keeping track of all the processor generations coming from Intel. While the latest generation is known as Skylake, the older Broadwell line is sticking around for one more round, the lucrative high-end...

09/08/2015

Oracle's next Sparc chip will feature on-board Infiniband

Looks like Oracle was serious about its commitment to the Sparc processor it inherited from its 2010 acquisition of Sun Microsystems. It introduced a remarkable new processor, codenamed "Sonoma," at the Hot Chips semiconductor...

08/31/2015

Intel unveils all of the details on the next-gen Xeon Phi

It's been some time since Intel introduced the Knight's Corner generation of its Xeon Phi co-processor, an add-in card that looks like a video card and acts as a floating point co-processor. It has slowly released the details,...

08/28/2015

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