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November 22, 2014 by

What we learned about Intel this week

Intel's annual meeting with analysts this week didn’t answer all of my questions--detailed product roadmaps seem to be a thing of the past for chipmakers. But we did learn a lot about where Intel is headed.

October 2, 2014 by

The race to the FinFETs

Chip makers are racing to complete new technology with 3-D transistors to meet demand for mobile devices that are faster and more efficient.

August 15, 2014 by

Hot Chips embraces cool ARM

Now in its 26th year, Hot Chips has always been about the big, power-hungry chips that power the world’s fastest servers. But this year ARM crashed the party.

June 1, 2014 by

What to expect at Computex this week

One of the world's largest tech shows takes place in Taiwan this week at an unusual time for the industry. The PC is under pressure, but this is prompting lots of experimentation with new designs, lower prices, and different software platforms. And Computex is the place to see these fresh ideas.

February 28, 2014 by

Chip wars heat up at Mobile World Congress

With billions of mobile devices up for grabs, chipmakers are racing to add more cores, implement 64-bit computing, support higher-resolution displays and better cameras, and integrate faster LTE wireless.

May 13, 2013 by

Silvermont: Intel's silver bullet for mobile?

More than five years after Intel first announced Atom, the company has introduced the first top-to-bottom redesign of its low-power processor. With the Silvermont microarchitecture, does Intel finally have all the ingredients to challenge ARM in smartphones and tablets?

March 22, 2013 by

GTC 2013: Nvidia doubles down on mobile

Nvidia has broadened its portfolio, stepped up product development, and bet everything on a version of Tegra with integrated 4G LTE wireless in a bid to become more competitive in the cut-throat mobile chip business.

March 15, 2013 by

The eight-core era arrives

Samsung is set to start making its Exynos 5 Octa and other chipmakers aren't far behind, even though few apps are designed to really take advantage of many-core processors. The real reason mobile chipmakers are pushing eight cores may simply be because they can.

December 14, 2012 by

The chip industry's looming 20-nanometer cliff

The semiconductor industry is facing its own cliff. Moore's Law scaling has slowed down and the basic recipe that has served the industry for so long will reach the end of the road at 20nm. The theme of IEDM, an annual chip conference earlier this week, was what happens next.

November 27, 2012 by

Does a tablet really need eight cores?

The core wars have reached a détente on the PC, but mobile is another matter. Some smartphones and tablets are already packing four cores, but chipmakers apparently aren’t stopping there.


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