Big Blue is set to make a major announcement later today, US time, with reports that IBM will pay $1.5 billion to part with its chip business.
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Now that IBM has sold its Intel-based server business to Lenovo, Big Blue is taking the gloves off and trying to take business from the chip giant by positioning its Power8 processors as a more open option.
Big Blue says the neurosynaptic computer chip will open new computing possibilities for cloud, mobile and distributed sensor applications.
So keen was IBM to get rid of its failing chip-manufacturing business that it was willing to pay handsomely for Globalfoundries to take it — but not at any price.
IBM and GlobalFoundries' plan to merge their chip businesses has reportedly fallen through.
IBM Is at work trying to build a chip inspired by the human brain. It's not science fiction, although in a world where Big Brother is either the NSA or Facebook (or Google or Amazon), having a Brainiac computer might be a little worrisome. Read on for that and some other health, cloud, and big data news from around ZDNet
The long-term goal is to build a chip with 10 billion neurons and a hundred trillion synapses -- all while only consuming roughly a kilowatt of power and taking up less than two liters in volume.
Big Blue says its silicon nanophotonics technology could have big data implications now that it can be used in standard semiconductor manufacturing processes.
Carbon nanotubes may take over from silicon as processors get smaller and more energy-efficient, and IBM has just announced a fresh breakthrough in making the technology viable.
Korean chipmaker and Big Blue to develop phase-change random access memory (PcRAM), a non-volatile chip that can store high data volumes, amid rising popularity of mobile devices.
Some of the 750 patents Facebook acquired from IBM were reportedly being licensed by Yahoo. If true, it means Facebook may have a new bargaining chip in its patent battle with Yahoo.
IBM is set to break Moore's Law with a chip that can transfer data at speeds eight times faster than the quickest parallel optical components available today.
IBM has outlined a prototype optical chipset called Holey Optochip, which can transfer one terabit of information a second. That throughput, assuming the chip eventually scales, could provide a bandwidth boost that alters the supercomputing and datacentre landscape.
IBM said that it created 48 holes in a standard CMOS chip to make the Holey Optochip. These holes allow optical access through the back of the chip to 24 receiver and 24 transmitter channels.
Big Blue unveils memory chip technology which can store information as magnetic patterns on tiny wires, giving faster data access speeds than hard drives, flash disks, according to report.
3M and IBM hope to roll out 3D chip adhesives in 2013. Get ready for processors with 100 chips stacked.
IBM announced on Thursday that it had successfully implemented multi-level phase change memory (PCM). Phase change memory is a potential competitor for flash memory, and works by alternately crystallising and melting nanoscopic points of material on a chip through tiny pulses of energy.
While the Wii U console itself did not take center stage on Tuesday, Nintendo is slowly shedding light on the technology powering the device.
IBM's just-announced manufacturing process for making chips with terabit transfer speeds is not the only one around, nor is it the most advanced, Intel has argued.Both Intel and IBM are in the process of developing technology for making chips that can use pulses of light, rather than electricity, to transfer data.
The company has developed a technology that adds wireless communications hardware to power-management chips and promises to cut production costs by one-fifth