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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.

July 31, 2012 by

The race is on to catch up with Intel

Intel has long led the way, but as it gets increasingly harder for the industry to follow Moore's Law, there has been a lot of debate about whether its lead is growing too large. With wireless customers clamoring for the latest technology for mobile processors, semiconductor foundries are suddenly shaking things up.

February 8, 2011 by

IBM and Samsung announce patent deal

IBM and Samsung have agreed to license their patent portfolios to each other.The cross-licensing deal will give each company access to the other's portfolio, IBM announced on Tuesday night.

May 31, 2010 by

A closer look at Microsoft's "lost decade"

Last week, everyone who normally covers technology became a stock market expert briefly, marvelling over Apple's stock price and tsk-tsking at Steve Ballmer for Microsoft's "lost decade." But take a closer look at the PC industry as a whole and you'll see a different story.


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