Apple, once again, has secured another injunction against an Android manufacturer. This time, a repeat performance from Motorola, and specifically a 'slide-to-unlock' patent.
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Motorola dished out financial results this week, and admitted that it had only shipped (not sold) 440,000 XOOMs in Q2. That poor performance was in large part due to a terrible launch.
Researchers in Japan have come up with a new transistor manufacturing technique that they claim will squeeze the best performance enhancements out of carbon nanotubes, without losing the on/off ratio of a good semiconductor.The Nagoya University researchers say they have demonstrated flexible integrated circuits that "are capable of sequential logic" - a first for a transistor made from carbon nanotubes.
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Dual-core devices like the LG Optimius 2X and the Motorola Xoom will dominate this year's performance segment of the market. Just make sure you ratchet your performance expectations properly.
It has been a long and bumpy road for Fermi, but with the GeForce GTX 580, which was announced today, Nvidia seems to be delivering on the promise of its new GPU architecture. Based on a new GF110 GPU, the GTX 580 has been "re-engineered from the transistor-level up" to increase performance and reduce power consumption.
Verizon has begun rolling out an over the air update for the Motorola Droid Sholes, but early adopters say that the Android 2.1 update is causing noticeable performance problems for some applications. In one case, frame rates dropped from a smooth 60 frames per second down to 30.
Skype announced today that they have created a new position, Chief Operating Officer, and hired someone from Motorola for that position. Considering the performance of Motorola in the cell phone market recently, it seems to me like it should be a good fit.
Last week, Michael Kanellos published this FAQ on the 40th anniversary of Moore's law, which is famously known as the phenomenon that computer processing power will double every 18 months.? Actually, Gordon Moore only said that transistor count would double every 24 months and it was David House (a former executive of Intel) who extrapolated that performance would double every 18 months as a result of the increase in transistors.?
Motorola develops a dual-gate transistor in which the two gates can switch on and off independently--a twist the company says could increase performance and reduce power consumption.
The chipmaker is looking at revamping two fundamental elements of its transistors--the transistor gate and the gate dielectric--to improve its chips' speed and performance.
The chipmaker unveils an experimental transistor with three gates, in a continued effort to find ways to increase performance while conserving electricity.
Timothy Chen, the "sunshine president" who jumped ship from Motorola China to head the software maker's Chinese operations, dismisses rumors of poor performance.
Symbian, which makes operating systems for wireless phones, on Wednesday announced that six new semiconductor companies will support its OS. Agilent Technologies, Epson, Parthus, Philips Semiconductors, Samsung and STMicroelectronics will join ARM, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments in integrating the Symbian OS with their chips that use an ARM core, a technology that boosts chip performance. The move, announced at a conference in Cannes, France, is expected to reduce the time it takes to develop mobile phones and get them to market. Symbian's news follows similar announcements from Microsoft on Tuesday. Symbian is an independent company owned by Ericsson, Nokia, Matsushita, Motorola, Psion and Sony Ericsson. Ericsson, Nokia and Psion are already shipping devices using the Symbian OS. --Richard Shim, Special to ZDNet News
Breaking the No Free Lunch rule, Toshiba has announced improved transistor performance through the addition of empty space.
Big Blue is working on a new type of transistor it says will vastly increase performance and reduce power consumption of chips in the coming decade.
New technology breakthroughs from IBM Research promise to extend the reach of Moore's Law, the chip industry's most closely held measure of performance. IBM's latest breakthrough, a new chip transistor design known as V-Groove, will allow the company to stay ahead of the curve of Moore's Law 15 to 20 years in the future, should it find its way into production.
The future is getting closer -- so close that I have little need to stretch my performance-fevered imagination. The future I refer to is the PowerPC 750 processor, also called G3, the third generation of RISC chips on the Apple-IBM-Motorola alliance's techno-roadmap.
Motorola Corp.'s RISC Microprocessor Division and Cyrix Corp. will introduce new processors next week, but like everything else in the hardware industry, they will soon be eclipsed by higher-performance parts.
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