Chips are everywhere. Processors are in your PCs, laptops, servers, cars and every gadget you can think of. In addition, the processor market is shifting---especially in the mobile market. Key trend: Graphical processing units. Key players include Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments among others.
Articles about Processors
As expected Intel announced its 14nm Broadwell processor family, but it is running late and won’t be available until the holidays. Despite this, Intel says Moore’s Law is alive and well, and will not only reinvent the PC, but also drive the next era of integrated computing.
In anticipation of Computex 2014 in Taipei next week, ARM has a number of parts moving at the moment.
Are 64-bit ARM processors ready for the datacenter? Applied Micro and Canonical claim they are with an upcoming demo of the OpenStack cloud using Ubuntu Linux on an X-Gene server.
Rockchip comes in to help on the design side, notably regarding input on screen sizes and form factors, which in turn will affect pricing.
Nvidia's GRID technology enables graphics-heavy applications such as Autodesk AutoCAD to run in the cloud to any device.
Haswell's incremental improvements deliver better system-on-chip products with useful improvements in battery life, cost and form factors; other enhancements signal Intel's intention to fight...
Broadcom suggested that this particular low-power chip could suffice for remote controls, toys, and medical devices, among other use cases.
CEO Brian Krzanich said the company's new chips probably won't be shipping in time for the important back-to-school season.
After years of denying responsibility, Korean smartphone giant now promises to offer adequate compensation for employees who died of or developed leukemia from working at the company's semiconductor plants.
Two government ministries plan 50 billion won (US$48.87 million) investment over the next five years to seek out new revenue from the Internet of Things market.
Spanning 230,000 square meters in Xi'an, China, the new US$7 billion plant produces 10-nanometer NAND flash memory chips and is estimated to generate annual sales of US$9.74 billion at full capacity.
The new chipsets allow faster transfer speeds for storage devices and support Intel's forthcoming refreshed Haswell CPUs. Unlike the H97, the Z97 allows overclocking when used with an unlocked Intel processor.
AMD has big plans for ARM in microservers, embedded and low-power clients. But where does that leave the mainstream PC and server markets?
All in all, Intel is gearing up to release at least 20 Chromebooks by the end of the year.
AMD unveiled Project Skybridge, a design framework with a family of products headed toward a variety of marketplaces to help businesses innovate and reduce time-to-market.