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
Intel’s announcement of its first 14nm Broadwell processors was frustratingly short on details. That’s not too surprising since the first systems won’t even show up until the holidays. But Intel executives did offer a few tidbits throughout the week.
The new chips bring high performance and integrated security with enterprise-class error-correction code memory support, dual- and quad-core variants, and a discrete-class GPU and I/O controller on the same die.
AMD announced the mobile version of its Kaveri mainstream processor and claimed it was now prepared to go 'toe-to-toe' with Intel’s Core processors. Along with the new mobile APUs, AMD announced new branding and rolled out a Pro Series to challenge Intel's vPro in the enterprise.
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.
Intel's new Xeon E5 v3 family of server and workstation CPUs, based on the 22nm Haswell architecture, runs the gamut from budget 6-core chips to an 18-core behemoth. We outline what's new and look...
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.
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.
AMD has big plans for ARM in microservers, embedded and low-power clients. But where does that leave the mainstream PC and server markets?