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
ARM has bought the Finnish software firm Sensinode in an attempt to bolster its ability to capitalise on the growing Internet of Things services market.
AMD further distances itself from the PC by adding three new CPUs to its R-series embedded line.
Intel's new LTE chipset should help it close the gap on rival Qualcomm, but it still has some way to go.
Intel's Bay Trail processor will also give it some tablet momentum. Smartphone traction will remain tricky without ARM and an LTE modem.
Intel is rumored to be getting ready to slash six months off the Atom timeline, bringing low-energy parts to market faster than ever before, and putting it in a strong position to compete against ARM.
There's good news and bad news today at the semiconductor giant.
When does an old piece of computer kit stop being just useless junk and instead become a pricy classic? Maybe because people loved it – or perhaps because it was never loved at all.
While there's no doubt that the PC industry is in a nose dive, the last quarter will have bought some cheers to AMD and Intel. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Nvidia, which saw a dramatic fall in chip shipments.
Amazon's entry into the games console market could have a huge impact on Microsoft, Sony, Nvidia and AMD, as well as help to establish Qualcomm as the Intel of the post-PC era.
Qualcomm's CEO says that maintaining a cash stockpile is necessary for future competitiveness -- even if investors want a slice of the cash reserves.
Windows RT is on the mat and bleeding, but the fight is not over. It's possible for it to recover and gain a market, but for this it will need ironic help from Windows on Intel systems.
Nvidia's Tegra mobile processor had a dismal second quarter, but the company is optimistic about the second half. On the flip side, Nvidia Tesla processor server bet is paying off.
Nvidia is bracing itself for a 40 percent fall in Tegra revenue, and the company is pointing the finger of blame at Microsoft's Windows RT.
Wall Street was expecting earnings of 13 cents per share on a revenue of $976.43 million.
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.