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.
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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.
Nvidia's first quarter was a solid one, but the company had to release it early since a draft was leaked to 100 people internally.
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.
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...
An announcement by Intel that it was spending $6bn to upgrade its Kiryat Gat plant was greeted with joy in Israel, and skepticism elsewhere.
Google used IBM's Power8 processors on a server motherboard. Amazon is hiring ARM engineers. The common thread: Both cloud giants are looking to squeeze Intel.
The chip maker beat analyst estimates of $1.22 a share by 9 cents, but fell short of the $6.48 billion revenue consensus.
IBM boasted it took more than three years of development -- not to mention $2.4 billion in investment -- as well as "hundreds" of patents to produce Power8.
Now that the company seems stabilized, having put behind it the catastrophic losses it was posting a few years ago, AMD needs to turn things around. And I believe it has what it takes.
AMD has been making strides to cut down on costs, investing now in a datacenter consolidation with the objectives to be more nimble, effective, and dish out products faster.
Intel's mobile chip business is a money pit, but the Internet of things unit looks solid. The data center division carries the profit team though.
Intel's data center group will carry the team in the first quarter and beyond. But the real focus should shift to Intel's newly formed business units.
Unlike the 22nm Bay Trail processors, Braswell will use a 14nm manufacturing process, though no launch date has been announced.