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 Holdings has indicated that enterprise networking is a growth market for the company. A licensing deal with IBM and another with Broadcom proves the point.
Jan Czochralski, who invented the process of growing single crystals, is the subject of events to mark his birthday in his Polish homeland.
While TI hit the targets, investors seemed shaken by drops in revenue from the same quarter last year.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co reports its third-quarter net profit hit a new-high of US$1.77 billion due to boosted demand for consumer electronics devices. It also forecasts higher capital expenditure in 2014 of at least US$10.6 billion.
AMD's graphics and gaming unit carried the quarter, which saw the chipmaker return to profitability, while PC and notebook sales continued to dwindle.
Intel launched a bevy of new processors and filled the channel to prep for the launch of Windows 8.1 devices such as 2-in-1 systems. Analysts have been cautious about the prospects for a fourth quarter PC upgrade cycle.
The new MIPS P5600 core delivers industry-leading 32-bit performance, and brings with it low power characteristics and a silicon footprint up to 30 percent smaller than comparable CPU cores.
Intel's third quarter results should deliver, but the outlook is where things get tricky. Selling chips into a Windows 8.1 hardware cycle is easy. Getting consumers to buy may be a different game entirely.
Intel has published a new roadmap for low-power processors embedded with software from McAfee and Wind River.
Samsung is back on track to post record earnings as memory ship sales shore up falling smartphone shipments.
Despite the claim, Apple's dual-core A7 silicon outperforms Qualcomm's 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said the company will donate 50,000 Galileo boards to 1,000 universities around the world in the next 18 months.
The largest employer in Israel's high-tech economy is about to get even bigger, as it takes over Micron's Israeli fab – likely to be the future site of Intel's 10nm chip manufacturing plant.
For the first time, in 2012, China contributed over half of worldwide semiconductor consumption, but the country is dependent on foreign suppliers, reveals a PricewaterhouseCoopers report.
The latest Y Series processors use so little power that they are now a viable option for fanless tablets and 2-in-1 devices. HP is the first to announce a 2-in-1 with the latest Haswell-Y chip, but will others follow?