Processors

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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What we learned about Intel this week

What we learned about Intel this week

Intel's annual meeting with analysts this week didn’t answer all of my questions--detailed product roadmaps seem to be a thing of the past for chipmakers. But we did learn a lot about where Intel is headed.

published November 22, 2014 by

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Inside IBM's 300mm chip fab: Photos

Inside IBM's 300mm chip fab: Photos

IBM's 300mm chip fab in upstate New York turns out high-performance chips around the clock. ZDNet was invited to take a look inside, and learn about what the future holds for chip making.

published December 21, 2012 by

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Intel, Google partner on optimized Android phones

At the Intel Developer Forum, Google announced it is teaming up with the chipmaker to optimize Android for Intel-powered mobile devices. Google Senior Vice President Andy Rubin made an appearance during the keynote address with Intel CEO Paul Otellini to announce that all future versions of Android will use the x86 chip architecture.

published September 13, 2011 by

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CES: Intel unveils new chip, Sandy Bridge

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel CEO Paul Otellini and VP Mooly Eden talk about the company's new line of desktop and laptop CPUs. The processor lineup known as Sandy Bridge is positioned to handle high-quality video gaming without a separate processor.

published January 5, 2011 by

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The Future Of...Remote Controls

How often do you lose the TV remote? ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explains why the days of digging under couch cushions may be numbered thanks to sensors and chips that can "see" and "understand" hand gestures.

published September 22, 2009 by

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April showers in tech conferences

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to senior editor Sam Diaz about the month ahead and what the tech industry is expected to announce. Some highlights include, Intel's new Xeon 5500 processor, Skype for the Blackberry and iPhone, and the adoption of Cisco's TelePresence in the enterprise

published April 1, 2009 by

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17-inch unibody MacBook Pro is unveiled

At Macworld Expo 2009 in San Francisco, Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of marketing, announces a MacBook Pro that features a nonremovable battery designed to last about eight hours between charges. The starting price of the new notebook, which comes with either 4GBs or 8GBs of memory, is $2,799, the same as that of the old 17-inch model. It is set to begin shipping by the end of the month.

published January 6, 2009 by

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Dell PowerEdge R815

Dell PowerEdge R815

The Dell PowerEdge R815's core density is impressive, setting it up neatly for virtualisation duties. Using AMD's 6000 series processors, it hits 48 cores across only four sockets, all in a 2U chassis.

published August 25, 2010 by

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InFocus ScreenPlay 7210

InFocus ScreenPlay 7210

A fantastic mid-range projector, the 7210 delivers the deep contrast and natural colours that make for an excellent cinematic experience.

published February 5, 2006 by

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AMD Athlon XP/2600+

AMD Athlon XP/2600+

AMD has sprung a surprise by launching two new Athlon XP processors ahead of schedule. How does the flagship 2600+ CPU fare against Intel's Pentium 4 competition?

published September 3, 2002 by

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