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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IBM claims breakthrough on carbon nanotubes

IBM claims breakthrough on carbon nanotubes

The roadmap is pretty clear down to around 7nm, but after that things get fuzzy. One of the leading candidates to replace silicon CMOS transistors is carbon nanotubes. But there are still lots of issues with both the basic materials and device structure. Now IBM says it has solved one of the big ones.

7 hours ago by in Processors

Qualcomm seeks comeback with Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm seeks comeback with Snapdragon 820

After the Snapdragon 810 fell short, Qualcomm is seeking to regain its edge over the competition with the Snapdragon 820, which combines cutting-edge wireless, a custom 64-bit CPU, and loads of other processing engines. If it can deliver, the Snapdragon 820 platform should power some amazing tablets and smartphones.

3 days ago by in Processors

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.

September 13, 2011 by in Intel

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.

January 5, 2011 by in Hardware

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

April 1, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

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.

January 6, 2009 by in Hardware

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.

August 25, 2010 by in Processors

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?

September 3, 2002 by in Processors

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