Articles about Processors
Now that IBM has sold its Intel-based server business to Lenovo, Big Blue is taking the gloves off and trying to take business from the chip giant by positioning its Power8 processors as a more open option.
Chip makers are racing to complete new technology with 3-D transistors to meet demand for mobile devices that are faster and more efficient.
ARM and TSMC have inked a new agreement to deliver ARMv8-A processor IP optimized for TSMC 10FinFET process technology.
The move, which goes along with last week's launch of the Cortex M7 processor, is designed to create core standard functions and then let developers add value on top of the hardware.
The Cortex M7 is designed for everything from appliances to edge routers to automotive, sensor hubs and industrial controls.
ARM's CEO has defended the company's stance in light of Nvidia's push to ban the sale of devices allegedly infringing upon intellectual property.
The chip maker says its Snapdragon processors are an important element to creating secure methods of rendering mobile devices bricks if stolen.
Amidst an investigation into the US firm's business practices, the top Chinese regulator says that the best way to move forward would be for the company and local firms to "make money together."
Ultra-thin tablets and 2-in-1 PCs, depth sensing cameras and wire-free computing at Intel Developer Forum
Intel demoed a 6mm-thick tablet with depth sensing cameras, new fanless 2 in 1 PCs, wireless charging and a tiny form factor board aimed at hobbyists during the IDF keynote.
Following up VMware a few weeks ago, Intel is solidifying its own foundation and argument for the software-defined datacenter.
It's taken longer than expected, but Intel has finally officially released the first CPUs using its Broadwell architecture. The new processors enable the holy grail of mobile computing: full PC power in a completely fanless package.
UPDATED: Besides damages, Nvidia wants the ITC to ban select Samsung Galaxy devices running on Qualcomm chips.
Better Bluetooth and indoor location accuracy set up the 2X2 MIMO combo chip for powering mobile devices and apps ready for location-based marketing and targeted advertising.
While Intel's first eight-core CPU for client PCs costs $999, its rival is offering one for less than $150.
The Compute Era -- which the tech world appears to be entering as we speak, according to HP -- boils down to the transformation of traditional server silos into pools of processing resources.
Apple showed off a significant upgrade to its iPhone by adding a faster processor, a new camera, and a cheaper price tag.
Slides claiming to be from a leaked AMD roadmap are making the rounds, and, assumuing that they are genuine, they give us an interesting insight into what's coming from AMD over the next few years.
HTC is getting ready to release one of the most anticipated Android smartphones on T-Mobile in mid-June. The HTC Sensation 4G launches with a fast 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, HTC Sense 3.0, a high resolution qHD 540x960 display, and more.
Storage space on the iPad 2 (and most other tablets) is limited to 64GB maximum. Without a USB port or an SD card slot, it's nearly impossible to add on room for more multimedia. Seagate's GoFlex Satellite is trying to fill this void.
Intel reveals what will power its next-generation of chips, the 3D Tri-Gate transistor.
A few days ago a 64-bit Windows Server 8 build was leaked onto the internet and a number of you have been firing questions at me regarding this build.
An updating and evolving look at the upcoming, new features of Microsoft's next generation operating system, Windows 8.
The T-Mobile G2x is the first dual-core Android smartphone for T-Mobile and has impressive hardware. Some people may also like the plain Google Android experience on the device as well.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the $180 RAMOS MID W9 Android Tablet. This low-price tablet has chips from Samsung, Hynix, Rockchip, and Analogix.
The Motorola Atrix is one of the most innovative smartphones of 2011. It broke new ground with a dual core processor and 1.0GB of RAM, but it's best known feature is its ability to dock and turn into a desktop or laptop PC. Here is the unboxing of the Atrix as well as full photos of its docking accessories.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the 2011 Apple MacBook Pro. This series notebook sports an Intel Quad-Core Intel i7 CPU, AMD Radeon HD 6490M GPU, 150GB Toshiba SSD, and 4GB of RAM.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the Commodore Amiga 2000. Released in 1986, the Amiga 2000 contains chips from Motorola, NEC, Texas Instruments, and more.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the Motorola XOOM, which runs on the Nvidia Tegra T2 dual-core CPU and has chips from Samsung, Toshiba, Broadcom, and more.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the $100 LY-706 MID Android tablet. This low-price tablet has chips from Samsung, Hynix, Wolfson Micro, and VIA.
The next Android tablet for T-Mobile is launching soon as the Dell Streak 7. While the Streak 7 has an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, HSPA+ 21 Mbps support. and $199.99 price after contract, the low resolution display and limited battery life make it a device to skip as better devices are available now or coming soon.
At the Always On Venture Summit in Half Moon Bay, Calif., a panel of solar energy executives debates whether or not silicon prices will fall as the industry matures. While they all think margins will narrow, they disagree on whether there will be an industry wide shakeout, or if the polysilicon and silicon wafer markets will move up and down separately. Panelists include Suvi Sharma, CEO of Solaria, and Peter Nieh, managing director of Lightspeed Venture Partners. The moderator is David Chen, managing director of Morgan Stanley.
At the AlwaysOn GoingGreen conference in Sausalito, Calif., Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson describes the acceleration of computer and genetic technology through Moore's law, and then outlines nature-inspired methods for building nanotech. He also explains why decoding DNA from the ocean is important to green tech's future.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel's Justin Rattner and Michael Garner talk about materials and processes that will be used in the next 40 years to increase chip performance and advance production. Rattner and Garner discuss the future use of CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) technology and carbon-based devices such as carbon nanotubes.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Anand Chandrasekher, general manager for the chipmaker's Ultra Mobility Group, shows a wafer with "Lincroft"--the main processor for Moorestown. The new integrated chip, designed for the smartphone market, is expected before the 2009-2010 time frame, according to Chandrasekher.
Intel's David Perlmutter showed the company's new quad-core laptop computers at the Intel Developer Conference in San Francisco. He demonstrated how video conferencing can be done in HD--even with other applications running in the background--without sacrificing power and performance.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with senior editor Sam Diaz about trends and products at this year's Intel Developer Forum. Diaz discusses how the chipmaker's latest processors pave the way for innovations that cut across industries. He also explains why Intel's ever-faithful support of WiMax may finally begin reaping benefits.
On the next installment of The Green Enterprise, CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos looks at how Intel is developing green technologies for its customers and within its own organization. Innovations include ultra-lower power 45nm chips, greening its fab operations in China, Arizona and Israel; and developing non-toxic materials for packaging and designing its chips. Kanellos also sits down with Lorie Wigle, Intel's eco-tech program office general manager and discusses the chipmaker's sustainability strategy and her views on reducing power inside the datacenter.
At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Las Vegas, David Douglas of Sun Labs shows off a new technology the company is developing inside its labs called "Proximity Communications." The new chip process will allow faster application speeds for high performance computers.
At Macworld 2008 in San Francisco Tuesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows off the company's new ultraportable notebook, the MacBook Air. The new notebook is .76 inch thick and runs on Intel's Core 2 Duo with both 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz options. Other specs include a full-size keyboard, a built-in iSight camera, and a trackpad that supports multitouch gestures.