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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Hands on with Seagate's GoFlex Satellite

Hands on with Seagate's GoFlex Satellite

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.

May 18, 2011 by in Tablets

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.

November 19, 2009 in Processors

Moore's Law to last 40 more years?

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.

August 21, 2008 in Processors

The Green Enterprise: Intel

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.

May 12, 2008 in Processors

Sun Labs looks into 'proximity communications'

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.

April 10, 2008 in Processors

New Mac Pro with dual processors

At the Aug. 7 event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced, "Today, the Power Mac is going to fade into history." Then Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, shows off the new Mac Pro based on Intel's Xeon 5100 processor, code-named Woodcrest.

August 7, 2006 in Processors

AMD video contest winners

AMD sponsored a 64-second film contest. Entrants were asked to express the concept of "waitlessness" in 64 seconds and to show off AMD's Athlon 64 X 2 dual-core processors. Here, the three winners: second place, then first place, then the grand-prize winner.

February 13, 2006 in Processors

Steve Jobs unveils first Intel-based Mac

At San Francisco's Moscone Center, Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs debuts an updated, Intel-based iMac. The machine will come in the same sizes as its Power PC processors and will cost the same, but Jobs said it will be two to three times faster because it uses Intel's dual-core Duo chip.

January 10, 2006 in Processors

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