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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Hot Chips embraces cool ARM

Hot Chips embraces cool ARM

Now in its 26th year, Hot Chips has always been about the big, power-hungry chips that power the world’s fastest servers. But this year ARM crashed the party.

published August 15, 2014 by

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Google Nexus S Teardown

Google Nexus S Teardown

Bill Detwiler cracks open the Google Nexus S Android smartphone. Made by Samsung, the phone contains chips from SanDisk, Wolfson, Infineon, and Atmel.

published January 25, 2011 by

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Image Gallery: Hands-on look at Motorola Atrix 4G smartphone

Image Gallery: Hands-on look at Motorola Atrix 4G smartphone

LAS VEGAS -- Motorola put its new Atrix 4G smartphone on display on the showroom floor of CES 2011 today. Here's a hands-on look. The prototype was a bit sluggish, but maybe things will be different when the Nvidia Tegra dual-core processor-powered handheld actually hits the market with AT&T during the first quarter.

published January 6, 2011 by

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Solar: Thin film or silicon?

At the 4th Annual Energy Tech Investor Forum in San Jose, Calif., panel moderator Neal Dikeman of Jane Capital Partners, leads a discussion with executives on emerging solar technologies such as thin film and geothermal silicon production. The panelists are: Jane Long, associate director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Peng Lim, CEO of MTI Microfuel Cells; Barbara Heydorn, director of SRI International; and Jason Rottenberg, managing director of OnPoint Technologies.

published October 5, 2007 by

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Moore's Law: No more

At the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore discusses the end of Moore's Law, which he believes will hit a wall in the next 10 to 15 years.

published September 19, 2007 by

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Intel's new Nehalem processor

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Calif., Intel CEO Paul Otellini discusses the company's next-generation, 45-nanometer microarchitecture, Nehalem. The company says the processor will offer better performance and energy efficiency than its predecessors. It's scheduled to go into production in 2008.

published September 18, 2007 by

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Travelocity CTO: Barry Vandevier

Barry Vandevier, CTO of online travel site Travelocity and CIO of the company's parent Sabre Holdings talks to ZDNet editor-in-chief, Dan Farber about his company's efforts to deploy Web 2.0 technologies, such as Ajax and mashups, for the next generation of online travel. He also discusses Travelocity's green strategy--a program that allows users to purchase "carbon offsets" when booking travel.

published July 24, 2007 by

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AMD releases new high-end graphics processor

At a press conference in San Francisco, Rick Bergman, AMD's vice president of PC graphics, demonstrates the new graphic capabilities of the ATI Radeon HD 2900 processor. The company says the processor offers better rendering solutions and higher-performance HD gaming and media playback.

published May 14, 2007 by

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Notebooks get a boost with new Intel Centrino

At an Intel press conference in San Francisco, Intel's vice president and general manager of the mobile platforms group, Mooly Eden, demos the company's next generation of mobile microprocessors. Eden shows how the new mobile chips deliver better performance on notebooks in the areas of 3D gaming, financial spreadsheets and the Windows Vista OS.

published May 9, 2007 by

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