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Box launches sleek Windows Phone app, partners with Qualcomm for pre-installs

AMD reveals Opteron 3300 and 4300 processors for the penny-pinching enterprise

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As a followup to its flagship Opteron 6300 launch last month, AMD has just released several more Piledriver-based processors meant for the server room. One eight-core and two quad-core models are part of the Opteron 3300 series, while the Opteron 4300 series gets six new CPUs: one quad-core, three...
AMD reveals Opteron 3300 and 4300 processors for the penny-pinching enterprise

Qualcomm preps quad-core Snapdragon chip to counter Intel

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Qualcomm is preparing a quad-core version of its Snapdragon S4 chip for thin and light Windows 8 laptops, which the chip maker hopes will steal some thunder from Intel's second wave of ultrabooks due later this year....
Qualcomm preps quad-core Snapdragon chip to counter Intel

With Intel's Otellini phasing out, new CEO may bring fresh mobile focus

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Intel CEO Paul Otellini is getting ready to leave the company, and analysts say this could be a positive change for the world's largest chip maker....
With Intel's Otellini phasing out, new CEO may bring fresh mobile focus
Apple CPU lead Jim Keller heads back to AMD as chief architect
Mellanox devises modular-switching software to sell more rack switches
Ambarella enables video cameras with crazy 4K video resolution

Broadcom gears up to bring UltraHD video into homes

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As TV makers show off UltraHD TVs at CES, communications chip maker Broadcom is introducing the guts of future gateways that will be able to bring video for those sets into viewers' homes....
Broadcom gears up to bring UltraHD video into homes
Pushing into mobile, Intel launches new low-cost smartphone platform
Broadcom unveils first Ultra HD TV home gateway chip
Fan fave iFixit taps Amazon cloud for new division

Imagination to buy chip maker MIPS

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British chip designer Imagination Technologies plans to acquire the operating business of processor maker MIPS Technologies, as well as some of its patents, in an effort to strengthen its position on smartphones....
Imagination to buy chip maker MIPS

DoE gives NVIDIA $12.4m for exascale computer research

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Computer graphics chip maker NVIDIA recently announced that the US Department of Energy has granted it a two-year, $12.4 million contract for the research and development of exascale computer technology. The scientists and engineers from the government and the private company will work together to advance the field and produce...
DoE gives NVIDIA $12.4m for exascale computer research
Intel laptops and tablets will soon ship with built-in, always-on WiFi

Chip Maker Buys Rival in $939 Million Deal

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Microchip Technology Inc. agreed to buy Standard Microsystems Corp. for about $939 million, the latest sign of market forces pushing mid-sized semiconductor makers together. The chip sector has many specialized vendors, some regularly hit by cyclical swings in the business. Others with ample cash reserves or borrowing power are snapping...
Chip Maker Buys Rival in $939 Million Deal

Japanese Manufacturers Rescue Chip Maker Renesas

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Some of Japan's largest manufacturers are contributing to a $1.8 billion bailout of the struggling chip maker Renesas, a move that will give the government and the companies a 69 percent stake....
Japanese Manufacturers Rescue Chip Maker Renesas

AMD's Acquisition of SeaMicro Puts Intel on the Defensive

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Intel suffered a setback in the server market this week with the news that its former partner, SeaMicro, is being acquired by AMD. But the world's top chip maker......
AMD's Acquisition of SeaMicro Puts Intel on the Defensive

AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss

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Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices reported today that its first quarter results beat expectations, but the company had a big loss of $590 million. While AMD is very competitive with its product line-up, the results show that it’s not easy to stay in the unending war with Intel, the world’s...
AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss

The end of Moore's Law is on the horizon, says AMD

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Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku believes Moore's Law has about 10 years of life left before ever-shrinking transistor sizes smack up against limitations imposed by the laws of thermodynamics and quantum physics. That day of reckoning for the computing industry may still be a few years away, but signs of...
The end of Moore's Law is on the horizon, says AMD

AMD Posts $590 Million Loss

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. swung to a first-quarter loss as the chip maker continued to bear costs related to its spun-off foundry business, though its core earnings improved. The company has weathered a series of problems lately, particularly chip shortages stemming from manufacturing problems at Globalfoundries, the company formed by...
AMD Posts $590 Million Loss

Broadcom unveils the world's smallest LTE-Advanced modem for smartphone and tablets

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Chip maker Broadcom has revealed the industry’s smallest LTE-Advanced modem built for smartphones and tablets today. The chip has been designed for top-tier devices and 4G connectivity, combining a full cellular baseband with a world-band radio that is 35 percent smaller than its competitors. Broadcom says the new modem, called the BCM21982,...
Broadcom unveils the world's smallest LTE-Advanced modem for smartphone and tablets

Hands on with Asus Tablet 810 running Intel Clover Trail chip

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While Windows 8 devices are dominating this year's Computex show in Taipei, also present is Intel's newest mobile processor, codenamed Clover Trail, which is set to arrive later this year and could pave the pay for the U.S. chip maker to break into the tablet market....
Hands on with Asus Tablet 810 running Intel Clover Trail chip

Orange San Diego review: Intel does phones, finally

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The first generation of Intel-powered Android phones has arrived, and while the chip maker doesn't appear to be claiming that its initial efforts are world-beaters, we've been promised a chipset that prioritizes what people want most: capable web browsing, strong camera performance and robust battery life. Although we've sampled...
Orange San Diego review: Intel does phones, finally

Meet 60GHz Wi-Fi, the insanely fast future of wireless networking

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Get ready for a ridiculous boost in wireless networking speed. Two camps are competing to deliver wireless components that are at least seven times faster than today's gigabit (IEEE 802.11ac) routers. By harnessing spectrum in the unlicensed 60GHz frequency band, these devices will be capable of offering more bandwidth than...
Meet 60GHz Wi-Fi, the insanely fast future of wireless networking

Qualcomm wants you to say its name

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The chip maker got out of the consumer device business long ago. It's now realizing that it can no longer afford to take a back seat, even if it doesn't sell directly to mobile users. FORTUNE -- Anyone who witnessed Qualcomm's opening keynote at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las...
Qualcomm wants you to say its name

Nvidia Open to Acquisitions

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Graphics chip maker Nvidia Corp., which is developing its own portable gaming device, is looking at acquisition targets, Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang said....
Nvidia Open to Acquisitions
Intel seeks an alternate way into your living room with Atom CE5300 for set-top boxes

Intel's Cable Destroying Media Project Is Blowing Away The People Who See It (INTC)

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Intel's cable-killing media project is getting rave reviews from the select few outsiders who have been able to see it, according to a report from Michael Learmonth in Ad Age. Learmonth calls it "the TV service you've always wanted." Based on conversations with people who have used it, he says...
Intel's Cable Destroying Media Project Is Blowing Away The People Who See It (INTC)

Fresh warnings of weak PC sales

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Chip maker AMD says it has been hit by disappointing PC sales as new research suggests a drop in demand from Asia....
Fresh warnings of weak PC sales

Intel Acquires HPC Interconnect Assets From Cray

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Intel has agreed to buy specific high-performance-computing interconnect assets from server company Cray, the chip maker said on Tuesday....
Intel Acquires HPC Interconnect Assets From Cray
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