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Android On Your PC: Qualcomm Invests In BlueStacks After Beta Sees 1M Downloads In 10 Days

NVIDIA joins Linux Foundation, doesn't mention driver development

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It's a big day for open source fans now that NVIDIA, the last member of the "big three" chip makers with AMD and Intel, has signed on with the Linux foundation. The company has previously kept the system at arms length, with users relying on reverse-engineering to get things...
NVIDIA joins Linux Foundation, doesn't mention driver development

Microsoft To Launch Consumer Preview of Windows 8 in Barcelona on Feb. 29

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Microsoft plans to use the upcoming Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona as a launchpad for the “consumer preview” version of Windows 8. The company on Wednesday sent out invitations for a Feb. 29 event. Although the invite offered scant details, Microsoft has said to expect a beta version of...
Microsoft To Launch Consumer Preview of Windows 8 in Barcelona on Feb. 29

Samsung outstrips Apple smartphone sales to ring up record profit

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Samsung sold 44.5m smartphones in the first quarter – to Apple's 35.1m – boosted by success of Galaxy Note and S2A surge in Galaxy smartphone sales fuelled earnings at Samsung Electronics to a record high in the first quarter, usually a tough season for the global consumer electronics industry, outshining...
Samsung outstrips Apple smartphone sales to ring up record profit
Windows 8 consumer preview: What you need to know

Wi-Fi patent case results in $229M payment to Australian government

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Tech vendors including Lenovo, Acer, Sony, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile will reportedly pay an Australian scientific research agency $229 million in a patent settlement over use of Wi-Fi technology. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), run by the Australian government, patented wireless LAN technology in the early...
Wi-Fi patent case results in $229M payment to Australian government
Military wants better machine vision for smarter robot cameras
Marvell launches new chips for smartphones in emerging markets

Bad News For Microsoft's Plans To Crush The iPad? (MSFT)

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Microsoft's plans to put Windows on tablets that compete with iPad and Android could be hitting some snags. Brooke Crothers at CNET says Windows RT, which runs on ARM-based chips, could "stumble out of the gate." He believes that Microsoft's PC partners, like HP, and chip-makers are struggling to get...
Bad News For Microsoft's Plans To Crush The iPad? (MSFT)

AMD, ARM, others team up to take on Intel everywhere

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AMD, ARM, Texas Instruments and two smaller chip firms have teamed up to create a nonprofit that will try to unseat Intel’s x86 dominance in computing. They have formed the Heterogeneous Systems Architecture Foundation, which will standardize a single architecture for low-power computing as well as simplify the parallel programming...
AMD, ARM, others team up to take on Intel everywhere
Nvidia joins Linux Foundation

Patent Collector Intellectual Ventures Sues AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile for Infringement

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Intellectual Ventures, a company known for its huge collection of patents, is suing three of the four major U.S. cellular carriers for infringing on its technology. The Seattle company sued Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T, alleging infringement of more than a dozen patents. The suit, filed Thursday in Delaware District Court,...
Patent Collector Intellectual Ventures Sues AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile for Infringement

Prices of Chips and Chip Makers Rise

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Prices of memory chips rose after the failure of Japanese maker Elpida Memory, as did the share prices of Elpida rivals in South Korea and the U.S....
Prices of Chips and Chip Makers Rise
Low power is the new black for data centers

Intel CEO Sees 'Inflection Point' For Chip Industry

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Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini predicted major problems ahead for rivals, as other chip makers fail to wring traditional cost gains from upgrading their production processes....
Intel CEO Sees 'Inflection Point' For Chip Industry

Here Are Three Reasons Why YouTube Could Be The Best In Online TV

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I love videos of cats playing pianos. And of lemurs. And of talking fruit. Okay, truthfully I don't much care for that last one, Dane Boedigheimer's "Annoying Orange" YouTube show. But he doesn't need me. He has 1.6 million subscribers and could be making six figures annually off YouTube,...
Here Are Three Reasons Why YouTube Could Be The Best In Online TV

Why Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 has the competition on the defensive

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After months of teasing and hinting, Qualcomm has finally taken the wraps off of its new Snapdragon S4 mobile system-on-a-chip (SoC). The MSM8960, featuring the Krait core, is the first ARM chip in the company’s stable of next generation mobile parts, and it’s got some official benchmark numbers that are...
Why Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 has the competition on the defensive
Chip makers form group to save power in hybrid processing tasks

Jim Garrett Also Left Large Legacy At Micron

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Micron Technology CEO Steve Appleton’s sudden death on Feb. 3 was widely recognized as a blow to the company and the semiconductor industry. But the Boise-based chip maker recently lost another member of its extended family, Jim Garrett, whose contributions also are worth a moment of reflection. Annetta Garrett Jim...
Jim Garrett Also Left Large Legacy At Micron
Rambus names new CEO in quest to ratchet up electronic communications speed
For Qualcomm, Making Mobile Browsing Better Starts at the Chip Level

New Windows for ARM Chips May Get Its Own Name

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Microsoft’s high-profile decision to support two different kinds of chips with its next operating system was expected to present branding challenges. Now it’s looking like there may not be one brand but two. The company has told partners that it decided against using the name Windows 8 for software targeted...
New Windows for ARM Chips May Get Its Own Name

Hands on: TI's OMAP5 platform

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Texas Instruments has brought its OMAP5 reference hardware to Mobile World Congress, stepping up the competition with other chip makers. After stopping by Qualcomm's booth to check out their quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro hardware, we strolled over to TI's booth to see how the S4 Pro it stacks up against...
Hands on: TI's OMAP5 platform

SanDisk Says Latest Chip Leads Data-Packing Pack

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Everyone wants their gadgets to cost less and store more data. Chip makers keep trying to oblige, with Silicon Valley’s SanDisk the latest to raise the bar. Manufacturers have long competed by trying to shrink the size of the tiny cells that store bits of data on memory chips. Major...
SanDisk Says Latest Chip Leads Data-Packing Pack

Micron chief executive Steve Appleton dies in experimental airplane crash

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Micron chief executive Steve Appleton has been killed in the crash of an experimental airplane. Appleton has long been a stunt plane pilot and has had close calls before. The plane crashed at the Boise airport. It is a single-engine fixed wing experimental aircraft known as a Piper Lancair. The...
Micron chief executive Steve Appleton dies in experimental airplane crash

Recapturing the mojo: AMD's Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition

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This story was brought to you by our friends at The Tech Report. You can visit the original story here. In the great game of one-upsmanship played by the two major graphics chip makers, one of the most prized goals is being first to market with a new generation...
Recapturing the mojo: AMD's Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition

Electroslave

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We are slaves of electricity. Outwardly, it might appear that Tesla and Edison wrangled electricity into submission — into usable power — but really, ever since the first commercial light bulb and high-fidelity telegraph, electricity has ruled the lives of men.Almost every facet of contemporary society is dictated by the...
Electroslave

Quad-core Smartphones and Tablets Will Soon Get LTE

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Nvidia has partnered with modem chip makers GCT Semiconductor and Renesas Mobile to make it easier to build LTE (Long-Term Evolution) smartphones and tablets......
Quad-core Smartphones and Tablets Will Soon Get LTE

TI profit warning sparks concern about Kindle Fire demand

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There's a reality TI must confront: it has the wrong customers. And mobile chip makers that aren't tied to Apple or Samsung are going to see volatile results. [Read more]...
TI profit warning sparks concern about Kindle Fire demand
Japan’s big memory chip maker Elpida files for bankruptcy protection
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