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Intel has been in discussions to produce Apple chips, reports Reuters

Who Would Buy AMD? A Tough Question With No Easy Answers

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With the chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices once again on the ropes and about to make some significant cuts its personnel, and chatter about a major restructuring in the works, the rumor mills will inevitably turn once again to the speculation about who if anyone might interested in buying it. It...
Who Would Buy AMD? A Tough Question With No Easy Answers
The dream is dead: AMD gives up its share in GlobalFoundries

ARM taps Global Foundries to produce 20nm mobile chips

www.electronista.com
Global Foundries, a contract chipmaker, has signed a multi-year agreement with mobile chipmaker ARM to produce its next-generation mobile system-on-chip (SoC) processors. The factories are equipped to build 20nm and FinFET process technologies. The deal also calls on ARM developing its Artisan Physical IP platform, including cell libraries, memory compilers...
ARM taps Global Foundries to produce 20nm mobile chips

TSMC still struggling with 28nm, Qualcomm and Nvidia threaten to jump ship

www.extremetech.com
TSMC, the world’s largest semiconductor foundry, has issued a warning about continuing lackluster performance of its 28-nanometer process. In recent weeks, Nvidia has threatened to leave TSMC, and Qualcomm has reportedly begun diversifying, shifting some its business from TSMC to GloFo.Speaking to Focus Taiwan, the chairman of TSMC said the...
TSMC still struggling with 28nm, Qualcomm and Nvidia threaten to jump ship

Startup Tabula Turns to Intel As Manufacturing Partner

blogs.wsj.com
Intel regards its costly factory network as a key competitive weapon, built to churn out chips that are designed by its own engineers. But there has been a relaxation of that policy lately, one that some much smaller companies are starting to exploit. The latest is Tabula, an amply financed...
Startup Tabula Turns to Intel As Manufacturing Partner

Qualcomm COO Steve Mollenkopf talks 28nm supply, low-end market and displays

www.engadget.com
It goes without saying that it's been a good year for Qualcomm -- so good that the mobile chipmaker invited us over to its San Diego headquarters to share the story. There we met up with President and COO Steve Mollenkopf, who started off the session by reflecting on...
Qualcomm COO Steve Mollenkopf talks 28nm supply, low-end market and displays
Wild Speculation: Why a $2B AMD purchase would be a puzzle piece fit for Apple

Typekit quietly updates its service with performance fixes for all users

thenextweb.com
One of my favorite things happening on the Web right now is the growing relevance of typography. There are multiple ways of embedding live type onto your site (to avoid the over-use of Helvetica, Arial, Georgia, etc), including self-hosting fonts and using @font-face, but font licensing have yet to evolve...
Typekit quietly updates its service with performance fixes for all users
Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 might not launch until 2014

Qualcomm's says Snapdragon demand exceeds capacity

www.electronista.com
Demand for the Snapdragon chipsets that power popular Android devices like Samsung's Galaxy S III and the HTC One X will apparently continue to outstrip manufacturer Qualcomm's ability to produce them. The chip designer confirmed to the BBC that it was unable to fully sate manufacturer demand, but said it...
Qualcomm's says Snapdragon demand exceeds capacity

Copying Leads To Competition, Competition Leads To Innovation

www.techdirt.com
Marco Arment, the creator of the popular read-it-later tool Instapaper, has an excellent blog post discussing copying, innovation, and the best ways to react to competition. Arment discusses a new Instapaper competitor called Readability, which launched last week and received a lot of praise for including custom fonts, something Instapaper...
Copying Leads To Competition, Competition Leads To Innovation

Check out the latest typefaces from the Lost Type Co-op: A “pay what you wish” foundry

thenextweb.com
Every designer knows that typography is one of the most important tools in his or her arsenal, but quality type can be horribly pricy. Don’t believe me? Check out Hoefler & Frere-Jones‘ set of fonts, which commonly start at $200+ per font family. Now, don’t get me wrong. Type designers most...
Check out the latest typefaces from the Lost Type Co-op: A “pay what you wish” foundry
Cheating DeathWatch: ARM Holdings Holds Out

The energy innovations of the future need today's machines

gigaom.com
The entrepreneurs who are still willing to attempt large scale manufacturing of next-gen energy technologies — whether it’s solar materials, LEDs, futuristic batteries or advanced biofuels — are increasingly looking to using existing machines from other industries to make their products. Many of the executives, and investors at the ARPA-E...
The energy innovations of the future need today's machines
Apple's shift away from Samsung processors could take 12-18 months
Intel invests in ASML to boost extreme UV lithography, massive 450mm wafers

Latest Apple TV reveals smaller A5 chip, adds to rumors of split with Samsung

www.engadget.com
Quiet, mid-cycle component upgrades are a thing with Apple, and they're sometimes worth watching out for. The iPad 2 got a chip update last year, for example, which significantly extended its battery life by using a 32nm A5 chip instead of a 45nm one. Well, much as expected, a...
Latest Apple TV reveals smaller A5 chip, adds to rumors of split with Samsung
Could looming chip supply issues derail the mobile market?

Quad-core processor confirmed for Samsung Galaxy S III

arstechnica.com
The next Samsung Galaxy smartphone will pack a quad-core 32nm processor, Samsung announced Thursday. The new processor, named Exynos 4 Quad according to Anandtech, will power the next Galaxy-series smartphone that the company will announce in May, informally known as the Galaxy S III. Many chip foundries have had...
Quad-core processor confirmed for Samsung Galaxy S III
Adobe Updates Creative Cloud With File, Settings And Preference Syncing, Deep Behance Social Integration
Intel Builds ‘Chip-To-Order’ Foundry Biz
Next-generation Xbox might be delayed to 2014 due to chip production issues

If Samsung doesn't supply Apple's processors, who will?

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Switching foundries isn't easy, says an analyst. It's going to take years and cost billions. FORTUNE -- Samsung, believe it or not, is still the sole supplier of the processors that run every iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that Apple (AAPL) sells. On the assumption that Tim Cook will not...
If Samsung doesn't supply Apple's processors, who will?
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