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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

Micron releases smallest 128Gbit flash chip

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Micron has introduced what it said is the industry's smallest 128Gbit NAND-flash chip using Micron's 20 nanometer process technology, which is targeted at low-cost removable storage devices....
Micron releases smallest 128Gbit flash chip

$700 Ultrabooks Won't Challenge the MacBook Air

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Steve Jobs, the late Apple chief executive, famously claimed that his company did not know how to make a $500 mobile computer that was not a "piece of junk." That was in 2008, when cheap, mini-laptops called netbooks were all the rage and Apple took heat for not having...
$700 Ultrabooks Won't Challenge the MacBook Air

QCOM Off 3%: FYQ2 Rev, EPS Beat; Q3 View Light; Raises Year EPS View

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Wireless chip maker Qualcomm (QCOM) this afternoon reported fiscal Q2 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ estimates, forecast this quarter’s revenue and EPS below expectations, and raised its year outlook on what it expects will be higher average selling prices for 3G and 4G devices. Revenue in the...
QCOM Off 3%: FYQ2 Rev, EPS Beat; Q3 View Light; Raises Year EPS View

Intel ships SSD 335 as its first drive with 20nm flash, asks just a little to stay cutting-edge

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Don't panic, SSD 330 owners: your drive hasn't been immediately rendered obsolete. Intel's new SSD 335 is just the first shipping drive using the company's 20-nanometer flash memory. The shrink down from 25nm is primarily a technological showcase that proves the more scalable, hi-K/metal gate borrowed from processors can...
Intel ships SSD 335 as its first drive with 20nm flash, asks just a little to stay cutting-edge
SuVolta shows it can cut chip usage power by 50 percent
Over a dozen Windows 8 tablets expected in November — including hybrids
AMD’s 1-gigahertz Cape Verde graphics chips will bring extreme performance to mid-range computers

Nvidia launches its Qualcomm-killer: The Tegra 4i

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Nvidia has launched an integrated smartphone chip designed for mainstream smartphones in a bid to take on Qualcomm’s processor dominance in mobile handsets. The Tegra 4i is part of what will now be a family of Tegra 4 smartphone chips, with the 4 aimed at high-end phones and tablets and...
Nvidia launches its Qualcomm-killer: The Tegra 4i
Broadcom unveils first Ultra HD TV home gateway chip

ARM intros low-power, quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 variant

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ARM on Tuesday rolled out a unique variant on the Cortex-A15 designed to bring the next-generation chip to shelves faster and with less power use. A new hard macro variant that has fixed specifications, including quad cores clocked at 2GHz based on a 28 nanometer TSMC-made (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company)...
ARM intros low-power, quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 variant

Qualcomm aims Snapdragon 800 chips at 'premium' phones and tablets

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Qualcomm's keynote at the International CES was packed with big names and even a Big Bird, but CEO Paul Jacobs' focus was on something much smaller--a new family of processors aimed at high-end smartphones and tablets. The Snapdragon 800 series will appear in "premium" mobile devices in the second...
Qualcomm aims Snapdragon 800 chips at 'premium' phones and tablets

AMD Radeon HD 7750, 7770 GHz Edition hit entry level video

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AMD took its Radeon HD 7000 series to the starter level quickly on Wednesday. The Radeon HD 7750 and 7750 GHz Edition step back in visual processor counts versus the 6700 line, from 720 and 800 cores to 512 and 640 respectively, but make up for it through more than...
AMD Radeon HD 7750, 7770 GHz Edition hit entry level video

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

TSMC ramps 28nm ARM Cortex-A9 chip to 3.1GHz, gives your desktop jitters

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We know TSMC's energy-miser 28-nanometer manufacturing process has a lot of headroom, but the company just ratcheted expectations up by a few notches. Lab workers at Taiwan's semiconductor giant have successfully run a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor at 3.1GHz under normal conditions. That's a 55 percent higher clock speed...
TSMC ramps 28nm ARM Cortex-A9 chip to 3.1GHz, gives your desktop jitters

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
Lexar announces 256GB SD memory card available in October for $900

Origin PC gives EON15-S, EON17-S a Kepler-based GeForce GTX 680M, games get a shot in the arm

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We hope you didn't pull the trigger too quickly on one of the higher-end configurations for an EON15-S or EON17-S, because Origin PC just revamped its two gaming laptops extraordinaire with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680M -- a chipset so fresh that NVIDIA itself hasn't made a full public reveal...
Origin PC gives EON15-S, EON17-S a Kepler-based GeForce GTX 680M, games get a shot in the arm

Intel debuts Silvermont: mobile chips with powerful battery-sipping abilities

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Once left for dead in the mobile market, Intel is showing signs of a potential comeback. On Monday, the company introduced its new Silvermont chip, promising three times more performance over existing Atom chips or the same current performance using five times less power. What’s the secret sauce in the...
Intel debuts Silvermont: mobile chips with powerful battery-sipping abilities

TSMC's 28-nanometer process pays off as it rakes in $1.68 billion profit in Q3

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Everything is relative, so when a chip foundry like TSMC (which produces gear for the likes of NVIDIA) has a bad quarter, that means it only made a $1 billion in profit. Today's numbers reveal that the company has managed to rescue its halting fortunes after turning over $4.8...
TSMC's 28-nanometer process pays off as it rakes in $1.68 billion profit in Q3

AMD teases next-gen Steamroller CPU, aims to Bulldoze the competition

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AMD's Bulldozer CPUs remind us of Betamax (or MiniDisc), in that its superlative design hasn't been embraced thanks to one or two humbling limitations. However, Mark Papermaster, Sunnyvale's new CTO, took to the stage at Hot Chips to show how he's changing the situation with the third-generation Steamroller architecture....
AMD teases next-gen Steamroller CPU, aims to Bulldoze the competition

Packard Bell EasyNote LV, TV laptops bring Ivy Bridge to speed-hungry Europeans

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Most laptops being updated to Intel's Ivy Bridge processors have come from international brands, so it may be some relief to European PC buyers that Acer's local Packard Bell badge has made the leap as well. The 15.6-inch EasyNote TV and 17.3-inch LV will each use the new 22-nanometer...
Packard Bell EasyNote LV, TV laptops bring Ivy Bridge to speed-hungry Europeans

Apple reportedly turns to Taiwan's TSMC for make next A7 chip

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An unconfirmed report suggests that Apple has turned to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to produce its upcoming A7 processor for mobile devices. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer is the largest foundry, or maker of chips that are designed by other companies. DigiTimes reported that the company is expected to tape...
Apple reportedly turns to Taiwan's TSMC for make next A7 chip

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Running iOS 5.1.1

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Looking to do a little more with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch? The latest untethered jailbreak tool for iOS arrived last week, racking up a million downloads in just a few days.  Absinthe 2.0 works on most iOS 5-compatible devices, except for a later model of the iPad...
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Running iOS 5.1.1

TSMC narrows production of 16nm FinFET chips to late 2013, wants 10nm in 2015

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For as often as TSMC has extolled the virtues of FinFET chip designs, we've been wondering exactly when we'd find them sitting in our devices. Thanks to competition from rival semiconductor firms, we'll get them relatively soon: the company now expects to produce its first wave of FinFET-based, 16-nanometer...
TSMC narrows production of 16nm FinFET chips to late 2013, wants 10nm in 2015

Researchers store memory bit on a lone molecule, could pave the way for petabyte SSDs

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) just deflated the size of a bit down to a solitary nanometer -- the length of an organic molecule. The international research team managed it by first embedding a magnetized iron atom into a molecule made up of 51 atoms, then taking advantage...
Researchers store memory bit on a lone molecule, could pave the way for petabyte SSDs

ARM Expects 20-nanometer Processors by Late Next Year

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ARM chips made with an advanced, 20-nanometer manufacturing process could appear in smartphones and tablets by as soon as the end of next year, the head of ARM's......
ARM Expects 20-nanometer Processors by Late Next Year

NVIDIA intros GeForce 600M with Kepler, touts ultrabook cred

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NVIDIA has paired up the GeForce GTX 680 launched Thursday with its first notebook graphics sharing the same Kepler architecture. The GeForce GT 640M LE, GT 640M, GT 650M, and GTX 660M all use the new 28-nanometer building process both to be smaller and cooler than their ancestors as well...
NVIDIA intros GeForce 600M with Kepler, touts ultrabook cred

Get ready for great games on a thin laptop as AMD preps new mobile graphics chips

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Advanced Micro Devices said today it plans to launch new Radeon mobile graphics chips in January. AMD says the new chips will fit well with trends developing in 2013, such as the launch of “ultrathin” notebooks and new machines with Microsoft’s graphics-intensive Windows 8 operating system. The chips are...
Get ready for great games on a thin laptop as AMD preps new mobile graphics chips
Adapteva uses crowdfunding to raise money for a $99 supercomputing platform
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