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  • Intel moves beyond 'just the chip' with McAfee buy

    After trying to push its way into the increasingly lucrative consumer electronics market for the last few years, Intel hopes that adding a security offering will be just what the market needs.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin20 Aug. 10 05:45
  • Intel grabs server market share from AMD, says IDC

    Intel has expanded its share of the server microprocessor market, taking advantage of a slow product transition at perennial rival Advanced Micro Devices, according to figures released late Wednesday by IDC.

    Written by James Niccolai19 Aug. 10 14:06
  • Intel, Micron announce higher-density flash memory

    Intel and Micron on Tuesday announced denser NAND flash memory, which could help reduce the space occupied by memory while increasing the storage capacity on consumer electronics.

    Written by Agam Shah18 Aug. 10 04:43
  • Intel, Micron deliver highest capacity, smallest NAND flash

    Intel and Micron Technology today announced the delivery of 3-bit-per-cell (3bpc) NAND flash memory on 25-nanometer lithography technology. The new flash memory chips represent the industry's highest capacity, smallest NAND device to date, the companies said.

    Written by Lucas Mearian18 Aug. 10 06:10
  • Faulty GPUs continue to burden Nvidia's profitability

    Nvidia on Thursday reported a loss for the second quarter of its 2011 fiscal year, caused partly by charges related to faulty laptop graphics processors the company sold more than two years ago.

    Written by Agam Shah13 Aug. 10 08:07
  • Dual-core smartphones on the horizon

    Smartphones are on the verge of becoming more powerful, with chip makers readying dual-core chips that could accelerate multimedia and application performance on handheld devices.

    Written by Agam Shah13 Aug. 10 05:48
  • Details about Intel's upcoming smartphone chip emerge

    Details have emerged about Intel's upcoming Medfield chip platform for smartphones, which is due for release in 2011 and will succeed the company's existing Moorestown platform, which was originally announced in May.

    Written by Agam Shah13 Aug. 10 04:33
  • iPad, laptops drive integrated chip market

    Four out of five PC laptops that ship in 2014 are expected to use integrated graphics processors, according to a report released today.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin12 Aug. 10 05:56
  • Oracle provides Sparc road map, but questions remain

    Oracle has sketched out a five-year road map for Sun's Sparc-based servers, hoping to reassure customers about the future of the platform and reverse a pattern of declining sales.

    Written by James Niccolai11 Aug. 10 05:57
  • Qualcomm to ship fastest chip for phones, tablets in Q4

    After delays, Qualcomm will start shipping its fastest Snapdragon dual-core chip for smartphones and tablets in the fourth quarter, with devices possibly launching by the end of this year, the company said on Monday.

    Written by Agam Shah10 Aug. 10 08:36
  • Intel wins key ruling in class-action suit

    A court-appointed special master has rejected class-action status in an antitrust lawsuit against Intel, determining that the plaintiffs failed to show that PC buyers were harmed by discounts Intel offered to manufacturers.

    Written by Marc Ferranti30 July 10 09:41