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  • Microsoft signs big licensing deal for Arm chip technology

    Microsoft signed a new agreement to license technology for the Arm microprocessor architecture, opening the potential for the software giant to follow in Apple's footsteps and design its own Arm-based chips.

    Written by Dan Nystedt and Peter Sayer23 July 10 19:37
  • Intel ships new six-core Core i7 chip, cuts chip prices

    Intel on Monday introduced a six-core Core i7 desktop processor targeted at enthusiasts like gamers, while also cutting prices of some desktop and server chips by up to 48 percent.

    Written by Agam Shah20 July 10 06:00
  • IBM to commercialise genome reading

    IBM has partnered with Roche, a manufacturer of medical devices, to build a low-cost device that can read human genomes, the company announced Thursday.

    Written by Joab Jackson02 July 10 05:09
  • Battle lines drawn over parallel processing

    Intel tried to push back at coverage of a recently published paper that found its Core i7 processors couldn't match the parallel processing performance of an Nvidia GPU, saying its rival took the findings of the paper out of context in a blog post that trumpeted the results.

    Written by Sumner Lemon25 June 10 20:51
  • Facebook stands by its homegrown infrastructure

    Facebook regularly reviews whether to continue using its own data centers or hand off its processing to a cloud service provider, and its operations remain on homegrown infrastructure.

    Written by Stephen Lawson25 June 10 08:33
  • From the labs: IT's future today

    For all its promise of revolution, the computing industry often lags behind expectations.

    Written by Neil McAllister22 June 10 05:12
  • Intel Launches Ultra-Low Voltage Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs

    Intel has officially launched Ultra-Low Voltage (ULV) processors in the Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 product families today. The company claims the chips offer up to 32% better performance than the comparable ULV processors in the Core 2 family, popular in many ultraportable PCs. At the same time, power usage is reduced by a promised 15%, again relative to the company's current ULV products.

    Written by Jason Cross25 May 10 04:18
  • Intel ships world's densest NAND flash chip

    Intel has announced it is shipping to equipment manufacturers its 25-nanometer (nm) NAND flash memory chip, which doubles the capacity of its previous 34nm chip.

    Written by Lucas Mearian19 May 10 05:11
  • TSMC's chip sales in April hit all-time high

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), the world's largest contract chip maker, on Monday reported record high chip sales for the month of April.

    Written by Dan Nystedt11 May 10 05:19
  • AMD's six-core Phenom II X6 chips appear in stores

    Advanced Micro Devices' upcoming six-core Phenom II X6 processors for desktops are already showing up in online retail stores prior to the chips' official launch later this month.

    Written by Agam Shah16 April 10 05:14
  • IBM unveils Power7 blades, new edition of AIX

    IBM is beefing up its server line-up with the first blades based on its Power7 processor, the company announced Tuesday. It is also introducing a new, low-end edition of its AIX operating system for smaller businesses and enterprises doing consolidation projects.

    Written by James Niccolai14 April 10 06:04
  • Intel's Nehalem-EX aims for high-performance computing

    Intel on Tuesday announced eight-core Nehalem-EX chips, which the company said provide performance jumps that could bring critical infrastructure computing to mainstream servers.

    Written by Agam Shah31 March 10 07:24