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  • Arm chips make their way into commercial laptops

    After comfortably residing for years in mobile devices like cell phones, chips based on the Arm design are finding their way into commercial laptops.

    Written by Agam Shah30 Sept. 09 06:53
  • Intel targets homes with new processor for TVs

    Intel's chips already go into many laptops, but it is now making a play for television sets and cable boxes through a new processor it released on Thursday.

    Written by Agam Shah25 Sept. 09 06:07
  • Arm flaunts performance by boosting processor speed

    Arm Holdings on Wednesday raised the clock speed of its Cortex A9 processor to 2GHz, with the aim of boosting application performance while drawing less power.

    Written by Agam Shah17 Sept. 09 06:04
  • NEC will absorb Renesas to become third-biggest chip maker

    Japanese chip makers NEC Electronics and Renesas Technology plan to merge by the end of April 2010 to create the world's third-largest chip maker by revenue, with leading market share in microcontrollers and system-on-chip (SoC) products for cars and mobile devices.

    Written by Dan Nystedt17 Sept. 09 07:52
  • Intel shrinks Nehalem packages with Jasper Forest

    Intel on Monday said it had starting sampling Nehalem-based chips code-named Jasper Forest, reaching a milestone in its effort to create smaller and power-efficient chip packages.

    Written by Agam Shah15 Sept. 09 06:10
  • Intel to put Westmere desktop chips in servers

    Intel has tweaked its chip road map, with plans to extend its upcoming Westmere mainstream desktop dual-core chips with integrated graphics processors to entry-level servers.

    Written by Agam Shah04 Sept. 09 05:52
  • IBM scientists build computer chips from DNA

    Scientists at IBM are experimenting with using DNA molecules as a way to create tiny circuits that could form the basis of smaller, more powerful computer chips.

    Written by Agam Shah17 Aug. 09 08:07
  • Intel once again delays Itanium chip

    After multiple delays, Intel on Thursday once again pushed back the release of its next-generation Itanium server chip to the first quarter of 2010.

    Written by Agam Shah22 May 09 05:35