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IBM talks up brain inspired programming language for SyNAPSE chips

Calculates tasks that are relatively easy for humans but difficult for computers

Fri Aug 09 2013, 13:38

Samsung is ready to ship 3D V-NAND flash storage

Announces mass production of chips after 10 years of research

Tue Aug 06 2013, 12:45

Texas Instruments releases a single chip to handle Displayport, USB and power

Could spell the end of multiple ports on smartphones and tablets

Thu Aug 01 2013, 13:10

AMD announces a dual-core 6W x86 chip for fanless applications

Includes Radeon graphics and ECC memory support

Tue Jul 30 2013, 13:00

Microsoft shows off triple 4K resolution gaming setup with AMD Radeon HD 7970

Manages impressive framerates

Fri Jul 26 2013, 16:30

Qualcomm sees profits jump by 35 percent thanks to smartphone and tablet chips

Snapdragon continues to slay rivals

Thu Jul 25 2013, 14:10

Nvidia announces 12GB Quadro K6000 workstation graphics card

Tries to avoid saying it supports OpenCL

Wed Jul 24 2013, 11:45

Google buys into semiconductor firm Himax for Google Glass

Follows Intel

Mon Jul 22 2013, 16:30

Intel reports a 28 percent fall in profits as PC sales decline continues

Haswell doesn't have the desired effect

Thu Jul 18 2013, 11:35

Toshiba announces 260MBps Secure Digital memory card

Impressive bandwidth for high resolution cameras

Tue Jul 16 2013, 13:40

Fujitsu licenses ARM Cortex A15 and Cortex A7 for Big Little configurations

Says consumer and industrial devices will see chips

Tue Jul 02 2013, 15:50

D-Wave quantum computer passes tests ahead of Google deployment

Researchers claim it passed muster

Mon Jul 01 2013, 13:47

Nvidia delays Shield shipments a day before launch

Irate fans cancel orders

Thu Jun 27 2013, 12:45

Imagination reports a 57 percent drop in profits

Cost of research mounts up

Wed Jun 19 2013, 17:13

AMD reveals details of Berlin and Seattle chips

HSA and 64-bit ARM parts to arrive next year

Tue Jun 18 2013, 05:00

Apple's 11in Macbook Air uses just one Samsung chip

And manages to almost double battery life

Fri Jun 14 2013, 17:27

Apple looks to Samsung for Macbook Air PCI-Express SSD

Biggest technological innovation comes from rival

Wed Jun 12 2013, 14:06

IBM, Google and Nvidia form Openpower Consortium to rival Intel and AMD

Attempts to mirror ARM's business model

Wed Aug 07 2013, 10:52

Apple buys low-power wireless chip designer Passif Semiconductor

Suggests greater effort to cut the power drain of wireless connectivity

Fri Aug 02 2013, 11:13

Micron completes purchase of Elpida and increases share of Rexchip

Increases its production capacity by 45 percent

Wed Jul 31 2013, 16:41

Mediatek releases first Big Little chip that uses PowerVR Series 6 GPU

Touts OpenCL and DirectX 10 support

Mon Jul 29 2013, 13:10

Samsung reports a 50 percent jump in profits thanks to Galaxy S4 success

Semiconductor demand is also in rude health

Fri Jul 26 2013, 12:15

Nvidia shows off Logan chip at Siggraph

Highlights CUDA and OpenGL 4.4 support

Thu Jul 25 2013, 12:10

ARM profits fall due to patent litigation costs despite sales increase

One time hit masks impressive growth

Wed Jul 24 2013, 10:34

Nvidia will ship Android Shield games console on 31 July

Manages to hit revised deadline

Mon Jul 22 2013, 11:09

Micron starts sampling 16nm NAND flash for SSDs

Drives expected next year

Wed Jul 17 2013, 16:05

Toshiba announces a 13MP smartphone and tablet camera sensor

Touts full resolution 30fps recording

Fri Jul 05 2013, 11:55

Toshiba to expand Japanese fab to build stacked NAND chips

NAND market continues to grow

Tue Jul 02 2013, 11:45

Intel CTO Justin Rattner steps down after hitting age limit

Chipmaker will create a new position

Fri Jun 28 2013, 10:08

Intel invests in restaurant tablet business

One way to get into the tablet market

Tue Jun 25 2013, 13:25

Nvidia to license Kepler GPU technology for smartphones and tablets

Mobile push results in Geforce GTX 760 Ti being put back a week

Wed Jun 19 2013, 12:13

Intel's Knights Landing chip will make Xeon Phi part of the CPU

The beginning of the end for accelerators in HPC

Mon Jun 17 2013, 18:00

Broadcom announces a quad-core 1.2GHz chip for midrange smartphones

Quad-core chips are set to be mainstream by the end of 2013

Thu Jun 13 2013, 16:18

AMD announces a 5GHz FX-9590 processor

Turbo mode helps it keep the clock speed crown

Tue Jun 11 2013, 15:16

Crossbar unveils RRAM non-volatile memory with 1TB of storage

20X write performance and 20X lower power draw than NAND flash

Tue Aug 06 2013, 13:56

Nvidia's Shield Android games console uses a fan to keep cool

Not a great sign for Tegra 4

Thu Aug 01 2013, 17:17

IDC predicts chip revenue will increase despite falling PC sales

Memory prices, smartphones, tablets and cars make up the shortfall

Tue Jul 30 2013, 16:55

Samsung puts 64GB eMMC 5 modules into mass production

Ready for next generation high-end smartphones and tablets

Mon Jul 29 2013, 11:20

Intel and Toshiba are set to make the greatest film since Itanic

Aliens and moustaches to set box office on fire in The Power Inside

Thu Jul 25 2013, 15:52

Samsung puts 3GB LPDDR3 into mass production for smartphones

Ups the odds that the Galaxy Note 3 will have 3GB of RAM

Wed Jul 24 2013, 12:45

Samsung updates Exynos 5 Octa chip with six-core GPU

Even more GPGPU power

Tue Jul 23 2013, 12:12

AMD posts $29m loss but predicts future profits due to PS4 and Xbox One sales

Expects deals with Sony and Microsoft to turn fortunes around

Fri Jul 19 2013, 13:15

Nvidia Tegra 4 will debut in Android Nuvola video streaming unit

Nvidia's Shield delay has cost it first place

Tue Jul 16 2013, 15:10

Texas Instruments releases chips to provide HD 720p touchscreens in cars

Tries to improve the quality of in-car entertainment

Wed Jul 03 2013, 16:35

Intel Fab 32 leaks gas leaving 11 workers needing hospital treatment

Part of plant under lockdown

Mon Jul 01 2013, 15:25

Imagination reveals MIPS 32-bit and 64-bit processor roadmap details

Doesn't waste much time

Thu Jun 27 2013, 14:03

Micron posts $43m profit as DRAM business picks up

Bodes well for the DRAM market

Fri Jun 21 2013, 12:10

Analysts claim 40 million quad-core smartphones were shipped in 2012

Impressive figures for high-end technology

Tue Jun 18 2013, 17:19

Samsung releases PCI-Express SSD for ultrabooks

A week after Apple puts it in the Macbook Air

Mon Jun 17 2013, 13:05

Toshiba shows off a multi-level MROM cell for smartphones

Claims performance improvements for no extra space

Thu Jun 13 2013, 14:30
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