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Everspin deal with Global Foundries may push MRAM chips to production faster

Everspin has signed up chip maker Global Foundries as a manufacturing partner for its next-generation MRAM (Magnetoresistive RAM) memory chips, in a development that should help the promising technology move toward mass production.


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Stealthy startup launches virtual CPU cores that hope to trounce traditional processors

Backed by a who's who list of big names in the chip industry, startup Soft Machines is launching a chip that spreads workloads out over a CPU's cores.

China develops its own homegrown servers amid cybersecurity concerns

China's Dawning Information Industry, also known as Sugon, has developed the nation's first entirely homegrown servers.

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ARM speeds data flow in the cloud with new, zippy interconnects

The faster CoreLink interconnects will help servers react faster to the glut of data from mobile and IoT.

HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

HP today released its first Moonshot server with an Intel Xeon chip, the Moonshot ProLiant m710.

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IBM’s chip business sale gets national security scrutiny

IBM's plan to transfer its semiconductor manufacturing business to GlobalFoundries faces a government review over national security implications.

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IBM preps for a post-silicon world

GlobalFoundries is getting IBM's semiconductor manufacturing business -- and IBM is paying the company $1.5 billion to take it so Big Blue can focus on what comes next.

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With chip fabs gone, IBM's hardware future will be in high-end design

IBM may have sold off its chip manufacturing business, but don't count it out as a hardware force to be reckoned with. It still plans to fight on, developing faster computers and cognitive computing systems like Watson.

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IBM CEO defends bumpy financial ride as company strategy shifts

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is moving quickly to quell concerns about the company's sinking earnings and defend a deal to pay more than a billion dollars to pass off its money-losing microelectronics business to GlobalFoundries.

IBM earnings slump as company shifts to cloud, mobile and analytics

IBM is hitting a rough patch financially as it shifts its strategy from hardware to cloud, mobile and analytics technology.

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IBM exits semiconductor business and re-creates itself

With its announcement today that it will sell its semiconductor business, IBM is shifting from manufacturing to a company that focuses on research, software and advanced systems development.

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IBM expected to unveil chip manufacturing deal Monday

IBM is set to make what it calls a "major business announcement" Monday morning, an indication that it has finalized a deal to transfer chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries.

AMD plans to cut staff by 7%

AMD's new CEO is making her mark quickly: By the end of the year, the chipmaker will cut worldwide headcount by about 7% as part of a restructuring plan.

Chipmaker AMD will cut staff by 7%

AMD's new chief is making her mark quickly: By the end of 2014, the chipmaker will cut worldwide headcount by about 7% in a restructuring plan it hopes will put it on the path to improved profits.

Qualcomm to buy Bluetooth and GPS chip designer CSR for $2.5B

Qualcomm has agreed to buy chip company CSR in a move to strengthen its focus on the Internet of Things and connected cars.

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Dell pushes laptop chip clock speed to 4.4GHz in Alienware 18

Dell is cranking up laptop performance with an overclocked 4.4GHz Intel Core i7 chip in its new Alienware 18 laptop.

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AMD replaces CEO with chip veteran Lisa Su

Advanced Micro Devices has a new CEO, Lisa Su, who will now try to stabilize a company that's looking to move into new markets outside PCs and servers.

After a long road to the server market, ARM CEO Segars looks ahead

At TechCon this week, ARM will celebrate and show off hard-won successes.

Cisco and Netgear line up behind new Helix 64-bit ARM chips

AppliedMicro is looking to disrupt the embedded chip market with the new system-on-a-chip.

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