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Qualcomm to tap server market with the help of China

Qualcomm wants to enter the server market and will tap expertise in China to build the low-power chips it needs.

Intel to combine PC and mobile chip divisions to reflect market shifts

Intel will combine its PC and mobile processor divisions under one roof, reflecting a changing market in which the line between tablets and laptops has blurred.

Nvidia reaches high on graphics performance with Tesla K80

Nvidia's PC graphics chips may draw all the attention, but supercomputing chips are driving the company's GPU technology ahead.

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Samsung responds to Nvidia patent complaint with own infringement charges

Samsung Electronics has accused Nvidia of infringing its patents following a September action by Nvidia that accused the South Korean company and Qualcomm of infringing patents related to its GPU technology.

Qualcomm faces probes in U.S., Europe on top of China investigation

Chipmaker Qualcomm now faces regulatory investigations in the U.S. and Europe on top of an ongoing anti-monopoly probe in China.

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Dell's Alienware 13 laptop lets users connect to external desktop graphics cards

The Alienware 13 will start at $999 and works with the newest external graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia.

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.

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