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Intel pushes 10nm chip-making process to 2017

Intel said Wednesday that it will take longer than expected to introduce a new manufacturing process that will yield smaller, faster transistors.

Intel profit falls as PC sales slump continues

Intel's revenue and profit both dropped last quarter as people held off on buying new PCs ahead of the Windows 10 launch later this year.

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Report claims Chinese chip maker bids $23B for Micron

China's largest state-owned computer chip maker, Tsinghua Unigroup, has reportedly made an offer to purchase U.S.-based Micron, a claim the U.S. memory maker is denying.

IBM has first 7nm chip and leapfrogs over competitors

IBM says it has produced the world's first 7nm (nanometer) chip, arriving well ahead of competitors, thanks to advances in its chip technology.

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AMD preannounces lower revenue due to poor demand for its APUs

Fewer customers than expected have bought AMD's chips that combine a CPU and a graphics chip, forcing AMD to rely on sales of lower-margin products to survive.

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Intel's first Skylake chips coming in August

Fancy a Mac or Windows 10 PC with Intel's new Skylake processors? Good news: Intel will launch its first chips based on the new architecture in the first week of August.

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Qualcomm partners with large Chinese foundry on chips

China's largest chip foundry is entering into a joint venture with Qualcomm to develop chips at a time when the country is looking for technology to emerge as a semiconductor producing powerhouse.

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Renesas joins IoT development platform rush

Renesas says its chips-and-software package can cut out the need to build baseline functionality.

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Five new things we know about Skylake

Intel's Skylake chips will be released after Windows 10, and tablets, laptops and desktops will follow in quick succession.

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Prototype of HP's futuristic 'Machine' coming next year

The prototype will use DRAM, however, not the memristors eventually envisioned

AMD to launch next-generation Fiji GPUs on June 16

Gamers, buckle up: AMD will launch its highly anticipated graphics processing unit, code-named Fiji, on June 16 at the E3 conference.

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AMD skips Chromebooks, bets on Windows 10 with new Carrizo chips

Chromebooks may be hot-ticket items, but with its sixth-generation A-series chips for mainstream laptops, AMD is placing its bets on Microsoft's Windows 10.

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Intel cranks up speed of Thunderbolt 3, builds in support for USB

Intel's Thunderbolt 3 can transfer data two times faster than its predecessor, and uses a USB Type C connector.

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Intel shows first Skylake tablet

The tablet had a 4K display and was 7.8-millimeters thick.

5 reasons why Intel wants to buy Altera

Altera specializes in FPGAs, reprogrammable chips which Intel lacks

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Intel to buy Altera for $16.7B, eyes IoT market

The deal had been rumored to be in the works since March.

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ARM hopes to extend battery life of IOT devices with new chip design

ARM is putting a new power-efficient design in place for its low-power Cortex-M chip designs.

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Intel works to end 'lost' data center devices

Embedding RFID into chipsets would make the technology near-universal.

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