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Stanford breakthrough could make better chips cheaper

Researchers at Stanford University have come up with a new way to make chips and solar panels using gallium arsenide, a semiconductor that beats silicon in several important areas but is typically too expensive for widespread...

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Intel's 'surround and conquer' IoT strategy

With the Internet of Things set to explode over the next 2 to 3 years, will Intel's x86 architecture become irrelevant?

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Nvidia unveils a $10,000 autonomous driving -- computer?

Nvidia rolled out a $10,000 computer designed to allow cars to learn the right and wrong reactions to different situations.

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Intel doesn't want Curie wearable computer making fashion statements

Intel wants wearable device technology to be inconspicuous, so it's making its Curie wearable computer available through a button-sized board or as part of a chip package.

With new specification, run one application across devices

Raw horsepower has always been important measuring stick for performance of mobile devices and PCs, but it's also important to determine whether applications are written to exploit all the available hardware features.

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Intel plans to ship built-to-order Xeon D chips this year

Intel will start offering custom chips based on the Xeon D starting in the second half of this year.

Intel lowers Q1 revenue outlook, citing sluggish PC sales

Intel also blamed macroeconomic and currency conditions in Europe for the revised forecast.

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Robots to get more processing power with Intel's Xeon D chips

Intel's Xeon server chips, which dominate the hardware in data centers, and could soon end up powering robots on factory floors.

Intel's Skylake chips to appear in tablets, PCs, servers

Intel has revealed more details about its next-generation chip code-named Skylake, indicating it will go into a broad range of tablets, PCs and servers.

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Intel CEO: What we're doing to succeed on smartphones

Intel has done well in PCs and tablets, but success in smartphones has eluded the chip maker for years. Cracking the challenging market is the next big task for Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, who is chasing an aggressive strategy to get...

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Hands-on with Cherry Trail: Screaming graphics for tablets

Intel's Cherry Trail Atom chips are coming soon, and if you're in the market for an Intel-based tablet the future looks bright.

Intel taps ARM graphics in new x86 smartphone chip

Intel is famously self-reliant in developing new chip technologies in-house, but it has picked up a bit of help from rival ARM with its latest x86 Atom X3 smartphone chip.


Chip makers NXP and Freescale to merge, focus on auto chips and wearables

Chip makers NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor are to merge, creating a $40 billion company that, they say, will lead the market in automotive chips and general-purpose microcontrollers.

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Qualcomm puts silicon brain in flagship Snapdragon 820 chip

Qualcomm wants to help future mobile devices learn about their users, by putting cognitive computing capabilities into its next mobile microprocessor, the Snapdragon 820.

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Lenovo brings 64-bit Android to its $129 tablet

Tablets running 64-bit Android haven't been out for long but prices are set to fall fast. Case in point: Lenovo's 8-inch Tab 2 A8, which ships in June starting at $129.

Intel to rebrand Atom chips along lines of Core processors

Even hard-core geeks get confused by Intel's naming convention for its family of Atom chips. So the company is making changes.

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Startup Flex Logix aims to score big in a niche chip market

In Silicon Valley, where software startups are the rage, it's unusual to see a new hardware company set up shop. Chip design company Flex Logix has some big ideas about how to speed up a whole range of software applications and...

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Five things to expect from AMD's upcoming Carrizo chips

AMD hopes to recover momentum this year with a new laptop chip code-named Carrizo.

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Premium mobile chips first to get Qualcomm's homegrown 64-bit architecture

Android and Windows smartphone users will experience a new level of performance with Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 810 chip, which is set to go into devices later this year.

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