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Qualcomm's new chips target low-cost smartphones with premium features

Low-cost smartphones could be packed with premium features thanks to Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 425, 435 and 625 mobile chips.

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HP plans to continue with Itanium in servers for HP-UX customers

Intel's Itanium processor lineup has an uncertain future, but Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to an upcoming chip code-named Kittson.

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MIT's 168-core chip could make mobile devices, robots smarter

Unlike Facebook, a smartphone can't recognize and tag you in a selfie. A new brain-like chip developed by researchers at MIT could change that.

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Google is said to endorse ARM server chips, but don't get excited yet

Google will give its public backing to Qualcomm's ARM server chip next week, according to a report, but history suggests it's too early to draw conclusions.


Quick start to meetings saves money, improves efficiency for Intel

Starting meetings faster and more efficiently could contribute to cost savings and productivity gains, as Intel highlighted in its annual IT performance report.

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Get ready for top-end smartphones with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chip

Smartphones will get 4K video playback and unprecedented LTE and wireless speeds with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820. Many flagship handsets with that chip will be announced soon.

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Apple is in a position to overtake Samsung as world's top chip buyer

Apple was the world's second-largest chip buyer last year, spending more than $29 billion, up by 7.1 percent compared to 2014, according to a study released by Gartner.

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Intel fills need for mobile speed with its new Skylake, Xeon chips

Intel has just started shipping some of its fastest mobile chips to date, meaning new, powerful laptops should soon be on the market.

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IBM's Power systems biz is growing again

A few years ago, you wouldn't have bet on IBM Power systems having much of a future. But a new strategy to embrace Linux and open up the platform is starting to pay off.


Memory that learns could help tomorrow's intelligent computers

Two new memristors now available from Knowm are available as prototype test kits for researchers and academics to play with.


AMD's Zen chips coming first to high-end desktops at end of 2016

AMD's highly anticipated Zen processor architecture will first come to high-end desktops like gaming PCs at the end of this year.

Yes, Intel's Skylake vPro chips will support Windows 7

Business users alarmed by Microsoft's recent announcement that new chips will not run on Windows 7 PCs need not fret. More than 100 business PCs coming with Intel's new "Skylake" Core vPro processors will run Windows 7, though the...

It's server chip season for Intel

Intel is preparing to release a plethora of new server chips in the next three months.

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Intel is trying to cut reliance on PCs

Intel's goal for 2016 is simple: try to break the company's reliance on PCs.

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The first fruits of Intel's biggest buy ever coming this quarter

Intel welcomed employees from its massive Altera acquisition this week, and the first products from the deal will come out this quarter.

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AMD ships delayed ARM server chips to a cautious market

AMD wants to counter concerns that system administrators may have about placing ARM servers in data centers with its new chips code-named Seattle, which are now shipping in volume after a long delay.

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Samsung to make Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chips

Samsung Electronics will be making Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 chips for smartphones and other devices, refueling speculation that the chips could find their way into the South Korean giant's premium smartphones, thus winning...

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Watch for Amazon's new homegrown chips to show up in data centers

Amazon's jump into the chip business won't change what's in Fire devices -- for now -- but it'll help the retailer drive more media delivery, file storage and cloud systems in homes and data centers.

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