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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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AMD's Carrizo chip

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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Intel's Core M 'Skylake' chips due out later this year

Intel will release Core M processors this year based on its Skylake chip design, allowing for thinner Windows tablets that might compete better against the iPad Air 2.

China fines Qualcomm $975M for monopolistic practices

China has fined Qualcomm about $975 million for engaging in monopolistic business practices, and the chipmaker agreed to modify some business practices as part of the settlement.

Defections to ARM hurt PowerPC, MIPS

The PowerPC is best known for powering old Mac computers, while MIPS processors were in the first PlayStation, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft and the first $99 Android tablets. Now, both processor families are widely used in equipment...

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Next iPhone chip will reportedly be made by Samsung

Samsung may be one of its biggest competitors, but Apple is again turning to the South Korean company to get chips made for the iPhone, according to a report.

ARM unwraps its most powerful mobile chip yet, headed for phones, tablets next year

The Cortex-A72 will provide 3.5 times the performance of ARM's current Cortex-A15 design, the company says

Raspberry Pi 2

The Raspberry Pi 2 is more powerful, but you still get what you pay for

The $35 Raspberry Pi 2 packs more memory and a faster processor than its predecessor, but don't expect any miracles.

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Intel to buy Lantiq in a push to make more home devices connected

In its push to connect as many gadgets to the Internet as possible, Intel has agreed to buy Lantiq, a German company that makes broadband access and home networking technology.

Intel wants to banish cables, connectors with new Broadwell chips

Intel today announced the availability of the new fifth-generation Core processors for PCs with support for technologies that eliminate a myriad of cables and connectors

Qualcomm's Snapdragon woes mount as a 'major customer' defects

Qualcomm warned that its chip division will haul in less revenue than expected in the second half of the year.

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AMD looks to its Carrizo chips for PC rebound

Advanced Micro Devices hopes to shore up its position in the PC market with its new Carrizo chip.

Look for PC prices to stay low this year

PC shipments are expected stabilize this year, while average prices for desktops and laptops may decline a little.

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Intel bought a foothold in tablets; now, it wants to cut its losses

The chip maker plans to focus on making money this year on mobile chips rather than shipping large volumes.

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Memory prices to fall this year after stabilizing in 2014

After more than a year of holding steady, memory prices could fall this year as competition heats up between DRAM makers and excess inventory floods the market.

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The 8080 chip at 40: What's next for the mighty microprocessor?

Forty years after Intel's iconic 8080 chip launched the personal computing revolution, we spoke to early processor designers and other industry experts to find out what the next 40 years of computing will bring.

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Dell plans laptops with Intel's Skylake chips in second half of year

Wire-free computing could be around the corner, with Dell planning to release laptops based on Intel's Skylake chips in the second half of the year.

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Intel's Broadwell chip lets Apple go Retina with MacBook Air

The new Core processors and graphics chipsets Intel launched on Monday will allow Apple to build a MacBook Air with a Retina screen without sacrificing battery life.

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