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Competing on multiple fronts helps Broadcom, CEO McGregor says

Broadcom got a jump on Mobile World Congress this week, announcing two steps forward in its fledgling LTE silicon business. On Monday, the company introduced a turnkey solution for LTE smartphones to be priced under US$300. On Tuesday, it announced a test, on a live carrier network in Finland, of a high-end handset chip that can use so-called Category 6 LTE with speeds as high as 300Mbps (bits per second).

Mindspeed acquisition fuels Intel's hopes for bigger network role

Intel's acquisition of mobile network assets from silicon vendor Mindspeed Technologies will give the chip giant what it needs to extend the Intel architecture throughout mobile operator networks, helping the carriers upgrade hardware and roll out new services more quickly, according to Intel.

Computers with brain-like intelligence are getting closer to reality

For decades, scientists have fantasized about creating robots with brain-like intelligence. This year, researchers tempted by that dream made great progress on achieving what has been called the holy grail of computing.

Mobile chip speed wars have to end, Broadcom chairman says

The chip industry is in for major changes in the coming years, according to Broadcom Chairman and Chief Technical Officer Henry Samueli. In 1991, he co-founded the communications chip giant, which today brings in annual revenue of more than US$8 billion from components for all manner of network, business and consumer products. At a pre-CES event in San Francisco earlier this week, Samueli visited from the company's Irvine, California, headquarters and sat down with IDG News Service to talk about devices, mobile networks and the uncertain future of silicon.

The Grill: Intel CIO Kimberly Stevenson is working to deliver products faster and drive revenue

Kimberly Stevenson, corporate vice president and CIO at Intel, shares her ideas on running an IT department, the power of technology and the importance of technologists.

Apple's iPad Air can better exploit the A7 chip than the iPhone 5S

Apple's A7 chip has trickled down to the latest iPad Air after being introduced in the iPhone 5S, and users will see more benefits of the 64-bit chip in tablets than in smartphones, analysts say.

Intel exec speaks out on wearable tech, Microsoft partnership

After calculators, PCs and mobile phones, Intel is now jumping into wearable devices with an extremely low-power chip called Quark, which was big news at the company's annual Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Leading the charge into the new market is Intel's new leadership team consisting of CEO Brian Krzanich and President Renee James, who also articulated on plans to achieve fast growth in the mobile market while trying to reinvigorate PC sales.

How Justin Rattner built Intel's secret weapon

Intel CTO Justin Rattner, who recently announced his departure, leaves behind a legacy of putting people back in technology development. He helped put Intel chips in more products, but he also encouraged innovation that improves everyday life. Because of Rattner, today's college students want to be tomorrow's engineers.

Can ARM hold the mobile advantage over Intel's x86 architecture?

As more is demanded of smartphones and tablets, the limits of ARM's RISC architecture will become apparent.

Hosted Desktops Come of Age With Nvidia Grid and Citrix

It's taken decades to develop a hosted desktop that is inexpensive, fast, flexible, scalable and usable. Will an Nvidia-Citrix partnership finally buck the trend?

Is N.Y. wooing Apple for an upstate chip plant?

Apple may be eying a site in upstate New York for a manufacturing plant that would allow it to wean itself from relying on Samsung for the A-series chips that power Apple's iOS devices.

Smartphone buyers will benefit from changing chipset market, analysts say

The mobile chipset market is in a state of flux with a number of key vendors struggling, but analysts say the result of the turmoil will be more advanced high-end smartphones and cheaper low-end devices.

Candidates emerge to succeed Intel CEO Otellini

Three top executives promoted Monday at Intel are among the leading candidates under consideration to replace Paul Otellini as the company's CEO, according to sources familiar with the chip makers' plans.

Windows RT tablets and hybrids coming soon

Microsoft will open the floodgates for Windows RT tablets at a release event Oct. 26 in New York City. The Surface tablet from Microsoft will be available on launch, with more tablets from Asus, Dell, Samsung, Lenovo and Acer coming in the following weeks.

Ivy Bridge smackdown: Fujitsu's Lifebook U772 vs. Lenovo's ThinkPad X230

Intel's new Ivy Bridge processor is supposed to add high performance and long battery life to next-gen notebooks. We test Fujitsu's Lifebook U772 and Lenovo's ThinkPad X230 to see if it's true.

Gateway FX6860 review: Ivy Bridge on the desktop

The Gateway FX6860 is one of the first Ivy Bridge systems to hit the market. Although the processor is mainly meant for mobile units, it can also increase desktop performance.

How to set up Intel Smart Response SSD caching technology

We show you how to set it up and what kind of performance you can expect.

First look: Dell Opteron server cranks up the cores with AMD 'Interlagos'

New 16-core AMD Opteron 6200-series CPUs in the Dell R715 bring huge bang for the buck to wide virtualization workloads, but not until your OS supports it

3D chips: The next electronics revolution

Stacked silicon is being hailed as the wave of the future. Experts expect volume production in two years. Insider (registration required)

QuickPoll: Can Microsoft and Intel's marriage be saved?

Microsoft and Intel may be ready to split up after a long marriage. That's thanks to the new hottie in town: tablets. Does 'Wintel' still have a future?