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stands for Central Processing Unit. In a computer, there is at least one CPU, which many have one more more processing Cores, which can often be considered to be CPUs themselves. The modern concept of CPU is usually a silicon chip that performs two basic tasks: its control unit fetches instructions from memory and executes them and the arithmetic logic unit (ALU) computes basic math and logic operations. The CPU is a critical component in a computer.

AMD C-Series and E-Series APU Update

08/21/2011, AMD has announced that it has updated its line of Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) with new version of its Series C and Series E processors. This update is targeting a wide array of computer ranging from ultrathin laptops to desktop computers. Among the...

IBM First Synaptic Chip Tries To Mimic Human Brain

08/20/2011, Backed by U.S Defense funding, IBM has recently announced the world’s first “synaptic” processor project: it’s a chip that which mimics the human brain architecture. The company calls this an unprecedented progress in building a...

AMD A-Series Processor: Just Launched

06/13/2011, AMD  has just announced its A-Series of Accelerated Processing Units (APU), which is a quad-core* X86 processor (CPU) with a discrete-class graphics processor (GPU) in the same chip. The A-Series aims at competing with Intel in the entry-level market by...

Faster Multi-Core Chips, With Better Bandwidth Management

05/26/2011, Researchers from the State University of North Carolina have published a paper that studies how multi-core processors performance could be improved by studying how bandwidth and prefetching are managed. For the novice, I’ll provide some context:...

Intel Announces new 3D Tri-Gate transistor for 22nm processor

05/04/2011, Intel is presenting its “3D” Tri-Gate transistor is going to enter production for the first time. The 22nm processor codenamed “Ivy Bridge”. It sounds like a marketing name, but Intel takes 3D transistors very seriously. The design...

China Aims to Sell Homegrown CPUs To The World, Eventually

03/09/2011, After coming up with its own DVD-like standard, China has set for itself the goal of selling its own CPU design to the world, but it might take 20 years before Chinese processor technology can match the best stuff on the market – currently produced...

Qualcomm shows off the power of their new Snapdragon CPUs

03/02/2011, Qualcomm, the manufacturers of the popular Snapdragon processors that are used to run Android phones, has recently released a teaser video to show off their upcoming dual-core processors. Called Desert Winds, the game shows off the graphic processing...

AMD G-Series could be named UnFuse

03/01/2011, AMD G-Series: The goal for removing the graphics from the G-Series is to make it even lower power than the already low-power E-Series

AMD Fusion Brings New Level of Performance (…Per Watt)

01/03/2011, [CES 2011] It was a long time in the making, but AMD’s Fusion technology has finally reached consumers with a first batch of laptops, that certainly won’t be the last. The basic idea of Fusion is what semiconductors have been thriving for, in...

Intel’s Sandy Bridge in Products @ CES

01/02/2011, [CES 2010] CES is the perfect announcement platform for Intel because this is the time for the bi-annual “PC Refresh” that has happened like clockwork for more than a decade now (February/October). The second generation Core Processor,...

iPad to Use Dual-Core CPU

12/23/2010, Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar says that Apple’s next-generation iPad, expected to be refreshed in March and entering the product line as a second generation tablet, will be equipped with a dual-core processor. The current generation Apple...

Next Galaxy Tab to Use Orion Dual-Core CPU, Quad-Core GPU

11/19/2010, The next generation Galaxy Tab Android tablet could use a newer, faster dual-core processor that will be custom made by Samsung using a reference design based on ARM technologies. While current Galaxy Tab uses a customized version of the single-core ARM...