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Intel Readies 13W CPUs, Dives Deeper in Low-Power Territory

12/10/2012, Not so long ago, mobile processors from Intel had thermal design points (TDP) of 45W. TDP designates the energy that the chip and its cooling system are designed to dissipate. It is not really a measure of power draw, but both are correlated because...

Apple Eyeing Move Away From Intel Processors to ARM for Mac

11/05/2012, When Apple moved to Intel processors back in 2005, it was a coming-out of sorts for the Mac OS X operating system. No longer forced to run on PowerPC processors built by Motorola and IBM, software availability bloomed, and the Mac platform became much...

Intel Shows 50 Cores Chip, wows to break Exaflop barrier

11/15/2011, While Intel has talked about its Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture for some time, it has shown its 50 Cores chip for the first time today at the SC11 supercomputing conference. Codenamed Knights Corner, many 50-core chips will work as co-processors...

AMD Opteron 6200 CPU Has 16 Cores

11/13/2011, By launching its 16-Core Opteron processor, AMD makes history. It introduces the first 16-Core CPU running on the X86 micro-architecture. Based on the most recent AMD core design called “Bulldozer”, the Opteron 6200 is expected to run 25%-30%...

ARM Cortex A15, Alive

10/26/2011, This video (courtesy of ARMdevices.net) shows an ARM Cortex 15MP reference design chip running a build of Android. A reference design chip is built just to test (and prove) that the chip design works as advertised. ARM will then sell this design to...

Samsung to continue supplying A6 chips for Apple?

10/17/2011, Samsung and Apple aren’t on the best of terms, but this is probably something many are familiar with already, and what with Apple winning injunctions against Samsung, and Samsung having their injunctions denied, well, it doesn’t much to come to the...

HTC Sensation processor tweaked to hit 1.5GHz

09/26/2011, The HTC Sensation, which some have called it the Pyramid, looks set to flex its processing muscles all the more – through a tweak inside that will see an increase in its processor speed, albeit slightly. A Class II Permissive Change notice that was...

Leaked A5 chip appears to be from the iPhone 4S

09/20/2011, We reported yesterday that a photo of Apple’s A5 processor on a new mainboard had surfaced, and due to the photo showing only the A5 processor, it was speculated that perhaps it could be the much talked about redesigned iPhone 5, as opposed to a souped...

ViewSonic ViewPad 7x coming to the US this October

09/16/2011, Did the ViewSonic ViewPad 7x capture your attention when it was unveiled at Computex earlier this year? If the ViewPad 7x was a tablet you wouldn’t mind getting your hands on, the good news is that if you’re living in the US, the tablet is expected to...

AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 APUs Introduced

09/07/2011, AMD has just launched two Accelerated Processing Units*(APUs)  in the entry-level segment. This new addition to the AMD line-up will allow AMD customers (PC manufacturers) to build more affordable systems that are still fairly capable in terms of gaming...

Apple shopping around for alternative chip suppliers? (Rumor)

08/26/2011, It’s no secret that Apple and Samsung’s relationship has deteriorated, so much so that there were rumors that Apple was considering investing a huge sum of money into Sharp to replace Samsung in the manufacturing of iOS display panels. Now the rumors...

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...