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Qualcomm agrees to buy NXP for over $37 billion

Microprocessor maker Qualcomm is spending its way out of a stagnating mobile phone industry, offering to buy NXP Semiconductors, a company with a strong position in automotive chips, for over US$37 billion.

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Intel wants to make its Internet of Things chips see, think, and act

While ARM introduced two minuscule processor architectures with new security features on Tuesday, Intel unveiled its Atom E3900 chips with a focus on computer vision and industrial-grade timing.

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ARM builds up security in the tiniest Internet of Things chips

On Tuesday, ARM will introduce processors that are just a fraction of a millimeter across and incorporate the company’s TrustZone technology.

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Intel's $1.4B antitrust verdict should be reviewed, top EU judge says

Intel's hope of recovering a record antitrust fine have improved with a recommendation from a top European Union judge on Thursday that the case be reviewed.

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Intel CPU flaw could help attackers defeat security features

A feature in Intel's Haswell CPUs can be abused to reliably defeat an anti-exploitation technology that exists in all major operating systems, researchers have found.

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Qualcomm's 5G preview: high frequencies, 5-gigabit speed

5G networks will be five times as fast as the quickest LTE technology by using the highest cellular frequencies ever, according to Qualcomm, which provided a glimpse of a next-generation modem on Tuesday.

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Connected cameras will get smarter with new Qualcomm chips

Connected cameras are among the hardest-working IoT devices. They’re the target of chip and software enhancements that Qualcomm is introducing on Tuesday.

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Mobileye's upcoming self-driving car chip will pack a new MIPS CPU

Mobileye is designing a next-generation chip called EyeQ5, which will be the brains for fully autonomous cars by 2020. It has a new MIPS CPU.

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Intel targets commercial market with company-branded Falcon 8+ drone

Intel has introduced a company-branded commercial drone, the Falcon 8+ in North American markets, with the eventual aim to lead in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) segment, particularly in the commercial space.

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Why Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds prefers x86 chips over ARM processors

At last week's Linaro Connect conference, Linus Torvalds preferred x86 because of the supporting ecosystem and infrastructure, something ARM lacks.

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Adapteva's 1,024-core Epiphany V mega-chip packs a serious wallop

The 1,024-core mega-chip called Epiphany V from small chipmaker Adapteva can outperform the latest gaming and server processors with its new chip

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Intel looks beyond x86, puts 64-bit ARM processor in new FPGA chip

It seems the chip war between Intel and ARM is slowly winding down, at least for the time being.

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AMD provides upgrade path to Zen with new Bristol Ridge Pro processors for businesses

AMD wants to make it easier for PC users to upgrade to upcoming Zen chips.

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AMD has its eyes on Las Vegas with Polaris GPUs

The internet of things market is becoming too big to ignore for AMD and Qualcomm. The companies this week announced CPUs and GPUs adapted from PCs and mobile devices for use in IoT devices.

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Nvidia teases Volta GPU in next-gen Xavier self-driving car computer

Nvidia's current Pascal GPUs are generating a lot of enthusiasm, but its successor, the Volta GPU architecture, is on its way next year, and there's a lot to be excited about.