Don't-Miss Processor Stories
The dream of creating intelligent computers has inspired the development of exotic chips based on the structure of the brain, which operates in mysterious ways.
Intel is taking a new direction in chip development as it looks to the future of artificial intelligence, with the company betting the technology will pervade applications and web services.
If you plan to buy a premium smartphone next year, here's an important detail: the handset could be equipped with Qualcomm's next-generation Snapdragon 835 chip.
Intel's has reached Kaby Lake with its PC chips but isn't done with the previous generation Skylake architecture quite yet.
CPU performance increases were ignored for years, but AMD put them back on the map with its upcoming Zen chip. This has rubbed off on Intel in a good way.
AMD has a clear-cut business plan: Its upcoming 32-core Zen chip will bring it back into high performance servers, and the company has expressed a desire to make high-performing GPUs for such systems.
Just over five years ago, IBM's Watson supercomputer crushed opponents in the televised quiz show Jeopardy. It was a preview of how artificially intelligent computers would storm into our daily lives.
Samsung's cancellation of the Galaxy Note7 hurt Qualcomm's chip sales, but the company expects other smartphones to fill that void.
A battle between the U.S. government and China is now brewing in semiconductors, which is the foundation of electronics.
The world's fastest computer runs a Chinese chip, and that fact hasn't escaped notice by the U.S. government.
Samsung is ramping up mobile chip manufacturing by investing $1 billion in an Austin, Texas, factory.
It's the early days for mobile virtual reality, and a robust VR-capable smartphone could cost you more than $500. But a new GPU from ARM could make VR a default feature in low-cost handsets by 2018.
It's deal time! With its next-gen Zen chips just around the corner, AMD wants to unload AM3+ motherboards, and PCs that use them.
The recent DDoS attacks launched from IoT devices demonstrate that IoT spans all parts of IT. That was the message from ARM, the chip design company behind nearly every smartphone and a big chunk of IoT, at its annual TechCon event.
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.