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Stealthy startup Soft Machines launches virtual CPU cores that trounce traditional processors

Backed by a who's who list of big names in the chip industry, startup Soft Machines is launching a chip that spreads workloads out over a CPU's cores.

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Google to build Play-like hardware store for Project Ara

Hardware makers will be able sell swappable modules

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Intel earnings show revenue gains in notebooks, Internet of Things

Intel says it shipped more than 100 million microprocessors for the first time. The good news for consumers? Hard-won price battles mean cheaper products for you and me.

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Drive your suitcase around with Denso's in-wheel system

The X-mobility motorized wheel concept can be controlled by mobile devices

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Omron image sensors designed to be 'eyes' of IoT

The face-recognition cameras could be used for video games and child monitoring

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AMD names Lisa Su to replace Rory Read as CEO, continue diversification strategy

Struggling chip maker AMD named chief operating officer Lisa Su as its next chief executive. As CEO, Su will continue the diversification strategy Read put in place, she said.

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Move over flash? TDK reveals its first next-gen MRAM memory prototype

The memory chip technology is seen as a promising replacement for flash memory one day

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Micron provides a software view into new co-processor

A software kit for programmers should give developers an idea how the co-processor could work

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Three Japanese win physics Nobel for invention of blue LED

The long-sought blue diode allowed the creation of white-light LEDs

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Japan's component makers show the path forward for gadgets

They're not household names but their products drive the future of electronics

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Samsung investing $14.7 billion in new chip fabrication facility

Samsung has a significant and growing business in memories and logic chips used in mobile devices and for enterprise computing

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Next DRAM bust will slow down chip market in 2016, Gartner says

But the market will record fast revenue growth until then

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'World's smallest' 3G module will bring Internet to all sorts of devices

The U-blox SARA-U260 chip module has been certified for use on AT&T's network