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Applied Micro Shows 64-bit ARM Server Chip, Ignites X86 Debate

Applied Micro lifted the curtain on its 64-bit ARM-based server platform at the Hot Chips conference this week and ignited a debate about whether ARM is the...

HP-Oracle Itanium Ruling Becomes Final, Sets Case Toward Jury Trial

A California judge's order that Oracle must keep porting its software to Hewlett-Packard's Itanium platform is now final, setting the stage for a jury trial over...

MIPS Looks to Challenge ARM's Tablet Dominance With Smaller CPU

MIPS Technologies hopes to challenge ARM in the market for high-end tablets and smartphones with an upcoming processor design it presented at the HotChips...

AMD Plucks New Graphics Executive From Intel

Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday said it had hired former Intel researcher John Gustafson as the chief architect for graphics products, continuing an executive...

AMD Trying to Bridge the Gap Between X86 and ARM

Advanced Micro Devices is taking steps to bridge the gap between x86 and ARM processors, and hopes to build a foundation from which programs will operate on...

AMD Speeds up Virtual Desktop Delivery Through New Graphics Cards

Advanced Micro Devices is looking to speed up the delivery of virtual desktops through servers with its latest FirePro S9000 and S7000 graphics cards, which the...

Samsung Invests $976 Million in ASML for Tech to Build Smaller Chips

Following Intel and contract chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), Samsung Electronics will invest €779 million (US$976 million) in the Dutch...

Qualcomm Buys 'small Cell' Provider DesignArt Networks

Chip maker Qualcomm on Thursday said it had acquired DesignArt Networks, a company based in Israel that designs small cells to boost mobile capacity on cellular...

Chip Sales Falter in Q2 as Weak Market Looms, IHS ISuppli Says

Weak economies in the U.S. and Europe together with a slowdown in manufacturing in China hurt semiconductor sales during the second quarter this year, and the...

Sony's New 'Stacked' Image Sensors Enable Smaller Devices, More Pixels

The Tokyo-based electronics maker produces the camera units used in hit devices like the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S3.


The Byte Cellar Is the Ultimate Geek Dream Den

Check out Blake Patterson’s “Byte Cellar” room of 122 vintage computers, retro consoles, pocket PCs, and more.


Apple Said to Be Hit Among Older Consumers

According to a finding by brand perception measurement company YouGov, since mid-July 2011, Apple's biggest supporters are consumers 35 years and older.


Cisco Readying a New Nexus Switch

The Nexus 3500 will reportedly feature 250 nanosecond port-to-port latency and integrated network address translation.