The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip has graphics, computing and wireless features that could make it into lower-end chips.
AMD reports a loss after debt repayments are factored in, and CPU shipments decline. However, the company is still being buoyed by game consoles.
Intel's Broadwell chips will result in PC-replacement tablets thinner than the iPad
Intel executives said Tuesday that while the company has begun shipping its Broadwell chip, its follow-on, Skylake, could slip as a result.
Intel handily beat Wall Street estimates for both profits and revenue for the second quarter, and said that shipments of its new Broadwell processor would be in time for the holiday season. But its communications sales were awful.
IBM is also looking ahead at a world in which computer chips don't have silicon.
AMD will improve its chips' power consumption over the next 6 years, hoping for idle battery life in laptops of up to 50 hours.
The struggling company is trying to create operational efficiency, making Lisa Su the chief operating officer.
AMD has unveiled a bold new plan to bridge the worlds of x86 and ARM through a development effort called Project Skybridge.
AMD showed off "Seattle," its first ARM chips for servers. But more important was AMD's announcement of "SkyBridge," which will bring together ARM and AMD's traditional X86 chips.
Nvidia's Jetson TK1 computer, shipping now, delivers 300 gigaflops of performance.