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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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With chip fabs gone, IBM's hardware future will be in high-end design

After selling chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries, IBM will focus on designing faster chips and Watson-like computers

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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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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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Qualcomm shows its Snapdragon 810 in action

The brief demonstration shows that Qualcomm thinks HD graphics will set it apart from rivals.

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Why buy Intel's Broadwell chip, with Skylake waiting in the wings?

Intel sweeps its Broadwell microprocessors under the floor at IDF, and pushes Skylake as the next big thing. If you're going to buy a PC next year, maybe you should wait a bit.

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Cheaper LTE smartphones on the way thanks to new Snapdragon chip

Qualcomm launches the Snapdragon 210 processor, which will be used in smartphones starting during the first half of next year.

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Intel developing sensor chips for wearables, robots

Intel is also researching energy harvesting technologies for wearables

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Intel shows off next-gen Skylake processor, says Edison embedded chip is shipping

As its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) kicked off, Intel presented its broad vision of processing data from wearables up through the data center.

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Google to build quantum computing processors

Google will work with UC Santa Barbara to push quantum computing forward