More intelligent chip cores on the way
Published in Processors

Synopsys releases AI core design

Synopsys, a company that licenses software and intellectual property to the biggest names in chip making, showed off a new image-processor core which it thinks could be the future.

IBM trips the light fantastic
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IBM shows off integrated Photonics chip

Biggish Blue has been showing off what it claims to be the world's first fully integrated wavelength multiplexed silicon photonics chip.

Next Thing aims for $9 computer
Published in Motherboards

Cheap as Chip

A US outfit called Next Thing is offering a $9 development board for its Chip project which is currently seeking crowd funding..

Intel sees growth in Africa
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Dr Chipzilla I presume

Intel has added up the numbers and worked out that the best way to flog its chips is to follow the path of Stanley beat a path through the jungle into Africa.

Boffins want memristor brain chips
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Memristors are better than silicon

Memristor could be the best chance to build chips which mimic the human brain. Not everyone's brain of course. There is no point mimicking the brain of someone who thinks that a Smartwatch is a pretty need idea, but rather the brain of someone who is a little more clever.

IBM lets Quantum cat out of the bag
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IBM has Quantum breakthrough

IBM  has revealed a new quantum chip which may or may not exist.

UK University gets its own Fab
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Students design chips instead of just living off them

The University of Westminster's Marylebone campus has opened a high tech fabrication lab in central London.

Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron call off merger
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The largest manufacturers of the machinery used to make semiconductors, Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron of Japan, have dumped a merger plans.

Qualcomm helps the Chinese
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Helping to sell gear to West

US chipmaker Qualcomm is trying to establish ties with Chinese smartphone makers to help them launch their products abroad.

Strong ARM tactics yield results
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Cash pile building

Chip designer ARM reported a 36 per cent rise in first-quarter net profit amid strong demand for its technology.