AMD teases Zen-based Naples processor
Published in Graphics


New benchmarks released

AMD is continuing to build up expectations for its new Zen-based Naples proccessor.

ARM is turning Japanese
Published in Processors


£24 billion, I really think so


British chip designer ARM   has just agreed to be bought  by the Japanese giant SoftBank for £24 billion.

Intel releases i7-6660U
Published in Processors


Low powered Skylake-U

Chipzilla has quietly added a new mobile chip to its pricelist.

Chinese site leaks Broadwell-E details
Published in Processors


One more SKU than Haswell-E

A Chinese website has leaked details about Broadwell-E which sounds pretty plausible.

BBC shows off new microcontroller
Published in Motherboards


Packed full of open source goodness

The BBC has shown the final design of its Micro Bit educationally-targeted microcontroller.

Chip wires perform better when gift wrapped
Published in Processors


Stanford University finding

Boffins at Stanford University have found that the wires in a chip perform 30 percent better when they are wrapped in graphene.

Stanford builds water based processor
Published in Processors


No liquidity problem

A team of Standford researches have been up on the roof during a lightning storm too many times and have emerged with a computer which powers the processor with water .

Intel talks up Broadwell H improvements
Published in Processors


Better graphics and video apparently

Chipzilla opened Computex in Taipei today talking up its new augmented Broadwell H range.

Wooden Chips could be the next big thing
Published in Processors


Wood chip on the wall

U.S. and Chinese boffins have come up with wooden semiconductor chips which have the advantage of being biodegradable and a lot cheaper than conventional semiconductors.

Intel downgrades Kittson
Published in Processors


Itanium chugs on and but it will be overweight

Chipzilla has been making mutterings about its much neglected Itanium product, which seem to indicate that it will be downgraded to an elderly process