Intel has more firmware problems
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Monday, 15 January 2018 12:30

Intel has more firmware problems


This time with Active Management Technology

Chipzilla is having a rough time of it, Meltdown and Spectre is causing a PR nightmare, it can’t get trouble-free patches to install and now a new long term bug has been found.

China could have an AI chip processing advantage
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Death of Moore’s Law opens new opportunities

The CEO of China-based Horizon Robotics, Yu Kai, claims that China could become very important in the development of AI chips.

Boffins come up with biodegradable semiconductor
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Salt and vinegar added to chips

Boffins at Stanford University have emerged from their smoke filled labs with a flexible, biodegradable semiconductor which decomposes when it is no longer needed.

AMD says that developers need to get a better handle on Ryzen
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Performance differences  are more of a software issue


As the reviews of Ryzen came out, it is pretty clear that there are some test scenarios where Intel chips work slightly better, and AMD claims that is due to coding problems.

Apple helps customers who try to upgrade old machines
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End of the world is coming

In a sign that end of the world is with us, fruity tax-dodging cargo cult Apple is helping customers who are running older Macs to upgrade with a discounted SSD.

TSMC to drop 16nm and 20nm pricing
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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:58

TSMC to drop 16nm and 20nm pricing


Helping out its contract chip makers

TSMC is thinking about dropping contract prices for its handset-IC clients to help ease the pressure of their declining ASPs and gross margins.

Intel gives Xiaomi a special deal
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Monday, 04 January 2016 11:02

Intel gives Xiaomi a special deal


Atom in every tablet

Chipzilla is giving Xiaomi a free processor to install in its tablets as part of its sales push.

Morgan Stanley tests ARM on its datacentres
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Monday, 16 November 2015 16:08

Morgan Stanley tests ARM on its datacentres


AppliedMicro flavour


Finance outfit Morgan Stanley has been testing AppliedMicro ARM processors for its data centres and come back with shedloads of real world experience.

AMD misses on second quarter revenues
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Friday, 17 July 2015 08:57

AMD misses on second quarter revenues


Hopes for a pick up in the next quarter

Fabless chipmaker AMD has come up with a mixed set of results for the second quarter. The company managed to make as much cash as the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street expected, but missed revenue expectations.

Pot could be the secret for supercapacitors
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Your chips could create cravings for Pringles

With the US growing hemp again after banning as part of the war on drugs, US boffins are using medical marijuana to provide a rival for graphene as the next model material of supercapacitors.