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ARM releases new NPU, GPU and DPU products
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 10:41

ARM releases new NPU, GPU and DPU products


Project Trillium and more

ARM is announcing four new NPU, GPU and DPU products based around its Project Trillium tech.

Intel CPUs shortage set to worsen
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 11 March 2019 11:57

Intel CPUs shortage set to worsen


Just in time for Chromebook seasonal high

Shortages of Intel's CPUs are expected to worsen in the second quarter compared to the first as demand for Chromebooks, which are mostly equipped with Intel's entry-level processors, enters its best period.

Intel has more firmware problems
Published in PC Hardware
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
Published in PC Hardware


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
Published in PC Hardware

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
Published in PC Hardware


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
Published in PC Hardware


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
Published in PC Hardware
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
Published in PC Hardware
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
Published in PC Hardware
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.