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Intel Ivy Bridge chips delayed until June

Intel Ivy Bridge chips delayed until June

If you've been holding out for Intel's next-gen Ivy Bridge-equipped computers thinking they'll be on their way in April, you'll be disappointed to know that manufacturing issues are now pushing back the schedule to sometime in June. This 8 to 10 week delay was revealed by Intel's executive VP and Intel China chairman, Sean Maloney, during an interview today with the Financial Times.

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Samsung teases Exynos quad-core mobile chips ahead of MWC

Samsung teases Exynos quad-core mobile chips ahead of MWC

Among several new mobile chips we'll be seeing at Mobile World Congress next week, will be Samsung's new Exynos chips. The company teased the first samples at the ISSCC event this week and is expected to showcase two of these next-gen processors at MWC. Although one of the models still uses quad ARM Cortex-A9s, it's built on an improved 32nm process, which should mean both faster speed and longer battery life.

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TI OMAP 5 blows past quadcore Tegra 3

TI OMAP 5 blows past quadcore Tegra 3

Texas Instruments recently released a new demo video showing off the performance of its upcoming OMAP 5 processor, pitting it against a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor that's presumably a hit at the Tegra 3. Quipping that "sometimes less really is more," TI proceeded to show how its dual ARM Cortex-A15 smoked the quadcore rival.

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Qualcomm fifth generation Gobi chip revealed and detailed

Qualcomm fifth generation Gobi chip revealed and detailed

The chipmakers at Qualcomm have today let loose information on their fifth generation of Gobi reference platforms, complete with support for high-speed networks like LTE. Compatibility with HSPA+ and EV-DO are included along with future-leaning TD-SCDMA, TD-LTE, LTE on FDD and TDD networks along with GPS capabilities. This will allows devices rolling with such a chip to connect to faster LTE networks while within range of one and fall back to 3G networks worldwide when the faster speeds are not available. This chipset is made for Windows 8, Android, x86 systems and Qualcomm's very own SoC's, the dual and quad-cored Snapdragons of tomorrow.

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TI previews OMAP 4470 graphics: 50% improvement over 4460

TI previews OMAP 4470 graphics: 50% improvement over 4460

Texas Instruments' new TI OMAP 4470 series system-on-a-chip was revealed earlier, but they gave SlashGear a special look at the new series at CES. Thanks to various improvements in the architecture and efficiency of its chips, the ARM system has some impressive gain in performance, especially in the gaming sector. Advancements are quite impressive: on one benchmark, the new series showed double the framerate in a 3D environment demo.

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Fujitsu and Suvolta reveal ultra low voltage RAM

Fujitsu and Suvolta reveal ultra low voltage RAM

Fujitsu and SuVolta have partnered up to develop a new transistor technology that would cut chip power consumption in half without compromising performance. With this technology, SRAM chips could operate at ultra-low voltages of 0.4V, which is less than half of power consumption levels in chips today.

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iPhone, iPad may finally get LTE next year thanks to Qualcomm

iPhone, iPad may finally get LTE next year thanks to Qualcomm

Apple's iPhones and iPads may finally be getting 4G LTE support next year thanks to Qualcomm's latest mobile device modem (MDM) chips. Qualcomm announced its new Gobi 4000 platform along with its second generation MDM 9x00 series chips that integrate LTE and 3G support while offering improved power efficiency, which is one of the key factors in Apple's resistance to adapting 4G LTE for its iPhones and iPads.

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AMD to cut 10% of workforce in 2012, saving for emerging markets and the cloud

AMD to cut 10% of workforce in 2012, saving for emerging markets and the cloud

The world's second largest PC chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced today that it will be cutting 10 percent of its workforce by the end of Q1 2012. That amounts to about 1,200 to 1,400 workers to be let go from its global workforce. The weak computer market has forced AMD to refine its cost structure and to consider investing in lower power, emerging markets and the cloud.

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ARM announces 64-bit ARMv8 chip architecture

ARM announces 64-bit ARMv8 chip architecture

ARM announced today its very first 64-bit microprocessor architecture called the ARMv8. This new chip architecture will help ARM expand beyond mobile devices, putting it in more direct competition with Intel and AMD in the PC and server space. The company's current 32-bit ARMv7 chip architecture and the lack of enterprise software support have hindered its efforts so far.

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