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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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Intel Ivy Bridge to support 4K resolution

Intel Ivy Bridge to support 4K resolution

The highest resolution that is supported on the typical computer today is 2560 x 1600. This is the resolution that is handled by some 30-inch monitors on the market today. Intel has announced that its coming Ivy Bridge chipset will support even higher resolutions with up to 4096 x 2304. That would mean that the chipset supports higher than 1080p resolution.

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Intel Cedar Trail netbooks to miss holiday season

Intel Cedar Trail netbooks to miss holiday season

Intel's Cedar Trail processors for netbooks were originally aiming for a September launch that was pushed back to November, and now it looks like the platform will be delayed once again. Intel has revealed that Cedar Trail netbooks are still en route for 2011 but won't be available in time for the holiday season, which means the new launch date is now in December.

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NVIDIA Kal-El Quad-Core Chipset Launch Dates Debated

NVIDIA Kal-El Quad-Core Chipset Launch Dates Debated

SoC manufacturer NVIDIA announced back in February that they'd be releasing their next-level chipset somewhere inside the year 2011. This quad-core processor was and still is code named Project Kal-El and promises to take the power of their current dual-core chipset Tegra 2 and x5 the power. What's being debated today is the release date of said project on tablets and handsets, it being inside Q3 2011, that being September 30th, inside August, or some third date - all of this being through third-party sources.

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iPhones And iPads To Get Intel Chips In The Future?

iPhones And iPads To Get Intel Chips In The Future?

We've talked about speculation before that Apple may be considering switching their foundry from Samsung to Intel for their ARM-based A4 and A5 chips. It seemed unlikely that Intel would be willing to fabricate chips not using their own technology, but now new reports from analysts reveal that Intel may do so in exchange for Apple to ditch ARM architecture in the future.

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AMD “Desna” Chips For Tablets? Roadmap Leaked

AMD “Desna” Chips For Tablets? Roadmap Leaked

Early last month we talked about AMD possibly heading into the tablet market, with announcements brewing up as Computex 2011 approaches. Well, it looks to be the case now that a massive multi-page company roadmap for AMD has been leaked. Currently, the company has its C-30 and C-50 chips aimed at the notebooks market that includes an iterated AMD Radeon graphics core capable of handling 3D graphics acceleration and 1080p video playback.

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