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Intel Acquires Silicon Hive In Push For Mobile Processing Chips

Intel Acquires Silicon Hive In Push For Mobile Processing Chips

Intel acquired Silicon Hive today in an effort to push itself further into the mobile device market. Silicon Hive is a company specializing in making chipsets for smartphones, media hubs and other small devices. Intel has been lagging behind in mobile processing, and although its Intel Atom is gearing up for tablet devices, their processor is still too big, demands too much power, and is more expensive than those of competing chip makers such as ARM and NVIDIA.

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ASUS: U36JC and U31JG Getting Sandy Bridge Soon

ASUS: U36JC and U31JG Getting Sandy Bridge Soon

According to an exclusive by Swedish tech blog TechNYTT, ASUS will be updating its U31JG and U36JC series to Sandy Bridge chips. The new models may also have "better graphics and a better hard drives," according to ASUS. The prices on the new models will stay the same. According to ASUS, the launch of the two new models will happen in April or May.

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Qualcomm Makes a Slew of Announcements at MWC 2011

Qualcomm Makes a Slew of Announcements at MWC 2011

SlashGear is live at MWC 2011 in Barcelona, where Qualcomm just released a series of announcements about new product releases, including Quad-Core Snapdragon for Next-Gen Tablets, Next-generation Snapdragon Mobile Chipset, Commercial Availability of Gobi3000 Modules, Chipset with Support for Next-generation Release 9 HSPA+, New, Higher Speed LTE Devices, Netflix streaming on Android devices and much more. Continue after the cut to see the whole slew...

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Toshiba recalls notebooks over Intel chipset flaw; HP & NEC delay launches

Toshiba recalls notebooks over Intel chipset flaw; HP & NEC delay launches

Toshiba has officially recalled select Sandy Bridge based notebooks, after Intel admitted a silicon flaw in the 6 Series Cougar Point chipset could lead to degradation of SATA 3Gbps connectivity. Over thirty Toshiba SKUs - across the Satellite, Portege and Qosmio lines - have been affected, with the company asking customers to "return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund." Meanwhile, HP has delayed a new product launch because of the issue.

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Intel design error scuppers Sandy Bridge chipset: recalls ahead

Intel design error scuppers Sandy Bridge chipset: recalls ahead

Intel has announced a "chipset design error" affecting its 6 Series Cougar Point chipsets, found accompanying Sandy Bridge processors, which could see an ongoing degradation of the SATA ports and an ensuring impact on HDD and optical drive performance. The solution, unfortunately for Intel, is a silicon fix that will require newly manufactured versions of the chip that should begin arriving with customers in late February.

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Intel Photonics Link Brings 50Gbps Data Transfers to Reality

Intel Photonics Link Brings 50Gbps Data Transfers to Reality

Yes, that says 50Gbps. But, that's not all the good news. Today, Intel unveiled their brand new module that will revolutionize, if not completely blow our minds in regard to how we transfer data, and how quickly it can be done. Sadly, and as much as we wish we could see it become one, the Photonics Link isn't quite yet a product that we can go out and install in our computers. In fact, there's no word on when this will actually see the light of day. But, it is a perfect method to show us what's coming down the pipe.

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