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Intel Bay Trail will be available in 10 devices by November’s end

Intel Bay Trail will be available in 10 devices by November’s end

Earlier today, Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich made the company's third-quarter earnings call, revealing additional information during the time including word that the Broadwell chip has been delayed a quarter. In addition to that, the executive also talked about the Bay Trail chips, detailing their sizable arrival in the next handful of weeks.

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Intel Broadwell chip delayed due to production issue

Intel Broadwell chip delayed due to production issue

Intel has revealed that its Broadwell chip has been delayed a solid quarter, moving its launch to Q1 of next year. The information was given during the company's financial call today, with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich saying the delay is due to a "defect density issue." The problem has resulted in lower numbers of usable chips than needed, and first efforts to fix the problem proved inadequate.

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Motorola X8 computing system detailed with combo of processors and firmware

Motorola X8 computing system detailed with combo of processors and firmware

Motorola unveiled its X8 computing system earlier this month alongside the announcement of its new line of DROID handsets. Although the new system wasn't discussed in too much detail, we learned that it harbored 8 cores consisting of a dual-core offering from Qualcomm, a quad-core processor, a single core nature language processor, and a single contextual processor. Now one of Motorola's executives has spoken up, dishing more info on the hardware.

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AMD wants to make chips for Android and Chrome OS

AMD wants to make chips for Android and Chrome OS

Be prepared to see mobile devices and laptops running Android and Chrome OS using AMD chips under the hood. It's reported that the chip maker is open to designing and developing chips that are catered to support Android and Chrome OS. AMD will still be committed to Windows machines, but they hope to expand more into mobile territory in the future.

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Intel overhauls Atom lineup to take on Qualcomm

Intel overhauls Atom lineup to take on Qualcomm

In an effort to compete more in the mobile market, Intel has overhauled its Atom processor line in order to take on Qualcomm in the smartphone chip market. Intel's new Atom architecture, which is codenamed "Silvermont," comes with a boost in performance, yet Intel claims it cuts down on power consumption.

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Acid leak at Samsung chip plant injures 3

Acid leak at Samsung chip plant injures 3

In what is now the second acidic gas leak in just three short months, reports are saying that three workers were injured when poisonous hydrofluoric acid leaked into one of Samsung's semiconductor plant in Hwaseong, Korea. It's not known how badly the three workers are injured, but the gas leak back in January killed one worker and injured others.

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Apple reportedly boots Samsung from chip development

Apple reportedly boots Samsung from chip development

It's been rumored for a while now that Apple's been planning on moving away from Samsung for chipset manufacturing, and will instead make a deal with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). However, reports are rolling in that the move has finally happened, and the next chip that is on Apple's list will not involve Samsung.

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Samsung announces production of Exynos 5 Octa chip

Samsung announces production of Exynos 5 Octa chip

Samsung announced its new flagship GALAXY S 4 last night in New York City in full broadway style, and just today we confirmed that the new device runs Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 600 chipset in the US, while other regions will be getting Samsung's new Exynos 5 Octa processor, which the company will be putting into production starting sometime in Q2 2013.

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Qualcomm announces new RF chips for thinner, more-powerful devices

Qualcomm announces new RF chips for thinner, more-powerful devices

Qualcomm today has announced the RF360 Front End Solution, which they claim "enables for the first time a single, global 4G LTE design for mobile devices." The RF360 is actually a family of RF chips designed to eliminate the problem of band fragmentation while also improving RF performance -- killing two birds with one stone. In turn, this helps phone makers manufacturer mobile devices that support all the major bands more easily than before. Plus, it'll make future mobile devices thinner and more powerful.

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Intel set to build $4bn chip plant in Ireland, 14nm chips on the way

Intel set to build $4bn chip plant in Ireland, 14nm chips on the way

Intel is looking to set its sights on 14nm chips soon, but the company needs a new manufacturing plant in order to make it happen. Luckily, after several months of waiting, the country of Ireland has finally given Intel the go-ahead to build a $4 billion chip plant that will be home to 14nm chips in just a couple of years.

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Apple said to be working on “Project Azalea” to replace Samsung as chip maker

Apple said to be working on “Project Azalea” to replace Samsung as chip maker

Over the last few days, several states have been hinting that they're trying to attract a major semiconductor manufacturer to set up shop in the US, and some new details have just recently emerged. New York, California, Texas, and Oregon are all said to be competing to become home to a major chip maker that will have ties with Apple.

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Caltech researchers develop terahertz microchips for the spies and gamers among us

Caltech researchers develop terahertz microchips for the spies and gamers among us

Caltech researchers have developed a terahertz-generating chip that, it so eloquently explains, could help a spy save the world just in the nick of time. Or, in the less sensational world, could improve cancer diagnoses and improve touchless gaming. The device works by radiating high-frequency electromagnetic waves, which can penetrate certain materials and offer a look at what's behind them like an x-ray.

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