processors

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.

Continue Reading

AMD G-Series X embedded chips tip company’s advance beyond PCs

AMD G-Series X embedded chips tip company’s advance beyond PCs

With the AMD Embedded G-Series System-on-Chip, AMD will first be working with a single-chip solution that'll employ both AMD Radeon 8000 Series graphics and their "Jaguar" CPU architecture at once. This announcement of AMD's SOC design marks the company's rumored significant push beyond the PC industry for intelligent devices of all kinds.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

NVIDIA Tegra “Logan” detailed with game-changing CUDA integration

NVIDIA Tegra “Logan” detailed with game-changing CUDA integration

This week NVIDIA's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spoke up at their GPU Technology Conference on the future of the mobile processor known as Tegra and has teased what will likely be called "Tegra 5". Running through what we'd already learned about the Tegra 2, Tegra 3, and the upcoming Tegra 4, Huang let us know that the next code-name "Logan" would be breaking boundaries once again. The next Tegra processor will, according to Huang, do "everything a modern computer should do."

Continue Reading

NVIDIA CEO races toward GPU Computing “tipping point” at GTC 2013

NVIDIA CEO races toward GPU Computing “tipping point” at GTC 2013

This week at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spoke about the ever-growing GPU-utilizing universe, in both the mobile and desktop computer global environments. According to Huang, there will be more than 400 sessions at GTC. "This is the Mecca for scientific discovery", said Huang of GTC 2013, "Nothing’s more important than the research being done on GPU computers."

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Qualcomm asks: sled dogs or the bus today, ma’am?

Qualcomm asks: sled dogs or the bus today, ma’am?

The folks at Qualcomm have released a video showing a rather odd bus stop. This bus stop was embedded with a set of posters that asked users waiting for a ride to head to a webpage, from there asking them if they're bored, in a hurry, or otherwise in need of some general entertainment. What happened was no less than magical - if not completely off topic and wonderful - off topic if you count the HTC One release today as Qualcomm's biggest release, that is.

Continue Reading

The future for Intel Itanium processor darkens

The future for Intel Itanium processor darkens

Chipmaker Intel has been producing server processors in its Itanium series for a number of years. Recently Intel has announced that it is cutting back on its plans for the next version of Itanium that has left some wondering about the future of the company's 64-bit processor. This particular processor is primarily used by HP in its high-end Integrity server line.

Continue Reading

Jeffries: iPhone 6 to bring quad-core chip in 2014

Jeffries: iPhone 6 to bring quad-core chip in 2014

This week Jeffries analyst Peter Misek has spoken up about the possibility of Apple releasing a 4.8-inch iPhone 6 inside 2013, suggesting manufacturing yield issues are to blame for holding the larger device up for another year. It was also suggested that Apple is planning to "re-architect iOS to utilize more cores" before the iPhone 6 is revealed, allowing iOS 6 to utilize a processor with more than 2 CPU cores (and 3 GPU cores) as the iPhone 5 works with at the moment with its A6 chip. By the time the iPhone 6 rolls around, Misek says Apple will be working with a 20nm process, the smallest Node Process used by the company thus far being the A6 with 32nm.

Continue Reading

Qualcomm’s Uplinq 2013 set for September with maximum developer potential

Qualcomm’s Uplinq 2013 set for September with maximum developer potential

This week the folks at Qualcomm have announced that their one and only developer conference Uplinq 2013 will this year be held between September 3rd and 5th, chock-full of mobile application and developer strategy goodness from start to finish. This event will once again be working with technical sessions, chats, demonstrations, and networking opportunities in massive amounts - and SlashGear will be there to cover the whole gamut! While registration isn't quite open yet, it will be extremely soon for those interested in jumping in on the future of mobile computing from the Qualcomm side of the universe.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Samsung and Apple one-brand manufacturing puts competition on notice

Samsung and Apple one-brand manufacturing puts competition on notice

This week it's been made clear - or perhaps just clearer than ever before - that a company able to manufacture its own device components is a company that will thrive. According to the readouts from Gartner showing 2012's top consumers in the semiconductor universe specifically, Samsung and Apple are out in front of the pack - by a significant margin. Semiconductors, mobile processors, and hardware from displays to memory cards are all a part of this puzzle, and as the two next entries on that list show with double-digit percentage drops show, it's not just Apple and Samsung that are floating upward here coming into 2013, it's mobile smart devices as a whole (and all their little bits and pieces).

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12