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Qualcomm Q2 Profit Rises 29%

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Wireless chip maker Qualcomm Inc. posted a 29% increase in fiscal second-quarter earnings. Qualcomm's Chief Financial Officer William Keitel said demand for high-speed wireless devices was stronger than expected in every region around the globe, helping...

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Rumor: Dell might buy AMD

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AMD shares were up 5% yesterday based on a rumor that the company could be up for sale, according to ZDnet. The possibility that AMD would be available for purchase, and that Dell may be...

Apple-bound "Silverthorne" chip now dubbed "Atom"

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Intel Corp. said this weekend that "Intel Atom" will be the official name for its new family of low-power processors designed specifically for mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and a new class of simple and affordable...

New York starts Intel chip probe

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Intel, the world's biggest computer chipmaker, is being investigated by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Mr Cuomo is looking into claims that Intel forced customers not to deal with rival Applied Micro Devices (AMD)....

Toshiba to join IBM, others on 32nm Chip Development

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Toshiba Corp said on Tuesday it would join a group led by International Business Machines Corp to develop system chips using 32-nanometre circuitry, as chip makers increasingly team up to cut development costs. The alliance...

AMD cuts RV670 chip price

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With Nvidia launching its GeForce 8800GT (G92) early on October 29, AMD has dropped its ATI Radeon HD 3800 series (RV670) price from US$199-259 to US$179-239 in preparation for its launch later this month, according...

Intel's Montvale Itanium chip arrives

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Intel announced on Wednesday its line of Itanium products for high-end computing servers. Code-named Montvale, the chip is an update to Montecito, the dual-core Itanium 2 chip that was launched in July last year, Eddie...

Password-cracking chip causes security concerns

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A technique for cracking computer passwords using inexpensive off-the-shelf computer graphics hardware is causing a stir in the computer security community. Elcomsoft, a software company based in Moscow, Russia, has filed a US patent for...

Qualcomm Rolls Out EV-DO/HSPA Chip

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Beleagered chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. launched its new "Gobi" chip today that will make it easier to build laptops compatible with the two dominant cellular broadband technologies in the United States, HSPA and EV-DO. Currently, business-oriented...

Sony to sell PS3 chip production lines to Toshiba

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Recent rumours, later denied by Sony Corporation, have turned out to be true. According to Reuters, Sony plans to sell its "Cell" microprocessor output facility in Nagasaki prefecture and "RSX" graphic chip production line in...

Sources: Sony May Sell Game Chip Facility to Toshiba

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Sony Corporation is reportedly in talks to sell its production facilities for advanced microchips used in its PlayStation 3 game console to Toshiba Corporation. The sale, which would include production lines for the PS3 "Cell"...

EU Alleges Rambus is Overcharging for Chip Patents

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European Union regulators have charged memory chip maker Rambus Inc. with antitrust abuse, alleging that the company demanded "unreasonable" royalties for its patents that were fraudulently set as industry standards. Rambus allegedly deceived a standards-setting...

Samsung Expects Rising Q3 Chip Profits

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South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest maker of computer memory chips, expects third-quarter operating profit in its memory chip business to double or triple from the previous quarter, according to Chu Woo-sik, chief...

Nokia to Transfer Chip Technology and Workers to STMicro

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In a move geared towards enhancing cooperation on high-speed, third-generation, or 3G, mobile technology between Nokia Corporation and STMicroelectronics NV, Nokia has announced today that it will transfer chipset technology and workers to STMicro. Nokia,...

Intel's mobile chip for gamers coming soon

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A mobile version of Intel's Core 2 Extreme chip will hit the market during the third quarter in high-end gaming notebooks. Combined with Nvidia's SLI technology, which uses two graphics chips instead of one, notebooks...

Toshiba to use AMD chip in entry-level laptop

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After a break of several years, Toshiba is about to introduce a laptop computer powered by an AMD processor. The world's number-four laptop PC maker said the new machine will be available soon in the...

Fujitsu Announces New WiMax Chip

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At Interop in Las Vegas, Fujitsu Microelectronics America has announced its first mobile silicon on chip WiMax product. The MB86K21 802.16e, samples of which will start shipping in August, is designed to show significant performance...

Neowin Immortalised in AMD Chip

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The Vanishing Point Game may be long gone, but the efforts of the Neowin and unFiction communities lives on through the specially engraved AMD chip, announced today. The winner of the 'meta prize' for Microsoft's...

Nvidia Creates First Graphics Chip with Embedded DRAM

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Nvidia Corporation have announced that TSMC has successfully produced a fully-functional sample of a graphics chip for handheld devices with embedded DRAM. "Nvidia is pleased to have collaborated with...

Power-Efficient Chip Ships

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A startup chip company is introducing a power-efficient processor it has been developing for three years, just as the market clamors for energy efficiency. P.A. Semi is offering a dual-core, 64-bit processor today that it...

Chip enables one-second GPS tracking

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The U-blox 5 chip, which is designed for wireless devices, combines the coverage of two satellite-based navigation services (America's GPS and Europe's Galileo) to offer a location tracking time of less than one second. The...

IBM, AMD Announces 45nm Chip High-K Gate Process

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Alongside Intel's news of 45nm process technology, IBM today announced its own 45nm technological advancements that apply to products manufactured in its East Fishkill, NY plant starting in 2008. Working with AMD and its other...

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