Apple to build its own chips?

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If it looks like a duck, acts like a duck and quacks like a duck then that must mean that Apple is about to start producing its own chips for its products. Apple is...

Nvidia Debuts Chips for Tiny PC's

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Graphics card provider Nvidia has just shown off two Tegra processors designed for tiny laptops or netbooks. Tegra processors are designed so that devices fitted with them would be able to browse the web, show...

Chips pass two billion milestone

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The first chip to pack more than two billion transistors has been launched by silicon giant Intel. The quad-core chip, known as Tukwila, is designed for high-end servers rather than personal computers. It operates at...

Tiny chips flash memory advance

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Electronics giant Samsung has shown off what it claims is the world's most powerful chip for use in memory cards. The 64 gigabit (Gb) chips could be used to make 128 gigabyte memory cards, commonly...

Samsung Adds Broadcom Chips for 3G Phones

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Officials with Samsung, the world's second-largest cell-phone maker, announced yesterday that they are shipping new 3G handsets with Broadcom chips in a collaboration extending a deal first struck last year between the two companies for...

Intel to ship new chips in November

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Intel Corp. fired a pair of technical salvos at smaller rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Tuesday, announcing a November launch date for its next generation of chips and showing off its momentum in manufacturing...

Intel chips to shrink to 32-nanometer process

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During a keynote at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel announced it will ramp up performance and energy efficiency in its microprocessors by using a 32-nanometer process technology starting in 2009. Intel president...

AMD K10 Family Chips Support DDR3 Memory – Documents

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Not only do Advanced Micro Devices' new tenth-generation microprocessors promise to increase performance because of micro-architectural improvements and the increased amount of processing engines, they apparently feature DDR3 memory controller as well. Technical documents that...

Nvidia Cranks Up Performance of Mobile Graphics Chips

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Nvidia Corporation has recently unveiled its new mobile graphics chip aimed at high-performance laptops for computer enthusiasts. The new GeForce 8700M GT is a pre-overclocked version of the GeForce 8600M GT. Nvidia GeForce 8600M-/8700M-series graphics...

DRAM makers offering more of their chips in eTT form

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Persistent weak DRAM pricing has prompted more DRAM makers to offer their chips in effectively tested (eTT) form, meaning reducing demand and weakening sales at testing houses. Following Elpida Memory's increase in its eTT sales...

Intel eliminates the lead from its chips

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Intel Corporation has announced it will stop using lead in its upcoming microprocessors, starting later this year with the lead-free Penryn line of processors made using a 45-nanometer process and 65nm lead-free chips following next...

Chips on DVDs could prevent theft

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New technology in the form of a chip smaller than the head of a pin will supposedly thwart DVD theft since the discs are unplayable until they're activated at the cash register. A thin coating...

Micron Unveils First 1066MHz Memory Chips

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Micron Technology, a maker of dynamic random access memory, has announced 1066MHz DDR2 modules. Using 1Gb 1066MHz DDR2 memory devices manufactured with the 78nm process technology, Micron has created 512MB, 1GB and 2GB memory modules...

Snowflakes promise faster chips

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IBM has developed a new process called airgap that copies nature's creation of seashells and snowflakes - it enables trillions of microscopic vacuum holes to be placed between the copper wire in chips to act...

IBM adds video game chips to mainframes

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The powerful "Cell" microprocessor, jointly developed by IBM, Sony Corporation and Toshiba Corporation, that fuels Sony's PlayStation 3 video game console will be available in IBM mainframe computers, meaning those high-performance machines will be able...

Intel says new chips will be about 45% faster

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Intel Corporation said a new line of computer processors due out later this year will greatly speed up running computer games, videos and other heavy workloads. The world's biggest microchip maker, which powers about 75%...

Intel launches a pair of new quad-core chips

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In San Jose, California, at the Embedded Systems Conference, Intel launched two quad-core processors for high performance embedded applications, aimed at designers of telecommunications infrastructure, network storage systems and medical imaging equipment. The E5335 and...

Intel Unveils 50-Watt Quad-core Chips

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Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is scheduled to unveil a pair of Xeon quad-core processors with 50-watt thermal envelopes on March 12. Previous chip models had 120 and 80 thermal watt envelopes. The Xeon...

Fast, Cool Intel Chips Ahead

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While AMD prepares its next set of processors--a multicore design code-named Barcelona and due this summer--Intel has already demonstrated samples of its more-advanced Penryn chip. It's manufactured in a 45nm process that uses hafnium-based high-k...

AMD Unveils Mobile Chips

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At the 3GSM World Congress, Advanced Micro Devices announced three new discrete media chips: Imageon 2298, 2294 and 2192 processors. Designed for advanced multimedia features in mobile phones, the chips include a number of media-rich...

AMD Chips Away At Intel Market Share

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Relax, this isn't about Advanced Micro Devices Inc. beating the Core 2 Duo. After gaining slightly more than 2% in both desktops and notebooks, AMD has broken its own record by capturing 25.3% of the...

Toshiba Preps 2GB NAND Flash Memory Chips

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In April 2007, Toshiba will begin selling NAND flash memory chips capable of holding up to 2GB of data. 2GB? Why is this a big deal? Patience my friend, I'm getting to that. The 2GB...

High-End Chips Help Lift Intel's 4Q Profit

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Intel posted a quarterly profit that beat the average Wall Street estimate. The top computer chip maker owes the success to new high-end processors. Intel's fourth-quarter net profit was $1.5 billion, or 26 cents per...

Intel to Launch Quad-Core Chips on November 13

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In a race with rival Advanced Micro Devices, Intel will bring its quad-core chips to market in a new line of Hewlett-Packard workstations due to be introduced on November 13. HP sent out invitations...

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