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Moore's Law Stutters As Intel Switches From 2-Step To 3-Step Chip Cycle

Intel has announced that it’s moving away from its current “tick-tock” chip production cycle and instead shifting to a three-step development process that will “lengthen the amount of time [available to] utilise… process technologies.”


Samsung Will Help Qualcomm Produce Its Next-Gen Snapdragon 820 Chip

When it’s not churning out smartphones and giant tablets and uh, giant container ships, the company also does healthy business manufacturing microprocessors. It does such a good job, in fact, that chip-making rival Qualcomm will be using Samsung’s foundaries for its next big thing.


Google May Start Making Its Own Smartphone Chips

Google wants to make a better Android for the future. That means building a smartphone that can handle the technical challenges of augmented reality, virtual reality, and whatever else smartphones will become. And that means tying Android more tightly together with hardware.


Apple Found Guilty Of Using University Of Wisconsin Patent In Its Chips

Apple has been found guilty of using a technology, patented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison way back in 1998, in its chips without the proper permission — and it could cost it close $US1 billion.


Intel Is Putting Its Promising Skylake CPUs Inside Smartphones

Intel’s new Skylake processors fit inside practically any computer. Soon, you’ll be able to get one inside a PC-on-a-stick. But it turns out that Core M computers can get even smaller still. Intel says it’s already testing the new processors inside smartphones too.


Intel's New Skylake Processors: What You Need To Know

Stop. Don’t buy that new Windows laptop or tablet. Don’t pull the trigger unless you’re getting a truly amazing deal. Because today, Intel’s launching its latest processor — Skylake — and you’re may want one in your next PC.


Intel's 2016 Chip Line-Up Will Put Moore's Law On Hold

Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every two years — a phenomenon that Intel has been upholding for decades. But with Intel’s announcement of its 2016 silicon, the law stutters.


IBM's New Chip Is Four Times As Powerful As Today's Best Silicon

IBM has announced that it’s designed a new kind of ultra-dense chip, which squeezes in four times as much computing power as the best silicon currently available.


AMD's Carrizo: Huge Performance Boosts For Everyday Laptops

We don’t all buy ridiculously powerful notebooks. Gaming PCs, sure, but not notebooks. Normal laptops — y’know, the ones you can buy in Harvey Norman and your local computer store, the ones that cost a thousand dollars and not five thousand — are far more common, but we don’t give them as much love as we should.

AMD has just taken the covers off its latest high-performance notebook APU, called Carrizo, and the under-the-hood improvements are genuinely amazing. Say hello to double the battery life of last year’s laptops, as well as almost double the computing power.


Intel Souped Up Its 5th Generation Core Processors: Better Graphics, Faster Chips

Intel’s Broadwell 5th Generation Core processors have only been around for a few months, but the chip maker is already souping them up. New 5th Generation Core processors with improved Iris graphics and speed.


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