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Intel rumored to plunk $10bn down for Israeli fab expansion

The Israeli government, obviously excited to see more investment from chip giant Intel, has let the cat out of the bag that Chipzilla's plans to plunk $10bn into chip manufacturing plants in the Middle Eastern country. The rumor that Intel was looking to invest big bucks in its Israeli operations, reported first in the paper …

AMD lifts the veil on Opteron, ARM chip plans for 2014

AMD has unfolded its server-chip roadmap for next year, and the road ahead appears to be a sensible motorway with no hair-rasing hairpin turns or unexpected switchbacks – although there is one bright shiny new vehicle on the road. You can forgive AMD for being somewhat cautious – heck, you should congratulate them for their …

Intel's answer to ARM: Customisable x86 chips with HIDDEN POWERS

With new CEO Brian Krzanich and new president Renée James in control of Intel, all kinds of changes are very likely in store: the chip giant wants to expand beyond its dominance in PCs (a declining market) and servers (one that is profitable but not growing very much) to other aspects of the computing landscape. And one such …

Fujitsu sells off microcontroller and analog chip biz to Spansion

It's been a busy day at Japanese IT giant Fujitsu, with the company reporting its financial results for its fiscal 2012 year ending in March (that's not a typo) and also announcing that it has spun off its microcontroller and analog device business to the flash-memory maker Spansion. Back in February, Fujitsu announced a …
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Intel throws open chip ovens to Altera - but who's next: Apple?

Intel has agreed to start manufacturing programmable chips for Altera in its first outside large-scale manufacturing deal, which could lead to contracts with firms like Apple. The world's top chipmaker had already started offering space in its manufacturing plants to smaller firms like Tabula and Achronix Semiconductor, but …
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Boffins prep tasty data-cramming 3D metal-sandwich chip

Boffins have constructed a microprocessor architecture capable of packing in up to 1,000 times more data than today’s generation of processors. Crucially, the data in the chips is recorded and stored using the spin of electrons. Physicists at the University of Cambridge have built a 3D microchip that crams data into a three- …
Gavin Clarke, 31 Jan 2013
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Intel: Everything is absolutely fab-u-lous, particularly in servers

Paul Otellini may be stepping down in a few months as president and CEO at Chipzilla, but you wouldn't know it by listening to him talk about the company, its strategies to take on a slew of new competition, and evolve to serve new kinds of customers with devices that are largely not Intel Inside. During the conference call …
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Intel's fourth quarter a bummer, as expected

Intel helps kick off the high tech earnings season by reporting its financial results for the fourth quarter and full 2012 year, and as Wall Street and Intel top brass had been anticipating, it was not a killer quarter. It was, perhaps, not as bad as many had expected given the challenges in the PC and server rackets and Intel …
Stacking up chips to make tiny Daleks for the data center

Big Blue etches silicon nanophotonics with regular chip tech

The path to exascale supercomputing computing is going to require the development of a number of technologies, and one of them is the shift from copper to optical signaling between chips in a complex of computing and memory. And IBM thinks it is going to have an edge in this effort now that it has cooked up photonics components …
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China to strut eight-core Godson-3B MIPS chip in early 2013

People talk about Moore's Law as if server chip manufacturers had to obey it like some kind of cosmic speed limit. In reality, Moore's Law is an idealized goal, and one that is increasingly difficult to attain year after year for server microprocessors. This is made clear in the just-released schedule for next year's first big …
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Slideshow: A History of Intel x86 in 20 CPUs

Would there have been a PC revolution had Intel decided in the late 1960s to stick to making memory chips and turn its back on microprocessors? Almost certainly, but the company did get into CPUs and IBM chose its 8088 chip to build into its first Personal Computer, the 5150. The 8088 and its sibling, the 8086, evolved from the …
Hard Reg, 12 Nov 2012
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Chip strip reveals 'handmade' Apple A6

Electron microscope photos of an Apple A6 processor lifted out of an iPhone 5 confirm the presence of a dual-core ARM CPU within the system-on-a-chip plus a trio of Imagination Technologues PowerVR graphics cores. The SoC was pulled from the handset by the team at iFixit.com, and the die extracted from its ceramic package and …
Tony Smith, 25 Sep 2012
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Applied Micro's X-Gene server chip ARMed to the teeth

Hot Chips An opportunity to define the future of server processing comes along once every decade or so, and Applied Micro Circuit, a company known for its networking chips and PowerPC-based embedded controllers, wants to move up into the big leagues to take on Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, and the handful of remaining etchers of RISC …

Samsung spends $4bn tarting up Texas factory

Samsung has said it will invest around $4bn to renovate its US chip factory so it can increase production of the semiconductors used in smartphones and tablets. The Korean firm will plough the money into the plant in Austin, Texas, the only factory it has outside of Korea. Samsung said the cash will be used to renovate …
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Sugar daddies dangle fat wad to woo chip biz Elpida from Micron

A group of bondholders are offering ailing chip maker Elpida a loan of ¥30bn ($383m) to restructure instead of letting Micron take over. The loan deal is going to be presented in bankruptcy court in Tokyo today, a source whispered to Reuters. The bondholders don't like the plan for Micron to snap up the company for ¥200bn (£1 …
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TSMC doles out $1.4bn to buy Moore's Law breathing space

The Dutch maker of the lithography equipment used to etch the world's chips has been going cap in hand to its largest customers. ASML Holding wants its clients to fork out some co-development funds for the creation of next-generation 450mm silicon wafer-baking technology and the lithographic gear to etch ever-smaller …
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Global players wolfing down chips again after crap Q1

The chip market is growing again after slumping a bit in the past several months, holding out hope for semis that the growth rate in the second half of the year will be sufficient for the industry to eke out some increases for the full year. It all hangs on whether the global economy and the insatiable desire of consumers for …
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AMD tiptoes past sparring rivals in embedded CPU foray

The new management team at Advanced Micro Devices is looking everywhere, including under the couch cushions, to find some money so it can afford to explore the embedded systems market again. The chip biz hopes rivals Intel and the ARM collective are too distracted to notice the foray as they fight over each others' territories …

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