Jim Keller was not a big fan of K12
Published in Processors

Exclusive: Zen drive more important

Legendary, now ex AMD chief engineer Jim Keller was not a fan of the ARM-based K12 and sidelined it in favour of Zen development.

Intel’s Denverton has 16 next-generation CPU cores
Published in Processors

Arm wrestling

Intel has been talking about its plans for low-power, highly integrated system-on-a-chip designs aimed at the server market for years now, it even released Avoton which was not bad but did not really go far. Now it looks like the second generation is getting close to release.

ARM chips no help to AMD
Published in Processors

Not doing as well as expected

Buried in the AMD results was a note which seemed to hint that AMD's plan to flog ARM based server chips was not going very well.

Apple faces costly damages bill after nicking chip designs
Published in Processors

Insistance that it invented everything could cost billions

Fruity cargo cult Apple hoped to save a bundle by creating its own version of the ARM chip for its over-priced shiny toys the iPhone and the iPad. But it might have ended up costing it  more than a billion.

Linux PC for $9
Published in News
29 September 2015

Linux PC for $9

Chip PC thin client

The Chip PC was crowdfunded through a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $2 million, many times the $50,000 goal that the computer's developers wanted.

Intel lays off staff at Wind River
Published in Processors

Embedded chips software downsized

Chipzilla has been handing out p45s and pink slips to some of its more experienced software staff at Wind River.

VIA releases new ARM base board
Published in Motherboards

First 70 x 70mm Qseven 2.0

VIA has taken the wrapping off its first ARM based computer-on-module (COM) which is dubbed the "QSM-8Q60."

SoCs made more reliable
Published in Processors
10 September 2015

SoCs made more reliable

On-Chip error correction is the way forward

UK-based silicon IP firm UltraSoC has come up with a way of making SoC's more reliable using on chip error correction.

ARM gets open saucy with mbed
Published in Processors

mbed with me dinner

Fabless chipmaker ARM has released some of the source code for its operating system for the Internet of Things.

Phytium 64-core ARM chip announced
Published in Processors

Excellent Spec CPU2006 scores 

Fudzilla has confirmed the existence of Qualcomm's 64-core based processors in the past and now a Chinese startup, Phytium has some plans to get them into the shops.