Boffins pull apart Intel’s secret code
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 14:30

Boffins pull apart Intel’s secret code


Closed source variation of the open-source MINIX 3

Security experts have been looking at some code on Intel chips which can change your computer's fundamental settings.

Intel might have a tough 8th generation Core sell
Published in Processors


Users can’t spot the difference

While Intel fanboys can tell you in detail about how cool Intel’s eighth generation chips are, analysts are noting that Chipzilla might have a tough time selling the difference.

Intel goes neuromorphic
Published in Processors
Thursday, 28 September 2017 13:07

Intel goes neuromorphic


Loihi for AI and deep learning

Chipzilla has announced a new neuromorphic chip, codenamed Loihi, designed for AI and deep learning workloads.

ISS gets its own supercomputer
Published in News
Monday, 14 August 2017 10:30

ISS gets its own supercomputer


HP’s teraflop is the floppiest sent into space


The International Space Station is about to receive the most powerful computer sent into space.

Microsoft forced into more chip development
Published in Processors


All the AI stuff

It is starting to look like there will be a new kid on the chip block, as Microsoft is being forced to hone skills of its own.

Western Digital goes for Toshiba injunction
Published in News


Auction might be scuppered.

Western Digital is going for a court injunction to prevent Toshiba  from flogging its chip business without the U.S. firm's consent  in a move that might scupper the auction.

Google hires Apple chip bloke
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:38

Google hires Apple chip bloke


Should Qualcomm be worried?

Google has head hunted Apple’s chip man to come up with future versions of Google's Pixel phone.

EU moans that Qualcomm is playing hardball
Published in Processors


No concessions over NXP deal

US smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has not offered any concessions so far in its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors, the EU competition authority has said.

ARM wants to put a chip in your brain
Published in Processors
Thursday, 18 May 2017 12:00

ARM wants to put a chip in your brain


It is not as if you are using it


Chip manufacturer ARM is pairing with the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) at the University of Washington to develop a line of brain-implantable systems-on-a-chip.

Micron building a back-end DRAM site in Taiwan
Published in Memory


Making America grate again

US outfit Micron Technology has announced that that it is building a back-end site in Taiwan.