Intel boffins come up with new processor tech
A trillion transistors by 2030
Chipzilla appears to be beavering away at a new form of processor which can handle a trillion transistors by 2030.
ARM releases new NPU, GPU and DPU products
Project Trillium and more
ARM is announcing four new NPU, GPU and DPU products based around its Project Trillium tech.
Intel CPUs shortage set to worsen
Just in time for Chromebook seasonal high
Shortages of Intel's CPUs are expected to worsen in the second quarter compared to the first as demand for Chromebooks, which are mostly equipped with Intel's entry-level processors, enters its best period.
Intel has more firmware problems
This time with Active Management Technology
Chipzilla is having a rough time of it, Meltdown and Spectre is causing a PR nightmare, it can’t get trouble-free patches to install and now a new long term bug has been found.
China could have an AI chip processing advantage
Death of Moore’s Law opens new opportunities
The CEO of China-based Horizon Robotics, Yu Kai, claims that China could become very important in the development of AI chips.
Boffins come up with biodegradable semiconductor
Salt and vinegar added to chips
Boffins at Stanford University have emerged from their smoke filled labs with a flexible, biodegradable semiconductor which decomposes when it is no longer needed.
AMD says that developers need to get a better handle on Ryzen
Performance differences are more of a software issue
As the reviews of Ryzen came out, it is pretty clear that there are some test scenarios where Intel chips work slightly better, and AMD claims that is due to coding problems.
Apple helps customers who try to upgrade old machines
End of the world is coming
In a sign that end of the world is with us, fruity tax-dodging cargo cult Apple is helping customers who are running older Macs to upgrade with a discounted SSD.
TSMC to drop 16nm and 20nm pricing
Helping out its contract chip makers
TSMC is thinking about dropping contract prices for its handset-IC clients to help ease the pressure of their declining ASPs and gross margins.
Intel gives Xiaomi a special deal
Atom in every tablet
Chipzilla is giving Xiaomi a free processor to install in its tablets as part of its sales push.