Fierce competition in the smartphone chipset and microprocessor market means prices of devices are likely to drop next year.
Smartcom, Qualcomm, Marvell and Broadcom are all competing in offering 32-bit quad core devices all hovering around the $8 to $9 mark. more»
A Taiwanese supplier has received strong order for Intel based Android “white box” tablets.
So says Digitimes, which quotes an insider at Insyde Software as spilling the beans. Insyde has investment from Intel inside.
He or she said Intel will ship 40 million tablet processors this year, according to the report. more»
Intel’s Developer Forum 2014 annual meeting at San Francisco’s Moscone Center wound down yesterday. My assignment is to continue research on a technology that’s now ramping.
The computer industry is at the beginning of a major architectural shift – “In-Memory Database” (IMD) systems, originally aimed at solving near real-time solutions for analytic problems have successfully been applied to cognitive computing problems as well. more»
The CEO of AMD, Rory Read spoke at a Deutsche Bank tech conference earlier this week and the transcript makes interesting reading.
He’s pretty clear that AMD needs to diversify and to move to more profitable businesses, such as Pro Graphics. more»
Four disruptive forces are set to change the face of the data centre by 2016.
That’s according to market research firm Gartner, which estimates that although the data centre market seems poised for growth, existing assumptions will be challenged.
Vendors like the 50 percent or more gross margins in storage and networking hardware and software but one vendor might decide to slash its margins, so forcing a price war in the data centre industry. more»
The major battle in the server space planned for next year may be only a minor skirmish with the usual suspects winning.
Intel needs to see off the expected competition from ARM and is going to chuck a lot more cash in the area to keep its position as market leader. more»
As far as we can see, Apple’s announcement of its iWatch put chip giant Intel in the shade yesterday.
Yesterday was supposed to be Intel’s day, but as it doesn’t really have very much to say about anything except wearable technology, it didn’t really stand a chance. more»
Intel has expanded its Xeon E5 family and giving them higher core counts, the more advanced Haswell-EP architecture, and DDR4.
The result, at least on paper, turns the E5 into a top of the range server chip and a big leap for the entire Xeon E5 series. more»
Intel and IBM said they will work together to improve security for cloud computing.
IBM said “SoftLayer” will be the first cloud venture giving bare metal servers using Intel cloud technology that will give security and monitoring down to the microprocessor level. more»
Semiconductor giant Intel has long been looking for a way to diversify its business, caught as it is in the rise of smartphones and tablets and the decline of PCs.
It demonstrated that fact a few years back by devoting its entire CeBIT press gig to designer handbags and now it seems to want to go a different way again. more»
Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe have gone back to the drawing board to come up with a more reasonable deal with tech workers in a high-profile lawsuit over hiring practices in Silicon Valley.
The four were sued for conspiring to avoid poaching each other’s employees. more»
It seems that Intel has decided that in the long term its rival ARM has the right idea. We revealed that in the Eye a couple of weeks back.
Intel’s Brian Krzanich told the Citi Global Technology Conference that while ten years down the road the company will continue to get a bulk of its revenue from PCs and servers, a significant part of its revenue will come from mobile, Internet-of-Things and other emerging market segments. more»
Chipzilla has released its first eight core desktop CPU targeted at gamers and computer users who need a little extra.
Dubbed Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition processor, the chip has 16 computing threads which, along with support for the latest DDR4 memory. more»
Chip licensing company ARM said it has signed its 50th licensing agreement for the v8-A processing technology and said 27 firms have signed up for the show.
Although it did not specify the names of the 27 companies they include the usual suspects like Samsung and we know that Intel is now a big ARM customer too. more»
Fashion bag and bracelet maker Intel is attempting to prove that it is serious about mobile by headhunting one of Qualcomm’s gadget makers.
Amir Faintuch is a senior executive at Qualcomm’s networking and connectivity businesses Atheros, which we were surprised to discover has nothing to do with one of the three musketeers. more»