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Intel to manufacture rival ARM chips in mobile push

Chip maker Intel has entered an unlikely partnership with British semiconductor firm ARM in an effort to boost opportunities for its foundry business. The licensing agreement, which was confirmed at the Intel Development Forum in San Francisco, means that from 2017 Intel’s Custom Foundry will manufacture ARM chips – used by smartphone giants such as… Read More

Intel’s new mission-critical 24-core chips target analytics workloads

U.S. chip giant Intel has debuted a new family of processors, dubbed Xeon E7 v4, which have been developed to tackle the most complex, mission-critical workloads. While designed with virtual machines, databases and enterprise applications in mind, Intel is specifically targeting its new data centre chips at analytics, lauding the generation’s performance and reliability when… Read More

Qualcomm to manufacture custom chips for Chinese market

Qualcomm president Derek Aberle has suggested that the semiconductor giant is preparing to produce its own custom chips for the Chinese market. A Wall Street Journal interview with Aberle revealed that the American company had entered into a joint venture with the local government in Guizhou province to manufacture custom chips starting in the second… Read More

Magnetic chip breakthrough could boost computer energy efficiency

A revolutionary step in thermodynamics research holds the potential to dramatically reduce the power consumption of modern computers and mobile devices. Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have proved that magnetic computer chips can operate with the lowest possible level of energy dissipation, achieving reductions of as much as one millionth the amount of energy… Read More

Smart chip could lead to safer, wireless brain implants

A team of scientists has developed a tiny smart chip capable of attaching to neural implants, and facilitating the wireless transmission of brain signals. Neural implants embedded in the brain can alleviate some of the symptoms of diseases such as Parkinson’s, as well as supporting the movement of prosthetic limbs. However, their use has been restricted… Read More

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