Chip design

10.12.12
Low-power chip guru quits Samsung for Apple, with heavily implied implications
10.12.12

Low-power chip guru quits Samsung for Apple, with heavily implied implications

The iPhone 5 already proved Apple's desire to move away from existing processor designs and exert...

By S. Sakr,   10.12.12
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09.19.12
How the iPhone 5 got its 'insanely great' A6 processor
09.19.12

How the iPhone 5 got its 'insanely great' A6 processor

It's hard not to be impressed by the A6 engine in the new iPhone 5, since it's now proven to delive...

By S. Sakr,   09.19.12
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08.29.12
AMD teases next-gen Steamroller CPU, aims to Bulldoze the competition
08.29.12

AMD teases next-gen Steamroller CPU, aims to Bulldoze the competition

AMD's Bulldozer CPUs remind us of Betamax (or MiniDisc), in that its superlative design hasn't bee...

By D. Cooper,   08.29.12
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04.23.12
China Times: HTC wants to develop its own processors for low-end phones
04.23.12

China Times: HTC wants to develop its own processors for low-end phones

Encroaching into the semiconductor business might not seem the most obvious move for a phone manuf...

By S. Sakr,   04.23.12
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01.11.12
Fuzhou Rockchip hypes RK2918 chip for bargain ICS phones and tablets
01.11.12

Fuzhou Rockchip hypes RK2918 chip for bargain ICS phones and tablets

Could Fuzhou Rockchip's new RK2918 be the next go-to processor for a budget Android 4.0 experienc...

By D. Cooper,   01.11.12
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09.15.11
Koomey's law heckles Moore's in the post-PC world
09.15.11

Koomey's law heckles Moore's in the post-PC world

Around the same time most years, (2007, 2009, 2010), someone heralds the death of Moore's law....

By D. Cooper,   09.15.11
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11.13.06
Intel researching "carbon nanotubes" for chip design
11.13.06

Intel researching "carbon nanotubes" for chip design

While Moore's Law has held up pretty well over the last 40 years, it may not be able to stay true f...

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