Quanta tablet packs an AMD SoC (Temash)

Quanta is currently showcasing a tablet prototype powered by AMD's Temash SoC (3.9 watt TDP), which can best be described as a 1 GHz dual-core processor with 1MB of L2 cache and Radeon HD 8180 graphics.

The console wars have started

Earlier this week, Microsoft debuted its long-awaited Xbox One console. Although little was said about the processors in the new Xbox One, veteran industry analyst Jon Peddie says he believes the silicon is a custom version of AMD’s newest APU with 8 Jaguar core CPUs and a big multi-core GPU.

AMD releases low cost APUs

AMD has finally taken the wraps off its low-power APU line-up for 2013. Of course, avid readers probably know what AMD has cooked up with its Jaguar and Piledriver based chips, which now have proper names to go by, and they sound worse than the codenames. 

Nvidia: Disruption is good for you

Nvidia seems to think that no crisis should ever go to waste, hence it believes it can capitalize on disruptions in the PC market and weather the storm with ease.

AMD lags behind Samsung, Qualcomm

AMD has fallen behind rivals Qualcomm and Samsung on IC Insights' list of microprocessor vendors.

AMD wins fight over Nvidia workers

AMD has won a rather unusual legal battle involving a small gang of AMD defectors who gave in to the dark side of the Force and joined Nvidia.

AMD stock slumps

Although AMD has seen better days, the stock had quite a rally in the first half of the year. Propped up by encouraging console design wins, AMD gained 83 percent this year, but now it is tumbling back again. 

Rumors swirl around AMD buy

Opinion If you read the financial press you might be surprised to learn that AMD is about to be bought by every company under the sun.

AMD creates a custom chip division

Industry heavyweight AMD has formed a custom-chip unit that will allow the company to expand beyond the constraints of the anemic PC market to lucrative spaces such as game consoles and tablets.

Intel Iris GPUs look like they're fast

Intel is starting to talk up its next generation GPUs, dubbed Iris. The new GPU is set to debut in Haswell later this year and it seems to be quite a performer. 

Acer's Windows 8 Aspire V5-122 is powered by AMD's Temash SoC

Acer has introduced the Aspire V5-122, a Windows 8 touchscreen notebook with an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and AMD's Temash APU.

Fujitsu gets the hell out of microcontrollers

Japan's Fujitsu is close to selling its mirocontroller chip business to Spansion.

AMD puts its SoCs on

AMD has introduced a series of embedded chips based on the new Jaguar core and Radeon 8000 graphics.

Apple man relocates to AMD - confirmed

Our old friend  Raja Koduri, who was poached by Apple four years ago to head up its graphic stuff, has been re-poached by AMD, it has been confirmed.

AMD in the red but things not looking black

AMD reported its Q1 numbers last night and they were slightly better than Wall Street’s expectations.

GloFo expands its business

GlobalFoundries (GloFo) is planning to expand production and increase its spending this year.

Intel, Microsoft exhibiting dinosaur traits

Opinion It was Jerry Sanders III who first coined the phrase that, together with Intel and Microsoft, AMD and the other two were the “Holy Trinity”.

AMD-powered LuvPad tablet runs Windows 8

There are a number of tablets on the market today running Windows 8, including Microsoft's very own Surface Pro.

Radeon details leaked

A Reddit user who goes by the handle of Repilur has got his paws on AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 7990 GPUs and posted information on them online.

AMD waves goodbye to DirectX 12

AMD has surprised the tech press by saying that it did not believe that there would ever be a DirectX 12.