Why Intel is returning to the memory market

Graphics is a focal point of the upcoming Haswell platform, necessitating a high bandwidth memory solution. To deliver high performance Intel is returning to the DRAM market, which it unceremoniously exited in 1985.

A closer look at Nvidia's Kepler GPU

Nvidia recently debuted its long-awaited Kepler GPU lineup, which is based on 28-nanometer (nm) process technology and succeeds the 40-nm Fermi.



Intel's Medfield is a "credible" SoC for smartphones



A prominent Silicon Valley analyst believes that Intel's recently introduced x86 Medfield platform is a "credible SoC" for smartphones.



Apple eyes a post-x86 future

Apple is reportedly eyeing a post-x86 future as it prepares to merge iOS and Mac OS X into a single unified platform.

The future of Fusion and Llano

Silicon Valley chip expert David Kanter says AMD has "clearly articulated" both a software and hardware roadmap for unified CPU-GPU computing that contains "all the right pieces."  



Rumor: Apple builds ARM-powered MacBook Air

A Japanese website claims Apple is testing an ARM-based MacBook Air powered by the same A5 processor as the wildly popular iPad 2.

Why Apple isn't ditching x86 architecture anytime soon

A prominent Silicon Valley analyst has refuted claims that Apple is poised to ditch x86 chips in favor of RISC-based processors for its MacBook lineup.

Microsoft says cloud computing is the future

Microsoft has kicked off a major campaign to promote the benefits of cloud computing, with CEO Steve Ballmer pledging $9.5 billion in related R&D efforts. 

Does PhysX diminish CPU performance?

Silicon Valley chip expert David Kanter has hypothesized that PhysX diminishes CPU performance by "exclusively" using an outdated x87 instruction set.

Is Cloud computing secure?

Chip expert and analyst David Kanter has warned that cloud computing poses "definite" security risks for both corporations and individual end users.