Windows 8 is ready for ARM





Microsoft has reportedly finished coding a stable version (or possibly versions) of Windows 8 for ARM-powered mobile chips, such as those manufactured by industry heavyweights Nvidia, Qualcomm and TI.

Will Intel be inside your next smartphone?


The first Intel-powered x86 (Medfield) smartphone will be hitting the hyper-competitive mobile market in China this summer - courtesy of Lenovo. 



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.



Intel offers overclockers insurance

There are a lot of people in the gaming and computer enthusiast worlds who love to build rigs with overclocked processors and video cards. 



ARM says Intel phone chips are "good enough"

ARM CEO Warren East doesn't appear to be particularly worried about Intel's entry into the RISC-dominated smartphone market with its x86 Medfield SoC.

Intel-powered smartphones to debut this year

Intel's issued its first serious challenge to ARM with the announcement that its chips are to feature in smartphones from Motorola and Lenovo.

Marvell to power Google TV with ARMADA SoC

Google has officially ditched Intel's x86 architecture for its rapidly evolving TV platform.

Tablets jumpstart the PC industry

The tablet category has significantly expanded its role in the lucrative mobile PC market, with shipments hitting 72.7 million units and accounting for 25.5% of mobile PC shipments in 2011.

Intel preps Clover Trail SoCs for Win8 tablets

Intel is hoping to claim significant tablet market share with its dual-core x86 Clover Trail SoCs - which could power a new generation of Windows 8 devices.

Intel's Medfield SoC falls short on battery life

Intel's x86 Medfield (1.6GHz) SoC may boast some fairly impressive performance specs, but is still unlikely to threaten ARM's low-power sipping dominance of the lucrative mobile sphere.

Intel's Thunderbolt to hit PCs in mid-2012



Intel's Thunderbolt transfer protocol will reportedly hit PCs in mid-2012, as Santa Clara plans to "fully release" the high-speed I/O in April.

Intel eyes mobile market with Medfield

The smartphone and tablet markets are currently dominated by ARM's low-power sipping RISC chips. However, Intel is hoping to enter the hyper-competitive space in 2012 with its x86 Medfield SoC.

Intel pessimistic over hard disk drive shortage

The shortage of hard drives caused by the recent floods in Thailand is starting to hit other tech vendors hard.

Intel & Micron roll out 128Gb NAND 
chip

Intel and Micron have debuted a 128 gigabit (Gb), multilevel-cell (MLC) chip.

Intel wants a Medfield Ice Cream Sandwich

Intel has prepared a number of Android Ice Cream Sandwich "packages" for potential smartphones and tablets powered by Santa Clara’s upcoming Medfield processor.

Indie devs code an x86 Android Ice Cream Sandwich



Indie devs are currently coding an x86 iteration of Google's popular Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4) operating system for mobile devices powered by AMD and Intel chips.

Intel regains semiconductor market leadership

Intel is reportedly on the verge of reversing a trend which saw Santa Clara's dominant position in the global semiconductor market whittled away by aggressive competition from Samsung.

Windows on ARM to challenge WinTel paradigm

ARM RISC-based processors running Microsoft Windows 8 are expected to make an official appearance by the end of 2012 - and could begin seriously competing in the notebook market by June 2013.

How AMD almost had a Llano MacBook Air

Apple's MacBook Air lineup is currently powered by Intel x86 processors. But AMD could have been a real contender with its LLano chip, or so the story goes.

Remembering Intel’s 4004 microprocessor


40 years have passed since Intel introduced the 4004, the world’s first commercially available microprocessor.