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.

AMD rolls out new Opteron processors

AMD is rolling out its Opteron 6200 and 4200 Series processors, formerly code-named "Interlagos" and "Valencia."

ARM and Intel gear up for chip war of attrition

ARM's power-conscious RISC chips remain on track to claim a sizable chunk of the traditional notebook PC market over the next few years.

Sexy MacBook Air makes Ultrabooks look bad (for now)

It seems as if Apple’s sleek and sexy MacBook Air is making the competition look rather unattractive in comparison.

Microprocessor revenue rises as economy stagnates

The global economy may be stagnating, but worldwide PC microprocessor revenues in the third calendar quarter of 2011 (3Q11) rose to $10.7 billion, up 12.2% compared to 2Q11 and up 16.1% compared to 3Q10.

Calxeda debuts ARM-powered EnergyCore SoC

Calxeda has introduced its ARM-powered "EnergyCore" Server-on-a-Chip (SoC). 



Why Intel left the TV market

Slow sales of Google TV units apparently prompted Intel to ditch the hyper-competitive TV system-on-chip (SoC) market and shift its focus to smartphones and tablets. 



X86 vs. ARM - the apocalyptical war

The war between x86 and ARM is heating up, while competitive tension between various ARM licensees is escalating.

Hewlett Packard eyes ARM-powered servers



Hewlett Packard is reportedly planning to design and sell servers powered by RISC-based ARM chips.

McAfee Goes deep with Richard Branson on Steve Jobs at Focus in Las Vegas

McAfee held its annual Focus event in Las Vegas this week.

Intel leaves television to ARM

Intel is pulling the plug on efforts to get its x86 processors into televisions after failing to claim viable market share. 


Sandy Bridge bolsters Intel's market share

Intel expanded its already considerable lead in the global microprocessor market during the second quarter of 2011.

Tizen is the new MeeGo

The Linux Foundation and Intel have finally ditched MeeGo - the hapless operating system which was unceremoniously dropped by Nokia earlier this year.  



Intel's Ultrabook saga continues

Intel may want to believe that its Ultrabooks will clock in at under $1,000, but PC manufacturers beg to differ.

Are Intel Ultrabooks the future?

Ultrabooks are the future, according to Intel, but if you're more of an Apple fan you may be getting a bit of "back to the future" deja-vu with most new designs heavily modeled on the Macbook Air.

Rattner details Intel's multi-core future

Intel CTO Justin Rattner chose to focus on the future of multi- and many-core computing during the closing keynote of IDF.

Intel powers CPU with tiny solar cell

Intel yesterday showed off an experimental chip that it says cuts a processor's power consumption so much that it could run on solar power.

Report: Intel tablet to support NFC capabilities

Intel’s upcoming Android tablet will apparently boast Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities.