ARM and Globalfoundries optimize next-gen mobile processors

ARM and Globalfoundries have announced new power, performance and cost-optimized POP technology for the Cortex-A12 and Cortex-A7 processors in the context of GloFo's 28nm-SLP High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process tech.

On ARM versus x86

It seems like everyone in the industry wants to compare ARM (and other variants of RISC processors) to x86 (and other variants of CISC processors).

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.

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.

Million-processor computer to model the human brain

Up to a million ARM processors are to be linked together to create a massive computer, called SpiNNaker (Spiking Neural Network architecture) that can simulate the workings of the brain.

Nvidia bolsters mobile portfolio with Icera acquisition

Nvidia has significantly bolstered its mobile portfolio by acquiring the UK-based Icera for $367 million in cash.

AMD launches triple- and quad-core notebook CPUs

Playing catch-up with Intel, AMD has announced its first triple-core and quad-core laptop processors as part of a major brand overhaul.

Is that an Intel chip in your Sony TV?

Sony is planning to unveil a new lineup of home entertainment devices that will be powered by Intel processors and Google-coded software.

Report: Intel preps dual-core Atom chips for June launch

Intel is reportedly poised to launch its next-generation of Atom-based processors.

Report: Apple eyes AMD processors for future Mac lineup

Move over Intel! Yes, Apple is reportedly negotiating with AMD over the adoption of alternative processors for future Mac products.

Intel: Sandy Bridge processors on target for 2010

Intel has confirmed that production of processors featuring its next-gen Hi-K 32 nanometer (nm) "Sandy Bridge" architecture will kick off in late 2010.

HP accelerates Moore's Law with new memory architecture

A recent discovery by a team of Hewlett Packard researchers could eventually help redefine the capabilities, speed and capacity of conventional memory.