Chips and components

Moore’s Law can’t help us now – big data processing and the drain on energy supplies

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Data volumes are “sky-rocketing” as Moore’s Law efficiencies are flatlining, says EPFL’s Babak Falsafi
18 Mar 2014

Efficiency drive: How Nissan plans to reuse EV batteries to power data centres

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Director for corporate planning tells Computing that the future is bright for electric vehicles - and their batteries
17 Mar 2014

GreenDataNet project aims to run urban data centres on 80 per cent renewable energy

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Consortium looking to apply smart grid thinking to data centre design
14 Mar 2014

Intel 'should build 10-nanometre microprocessors for Apple' – IC Insights

Moribund Fab-42 in Arizona should be used to capture Apple's $3.4bn application processor business, claims IC Insight president
13 Feb 2014

Out of power? Don’t blame the battery, rap the app

'Software is frequently written with complete disregard for the battery,' says Bedford Uni's David Jazani
13 Feb 2014

ARM-inside the data centre?

AMD's Andrew Feldman claims that ARM-based designs could take a 25 per cent share of the server market in just five years. Graeme Burton reports
13 Feb 2014

Cisco to spend $655m replacing defective memory chip in enterprise networking kit

Memory chip used in a wide range of products across the industry, claims Cisco
13 Feb 2014

Dell launches 64-bit ARM microserver 'proof of concept'

Intel alternative launched for test and development as datacentre chip battle heats up
12 Feb 2014

IBM to research 'self-destructing microprocessors' in $3.4m DARPA deal

US military research establishment to fund research into electronics that can be destroyed remotely
12 Feb 2014

The threat to internet security from quantum computing

Like nuclear fusion, universal quantum computers always seem to be five years away. But as John Leonard reports, a major breakthrough may not be far off, and for internet security nothing will be the same again
03 Feb 2014

ARM releases 64-bit server standard in bid to drive eco-system compatibility

With 64-bit silicon appearing later this year, standard intended to drive compatibility across ARM eco-system
29 Jan 2014

Intel to subsidise Baytrail-based tablet computers to encourage adoption

Reports suggest Intel plans to cover engineering costs of shifting from ARM to Intel as it looks to hit £99 price point for tablets due later this year
20 Jan 2014

Nvidia enters mobile GPU race with 192-core Tegra K1 chip

Insanely powerful graphics tech designed to challenge chips from Qualcomm, Intel and Samsung
06 Jan 2014

Intel NUC 4th generation with Core i5 processor - review

Is Intel's tiny NUC computer a miniature desktop replacement or DIY curio?
06 Jan 2014

ARM-server chip pioneer Calxeda to shut down

Calxeda burned through $90m in a bid to bring ARM to the data centre
20 Dec 2013

Qualcomm announces 64-bit Snapdragon, following Apple and Intel into high-speed phones

Targeting 'low-end' devices in the market rather than premium handsets
10 Dec 2013

HP ports NonStop technology from Itanium to x86

Customers will have the choice of running NonStop on either Itanium or x86
05 Nov 2013

Intel to make 64-bit ARM chips for Altera

Intel to produce 14-nanometre 64-bit ARM in direct challenge to Samsung and TSMC
30 Oct 2013

Intel starts taking the tablets

Intel is finally starting to 'get' mobile with the release of Bay Trail Atom microprocessors. But it also needs to 'get' cheaper, argues Graeme Burton
09 Oct 2013

Oracle OpenWorld 2013: Quark chip can power enterprise internet of things, says Intel

Sensor-based internet of things 'biggest inflection point in IT we’ve seen for years' says software and service VP
23 Sep 2013

Data centres don’t need air conditioning, says Facebook

'Operators need to push the envelope harder,' says Open Compute guru Frankovsky
19 Sep 2013

Intel unveils Quark Atom microprocessors intended for wearable computing

New Quarks will be configurable with custom designs manufactured in either Intel's fabs or those of rivals
11 Sep 2013

AMD unveils new embedded chip strategy to cope with decline in PC sales

AMD microprocessors to be used in systems ranging from robots to airport control
10 Sep 2013

Korean researchers reveal printable, wearable tech that can be created simply by drawing

Flexible, organic materials can be mass-produced with integrated electronic components
30 Aug 2013