Chips and components

IBM to pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn to take semiconductor unit off its hands

IBM chief executive Ginny Rometty
Globalfoundries had demanded $2bn to take IBM's struggling semiconductor unit off its hands
20 Oct 2014

British Bluetooth chip designer CSR snapped up by Qualcomm for £1.56bn

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Cambridge Silicon Radio, a start-up from the last dot.com boom, sells out to US chip giant
15 Oct 2014

Semiconductor engineer, Dr Lisa Su, takes over from financial engineer as CEO of AMD

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Dr Lisa Su takes over from Rory Read as president and CEO at Advanced Micro Devices
09 Oct 2014

Samsung Q3 operating profits expected to dip by 60 per cent year on year

Even the mobile division is suffering in the face of competition from Apple, Xiaomi and Lenovo
07 Oct 2014

Intel to invest $1.5bn in Chinese government-owned semiconductor firm

Deal sees Intel take 20 per cent stake in Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd as firm looks to increase share in Chinese market
26 Sep 2014

Huawei buys Cambridge-based Internet of Things start-up Neul

Huawei to base IoT investments around British acquisition
23 Sep 2014

Intel reveals world’s smallest wireless modem at 10mm

IoT enablement seems target of miniature new self-contained hardware
26 Aug 2014

Nvidia unveils 64-bit ARM 'Project Denver' CPU

New Tegra K1 pairs 192-core Kepler architecture-based GP with custom 64-bit dual-core ARMv8
12 Aug 2014

IBM claims first in 'neuromorphic' computing

IBM claims microprocessor that mimics human brain can perform 46 billion operations per second drawing just 70 milliwatts of power
11 Aug 2014

IBM to invest $3bn in chip research to support cloud and big data

Investment will encompass research into quantum computing, silicon photonics, graphene as IBM looks to seven-nanometre process technology
10 Jul 2014

Datacentres Europe 2014: Brand-name data centre servers have 'three to five years until extinction', predicts VMware CTO

Future of industry lies in "white boxes made by companies you've never heard of", says Joe Baguley
29 May 2014

Intel to release its first 4GHz microprocessor “in weeks”

“Gigahertz wars” to re-open as Intel looks to ship 4GHz Core-i7
16 May 2014

AMD to design new micro-architecture for 2015 launch under chip guru Jim Keller

K7 and K8 lead developer Jim Keller to return to AMD to work on new micro-architecture design
12 May 2014

Intel should “give up” on mobile – JP Morgan

Analyst calls on Intel to give up on mobile after losing $929m to achieve revenues of just $156m
08 May 2014

ARM iPhone royalties slow as smartphones drop in price

British firm still sees Q1 "as a good start to the year"
23 Apr 2014

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

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

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

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