Chips and components

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

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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

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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

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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

Taiwanese chip giants - MediaTek and MStar - gain Chinese clearance to merge

MediaTek to acquire MStar Semi in $3bn deal
28 Aug 2013

ARM buys Finnish 'internet of things' start-up Sensinode

Embedded is the future - ARM buys start-up Sensinode to drive into the 'internet of things'
27 Aug 2013

Don't use Windows 8 due to risk of 'back doors', warns German government

Use of Microsoft OS 'can have significant consequences on IT security' suggest leaked documents
22 Aug 2013

Intel plans to ratchet up mobile platform performance with 14-nanometre silicon

Intel to use latest manufacturing technology on forthcoming mobile and embedded systems
21 Aug 2013

Self-powered computer chip that 'forms a network out of thin air' revealed at University of Washington

Chip draws energy from Wi-Fi and TV signals in the air around it
19 Aug 2013

Intel Atom-based Prestigio MultiPhone - Review

How does one of the latest generation Intel Atom-based smartphones compare with its ARM rivals? Computing has got its hands on the new 'Intel Inside' Prestigio MultiPhone to see how its performance, battery life and all-round usability shape up
30 Jul 2013

ARM beats Imagination to provide graphics for Samsung's flagship Exynos 5 Octa

Samsung uses ARM Mali graphics processing in latest Exynos 5 in preference to Imagination's PowerVR
24 Jul 2013

Top 10 ways to keep your computer cool as the UK heats up

Having random crashes or other PC problems in the heat wave? Try our top cooling tips
18 Jul 2013