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Mobilize 2013 live coverage

Here you’ll find links to all of our coverage of Mobilize 2013, taking place Wednesday and Thursday in San Francisco, as well as a link to a live stream of the event, which will examine the second phase of the mobile revolution.

Qualcomm’s latest chips and the quad-core era

While Qualcomm’s opening keynote at CES contained an electric-power Rolls Royce, a Star Trek actress and Maroon 5 it also unveiled some cool new technology — namely two families of faster mobile chips that put a lot more compute power in your hands.

HTC planning own phone chips: Where’s the sense?

HTC is planning to develop its own application processors for smartphones and could partner with ST Ericsson. The company’s new HTC ImageChip works great in the new One handsets, but why reinvent the wheel for smartphone silicon; especially if these will go in low-end Android handsets?

Google TV is coming to Europe this September

Sony will start selling two Google TV-based devices in Europe this September. The company confirmed the launch in France to a local news source, and also spilled a few more details about their new Google TV hardware: Apparently, it will once again be pretty expensive.

SuVolta gets $17.6M to make power-sipping chips

Bright Capital, KPCB, August Capital and NEA have contributed to a $17.6 million funding round in SuVolta, a process technology company. SuVolta doesn’t design chips; it has come up with a novel way to manufacture transistors in a way that makes them use less power.

Judge won’t speed up Apple’s suit against Samsung

A motion to accelerate Apple’s suit against Samsung was denied, allowing Samsung more time to prepare for the briefing process. The likely reason? Apple’s business isn’t harmed much right now, based on the fact that the two companies worked for a year to resolve the situation.

What Is Twitter’s Problem? No, It’s Not the Product

At Twitter and many other startups, most entrepreneurial energies and decisions are seen through one lens: product (and product functionality). But truly successful companies marry a smart product with an innovative business model.

Could Samsung and ARM Save Google TV?

Samsung is rumored to be considering creating Google TV products based on chips from ARM rather than Intel. A move to ARM could not only boost distribution of the Google TV platform, but could also help lower the cost of products running the connected device OS.

The Feds Want Faster, Greener Supercomputers

President Obama’s budget is asking for $126 million for the Department of Energy to reach a supercomputing milestone — exascale performance. Research paid for by these millions could create more power-efficient silicon and networking technologies that will benefit information technology in general. Plus we’d get faster supercomputers.

Nvidia Races Past Intel (Yes, Intel!) With Quad-Core Chip

Nvidia is demonstrating a quad-core mobile device chip at the Mobile World Congress, and by one benchmarking standard, the new chip is faster than Intel’s 2-GHz Core2Duo computer processor. As impressive as the new Tegra 2 is, devices with Tegra 3 could arrive this year.

With Nokia Dating Microsoft, Intel Was Just Stood Up

Now that Nokia has chosen to dance with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7, where does that leave Intel at the mobile prom? Without a date, that’s where. MeeGo for Intel has gone been relegated to experimental status and without a software platform, Intel has few mobile prospects.

A Case for an Ever Expanding Microprocessor Market

Intel blew out its 2010 and fourth quarter financial results last week, which inspired a technology and business blogger to ask whether or not Intel’s incredible growth (or in general microprocessor growth) will continue next year and in the decades following. Does compute follow Jevons paradox?

Tilera Scores $45M for Specialized Cloud Chips

Tilera, a chip design firm that’s building a 100-core processor for hugely parallel compute problems, has raised $45 million in funding from investors that include Artis Capital Management, WestSummit Capital Management and Comerica Bank. The company has raised a total of $109 million.

Who Stands to Lose to Nvidia’s New ARM Processor?

There’s long been talk of Nvidia joining the server CPU business, but most believed it would go the x86 route. Instead, it chose ARM. Since ARM’s dominance in mobile devices means it is the processor of the future, other companies need a game plan, and fast.

Windows Plus ARM Equals Trouble for Intel

In the game of mobile musical chairs, Microsoft and Intel are about to be left standing when the music stops. But now that Microsoft is reportedly bringing Windows to ARM processors, it appears that Microsoft has a seat, leaving Intel to fend for itself with Nokia.

Nov. 19: What We’re Reading About the Cloud

We’re beginning to see some real shifts in architectures, even for cutting-edge technologies. Today, for instance, IBM Research announced a HDFS alternative, ZT has an ARM-based server on the market, and Cloudscaling takes a look at the relation between grid-, cloud- and high-performance computing.

ARM Is Gunning for Intel in Supercomputers, Too

During the 90s, Intel made big strides in getting its commodity chips in supercomputers or high performance computing systems that crunch big data. But chips built using the ARM architecture common to cell phones are likely to find a home in HPC in the near future.

For Intel, Big Week of Little Chips

Intel is all set for the latest edition of its Intel Developer Forum (IDF), a gathering of its partners and developers. The event starts today in earnest in San Francisco. Along with many announcements, expect details on USB 3.0 and a new chip architecture: Sandy Bridge.

Hey iPhone, Meet a Tiny Chip With Superpowers.

ARM is introducing a new powerful chip architecture, Cortex-A15 which will target web servers and personal portable devices like the iPhones and iPads. The Cortex-A15 architecture is ideal for cloud clients connected via high speed wireless connections and is likely to give Intel some sleepless nights.

Hey iPhone, Meet a Tiny Chip With Superpowers.

ARM is introducing a new powerful chip architecture, Cortex-A15 which will target web servers and personal portable devices like the iPhones and iPads. The Cortex-A15 architecture is ideal for cloud clients connected via high speed wireless connections and is likely to give Intel some sleepless nights.

The Smartphone Is the Computer — Or It Will Be

Samsung today introduced Orion, the company’s next-generation, dual-core smartphone chip based on the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture. Orion uses two 1 GHz processors and Samsung says Orion will offer up to five times the 3G graphics performance over its prior smartphone application processor.

The Smartphone Is the Computer — Or It Will Be

amsung today introduced Orion, the company’s next-generation, dual-core smartphone chip based on the ARM (s armh) Cortex-A9 architecture. Orion uses two 1 GHz processors and Samsung says Orion will offer up to five times the 3G graphics performance over its prior smartphone application processor.

What We’re Reading About the Cloud

What you need to know about NoSQL databases. Dell’s desire to to go for infrastructure gold. What does Hadron collider have to do with CouchDB, and HP is buying Stratavia. Plus with virtualization features, ARM is showing it is serious about servers.

New Intel Tablet Chips, Nvidia Slates Expected at Computex

A big consumer electronics show in Taiwan is approaching and it’s expected the big focus will be on tablets. Several companies will be unveiling slates, and while some of them will be based on technology from ARM and Nvidia there will be some Wintel tablets, too.

Should Apple Buy ARM?

The mobile space sometimes seems to generate more rumors than other segments, and a big rumor has surfaced recently with far-reaching ramifications should it come about. The London Evening Standard reported that Apple is considering a bid to acquire ARM Holdings. Should this be allowed?

ARM: 50 Tablets Expected This Year

Mobile chipmaker ARM is basking in the attention the iPad is getting. ARM chips are used in all sorts of mobile gadgets, especially in the expected flood of tablets to be released this year. The company expects to see over 50 tablets in 2010.

Did Apple’s iPad Just Corner the Smartbook Market?

While our reader polls mainly indicated disappointed in Apple’s latest creation, there’s a big-picture question worth answering. Did Cupertino just pull a fast one and corner the smartbook market before anyone else could get that market off the ground?