Nearly every single smartphone sold last year uses a processor originally designed by ARM. On Tuesday, the British company announced new processor designs…
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Amazon has indeed agreed to purchase Annapurna Labs, a super-stealthy Israeli company that is reportedly working on new chip technology. Talks were first…
This past week, Qualcomm’s been beginning to reveal what its new flagship smartphone and tablet chip can do. If you’re buying a new phone in the next year, pay attention: There’s a good chance these features end up in your next handset.
This week Qualcomm unveiled its next generation LTE modem, which boasts another big theoretical boost in download speeds. But Qualcomm made special note of a feature that has long been ignored in 4G: upload speeds.
On Thursday, during AWS re:Invent 2014 conference in Las Vegas, Intel announced an exclusive Haswell processor designed specifically for Amazon. The Seattle giant said the new processors power its new EC2 instances.
CSR recently rejected a bid from Microchip, but now the “Silicon Fen” firm’s directors have given the thumbs-up to an approach from Qualcomm.
CSR said Microchip’s bid — rumored to be as much as $3 billion — was too low. Microchip now has four weeks to either make a firm bid or walk away.
Blink, a Wi-Fi-capable home security camera that’s also battery powered, is a cool gadget, but it’s also a chance for a chip startup to attract new buyers for its latest tech.
Coming off of last month’s announcement at Structure of a new customizable chip loaded with a FPGA, Intel has shipped off a version of its Xeon E7 x2 processor that links together Oracle’s software to its hardware.
Mediatek makes a lot of chips for inexpensive Android smartphones, but its latest system on a chip has features commonly associated with more cutting-edge mobile chips.
Updated: The storage leader is buying the Andy Bechtolsheim-backed DSSD, which will become part of EMC’s emerging technology unit.
Slime mold has proven it can design highway networks, but computer scientist Andrew Adamatzky thinks its next step might be in the world of computing.
In a step toward post-silicon electronics, a Stanford team has created stable carbon nanotube transistors that are as small as the best silicon transistors.
A team of researchers developed a chip that could negate the need for cochlear implant recipients to wear any sort of external hardware.
Current manufacturing techniques cause graphene to lose its fantastic characteristics when it’s chopped up. U.S. researchers developed a new way to grow it that could change that.
We’re still a long a way from WiGig replacing all of the wires in our living rooms, but Dell is bringing the technology into the enterprise with its wireless docking station and WiGig equipped laptops.
Using a 3D substance would be easier when manufacturing electronics, but the newly studied material has a bad habit of bubbling and turning to powder when exposed to air.
Researchers were able to grow graphene directly on a silicon wafer, reducing the number of steps it takes to manufacture graphene electronics.
Samsung just posted its highest third-quarter earnings ever, to the tune of $9.56 billion in profit, thanks largely to strong smartphone and chipset sales.
Well this is a marketing coup. The biggest chip maker gets the biggest cloud provider to use its silicon and display its…
Simon Segars, the new CEO of ARM is speaking at Mobilize. Given ARM’s role as the silicon underpinning of the internet of things and the mobile world, Segars can share what the future will hold.
With Apple’s deal for buying chips from TSMC, the revenue for the chip foundry market is expected rise 21 percent by the end of this year. The overall semiconductor market is expected to grow just 5 percent.
Former SVP of Technologies Bob Mansfield will be mostly focused on chips, according to a new report. Two other top execs will split some of his former duties.
LogMeIn has launched a cloud platform that inventors and developers can use to create next-generation connected devices, and it’s partnered with ARM to provide a “Jumpstart” kit to speed up the process.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang readily admits the lack of an integrated processor-modem is holding the company back in the smartphone market. Why? Integrated chips aren’t just easier to design around, they also consume less power.
“Selling finished goods with good pricing is an old strategy.” Korea Times has inside word that LG will show off its own…
Yet another report indicates that Apple might be aiming to move away from Intel chips in its Mac lineup. Bloomberg says the company wants to get its mobile and PC products on the same chip architecture. Here’s why that could actually happen.
It’s hard for chip startups to raise funding, but the demands of mobile and cloud computing are providing a window of opportunity for all kinds of innovative silicon-based designs. Thus, when Adapteva couldn’t find a VC backer, its CEO turned instead to Kickstarter.
Both Apple and Qualcomm were denied an investment opportunity and exclusive access. But it’s always surprising to hear a company like TSMC, so invested in the mobile device market, rebuff the most cash-rich tech company, and the world’s largest chip buyer.
Verizon must believe in the Internet of Things because it has pre-certified LTE chips from Altair Semiconductor. The action means that companies can build sensors and devices containing Altair’s chip and then avoid the lengthy testing process in order to get their gadgets on Verizon’s network.
Samsung makes Apple’s A5 custom-designed chips at its Austin plant, used in the iPad 2, iPhone 4S and new iPad. The part of the factory that’s getting a makeover could build even more A5 chips, or the next generation of Apple’s mobile chips.
Struggling British chipmaker CSR is selling its mobile business to Samsung in a deal worth $310 million, in what appears to be the latest episode in the ongoing global patent war.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: iPads and the Greek debt crisis, Kaspersky on iOS security, details behind Apple’s Monday stock surge, Apple’s spendy ways when it comes to chips, and TiVo’s iPad arrival.
Researchers at Rice University have built a chip that sacrifices accuracy in exchange for faster performance and energy efficiency. The chips is 15 times more energy-efficient that normal chips and will be in the real world next year in hearing aids.
Apple has a serious advantage over an unusual competitor in a market with lots of future potential, according to Piper Jaffray senior analyst Gus Richard in a research note published this week. Richard says that Apple’s know-how and direction in mobile chips trumps that of Intel’s.
Apple will be keeping its processor manufacturing business with Samsung for its next-generation chip, according to a new report from the Korea Times on Monday. That’s despite an extensive legal dispute between the two companies that grows more tangled by the day.
Intel won’t be making any chipsets for smart TVs in the foreseeable future: The company has shut down its Digital Home Group, which was behind the chip that powers the Boxee Box and Google TV devices. However, Boxee and Google aren’t too worried.
ARM Holdings is trying to quiet speculation again that the UK chip designer might be acquired, this time by Intel or Oracle. The company has been the focus of rumors before, and with the rise of mobile devices and the slow growth of computers, it’s understandable.
At the IEEE Technology Time Machine Symposium last week I listened to the world’s leading academics, engineers, executives, and government officials project what the world will look like in 2020. The future brings technology together for everything from enhancing the human experience to improving environmental sustainability.
Intel is known for its ability to roll out chips speedily in giant factories. Can that knowledge help a solar startup? MiaSole announced Tuesday that it has enlisted the chip giant to help the company scale up its thin-film solar production.
An HTC smartphone with multiple cores is reportedly in the works, based on results found from a benchmark testing website. A powerful chip — likely from Qualcomm — would be welcome in smartphones, but might be better suited to Android tablets compete against Apple’s iPad.
What do you do when you have $40 billion in cash on hand? If you’re Apple, you go on a shopping spree. The latest acquisition in a string of corporate purchases is Intrinsity, another chip making company (Apple previously acquired PA Semi in 2008).
London newspaper the Evening Standard reported a very interesting rumor following Apple’s (s aapl) quarterly financial report Tuesday. According to the British paper, Apple is in talks with ARM Holdings (s armh), the U.K. company that designs the chip used in the iPhone, along with a huge percentage of the chips found in mobile devices in general.
ARM Holdings today said raised royalty rates for cores from its Cortex processor range. It’s a sign that ARM is confident it will build on its considerable momentum as our world becomes increasingly connected. With the move, the battleground of converged devices has heated up.
In a decision made final last week, Apple (s aapl) was ordered to pay out $27.1 million to OPTi, a semiconductor company…
Back in October, HardMac reported that Apple (s aapl) was busy testing Intel’s (s intc) new “Gulftown” Xeon chip ahead of its inclusion…
Qualcomm (s qcom) has joined its rival Intel (s intc) in jumping aboard the open source bandwagon. The San Diego-based chipmaker today…
Anant Agarwal, co-founder and CTO of Tilera, is tackling the Mount Everest of chips. His goal for decades has been to figure…
Wireless HD chip maker Amimon announced today it has raised a $10 million Series D round of funding. The round was led…
This week saw Apple (s aapl) hiring not one, but two former ATI/AMD chip designers. Just one would be enough to arouse…
Despite what seems like hundreds of case manufacturers jumping the gun and offering iPhone Nano cases for pre-order, the Macworld keynote last…
Chip companies are starting to offer lower power chips in an effort to help their customers reduce their electricity bills, but further…
Many venture firms shy away from investing in chip startups because of the inordinately high cost and risk involved relative to other sectors. But some firms are still determinedly pursuing silicon by backing wireless chips containing radios that can work on multiple types of networks.