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Forget commodity hardware — now the cloud wants custom chips

It used to be that computing hardware was kept general-purpose to support any workload, but that may not work well in the cloud

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Intel's IoT vision sees far more than chips

The new Intel IoT Platform combines hardware, software, and partnerships designed to help its customers quickly churn out complete systems

Intel plunks down billions to expand in mobile market

Intel's $1.6 billion investment in a Chengdu plant will help it regain complete control of manufacturing mobile chips

Intel to combine PC and mobile divisions as market shifts

As the line between tablets and laptops blurs, Intel's PC and mobile products now will be developed by the new Client Computing Group

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Intel will pay you $15 to settle claims it fudged Pentium 4 benchmarks

A lawsuit alleges that Hewlett-Packard and Intel manipulated Pentium 4 benchmarks 14 years ago

Chipmaker AMD will cut staff by 7 percent

AMD's layoff news comes just a week after Lisa Su took over as CEO

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Intel earnings show stong revenue gains in notebooks, Internet of things

Net income is up 19 percent from a year ago, proof of healthy worldwide PC supply chain, Intel says

Next DRAM bust will slow down chip market in 2016, Gartner says

But the semiconductor market will record fast revenue growth until then

Broadcom unveils 25G Ethernet, SDN optimized chip

Cloud-scale switches based on Broadcom Tomahawk should emerge soon from vendors

Microsoft expanding Windows on Devices program

Microsoft wants to put a small version of Windows 8 on more developer boards

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Intel aims to get inside everything, not just PCs

Intel's chips now power all sorts of items you probably didn't expect: beer kegs, big-rig trucks, and wireless charging

Intel's Skylake chips set for PCs and tablets next year

Intel says Skylake will deliver better battery life and performance

Intel wants to modernize data centers with new Xeon server chips

HP, Dell, Lenovo, and IBM will come out with servers running Xeon E5-2600 v3 chips, the first to support DDR4

Intel wants to show it isn't an antiquated tech company

Intel will show wearables, robots, and smart electronics and also talk about chips for mobile device, PCs, and servers at its developer forum

Intel's Core M chips headed to 20 Windows tablets, hybrids

No Android devices are on the radar yet for Core M chips, which bring PC-like performance to paper-thin tablets

Nvidia sues Samsung and Qualcomm, wants Galaxy sales blocked

Nvidia says seven of its GPU patents were infringed, opening a new front in the patent wars

AMD's new eight-core FX chips based on aging Piledriver architecture

AMD aims new eight-core FX chips at PCs from under $1,000 to $1,500

Intel amps up desktop performance with its first 8-core PC chip

The Core i7 chip is aimed at gaming and high-performance desktops

Move over, Raspberry Pi: 7 single-board computers for geeks

Get a head start on the next tech boom by hacking together tomorrow’s Internet of things hit today

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