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Chips coming by June will herald the next generation of Wi-Fi

Qualcomm is getting ready to ship sample chips for IEEE 802.11ax, promising higher speed and efficiency

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Intel researches tech to prepare for a future beyond today's PCs

Intel realizes there's a limit to Moore's Law and is already investing in technologies to drive computing beyond today's PCs and servers.

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Intel's new Xeon chip has 24 cores and sells for $8,898

The Xeon E7-8894 v4 is a monster server chip with 60MB of cache and a maximum clock frequency of 3.4GHz

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AMD: Sorry, there will be no official Ryzen drivers for Windows 7

Some PC users will again be forced to choose: the latest hardware or Windows 7?

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Flaw in Intel Atom chip could crash servers, networking gear

A flaw in an old Intel chip could crash servers and networking equipment, and the chip maker is working to fix the issue.

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AMD sets Ryzen up for a strong start as chip battle with Intel looms

AMD loyalists will grab the early Ryzen chips, and the following word-of-mouth will determine if Intel fans switch camps

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China escalates war of words with U.S. on semiconductors

Huaxintong Semiconductor Technology is developing a new 'made in China' server chip based on ARM architecture

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IBM's machine learning server adds TensorFlow

IBM's PowerAI system for machine learning on a mix of Power8 processors and Nvidia GPUs now supports Google's deep learning framework

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Researchers create memory chips that store and process data

The new processing memory can at least double mobile device and laptop performance

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FTC charges Qualcomm with anticompetitive chip tactics

The company dictated licensing terms by threatening phone makers' access to chips, the agency says

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AMD drops huge news on Ryzen overclocking and core counts at CES 2017

Every single Ryzen chip can be overclocked, but don't expect every motherboard to play ball.

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Intel to ship groundbreaking speedy 5G modem

The company hopes to lay to rest its mobile chip failures when its first 5G modem ships to testers in the second half of this year

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12 things you'll get in PCs with Intel's new Kaby Lake chips

Amazingly thin PCs with Kaby Lake will get 4K video, VR capabilities, and longer battery life

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The top 10 PC technologies and trends to watch in 2017

A bevy of new technologies next year will bring PCs into the era of VR, AI, and 5G

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Samsung upgrades Notebook 9 laptops with Kaby Lake chips

Samsung's upgraded its Notebook 9 laptops with Intel's latest Kaby Lake chips, jumping ahead of rivals expected to announce new PCs at CES.

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ARM tackles server compatibility issues with Allinea acquisition

ARM has a big problem -- it rules in smartphones and tablets but hasn't broken into servers and supercomputers. ARM servers are devalued partly because many applications don't run work with the chips.

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Moore's Law lives on with speedy 7nm mobile chips coming in 2018

ARM is equipping TSMC to manufacture faster and more power-efficient chips

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Windows RT done right? Regular Windows apps will run on new ARM-based PCs

Microsoft-Qualcomm deal puts Windows 10 and Win32 apps on ARM-based PCs, using several techniques

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