Processors - Infoworld en Intel sells more tablet chips but profits still fall <p>Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak.</p> <p>Net income for the quarter ended March 29 was $1.9 billion, down 5 percent from a year ago, Intel said on Tuesday. Revenue increased 1 percent to $12.8 billion.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Processors Tablets Technology Business Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:44:04 +0000 admin 240586 at Qualcomm adds fastest ever 64-bit Snapdragon mobile chip <p>Qualcomm is getting high on 64-bit chips with its fastest ever Snapdragon processor, which will render 4K video, support LTE Advanced and could run the 64-bit Android OS.</p> <p>The new Snapdragon 810 is the company's "highest performing" mobile chip for smartphones and tablets, Qualcomm said in a statement. Mobile devices with the 64-bit chip will ship in the first half of next year, and be faster and more power-efficient. Snapdragon chips are used in handsets with Android and Windows Phone operating systems, which are not available in 64-bit form yet.</p> Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Android Processors Smartphones Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:09:26 +0000 admin 239979 at Intel plans new 'Braswell' chip for PCs, over 20 Chromebooks <p>Intel is preparing a new "Braswell" chip to succeed its power-efficient Bay Trail processor found in PCs besides working on bringing over 20 Chromebook designs to the market this year.</p> <p>"Last year, we had only four designs on Chrome. Today I can announce that we will have over 20 designs on Chrome," said Kirk Skaugen, general manager of Intel's PC Client group, on Thursday.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Laptop PCs Processors Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:15:29 +0000 admin 239763 at Intel bases innovation hub in China to fuel its mobile processor business <p>As devices powered by ARM chips flood the Chinese market, Intel is hoping to popularize its own mobile processors with a new center built in the heart of one of China's major technology hubs.</p> <p>The new innovation center, announced on Wednesday, will be based in Shenzhen and focus on helping Chinese hardware vendors build PCs and mobile devices around Intel chips. Shenzhen is home to many of the nation's tech companies and manufacturers, and has become a key segment in both the Chinese and global supply chain.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Intel Android Mobile Development Processors Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:26:56 +0000 admin 239620 at Intel to offer exclusive content to mobile devices powered by its chips <p>After falling behind ARM in the mobile processor market, Intel plans to go on the offensive by creating exclusive content for devices built around its chips.</p> <p>More details about the exclusives will be shared on Thursday during the Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China. But Intel's software chief Doug Fisher said the U.S. chipmaker wants to work "hand in hand" with vendors to develop unique content within a game or product.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Intel Android Processors Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:08:22 +0000 admin 239623 at Intel plays defense against ARM with Cloudera stake <p>Intel's $740 million investment in software company Cloudera will help sell more x86 chips in Hadoop installations, but it could also be a defensive move to maintain its server lead from the emerging threat posed by 64-bit ARM servers.</p> Computer Hardware Open Source Software ARM Intel Hadoop Processors Servers Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:05:50 +0000 admin 239532 at Linux 3.14 kernel revision beefs up ARM, VM support <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Linux's 3.14 kernel beefs up ARM, VM support" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The latest Linux kernel's revision number may be 3.14, but don't expect any pi jokes in the release notes. Cloud Computing Open Source Software ARM Linux Processors Open Source Software Virtualization Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:43:24 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239506 at Nvidia changes road map for graphics and mobile chips <p>Nvidia on Tuesday announced a new mobile and graphics processor road map, ripping up chip plans it announced one year ago.</p> <p>Nvidia added a new graphics processor called Pascal, which is a "processor that's essentially a supercomputer," said Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, during a keynote on Tuesday at the company's GPU Technology Conference, which was webcast from San Jose, California.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Processors Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:29:03 +0000 admin 239108 at Intel's first Broadwell chips set the stage for faster PCs <p>Haswell, move over. Intel has provided an initial glimpse into the faster and more power-efficient fifth-generation Core processors code-named Broadwell, which will be in PCs during the second half of this year.</p> <p>Intel announced on Wednesday Broadwell chips for desktops, which highlighted some big leaps in the chip architecture. Intel will reach new highs on the CPU core count, and Broadwell will support the new DDR4 form of memory. Intel did not address Broadwell chips for laptops.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Desktop PCs Processors Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:52:26 +0000 admin 238750 at Secusmart puts its BlackBerry encryption chip to work on the desktop <p>At around €2,000 ($2800) each, the secure smartphones that SecuSmart showed at Cebit last year were out of reach of many businesses -- although three governments have since bought them to secure mobile phone calls between senior officials, according to CEO Hans-Christoph Quelle. Now the company has developed a less expensive and more flexible system intended for the enterprise and has extended the reach of its mobile system to secure VOIP calls on desktop phones.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Security Authentication Mobile Apps Encryption Processors Mobile Security Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:30:05 +0000 admin 238434 at Apple dominates 64-bit mobile chips as Android rivals lag <p>Apple dominates 64-bit mobile chip devices as rival smartphone makers wait for a 64-bit version of the Android OS, but that early lead could dissipate in the next four years, ABI Research said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The first 64-bit version of the Android OS is expected in the second half of the year. This will boost the adoption of 64-bit-compliant handsets and tablets, ABI said.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Android iPad iPhone Processors Mobile Technology Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:07:56 +0000 admin 238186 at 64-bit smartphones are coming, but Apple's iPhone 5s still stands alone <p>After top smartphone makers announced new products at Mobile World Congress this week, Apple's iPhone 5s remains the only 64-bit handset available. But with new chips announced at the show and 64-bit Android now ready, competitive handsets are only a few months away.</p> Mobile Technology Processors Smartphones Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:00:22 +0000 admin 237273 at Intel vs. ARM: Two titans' tangled fate <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Intel vs. ARM: Two titans' tangled fate" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If the PC and Intel are joined at the hip, then Intel is hobbled, with 2013's 10 percent drop in PC sales marking "the worst decline in PC market history," according to Gartner.</p> Computer Hardware ARM Intel Desktop PCs Processors Smartphones Tablets Mobile Technology Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 237265 at Samsung debuts new Exynos chips, questions linger on 64-bit plans <p>Samsung announced new 32-bit Exynos chips for smartphones and tablets with six- and eight-CPU cores, but left questions hanging on when the company will launch its first 64-bit chip.</p> <p>The new chips were revealed after Samsung teased a new chip called Exynos Infinity in a Twitter campaign in the days leading up to the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. Samsung launched the Galaxy S5 smartphone, which it initially announced with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, though the new Exynos eight-core chip will also be used, according to media reports.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Samsung Processors Smartphones Tablets Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:27:44 +0000 admin 237188 at AMD optimizes Android for Windows PCs and tablets <p>Advanced Micro Devices has optimized a version of Android for tablets and PCs containing its chips, and will sell it on new PCs through retail stores in Europe.</p> <p>AMD doesn't intend that Android will replace Windows on those devices, nor will it offer a dual-boot option. Rather, it will sell a version of the Google-backed OS packaged as a Windows executable by BlueStacks, a software company in which AMD Ventures owns a stake.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Android Laptop PCs Processors Tablets Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:30:34 +0000 admin 237091 at Intel ends wait for 64-bit Android on smartphones <p>The long wait for a 64-bit version of Android on smartphones is coming to a close, with Intel on Monday showing a version of the OS running on a handset.</p> <p>The OS was shown running on a smartphone with Intel's new dual-core smartphone chip code-named Merrifield during a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Intel had already shown tablets running an unfinished version of 64-bit Android with its Atom chip code-named Bay Trail.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Intel Android Processors Smartphones Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:45:35 +0000 admin 237030 at Qualcomm overtakes Apple with eight-core, 64-bit mobile processor <p>Qualcomm has leaped ahead of Apple in 64-bit mobile chip development with its first eight-core Snapdragon 615 chip for mobile devices, which has integrated LTE and 4K video rendering capabilities.</p> <p>The Snapdragon 615 will go into high-end smartphones and tablets, which should become available in the fourth quarter, a Qualcomm spokesman said in an email. High-end smartphones are typically priced above US$500.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Processors Smartphones Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:48:33 +0000 admin 236919 at Intel's new 15-core Xeon server chip pushes Itanium closer to end of life <p>The end-of-life writing is on the wall for Intel's high-end Itanium chip, with the launch this week of the high-performance usurper, the chip maker's 15-core Xeon E7 v2 chip.</p> <p>Intel's Itanium is found mostly in Hewlett-Packard servers running the HP-UX, OpenVMS, or Linux operating systems. But the Xeon E7 v2 chip, which is based on the x86 instruction set architecture, is slowly encroaching on the market occupied by Itanium, with Intel positioning it as a high-performance alternative that can run Windows and Linux.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Processors Servers Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:01:10 +0000 admin 236673 at Intel stresses in-memory computing with 15-core server chip <p>Intel has added up to 15 cores in its latest Xeon E7 v2 family of server processors, but is stressing in-memory computing improvements with the latest chips.</p> <p>The latest Xeon E7-4800 v2 chips, which are based on the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture, will be Intel's fastest server processors to date. The chips will go into high-uptime servers with up to 32 sockets, which typically handle enterprise applications such as databases, analytics tools, and ERP software.</p> Computer Hardware Processors Servers Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:41:49 +0000 admin 236593 at Samsung joins IBM, Google in OpenPower Consortium <p>Samsung has joined the fledgling OpenPower Consortium, an alliance led by IBM to push Power-based chip designs into hardware products like servers.</p> <p>The OpenPower Consortium was formed last August after IBM announced it would start licensing its Power architecture to third parties. The goals of the consortium include cooperating on hardware and software development around the Power architecture, which is largely used in high-end servers.</p> Google IBM Samsung Processors Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:47:16 +0000 admin 236241 at