Researchers report progress on parallel path
News & Analysis 8/24/2009 4 comments
At Hot Chips, labs from Berkeley, Stanford and Illinois will deliver what amounts to their first report cards on their efforts to beat a path to programming tomorrow's many-core microprocessors, a task many have characterized as the most ambitious in the history of computer science.
Analyst sees upside for chip makers in HP results
News & Analysis 8/19/2009 Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard's net profit fell considerably in the company's fiscal third quarter, but a financial analyst said the results--including a 2 percent year-to-year increase in PC sales and possibly record inventory lows--bode well for semiconductor suppliers.
Trade group still wary of Taiwan's DRAM plan
News & Analysis 8/14/2009 Post a comment
Despite the recent launch of Taiwan Memory Company and its subsequent investment in Japan's Elpida, broader issues of consolidation and high levels of debt among Taiwan's DRAM players remain unresolved, according to a trade group.