Intel Capital starts $100 million apps investment fund
News & Analysis 11/26/2011 1 comment
Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of the world's biggest chip maker, said it has launched a $100 million fund to invest in invest in software tools and services companies developing applications and digital content for mobile devices and PCs.
Video teardown gets inside iPhone 4S
News & Analysis 11/23/2011 4 comments
UBM TechInsights posted an interactive video animation of an Apple iPhone 4S teardown that lets viewers click through areas of interest inside the new smartphone.
HP's profits plummet after nixing WebOS
News & Analysis 11/21/2011 6 comments
Hewlett-Packard's quarterly profit sank a whopping 91 percent to nearly zero in its latest quarter due to $2.1 billion in costs associated mainly with its decision to jettison its WebOS tablet and smartphone business.
Spain, Nvidia plan ARM-based supercomputer
News & Analysis 11/14/2011 7 comments
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has announced it will develop a hybrid supercomputer based on Nvidia Corp.'s Tegra ARM CPUs and the firm's CUDA-supporting Tesla GPUs, with hopes of reaching exascale performance.
TSMC reports strong October sales bounce
News & Analysis 11/10/2011 1 comment
chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has posted a significant sequential sales increase in October, providing more evidence of an upturn in the semiconductor market.
Combine power feed and data link via cable for remote peripherals
Design How-To 11/10/2011 6 comments
It is possible to combine power distribution and high-speed data transmission by sharing a shielded twisted pair cable. A power feed network is necessary at both ends for power injection and extraction. By properly designing this network, and managing power supply switching noise, performance degradation is minimized.
IDC: PC processor sales rose 12% in Q3
News & Analysis 11/3/2011 2 comments
PC microprocessor revenues rose to $10.7 billion in the third quarter, up 12 percent from the second quarter and up 16 percent compared to the third quarter of 2010, according to IDC.
Foundries have 28-nm yield issues, say execs
News & Analysis 11/2/2011 4 comments
Although foundry chip manufacturing will continue to grow faster than the overall chip market for the next few years, it is currently facing challenges at the leading-edge 28-nm manufacturing node, according to market analysis company Gartner and others.