Israel offers Intel $290 million to expand
News & Analysis 7/27/2011 11 comments
The Israeli government is offering semiconductor giant Intel up to 1 billion shekels (about $290 million) to expand its manufacturing operations in the country, according to local reports.
A Volt for a week
Blog 7/22/2011 16 comments
I have a Chevy Volt to drive for a week. If you have any questions on the car or its operation, post them here and I'll try and answer them.
Taiwan comforted by Apple chip spend cycle
News & Analysis 7/22/2011 2 comments
Despite concern about the global economic situation Taiwan is taking comfort from an expected cycle of semiconductor purchasing to come in the second half of 2011, driven by the needs of forthcoming Apple products, according to a Taiwan Economic News report.
No new CEO as AMD misses sales estimates
News & Analysis 7/21/2011 11 comments
AMD reported second quarter sales that fell short of analysts' expectations despite record microprocessor shipments in the quarter. The company did not appoint a new permanent CEO, as had been speculated.
Intel boosts capex, eyeing 7-nm node
News & Analysis 7/20/2011 9 comments
Intel Corp. is edging up capital expenses this year, in part to pave the way to 7-nm process technology and to bolster its efforts in tablets and so-called ultrabooks.
IAR releases starter kit for NXP’s LPC1780 MCUs
Product News 7/20/2011 Post a comment
IAR's KickStart Kit for LPC1788 is a complete starter kit for NXP’s ARM Cortex-M3 based LPC1780 microcontroller family. The kit includes an evaluation board, software development tools, an IAR J-Link Lite debug probe, and software.
Mergers help Intel report record growth
News & Analysis 7/20/2011 5 comments
Bouyed in part by recent acquisitions, Intel posted its fifth consecutive quarter of record revenues and forecasted about 25 percent in revenue growth for its current fiscal year.
Parallel x86 software support for $250
Product News 7/19/2011 Post a comment
Vector Fabrics BV has announced the availability of its vfThreaded-x86 cloud-based software tool to help with the parallelization and optimization of applications for multi-core x86 architectures.
SeaMicro packs 384 x86 processors in server
News & Analysis 7/19/2011 3 comments
Startup SeaMicro Inc. has announced it has packed 384 64-bit Intel Atom dual-core processors into a server. The resulting system, dubbed SM10000-64HD, delivers 768 1.66-GHz x86 cores in 10 rack units (17.5 inches).
IHS: ARM ICs to be in 23% of laptops in 2015
News & Analysis 7/18/2011 8 comments
Nearly one in four notebooks PCs made in 2015 will feature ARM-based processors, offering the first real competition to Intel's x86 architecture in the PC microprocessor market, according to a forecast issued by market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Too much ado about Freescale's debt
Blog 7/17/2011 3 comments
It’s summer, I am traveling, and you’d think the last thing I should be thinking about is Freescale’s $6.6 billion debt. I agree. But somehow, that’s where my head is.
SpiNNaker ARM chip slide show
Research 7/14/2011 9 comments
A selection of photographs of the 18-core ARM processor developed at the University of Manchester for the purpose of simulating the human brain.