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NVIDIA Tegra: The Mobile Charge by Russ Joseph — last modified 2008-06-27 10:07
NVIDIA is announcing its Tegra line of products which are aimed at the mobile market and are designed as essentially a “system on a chip”.
EE Times: IBM water cools 3D chips by Russ Joseph — last modified 2008-06-27 10:12
IBM's Zurich Research Laboratory on Thursday (June 5) demonstrated three-dimensional chip stacks that are cooled with water.
Computex 2008: VIA and NVIDIA Begin Beautiful Friendship by Russ Joseph — last modified 2008-06-27 10:13
 
Military Supercomputer Sets Record by Russ Joseph — last modified 2008-06-27 10:15
An American military supercomputer, assembled from components originally designed for video game machines, has reached a long-sought-after computing milestone by processing more than 1.026 quadrillion calculations per second.
EE Times: Latest News The truth about last year's Xbox 360 recall by Russ Joseph — last modified 2008-06-27 10:15
When Microsoft Corp. announced a mammoth global recall of its Xbox 360 a year ago, the software giant never disclosed the exact source of the game console's heat problem that led to the fiasco.
A 30-picowatt processor for sensors by Russ Joseph — last modified 2008-06-27 10:16
University of Michigan (U-M) researchers have developed an ultra low power microchip which ‘uses 30,000 times less power in sleep mode and 10 times less in active mode than comparable chips now on the market.’
Light-emitting particles to support new form of computing by Russ Joseph — last modified 2008-06-27 10:17
U.S. physicists are using particles called excitons to develop transistors that could be better suited to fast communication.
One tonne 'Baby' marks its birth by Russ Joseph — last modified 2008-06-27 10:17
Sixty years ago the "modern computer" was born in a lab in Manchester.
Building the Green Data Center by Russ Joseph — last modified 2008-06-27 10:18
 
AMD delivers TeraFLOPS graphics chip by Russ Joseph — last modified 2008-06-27 10:18
AMD says it has achieved two firsts in visual computing: the launch of the first teraFLOPS graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 4850, and the first graphics card featuring ultra high bandwidth GDDR5 memory, the ATI Radeon HD 4870.
OLPC set to dump x86 for Arm chips in XO-2 by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-03-17 11:54
One Laptop Per Child is set to dump x86 processors, instead opting to put low-power Arm-based processors in its next-generation XO-2 laptop with the aim of improving battery life.
New graphics firm promises real-time ray tracing by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-03-17 11:57
The potential for real-time ray tracing has been a major talking point in 3D graphics ever since Intel announced its plans for the x86-based multi-core Larrabee discrete graphics chip at IDF in 2007. However, a new graphics company called Caustic Graphics reckons that it’s already uncovered the secret of real-time ray tracing with a chip that it says “enables your CPU/GPU to shade with rasterisation-like efficiency.”
Sun pushes SSDs in servers to reduce costs, improve performance by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-03-17 12:00
Sun has laid out more of its plans for using solid-state drives in its servers, which it says will help customers to reduce energy costs and improve application performance in the datacenter. The company is offering SSDs that customers can slide into their storage bays and, in the future, plans to integrate them onto the server motherboard itself to provide faster data access for I/O-intensive applications, said Michael Cornwell, lead technologist of flash memory at Sun.
Would an IBM Takeover of Sun Be Good for Green, Too? by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-03-27 09:06
Big Blue's rumored interest in Sun Microsystems would give it Java's open mobile platform for cloud computing. Would green IT be set back?
Nvidia countersues Intel in licensing battle by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-03-27 09:23
Graphics chipmaker Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) countersued Intel Corp (INTC.O) for breach of contract on Thursday, alleging that Intel made misleading statements designed to undermine Nvidia's licensing rights.
Sun Micro Troops Fearful, Incredulous About IBM by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-03-27 09:23
Now, Sun Microsystem's biggest coup may well be selling itself to one of the industry's oldest names at a sky-high premium, spelling perhaps the end of an era for a loss-making firm that shed virtually its entire stock value in under a decade.
Chip industry outlook improving, says TSMC's Chang by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-03-27 09:28
The prospects for the semiconductor industry are better than they were a month ago...
Netbook Chips Create a Low-Power Cloud by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-04-17 16:15
Using a cluster of the same processors that normally show up in netbooks and similar mobile devices, researchers have created a powerful server architecture that draws less power than a lightbulb.
Diatoms could triple solar cell efficiency by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-04-17 16:46
Microscopic algae called diatoms could help triple the electrical output of experimental, dye-sensitized solar cells, according to researchers at Oregon State University and Portland State University.
Video Game Industry Sales Fall by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-04-17 16:45
The video-game industry suffered a 17% drop in sales at U.S. retailers in March, but the unusual decline is the result of Easter, a big holiday for sales, falling in April this year, a market research firm said.
Intel Unveils Nehalem-EX Octal-Core Server CPU by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-05-29 10:45
Intel just held a press conference in which the company spoke about its next-generation server processor, currently code-named Nehalem-EX.
Intel's Nehalem EX to gain error correction technology by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-05-29 10:52
Intel's eight-core Nehalem EX server processor will include a technology derived from its high-end Itanium chips that helps to reduce data corruption and ensure reliable server performance, the company said Tuesday.
Server Sales At 12-Year Low As Dell Leads Decline by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-05-29 11:03
The economic downturn is killing server sales, with worldwide server revenue tumbling 24.5 percent in the first quarter to its lowest quarterly total in 12 years, with sales of blade servers dropping for the first time, according to IDC.
Chip sales improve for second month in a row by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-05-29 11:08
The three-month moving average of global chip sales is expected to come in $15.2 billion in April, up by 3.4 percent from the $14.7 billion reported in March, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
Intel's Lynnfield chip expected to ship in late August by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-05-29 11:11
Intel's upcoming Lynnfield processor will be in the spotlight at the Computex exhibition in Taipei next week, as hardware makers and computer vendors gear up for the release of the chip later this year.
Sun Is Said to Cancel Big Chip Project by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-06-19 04:46
According to two people briefed on Sun’s plans, the company has canceled its Rock chip project, putting an end to one of its biggest revitalization bets.
Nvidia: For smartbooks, Windows CE beats Android by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-06-19 05:03
Despite the hype surrounding Google Inc.'s Android operating system, Nvidia Inc. sees more immediate promise in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows CE for ARM-based netbooks.
NVIDIA pops out five new mobile GPUs to fill invisible gaps in its 200M series lineup by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-06-19 04:55
NVIDIA is filling in what it presumes to be holes in its next-generation GPU lineup.
CPUs gear up for--and some avoid--Hot Chips by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-06-19 05:15
The preliminary program for the annual Hot Chips conference says a lot about the state of the microprocessor industry both for what's on it, and for what's not.
Nvidia touts rapid GPU performance boost by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-09-04 12:53
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has predicted that GPU computing will experience a rapid performance boost over the next six years. According to Huang, GPU compute is likely to increase its current capabilities by 570x, while 'pure' CPU performance will progress by a limited 3x.
EU to Probe Oracle-Sun Deal by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-09-04 12:56
The European Commission opened an antitrust investigation into Oracle Corp.'s $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems Inc., dealing a blow to Oracle's efforts to keep Sun customers who are increasingly being wooed by rival technology companies.
Report: Intel's Braidwood flash memory module could kill SSD market by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-09-04 12:59
Intel's upcoming Braidwood NAND flash memory module, which is aimed at giving users faster boot-ups and application launches, could undermine solid-state disk (SSD) demand, according to a recent report on the new technology.
EE Times: SRAM market consolidates as Sony exits by Russ Joseph — last modified 2009-09-04 13:05
Last week, for example, U.S.-based SRAM maker GSI Technology Inc. acquired the assets related to Sony Corp.'s SRAM product line. ''The deal eliminates Sony as a competitor. Additionally, we expect the NEC/Renesas combination to further consolidate the SRAM market,'' said Edwin Mok, an analyst with Needham & Co. LLC, in a report.

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