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AMD pins its hopes on ARM servers and custom semi design

AMD is pinning its growth hopes on a combination of ARM servers and custom semi design as part of its recovery strategy under new CEO Lisa Su. According to CFO Devinder Kumar, speaking on a recent conference call, the company hopes that ARM servers will account for as much as 15 per cent of the total server market in less ... Read More »

Of Raspberry Pi and CSI: how portable DNA analysis tools are helping police forensics, agriculture and medicine

Author: John Leonard Source: Computing | 05 May 2015 Categories: Chips and Components | Applications Tags: Raspberry pi | Analytics | Big data | Health | Dna database | Dna | Bioinformatics | Genetics Genetic sequencing. The the very words conjure up images of supercomputers, cleanrooms filled with expensive… Read More »

Intel ‘eating its own children’ by ignoring low-end laptop space claims AMD

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AMD break-up rumours persist as revenue estimates drop

Chip-designer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has lowered its revenue estimates for the second quarter of 2015, re-igniting rumours that the company is to stage a break-up.  The company lowered its revenue estimate below analysts’ average yesterday, saying it now expects “second quarter revenue to decrease approximately 8 per cent sequentially, compared to the previous guidance of down by four per ... Read More »

Goodbye, ‘tick-tock’: Intel to delay 10nm processor switch until 2017

Intel has today confirmed what many had feared – that it will enter into a third generation of building 14 nanometer resolution processors – bucking Moore’s Law and effectively ending the company’s so-called “tick-tock” manufacturing strategy. Intel now intends to make the transition to 10nm manufacturing in the second half of 2017. In accordance with Moore’s Law – that says ... Read More »

As PC sales slip, Microsoft, Lenovo, HP and Dell band together for ‘PC Does What?’ campaign

As PC sales slip, Microsoft, Lenovo, HP and Dell band together for ‘PC Does What?’ campaign Read More »

Qualcomm to axe 15 per cent of workforce, slash costs, and could split business

Autodesk shift to cloud could boost stock 50 per cent Read More »

Intel invests $50m in the Delft University of Technology to advance quantum computing

The Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands and the Dutch Organisation for Applied Research (TNO) have partnered with Intel in a 10-year project to accelerate advancements in quantum computing. Intel will invest $50m into QuTech, the quantum research institute of the Delft University of Technology over the next decade. The scheme will see the multinational technology company ... Read More »

iPhone 7 to be ‘thinnest smartphone’ ever

The iPhone 7 – which may or may not be announced at this coming Wednesday’s Apple event (probably not…), is set to be the world’s thinnest smartphone, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. A new report by Kuo mentions a device thickness of 6.0mm, a clear 0.9mm thinner than the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which measure ... Read More »

NASA and Google extend partnership with D-Wave to develop quantum computing powered artificial intelligence

Google is collaborating with US space agency NASA and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) to investigate how quantum computing can advance machine learning and artificial intelligence. Working in partnership with quantum computing company D-Wave Systems, Google, NASA and the USRA will use a succession of D-Wave quantum computing systems over the next seven years. The agreement comes shortly after ... Read More »

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