January 8, 2012

With AMD Gone, Intel's Only True Competitor is ARM

The Economist, The Economist

LAS VEGAS is a city of fast bucks, fast food and fast marriages. It could also be the place where a long war was declared. On January 10th Paul Otellini, the boss of Intel, will address the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a vast gathering of gadget-makers, sellers and aficionados in Sin City. He will introduce a phalanx of products showcasing the chips the world’s largest...

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May 15, 2012
AMD Fires New Chipset at Intel
Leo Kelion, BBC News
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has launched its new Trinity processor family boasting "twice the performance per watt" of its earlier Llano chips. Like Intel's rival Ivy Bridge release, the update includes up to four CPU (central... more ››
May 17, 2012
AMD's Secret Weapon
Charlie Demerjian, SemiAccurate
AMD’s new A10/Trinity chip is not that impressive from a checklist point of view, but under the surface, it has a killer feature. Most people don’t understand energy use and performance per watt, but that is Trinity’s ace... more ››
May 15, 2012
The Slow Death of Overclocking
Joel Hruska, Extreme Tech
In the weeks since Ivy Bridge launched, it’s come out that Intel used thermal paste between the CPU’s heat spreader and the actual die, rather than the fluxless solder it debuted with Prescott and adopted for... more ››
May 14, 2012
How Samsung and Apple Are Killing Intel
Jean-Louis Gassee, Monday Note
Fascinating doesn’t do justice to the spectacle, nor to the stakes. Taken in pairs, these giants exchange fluids – products and billion$ – while fiercely fighting with their other half. Each company is the World’s... more ››
May 4, 2012
Intel Wants to Plug Phones Into Brains
David Goldman, CNN Money
Show off a new gadget to your friends or family and inevitably one person in the group will declare, "Soon they'll just plug these things directly into your brain!" And everyone will laugh, as if they've never heard that joke... more ››