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  • Design flaw in Intel processors opens door to rootkits, researcher says

    A design flaw in the x86 processor architecture dating back almost two decades could allow attackers to install a rootkit in the low-level firmware of computers, a security researcher said Thursday. Such malware could be undetectable by security products.

    07 Aug. 15 10:40 Written by Lucian Constantin
  • IBM's chip business sale gets national security scrutiny

    IBM's plan to transfer its semiconductor manufacturing business to GlobalFoundries faces a government review over national security implications. It has the potential of being complicated because of IBM's role as a defense supplier.

    23 Oct. 14 07:29 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • IBM prepares for a post-silicon world

    IBM's decision to get out of the semiconductor manufacturing business may be of little consequence in a post-silicon world.

    21 Oct. 14 06:45 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • IBM exits semiconductor business and recreates itself

    With its decision today to sell its semiconductor business, IBM is shifting from manufacturing to a company that focuses on research, software and advanced systems development.

    21 Oct. 14 00:22 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • IBM 'major announcement' points to deal on chip manufacturing

    Under pressure to boost margins, IBM is set to make what it calls a "major business announcement" Monday morning, raising the possibility that it has finalized a deal to transfer chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries.

    20 Oct. 14 10:40 Written by Marc Ferranti and Agam Shah
  • Samsung teams with GlobalFoundries on 3D chips

    Samsung is partnering with chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries to increase the supply of low-power, high-speed chips for smartphones and tablets.

    18 April 14 08:04 Written by Agam Shah
  • Dark tower Mac Pro goes on sale Thursday

    Apple's radically redesigned Mac Pro workstation will go on sale Thursday, the Cupertino, Calif. company announced today.

    18 Dec. 13 15:21 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • DDR4 memory may not find way into PCs, tablets until 2015

    Crucial last week joined the ranks of leading venders to announce it will be shipping DDR4 memory by the end of the year, but Intel and AMD aren't expected to begin supporting the new memory boards with their processors until late next year.

    20 Nov. 13 21:24 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • China continues reign with top supercomputer

    China has maintained its lead in the twice-yearly ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers, with the Chinese National University of Defense Technology's Tianhe-2 system bringing 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) to the contest, almost twice the calculations offered by the runner up, the Titan Cray system run by the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

    18 Nov. 13 19:15 Written by Joab Jackson
  • With BlackBerry reportedly hacked, is anything secure?

    Is anything secure anymore? The National Security Agency (NSA) leaks have produced a number of side effects. What we assumed was a safe form of communications is perhaps not so secure after all. The gold standard of secure mobile messaging, BlackBerry, may have been compromised.

    01 July 13 12:57 Written by Jack Gold

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