IBM's decision to get out of the semiconductor manufacturing business may be of little consequence in a post-silicon world.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 21 October, 2014 06:45
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.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 21 October, 2014 00:22
IBM will sell the semiconductor technologies unit that makes its Power processors to GlobalFoundries, paying the chip manufacturer about US$1.3 billion to take two factories off its hands in a move to save money.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 20 October, 2014 22:01
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.
By Marc Ferranti and Agam Shah | 20 October, 2014 10:40
Samsung is partnering with chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries to increase the supply of low-power, high-speed chips for smartphones and tablets.
By Agam Shah | 18 April, 2014 08:04
GlobalFoundries, a contract chip manufacturer that works closely with semiconductor companies, appointed former Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha as its chief executive Monday.
By Jeremy Kirk | 07 January, 2014 05:30
A pair of eBay profiteers are trying to cash in on the shortages of Apple's new Vader-esque Mac Pro desktop computer by pricing their machines at nearly double the retail value.
By Gregg Keizer | 20 December, 2013 12:06
Apple today started taking orders for its pricy Mac Pro workstation, but shipping dates almost immediately slipped to February, irritating customers who have been awaiting the 'dark tower' desktop computer.
By Gregg Keizer | 19 December, 2013 17:12
Apple's radically redesigned Mac Pro workstation will go on sale Thursday, the Cupertino, Calif. company announced today.
By Gregg Keizer | 18 December, 2013 15:21
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.
By Lucas Mearian | 20 November, 2013 21:24
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.
By Joab Jackson | 18 November, 2013 19:15
AMD's new "Berlin" server APU will bring an innovative technology called HSA, or heterogeneous system architecture, when it launches in early 2014, and the company is already working hard to lay groundwork for its adoption.
By Jon Gold | 11 November, 2013 20:05
Usually, workstations are big and brutish. But HP is betting that workstation users are just like everyone else and want thin and light systems.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 11 September, 2013 20:09
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.
By Jack Gold | 01 July, 2013 12:57
Mobility has all but eclipsed speed and anything else as the capability garnering the most attention in desktop processors.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 10 May, 2013 19:33
Indiana University today dedicated the fastest supercomputer owned by a university to date -- the new Big Red II system.
By Jon Gold | 26 April, 2013 21:00
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and a consortium of top semiconductor companies are handing out US$194 million to universities for research that addresses the physical limitations of semiconductors and chips.
By Agam Shah | 17 January, 2013 20:34
To break its slump in the server market, Advanced Micro Devices is adopting an aggressive strategy whose goals include the introduction of new ARM and x86 chips by 2014 and continued improvements to its Opteron line in the meantime.
By Agam Shah | 17 December, 2012 11:16
Advanced Micro Devices has cut orders to contract chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries, expecting a "choppy demand environment" in the next few quarters.
By John Ribeiro | 07 December, 2012 05:56
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