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Intel’s fourth quarter boom blows its troubles away

New CEO Bob Swan gets a quicker-than-expected recovery.

Intel’s fourth quarter boom blows its troubles away

New CEO Bob Swan gets a quicker-than-expected recovery.
Scientists May Have Discovered Universal Memory, DRAM Replacement

Scientists May Have Discovered Universal Memory, DRAM Replacement

Scientists have been searching for a non-volatile memory that could serve as both DRAM and primary storage. A group of UK researchers thinks they've found one. The post Scientists May Have Discovered
Intel spends $2 billion for Israeli AI chipmaker

Intel spends $2 billion for Israeli AI chipmaker

Intel is putting its money where its mouth is when its comes to the market for artificial intelligence by saying its has reached a deal to acquire AI chip technology developer Habana Labs for $2
Google AI chief Jeff Dean interview: Machine learning trends in 2020

Google AI chief Jeff Dean interview: Machine learning trends in 2020

Google AI chief Jeff Dean talks about the carbon footprint of machine learning, how ML can help design ASIC chips for ML, and 2020 trends.

Takeaways from Nvidia’s latest quarterly earnings

Nvidia has been on a wild growth ride the past five years. Surfing a wave around AI deep learning and cryptocurrency where its specialized chip architecture is among the highest performing, the

In the Midst of a Trade War, One Tech CEO Has a Message: Stay Agile

Semiconductor makers are facing big challenges around the China trade war, and AMD's Lisa Su admits "it's an adjustment."

In the Midst of a Trade War, One Tech CEO Has a Message: Stay Agile

Semiconductor makers are facing big challenges around the China trade war, and AMD's Lisa Su admits "it's an adjustment."
TSMC Announces Major Expansion to Feed 7nm, 5nm Demand

TSMC Announces Major Expansion to Feed 7nm, 5nm Demand

TSMC has made a major change to its CapEx strategy for the back half of 2019, with a surprise $4B increase. The company plans to invest heavily in 7nm and 5nm capacity. The post TSMC Announces Major
MIT Devises ‘Electroadhesive Stamp’ to Build Ultra-Complex Circuit Boards

MIT Devises ‘Electroadhesive Stamp’ to Build Ultra-Complex Circuit Boards

Researchers at MIT have developed a new technology that could help robots manipulate the tiniest of tiny components, and they call it an electroadhesive stamp. The post MIT Devises ‘Electroadhesive
Intel Proposes New Type of Memory to Fix Speculative Execution Flaws

Intel Proposes New Type of Memory to Fix Speculative Execution Flaws

Intel has a proposal for a new type of memory that could solve many of the speculative execution issues that have bedeviled the semiconductor industry in general (and itself in particular) since
Bosch is detonating mini-explosions in electric cars to make them safer

Bosch is detonating mini-explosions in electric cars to make them safer

An electric car's powertrain becomes a rescue team's worst enemy during a crash. Bosch developed a way to detonate mini-explosions when it detects a car crash to prevent electrical shocks.
Could Killing Off Motherboards Boost PC Performance?

Could Killing Off Motherboards Boost PC Performance?

Semiconductor manufacturers are pursuing new methods of improving absolute performance. What if we junked motherboards? The post Could Killing Off Motherboards Boost PC Performance? appeared first on
HiSilicon Kirin 990: A 5G Powerhouse

HiSilicon Kirin 990: A 5G Powerhouse

HiSilicon has launched its new high-end mobile processor (or SoC) known as the Kirin 990 at IFA in Berlin.Kirin 990 is the new chip that is expected to power both the high-end and select premium
Chinese Foundry SMIC Begins 14nm Production

Chinese Foundry SMIC Begins 14nm Production

Mainland China's most advanced foundry has begun 14nm risk production, with revenue contribution expected by the end of this year. The post Chinese Foundry SMIC Begins 14nm Production appeared first

The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants

With the end of Moore’s Law, new semiconductors are required for a cloud-native, data-dominated, AI-powered, IoT world. The rise of new players will put silicon back into Silicon Valley.

Why chipmaker Broadcom is spending big bucks for aging enterprise software companies

Last year Broadcom, a chipmaker, raised eyebrows when it acquired CA Technologies, an enterprise software company with a broad portfolio of products, including a sizable mainframe software tools
How Are Process Nodes Defined?

How Are Process Nodes Defined?

We talk about process nodes a lot at ExtremeTech, but we don't always drill down into how nodes are defined or how they differ between manufacturers. Let's fix that. The post How Are Process Nodes
Micron opens modern new north San Jose campus amid growth spurt

Micron opens modern new north San Jose campus amid growth spurt

Micron's new campus represents a major feather in the cap for San Jose, which has been on a hot streak lately in terms of attracting major tech operations.

Samsung posts 55.6% drop in second-quarter profit as it copes with weak demand and a trade dispute

As it forecast earlier this month, Samsung reported a steep drop in its second-quarter earnings due to lower market demand for chips and smartphones. The company said its second-quarter operating