Chipsets archive

  • Sigma buys chipmaker Foveon
    Cameras

    Sigma buys chipmaker Foveon

    By 11 November 2008

    Sigma has bought the company that has built the chips for all of its digital compact and DSLR cameras. Foveon became known for its three layer, X3, image sensor technology, which Sigma has used most recently in its 14-megapixel SD15 DSLR, which was launched...

  • AMD cuts 500 employees
    Online

    AMD cuts 500 employees

    By 7 November 2008

    AMD has been hit hard by the economic downturn, and has now admitted that it is going to take the drastic step of cutting 500 employees. The company currently has a total staff of 15,500, but has not said where the job losses have been made. The news...

  • Intel reveals exactly what to expect from Nehalem
    Online

    Intel reveals exactly what to expect from Nehalem

    By 5 November 2008

    Intel's Nehalem or Core i7 chip was mooted for release this year, and it has yet to appear, but the excitement is still building. So why should we be bothered about it? Well, Nehalem will mean faster computers. It is to be the company's second and last...

  • Intel unveils six-core Xeon 7400 processor
    Online

    Intel unveils six-core Xeon 7400 processor

    By 16 September 2008

    This is the monster of all chips - the Intel six-core Xeon 7400 processor. Joining the chip series, that was codenamed "Dunnington", this is expected to be the last of the Penryn family as Intel is soon to move over to a new chip tech, or processor architecture,...

  • Intel making new chips for netbooks
    Online

    Intel making new chips for netbooks

    By 22 August 2008

    In amongst the announcements from the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), the chaps at Ars Technica have spotted something that could suggest new processors for mini-notebooks are on the way. Intel says in a press release: "Perlmutter also introduced the company's...

  • Dell extends warranty on faulty laptops
    Laptops

    Dell extends warranty on faulty laptops

    By 19 August 2008

    Dell has announced that it is going to extend the warranties on a whole host of its laptops following on from the admittal that they may be affected by a faulty chipset. In July, we reported that a fault with Nvidia chips could see up to 34 lines of laptops...

  • iPhone 3G chip problems
    Phones

    iPhone 3G chip problems

    By 15 August 2008

    A research report from Nomura and an article from BusinessWeek are both suggesting that the iPhone 3G has a chip fault. In particular, they report that iPhone 3G users are complaining that their internet speeds aren't up to scratch and also that the device...

  • Nvidia dips into the red
    Online

    Nvidia dips into the red

    By 13 August 2008

    It did warn us, but it seems the last financial quarter has been a tough one for Nvidia. Nvidia reported revenue of $892.7 million for the second quarter, a decrease of some 5%. This means that The company dipped into the red this quarter, with an operating...

  • Alienware PCs get world's most powerful graphics card
    Gaming

    Alienware PCs get world's most powerful graphics card

    By 12 August 2008

    Alienware is claiming it can deliver a new level of intensity for HD gaming by bringing the "world's most powerful graphics card" to its PCs. Alienware’s top end desktop machines now feature the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Graphics Card. Alienware claims...

  • Apple to use dedicated movie chips?
    Home Cinema

    Apple to use dedicated movie chips?

    By 12 August 2008

    It's all rumours at the moment, but there are whisperings on the web that Apple is going to make a break into HD movie editing. According to Silicon Alley Insider, and Electronista, some of Apple's products currently in development could have a new chipset...

  • AMD promises 8 and 12 core chips
    Online

    AMD promises 8 and 12 core chips

    By 22 July 2008

    AMD is promising a new processor socket in 2010 as well as revealing plans for eight and 12 core chips. The new DDR3-compatible socket are likely to be eight core chips – a second revision of 45nm process architecture, says PC Plus. The eight core chip,...

  • Nvidia promises most advanced GPU ever built
    Online

    Nvidia promises most advanced GPU ever built

    By 17 June 2008

    Nvidia is claiming it has built the most advanced GPU ever. The company has today launched its new family of GeForce GTX 200 graphics processors (GPUs). This includes the GeForce GTX 280 and GeForce GTX 260 which is claimed has enough computing processing...

  • IBM to cool chips using water
    Online

    IBM to cool chips using water

    By 6 June 2008

    Cutting edge technology could see water being used to cool the next generation of PC chips. IBM has revealed that its scientists have managed to build a water cooling system into a 3D chip. The prototype device is layered with thousands of "hair-width"...

  • CSR chip boasts GPS and FM
    Phones

    CSR chip boasts GPS and FM

    By 4 June 2008

    CSR has annoucned a new Bluetooth chip which it claims could revolutionise the mobile phone market. The seventh generation BlueCore Bluetooth chip offers integrated enhanced GPS and FM transmit and receive technologies. For those of you in the know -...

  • Nvidia making chips for UMPCs
    Laptops

    Nvidia making chips for UMPCs

    By 2 June 2008

    Images and info have been leaked of what looks like an Acer rival to the Asus Eee PC. And Dell has also strongly hinted that it is going to take on Acer, HP and MSI in the UMPC market - but could a whole host of other manufacturers follow using an announcement...

  • AMD still not making profit
    Online

    AMD still not making profit

    By 21 April 2008

    The chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is still in the doldrums and seems unable to boost its sales and compete with Intel. The company has reported its sixth quarterly loss in a row admitting a loss of $358m (around £180m) between January and March....

  • Bendy silicon chip unveiled
    Online

    Bendy silicon chip unveiled

    By 28 March 2008

    A new wave of flexible electronic devices could be made possible by a new design of silicon chip. US scientists have designed a new chip that can bend and fold. The chips are made of concertina-like folds of ultra-thin silicon bonded to sheets of rubber,...

  • Billion dollar computer chip complex to be built
    Online

    Billion dollar computer chip complex to be built

    By 12 March 2008

    Three major computer chip manufacturers are to team up to build a $14.7 billion chip complex. TSMC has signed a deal with two other Taiwan chip makers - Powerchip Semiconductor and Vanguard - and has now started work on building new plants in its native...

  • Hints at a six-core chip from Intel
    Online

    Hints at a six-core chip from Intel

    By 27 February 2008

    A six-core chip could be on the cards from Intel, which could seriously shake up the computer processor market. A slide which seemed to show a "Dunnington" version of Xeon chip with six Penryn processing cores has managed to leak onto the internet after...