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China devotes $22B to domestic chip industry expansion

China is pouring more money into its semiconductor ambitions. The state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup, which has been building up the country’s chip industry, received a 150 billion yuan ($22 billion) investment.

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MIT researchers set out to create self-assembling chips

Researchers have come up with a unique self-assembling technique that could be used to cram more features on smaller chip geometries.

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Intel's next-gen hyperfast Optane SSDs for PCs to ship in April

Intel's new Optane memory for PCs will let laptops and desktops boot up twice as fast and boost storage performance 14x for a range of activities.

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6 things you need to know about Apple’s A11 iPhone processor

TSMC will begin churning out Apple’s next generation A11-series processors for the next-generation iPhone in April -- what can you expect

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Google's Android Things OS won't work on new Raspberry Pi board

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W was designed to be a board to make internet of things devices, but a key OS from Google won't work on the hardware.

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Intel merges A.I. operations into a new unit

Intel's artificial intelligence efforts have been scattered over many different units but are now being united into a single operating group.

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The goal of a new machine

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is exhibiting a key element of The Machine, its testbed for making computing memory-centric, at the Cebit trade show.

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The anatomy of a powerful desktop with an ARM chip

When he was growing up, a dream of Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds was to acquire the Acorn Archimedes, a groundbreaking personal computer with the first ARM RISC chips.

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ARM pushes its chip performance to catch Intel, AMD

Can ARM chips compete neck-and-neck with Intel and AMD on benchmarks? That could be happening sooner than you think.

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New Qualcomm chip to bring smartphone features to 'candy-bar' phones

Qualcomm believes there's an untapped opportunity in candy bar phones, and believes it can bring smartphone-like power to these handsets. So it has made the 205 Mobile chip, which will bring LTE capabilities, better graphics and more...

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AMD's Radeon memory business slows down

AMD's Radeon memory business has slowed down, with fewer products available in the U.S. and no new product releases since the introduction of the Polaris GPUs.

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Intel pursuing new chips as it plots a wearables future

Intel is pursuing chips like Curie for wearables; it will be smaller and faster than existing chips, and help make sleeker wearables.

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Intel-Mobileye merger to boost BMW's self-driving car plans

Mobileye’s buyout by Intel buttresses a decision by the vehicle vision system firm to favor BMW with its EyeQ vision chip technology over Tesla.

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Nvidia, Bosch to make self-driving car computer with new Xavier chip

Nvidia's next big chip called Xavier is headed first to self-driving cars, and the company is working with Bosch to develop such systems.

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Why Intel put a smartphone chip in Tag Heuer's $1,600 smartwatch

Do smartwatches need upgrades every few years like PCs? It's not clear yet, but Intel's powerful chip in the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45, a $1,600 luxury smartwatch, will ensure the wearable isn't outdated anytime soon.

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Intel's PC chief talks about 5G, chip design changes

Intel surprised many when the company hired outsider Venkata Renduchintala to lead the company's PC, IoT and Systems Architecture groups. He's now spearheading a cultural change at the company, getting employees to think beyond PCs.

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Facebook, Microsoft target faster services with new A.I. server designs

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out some staggering statistics related to its social networks. Each day, users watch 100 million hours of video, 400 million people use Messenger and more than 95 million photos and videos are posted on...

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What's Microsoft after with Windows Server on ARM?

It was unclear today just what kind of edge Microsoft might gain by partnering with Qualcomm and others to run Windows Server on ARM processors.

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