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RISC creator is pushing open source chips for cloud computing and the internet of things

Fed up with the limitations of current computer chips and their related intellectual property, a team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, is pushing an open source alternative. 726 more words

Cloud Computing

These electric skates are on a roll

Along the spectrum of personal transportation, ranging from roller sneakers and the Segway to hover boards and flying cars, there lies this latest innovation. Appropriately dubbed “RocketSkates,” … 260 more words

Makers Movement

Tech on Tour hits the road: 6 months later

After tirelessly crisscrossing the globe for several years offering hands-on technical training, the Atmel team kicked off a new Tech on Tour era this past January with a tricked-out mobile trailer. 952 more words

Makers Movement

Future of Transistors and Microprocessors

“In 1958, Jack Kilby built the first integrated circuit flip-flop with two transistors at Texas Instruments. In 2008, Intel’s Itanium microprocessor contained more than 2 billion transistors and a 16 Gb Flash memory contained more than 4 billion transistors. 658 more words


AMD slightly misses second-quarter earnings targets as PC market chugs along

Advanced Micro Devices slightly missed earnings targets for the second quarter as the PC market revenues slowed.

AMD is the No. 2 provider of processors for PCs, and its results relay how well the computer market is doing. 457 more words


Intel beats expectations on strong second-quarter PC sales

Intel reported that its second quarter earnings were above expectations on strong PC sales.

Intel’s results are a bellwether for the PC industry, as it is the world’s largest chip maker. 798 more words


TSMC Begins Shipping First Batch of Microprocessors to Apple

Chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has begun shipping its first batch of microprocessors to Apple, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal… 202 more words