Electronics

Can Brian Krzanich’s practicality revive Intel? – Fortune

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014

Krzanich may turn out to be a CEO so practical-minded he gets exactly what he wants in the end, even if it means passing serendipity along the way. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE — All along Intel’s (INTC) storied history, an investment in the company has essentially been a vote of confidence in Moore’s law — the observation, named after an Intel founder, that the number of transistors on a…

AMD turns a profit… but can it last? – ZDNet (blog)

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

After Intel missed its earnings expectation, all eyes were on AMD. As a rule a bad quarter for Intel generally means an even worse quarter for everyone else involved. But not this time. This time the company managed to post a net profit for the last quarter of $89 million, which is good, but not enough to make up for the previous bad quarters that…

Intel Squandered Its Perfect TV Streamer. Can Verizon Save It? – Wired

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Photo: Intel Photos/Flickr Intel isn’t known for surprises. But during the past two years, the company built what could conceivably be the best set-top box on the market, coupled with a whole new way to deliver television content that liberates consumers from the cable TV monopoly. Improbably, the chip maker managed to do something Apple, Google, and Microsoft have yet to accomplish: They created a single box that offered traditional…

Intel reveals 10-inch Android tablet aimed at schools – ZDNet (blog)

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Chipmaker Intel has shown off designs for a new 10-inch tablet aimed at schools. Machines based on the new ‘Intel Education Tablet’ design will run Android 4.2 and be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520, with an Intel GMA powering 1080p video playback; have 1GB or 2GB of RAM; up to 32GB of Flash storage and front and rear facing cameras. Intel is…

AMD’s quarterly profit shows it’s the real winner of the game console wars – Ars Technica

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

If you’ve bought a Wii U, an Xbox One, or a PlayStation 4 in the last three months, at least a sliver of the money you paid went to a single company: AMD. The chipmaker provides the custom chips at the heart of Microsoft and Sony’s new consoles and the GPU of the Wii U, and it rode holiday sales of all three consoles to a Q4 2013 profit of…

AMD adds new 12- and 16-core parts to the Opteron 6300 lineup – ZDNet

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Today AMD has unveiled new 12- and 16-core AMD Opteron 6300 Series server processors, code named “Warsaw.” This new silicon has been specifically designed for enterprise workloads, and feature the “Piledriver” core. The new parts are the 12-core Opteron 6338P and the 16-core 6370P processors, and both have been optimized to handle the heavily virtualized workloads found in enterprise environments, including the more complex compute…