Electronics

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…

Increasing Focus On New Growth Markets Helps AMD Close 2013 On A Positive … – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

AMD, which manufactures and markets microprocessors and graphics processors used in PCs, servers and gaming systems, reported its Q4 2013 earnings on January 21. Having incurred losses for several quarters, the company only returned to profitability and positive cash flow last quarter. But the momentum continued into year end as its net income increased by 85% sequentially in Q4 2014. At $1.6 billion for the year-end quarter, AMD’s revenue expanded…

Intel’s Failed OnCue TV Service: The Apple TV That Almost Was – Mashable

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Intel announced Tuesday that it sold off the assets of its Intel Media unit to Verizon, formally ending the chipmaker’s forays into the Internet-TV space. Intel Media incubated Intel’s OnCue Cloud TV platform. If you don’t remember OnCue, this was the elevator pitch: All of the pay-TV content you’re used to getting from cable, delivered over-the-top (that is, online) and alongside web-only channels. In essence, Intel wanted to help rethink…

How Intel’s Brave TV Gambit Went Wrong – Businessweek (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The symbolism was there from the start. A small group of renegades moved into an abandoned chip factory at Intel’s Santa Clara (Calif.) headquarters. They were to take this decrepit space full of dust and scurrying rats, revamp it, and turn it into the home of something very different for the company: a new type of Web-connected TV system. The chipmaker was going to head straight for the consumer and…