CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

July 18th, 2012, 4:31 PM

Desktop Trinity is Available,Yet Rumours Persist on Delays

DigiTimes recently filed a report which claimed that due to “production and design issues with the Trinity processors” AMD’s desktop variation of Trinity would be delayed until the fall, and launched alongside the company’s Vishera FX-series — built on the Piledriver core that is shared with Trinity. SemiAccurate’s Charlie Demerjian first reported on similar rumours in [...]

July 17th, 2012, 7:03 PM

Intel Has Challenging Quarter

Intel had a challenging quarter of changing consumer preferences and weak consumer demand, as its earnings report released on Tuesday showed. Intel had forecasted revenue of US$14.3-billion, with a margin of error of $500-million, for this quarter but it only came in at $13.5-billion — higher than the $13.03-billion reported a year ago at this [...]

July 17th, 2012, 1:04 PM

Samsung Buys Parts of U.K Chip Factory CSR for $310 Million

Samsung Electronics has purchased the mobile arm of U.K chipmaker CSR for $310 million, the companies announced on Tuesday. The deal was done largely to get rights to some of CSR’s portfolio of mobile patents involving, “ handset connectivity technology” — largely CSR’s Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM and GPS technologies. CSR also said that Samsung has purchased [...]

July 12th, 2012, 11:00 AM

x86 No Moore? Intel Reportedly RISCing Potential Defections to ARM

A number of the biggest names in enterprise computing are reportedly “exploring” integrating RISC based ARM processors into some of their server and PC lines, according to a report by the San Jose Mercury News. The Mercury News says that HP and Dell — which count for approximately one third of Intel’s sales — are [...]

June 22nd, 2012, 12:28 PM

AMD Shows Commitment to Servers With New VP Appointment

AMD announced Thursday it had hired long time networking executive Suresh Gopalakrishnan to be vice president and general manager of AMD’s server business unit, overseeing the company’s Opteron and cloud server efforts. Dr. Gopalakrishnan comes to AMD from Extreme Networks, where he served as vice president of Engineering. He has previously served in a variety [...]

June 13th, 2012, 11:14 AM

AMD and ARM Partner for Hardware Level Security Initiative

Speculation was put to rest this morning about AMD’s plans for licensing 3rd party intellectual property when the company announced it was joining forces with ARM to integrate its TrustZone technology into future APUs. ARM’s TrustZone technology will be integrated via the inclusion of an ARM Cortex-A5 processor on AMD’s Fusion APUs from 2013 forward. [...]

June 12th, 2012, 8:15 PM

AMD Claims No Delay With Desktop Trinity

AMD contacted Hardware Canucks today to clarify some details about the availability of its desktop Trinity APU. AMD claims that desktop Trinity is on schedule. “AMD is focused on OEM systems as part of our initial rollout of Trinity APUs. We expect to start shipping Trinity APUs into the component channel starting in the second half of [...]

June 7th, 2012, 11:03 PM

Desktop Trinity a No-Show at Computex 2012

As predicted by numerous industry pundits, due to delays the desktop version of AMD’s Trinity APU is a no-show at Computex. Originally projected for an August launch, the desktop version of Trinity is now expected in September-October. SemiAccurate’s Charlie Demerjian first reported on the delay in early June, followed by TechEye. Benchmarks done to date indicate that [...]

June 6th, 2012, 12:49 PM

AMD Launches Brazos 2.0

Welcoming the world to the “age of acceleration”, AMD launched its new E-series APU – known as Brazos 2.0 – at a press conference at Computex hosted by CEO Rory Read and AMD’s general manager of global business units Lisa Su. “In 2011, we showed the industry you could get discrete-level GPU power in a [...]

May 18th, 2012, 12:03 AM

Intel Sets Green Agenda, A Huge Boon For Canada?

Intel released a corporate responsibility report, and its environmental goals for the next decade Thursday morning. Among the improvements the company is aiming for by 2013, according to the report, is a “conflict-free CPU”: a chip free of rare-earth metals that are most commonly mined for in environmentally irresponsible ways, such as in China, or [...]