CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

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 [...]

May 4th, 2012, 11:12 AM

AMD Picks Former Dell CMO as New VP Marketing

AMD announced today that it had appointed the former Chief Marketing Officer of Dell, Colette LaForce, to helm its marketing operations and serve as a Senior Vice President. The position of Chief Marketing Officer has been vacant since December, when former CMO Nigel Dessau left the company. It is unclear whether Mr. Dessau left AMD [...]

April 30th, 2012, 1:33 AM

In the Wake of Ivy Bridge, AMD Slashes Prices

In the wake of the release of Intel’s Ivy Bridge family of chips, AMD has slashed prices on its APUs by an average of 15-20%. This follows a pattern of GPU price-cutting by AMD, which Hardware Canucks first reported on in mid April. As first reported by CPU World, the prices of AMD A-Series APUs [...]

April 20th, 2012, 12:56 PM

Trinity and Brazos are on Their Way

Intel’s Ivy Bridge platform will have some competition this quarter, as AMD has announced their Trinity and Brazos APUs are now being shipped to manufacturers and distributers. AMD made this announcement in a quarterly earnings call Thursday afternoon, and a blog post made late that evening. AMD’s new Trinity chips, the successor to Llano, will [...]

April 19th, 2012, 3:03 PM

AMD’s First Quarter Results Beat Expectations

The results from this past quarter could be the first sign that AMD’s new CEO’s plan of management reorganization and shedding its chip fabrication plants is paying off. While posting a loss of $592 million in Q1, the company did enjoy higher than expected revenue due to increased operating income. “AMD delivered solid results in [...]

April 17th, 2012, 11:23 AM

AMD to Power TELUS’ New Virtual Private Cloud

AMD today announced that TELUS has chosen AMD Opteron processors to power its latest offering, the TELUS AgilIT Virtual Private Cloud. The TELUS AgilIT Virtual Private Cloud, announced today, offers AMDs’ immense processing capabilities at outstanding power/performance per-dollar. TELUS chose AMD Opteron 6100 Series processors as well as the new AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors, which are based on [...]

April 16th, 2012, 11:36 AM

Does AMD Want MIPS?

Bright Side of the News is reporting that AMD is seriously mulling a purchase of microprocessor design firm MIPS, in a play that may echo their acquisition of NexGen Inc. in 1996. MIPS designs processor architectures and licenses them to manufactures in a similar way to ARM Holdings. The MIPS architecture, based on RISC CPUs, [...]

March 6th, 2012, 5:13 PM

AMD Confirms Minor CPU Bug

AMD has confirmed the existence of a minor bug in some of its line of processors that could cause errors when executing code. The bug was first discovered by Matt Dillon, developer of the OS DragonFly BSD. In a blog post, Mr. Dillon said he discovered the bug – called a segmentation fault – by [...]

March 5th, 2012, 12:12 PM

AMD and GlobalFoundries Part Ways

AMD announced early Monday that it is divesting of its remaining stake in GlobalFoundries, the chip manufacturing partner that it had originally spun off in 2009. After AMD’s divests of its remaining stake of the company, 9%, GlobalFoundries will be wholly owned by Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Investment Company. AMD will be free to pursue [...]

March 1st, 2012, 11:03 AM

Intel Confirms then Redacts Details of Ivy Bridge Lineup

Intel posted details of its entire Ivy Bridge desktop lineup early this morning, in a PDF file. That file could be found online early this morning, but has since been redacted (it can be seen with a google cache). Below are excerpts from that file which should interest all of you: What do you think?