The chip giant has had an interesting few years at the very top of the food chain. With nary a competition in sight, at least in the x86 field, Intel has shifted focus towards low-power chips for tablets and hybrids. While at the same time rumors of production difficulties with its upcoming fifth generation...

The power, these days, lies in low-power processors. This is Intel’s main focus, and ARM’s main forte. And now AMD has formally entered the market of low power computing with its own solutions. Beema and Mullins APUs (accelerated processing units) are now finalized and presented. Technically, they are not...

This might not be a tower defense game, per se, but it is a game nevertheless for Intel. The chip giant has been found out, on the wrong foot at that, in the mobile world, with ARM running away with both success and glory. But Intel fought back admirably with its Bay Trail-T family of energy-efficient chips...

Tired of hearing about all the Bay Trail news? Intel’s current generation Atom platform has been a certified hit with tablet makers that produced Windows powered devices. But a refresh is due this year. The chip giant is, as of this writing, busy working on the next Atom chip, named Cherry Trail. And since...

The battle for 64-bit mobile processor supremacy is heating up. Apple may have fired the first shots last year, but companies like Qualcomm and Intel have wasted little time in announcing their solutions. The former of the two made some waves at MWC 2014 by announcing the stunning Snapdragon 615, and Intel...

MWC 2014 is in full flow, and many of the major companies have already fired off the first shots. None so more reverberant than Qualcomm and its eight-core Snapdragon 615 chip. The high-performance 64-bit solution integrates LTE and 4K video streaming capabilities. As this report reveals, this astonishing...

Intel has recently made its anticipated Haswell lineup of processors official, with units now shipping across the globe. However, a pesky little USB hardware bug has delayed the refresh of its desktop motherboard refresh. But that is the desktop story — the mobile story is almost as interesting. Ultrabooks...

Advanced Micro Devices reported its financial results for the second quarter of the year last week, and although sales were up quarter over quarter, they were down year over year, resulting in a loss of $74 million during the quarter. While microprocessor sales are on the up, graphics chip shipments were...

The Windows RT saga is far from done. While hardware manufacturers have been pulling out from Windows on ARM, Microsoft is still putting all its weight behind the new platform. The upcoming Windows RT 8.1 is set to offer almost all of the main features that Redmond has built into its main Windows 8.1...

There were rumors on this before, but now it appears increasingly likely that Intel will drop the Atom brand name in the very near future. Not the architecture, mind you, just the brand name. The chip giant based in Santa Clara, California is facing intense pressure from the assault of the various ARM based...