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Intel’s 2013 revenue down 1 per cent to $52.7 billion

Intel Corp. on Thursday revealed its financial results for the year 2013. The company’s total sales were down 1% compared to the previous year due to soft demand for PCs. At the same time, the company sold more server-class hardware than in the previous year. The company reported full-year revenue …

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Intel postpones completion of leading-edge fab 42

Intel Corp. said it had decided to postpone equipment move-in at its fab 42 cutting-edge semiconductor manufacturing facility. The move, which is aimed to improve utilisation of capital at the world’s largest maker of microprocessors, will leave the company without one fab capable of making next-generation chips using 14nm manufacturing …

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ARM and UMC team up for low-cost chips

Although the press mostly reports about high-end chip solutions designed for leading-edge electronics and made using state-of-the-art process technologies, the market continues to need very low-cost products that are far from being technological breakthroughs. On Tuesday ARM Holdings and United Microelectronics Corp. announced partnership to enable such devices. ARM has …

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Intel may shift introduction of Broadwell to Q3

Intel Corp. may speed up introduction of its next-generation microprocessors based on the code-named “Broadwell” micro-architecture, according to sources with knowledge of the chip giant’s plans. Previously it was expected that the “Broadwell” line of chips will be released sometime in Q4 of 2014. It is now planned that some …

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Intel rapidly transitioning desktop chips to Haswell architecture

Intel Corp. is speedily transitioning its lineup of desktop central processing units (CPUs) to the “Haswell” micro-architecture. Broader availability of newer chips across various price segments ultimately makes Intel’s desktop microprocessor family more competitive against its arch-rival AMD. According to sources familiar with Intel’s plans, the share of desktop processors …

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Intel reveals Quark-based Edison PC in SD form-factor

At the Consumer Electronics Show the world’s largest maker of microprocessors – Intel Corp. – demonstrated what looks to be the world’s smallest personal computer based on an x86 microprocessor. Intel Edison is a new Quark-based computer with built-in wireless connectivity housed in a Secure Digital card form-factor. Intel Edison …

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Intel wants to sell 60 million tablet chips this year

Intel Corp., the world’s largest maker of microprocessors, has been selling various system-on-chips for mobile devices for years now. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been that successful with the smartphones and tablets market. But the company remains optimistic and has given itself some pretty aggressive targets. This year Intel plans to sell …

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AMD’s Mobility line to bridge tablet and laptop gap

AMD has announced a new initiative to bridge the gap between the traditional high powered, productivity focused “old Windows ecosystem,” and the high end displays and thin, light and easy to use Android/iOS ecoysystem, powered by a new line of AMD APUs set to be released over the next 12 …

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AMD FX 9590 – initial Centurion price performance analysis

Quoting the physical speed of a processor is about as useful measure of performance as telling us that a car has a 5 litre engine. While there is an overall correlation, the winning-losing match-up is much more subtle. KitGuru scans the interwibble and finds an interesting Cinebench claim. With a …

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AMD A10-6800K (Richland) APU Review

Today we are going to take a look at the latest ‘Richland’ APUs from AMD which have been refreshed with ‘Piledriver’ cores to enhance performance. There are numerous other improvements including the addition of 2133 MHz memory support for the A10 models. Since AMD released their first APUs back in …

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AMD Richland on sale at ARIA

Our reviews of Richland are slightly delayed due to masses of content we have published in the last week, we are playing catchup. In the interim you will be pleased to hear that UK retailer ARIA are stocking the new processors – and they seem very competitively priced indeed. Head …

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ARIA taking orders for Intel Haswell processors

Well you guys won’t have too long to wait now for reviews of Haswell processors on your favourite websites. We noticed this morning that ARIA have just gone live with their stock of the new range of Intel processors. Kitguru can’t spill the beans we are under NDA still, but …

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Haswell approach causes mass price cuts

With every new beginning, there comes an end. Just as Ivy Bridge slid into the Sandy Bridge space, so a new king will soon arrive – demanding the overthrow of the present regime. But with the glitzy new product range comes issues. Most notably for Intel and its partners, “What …

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AMD Launches Its 2013 Mobile APU Products

A short while ago, KitGuru was invited to AMD’s press event with the agenda of discussing the company’s mobile products for 2013. It is clear that the mobile market is a big priority for the US-based chip maker, so read on to find out what AMD has in store for …

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AMD chips discounted early at ARIA PC

Next Monday is the official day that AMD will be running our price drops on a whole host of chips, but ARIA has jumped the gun and offered up big discounts for two CPUs in the Piledriver lineup, knocking about £20 off of the standard price tag for each model. …

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Is the AMD FX 6300 the best CPU under £100?

With so much emphasis on Intel’s amazing ‘k’ series chips, it’s easy to lose track of the fact that most systems sold in the USA and Western Europe, actually use something that costs far less. The latest offer from Aria has drawn our attention to an interesting question, “What is …

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AMD’s new Communications VP, Taylor made?

Seems like we can’t open our inboxes without more news about AMD re-vamping its internal structure. The latest appointment put John Taylor (no relation to Roy, or so we’re told) into the communications hot seat. KitGuru considers the challenges he will face and whether he is perfectly suited to the …

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