The chipmaker plans to use MediaTek Ventures to build up an ecosystem of startups around its products and services.
The UK-based chip designer's Mbed operating system is among several efforts, including the work of standards groups and a new wireless protocol, designed to speed the adoption of the Internet of Things.
The Korean electronics maker, best known for TVs and mobile devices, also makes the processors powering those devices. Here's why it's now angling to be first with new chip technology.
The storied maker of PC chips may not hit its 40 million tablet goal this year, says a report. But it's certainly trying.
CNET went to Intel's research hub in Hillsboro, Ore., and GlobalFoundries' factory in Malta, N.Y., to see the facilities developing tomorrow's chips. Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, has spent more than $25 billion building up six campuses in Oregon. GlobalFoundries, owned by the government of Abu Dhabi's investment arm, spent $10 billion creating its new Malta facility.
Intel, GlobalFoundries and other chipmakers have built massive facilities to manufacture more powerful computer chips. It's all part of a race to prove they can keep pace with Moore's Law.
Apple likes to disrupt. And a lot of the disruption happens within Apple. Is the writing on the wall for ARM and Macs?
Intel doesn't want to repeat the billion-dollar mistakes it made in the mobile market.
The software giant says it's working on an update for the versions of its Surface tablet that used an ARM-based chip. But it will only have some of the functionality of Windows 10.
The chipmaker's investment arm expects to invest about $355 million altogether this year.