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Oracle aiming to acquire chipmakers

CEO Larry Ellison plans to add to his lineup of acquisitions by picking up semiconductor companies in an attempt to own more of the technology behind computer chips.

By September 24, 2010


What became of multi-core programming problems?

The challenges of multi-core programming on the client went away as much as they have been solved.

By September 13, 2011


Apple may drop $1 billion in Sharp LCD plant, report says

The expected investment would come as Apple and Samsung, a key supplier of the iPhone components, continue to battle it out in court over patents.

By August 17, 2011


Microsoft sees smartphone prices cut in half by 2012

Windows Phone division president Andy Lees tells Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference attendees that smartphone costs before long-term contract discounts could hit $100 next year.

By July 12, 2011


WebCL: New hardware power for Web apps?

First came WebGL for 3D graphics on the Web. A possible sequel uses graphics chips to speed more general software like video game physics engines and photo processing.

By July 11, 2011


AMD quits benchmark group, implying Intel bias

Chipmakers AMD and Nvidia quit an industry consortium that distributes a common PC benchmark. AMD is claiming bias, but the BAPCo group and Intel don't agree.

By June 23, 2011


Apple buys chipmaker Intrinsity

The company rumored to be the maker of the chip inside the iPad has been acquired by Apple. It's Apple's fourth acquisition since last fall.

By April 27, 2010


Acer chides Microsoft over tablet maker restrictions

Acer's CEO and its president say Microsoft is imposing "troublesome" restrictions on chipmakers and hardware makers working on Windows 8 tablets.

By June 1, 2011


SuVolta emerges with low-power chip technology

Now out of stealth mode, the start-up aims to license its PowerShrink manufacturing technology to semiconductor companies. First to sign up: Fujitsu.

By June 6, 2011


Nvidia touts quad-core Kal-El chip in Android tablet

Using a Honeycomb tablet, Nvidia shows a game it says needs all four cores of its Tegra mobile processor that's due to ship later this year.

By May 30, 2011