Ivy Bridge chips have tiny fins that Intel is calling 3D technology, as the company prepares to get more of its chips into mobile phones.
Global shipments of PC microprocessors in the second quarter were about flat compared with a year ago, though sales rose more than 5 percent, says IDC.
MacBook laptops could be vulnerable to hackers. Their batteries use microprocessors which, if compromised, could be used to kill the battery or possibly even blow it up.
Hurt by weaker demand, both sales and shipments of microprocessors for the third quarter rose much less than usual for the period, according to the latest data from IDC.
Troubled chipmaker's second reorganization in little more than a year will combine its microprocessor and graphics units.
The Flip camera now shoots in high-def, Google lets you video chat in Gmail, and your doctor just might prescribe a microprocessor to treat your ulcer.
Shipments of microprocessors decline slightly in the first quarter compared with the previous quarter but rise 39 percent over a year ago, according to IDC.
The agency says Intel has robbed consumers of both choice and innovation in microprocessors, "running roughshod over the principles of fair play."
A new family of CPUs from Tilera with 16 to 100 cores per chip will set new complexity records for general-purpose microprocessors. It will also teach a lesson about what "general purpose" means.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the chipmaker cleared up the minor mysteries surrounding die photos of new Nehalem-based microprocessors.