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IBM adds vacuum to processors

A new vacuum technique named "Airgap" by IBM promises to make the company's processors faster and possibly more energy efficient. IBM expects the first 320-nanometer microprocessors using this new technology to appear in 2009. Here's an animated video produced by IBM to explain how the new chips will be built.

Nov. 1, 2007

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Smartphones Unlocked: Understanding processors

There's a lot of talk about dual-core, even quad-core, processors on smartphones, but what does it all really mean? CNET editor Bonnie Cha offers some basics to understanding processors in this month's installment of Smartphones Unlocked.

By Aug. 8, 2011

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A peek into the future of Intel processors

Brian Krzanich, a senior vice president at Intel in charge of manufacturing, talks about the future of Intel manufacturing and chips.

By Oct. 19, 2010

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AMD launches new processors

Ahead of Intel's next generation of CPUs, AMD announces new chips, formerly code-named Temash, Kabini, and Richland.

By May. 22, 2013

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Apple's future processors said to be made by Samsung, TSMC

Apple will divvy up chipmaking between Samsung and TSMC, according to an Asia-based report.

By Dec. 17, 2013

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 200 and 400 mobile processors

The two chipsets will find homes in entry-level and mid-range smartphones later this year.

By Feb. 20, 2013

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ARM announces processors, antipiracy chips at Computex

ARM makes a number of chip announcements at Computex, including a next-generation processor for mid-range smartphones.

By Jun. 2, 2013

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MacBook Pros get faster processors, improved battery

Apple refreshes its 13- and 15-inch MacBook line, with improved processing power and better battery life.

Oct. 22, 2013

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Intel's next-gen quad-core processors tested

Fourth-gen Core i-series "Haswell" CPUs promise big leaps in performance and battery life.

By Jun. 1, 2013

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Apple iMac (27-inch, September 2013)

Anyone who bought last year's redesigned iMac doesn't need to upgrade, but for owners of older models or anyone looking to switch, the latest 27-inch Apple iMac offers a wide-ranging set of internal upgrades.

By Sep. 26, 2013

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