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AMD's SSE5 ends the old RISC vs. CISC debate

Prompted by the chipmaker's announcement of the SSE5 instruction-set extensions, Glaskowsky analyzes the ultimate outcome to this old controversy.

By Aug. 31, 2007


The Mac's best quality: software; Is RISC being overwhelmed by CISC?; more

The Mac's best quality: software; Is RISC being overwhelmed by CISC?; more

By Feb. 19, 2003


The factor factor, part 1

Ever wonder why new chip designs fail in the market, even though they offer real advantages? Or why others succeed in spite of serious disadvantages? It's apparently a secret. Part one of three.

By Oct. 12, 2009


When notebooks squeeze Intel out

commentary Devices based on ARM chip designs tend to be thinner, cooler (thermally, at least), and cheaper than those based on Intel designs while offering longer battery life.

By Jul. 22, 2013


Intel chip hits eight-core milestone

Chipmaker is integrating the largest number of cores onto one chip in its history--an average three-fold jump in performance, it says.

By Mar. 30, 2010


Imagination, supplier of Apple chip tech, to buy MIPS

Imagination, a leading supplier of graphics chips for smartphones and tablets, will buy MIPS Technologies.

By Nov. 6, 2012


Own the history of the iPhone -- on your wall!

Find out how 1940s Hollywood, Captain Kirk and the Twisted Nematic effect shaped the iPhone in our first Tech Family Tree.

By Sep. 14, 2011


So long, and thanks for all the hits

Peter Glaskowsky wraps up the Speeds and Feeds blog with the announcement that he has been hired by Intel.

By Nov. 16, 2009


Sun VP Fowler talks about 'classic' rival IBM

John Fowler, the company's executive vice president, talks about IBM as a competitor in the wake of reported merger talks with Big Blue.

By Apr. 10, 2009