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Chip design takes center stage

With the high-profile ISSCC shindig under way in San Francisco, chipmakers are eager to show off what's on their drawing boards.

With the high-profile ISSCC shindig under way in San Francisco, chipmakers are eager to show off what's on their drawing boards.

A semiconductor for sommeliers

Not sure whether a wine has gone sour? A group at UC Berkeley has come up with a cheap electronic nose.
February 7, 2006

IBM touts new chipmaking method

Company says it found way to alter silicon's physical properties in ways that yield a faster, smaller chip.
February 7, 2006

AMD, Intel unwrap their latest server chips

The chipmakers are battling it out in the server world, but with slightly different strengths.
February 6, 2006

The latest chip battleground: Virtualization

Intel says its multi-OS technology is ready for testing, while AMD works the communications angle.
February 6, 2006

blog Big Blue exec says shrinking transistors a la Moore's Law is good for at least 10 years.
February 6, 2006

Quest for power control moves beyond the chip

Intel says reducing power consumed by PCs and servers will require advances in how all parts of a system manage and allocate voltage.
February 6, 2006

blog If Dell adopted AMD chips, it would gain market share, but changes in its relationship with Intel would nullify the move.
February 6, 2006

IBM trots out wireless chip for high-def files

The promise of short, wireless networking is here again, but Big Blue says its new chip covers all the bases.
February 5, 2006

previous coverage

Itanium: A cautionary tale

The wonderchip that wasn't serves as a lesson about how complex development plans can go awry in a fast-moving industry.
December 7, 2005