Nvidia's chips appear to have caught Qualcomm by surprise.
The deal will help Flash memory to disrupt hard drives in enterprise data centers.
Intel is also investing in big data startups.
In the past, Intel has been so busy making its own chips that it didn't make sense to do foundry deals.
Intel's new Atom chips will have twice the computing power and three times the graphics of last year's model.
Editor's Pick A chip expert draws conclusions from his first look at the limited PlayStation 4's specs.
ZTE will show off a new smartphone with the improved LTE data networking capability.
The TILE-Gx72 is the Tilera's highest-performance, highest-efficiency many-core processor.
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Ann Bowers, the widow of Bob Noyce, put a human touch on memories of the father of Silicon Valley.
Industry fell just shy of $300 billion goal
Editor's Pick History came to life last night as PBS hosted a screening of Silicon Valley, the latest film in the American Experience documentary series.
Both grew spectacularly, with Samsung up 28.9 percent, and Apple up 13.6 percent, while HP and Dell dropped 12.7 and 13.4 percent, respectively.
AMD says it gained market share in a part of the U.S. retail laptop chips market.
The bright spot: average microprocessor prices are up.
With 3D sensors that are 10 times smaller, PrimeSense hopes to spur a new generation of motion-sensing gadgets.
The two companies complement each other in speeding data center performance.
Intel's earnings reflect a slowdown in PC sales as tablets rise.
AMD is accusing former vice-president Robert Feldstein of passing company secrets to Nvidia, his new employer.
The technical wizard at Broadcom shares his views on broadband technology with us in an exclusive interview.