Nvidia’s sales of mobile chips are starting to pick up.
New architecture will be the foundation for a new generation of power-efficient PCs.
March sales were also up slightly from a year ago.
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The code-named Iris graphics will be much better at 3D graphics.
Semi-custom chips could be as much as 20 percent of AMD’s revenue by the fourth quarter.
New chief replaces Phil Carmack, who was at Nvidia for 10 years but left to become a CEO at a partner company.
AMD will bundle eight high-end games with its 7990 graphics card for $999.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AMD, the No. 2 maker of PC microprocessors, has had a tough year as it trailed Intel in competitiveness and saw a slowdown in demand as consumers began to favor tablets and smartphones over PCs.
Intel chief executive Paul Otellini said in a conference call that the outlook for the second half is good, but he’s muted on cellphone chips.
The PC suffered its worst decline in 20 years in Q1, but Nvidia remains bullish.
Nvidia continues to invest in companies that can make use of its graphics processors and mobile devices.
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ARM’s licensees sell billions of chips a year, mostly in mobile devices.
Venture for smartphone chips took a beating when Nokia and Sony Ericsson started sinking.
Apple may be trying to move away from Samsung, its arch rival in smartphones.
AMD is conserving its assets.
AMD promises computers with its chips will handle face recognition and gesture controls.
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.
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ZTE will show off a new smartphone with the improved LTE data networking capability.
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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.
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Arctic Sand raises $9.6 to commercialize power-saving technology for computer chips.