AMD Agrees to Pay $29.5 Million to Settle Fusion APU Litigation

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AMD has agreed to settle a lawsuit about the timing and communication of its Llano processor launch by paying $29.5M. The company did not admit wrongdoing.

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Google Swipes at Nvidia With Learning-Capable Cloud TPU

Google introduced a powerful AI processor called the Cloud TPU, with 180 teraflops of performance.

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Teardowns confirm Nintendo Switch is built on standard Tegra X1 processor

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A new teardown of Nintendo’s Switch confirms the system is based on a standard Tegra X1 processor, not the Pascal or customized architecture some fans speculated about.

The post Teardowns confirm Nintendo Switch is built on standard Tegra X1 processor appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Rumor: AMD may be planning a 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen titan to challenge Intel’s Broadwell-E, Skylake-X

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AMD may be planning a 16-core behemoth of a processor to take on Intel at the very top of its product stack.

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This Guy Built A Room-Sized Computer Because He Felt Like It

A giant computer fills an entire living room

Huge 16-bit processor can play Tetris, and not much else

A man in Cambridge England has built a massive processor, or megaprocessor, in order to make the functioning of computers “less opaque.” The computer, built from 40,000…

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How Apple's new, powerful 4-inch iPhone SE is built for the future

Article Image The inclusion of Apple’s latest and greatest processor and camera technology in the iPhone SE ensures that both customers and Apple will be able to stand by the device for years to come.

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Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro discovered to have 2GB of RAM, half that of 12.9" model

Article Image The A9X processor in Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro is not only slightly slower, but it also features half the RAM of the larger, more expensive 12.9-inch model, initial tests have revealed.

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Apple chip supplier TSMC doubling 16nm chip production, hinting at 'iPhone 7' prep

Article Image Key Apple processor supplier TSMC plans to double its production capacity for 16-nanometer chips in March, reports said on Wednesday, hinting at preparation for future Apple devices.

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Apple captured 21% of smartphone processors, 31% of tablet CPUs in 2015

Article Image Although the smartphone and tablet processor markets actually declined year-over-year in 2015, Apple managed to capture large shares of both in 2015 simply manufacturing for its own devices, Strategy Analytics said in data released on Friday.

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Intel details new Skylake chips hinting at Apple's future 15" MacBook Pro specs

Article Image Intel has posted a new processor price list, including some Skylake-based units that could potentially make their way into a revamped 15-inch MacBook Pro from Apple.

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Intel's newest processor is arriving in PCs – and it has a weird math bug

If you bought a PC over the holidays chances are it came with Intel’s newest processor. That chip also comes with an obscure bug – that, fortunately, doesn’t appear to impact the average consumer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/14/intels-newest-processor-is-arriving-in-pcs-and-it-has-weird-math-bug.html

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Apple Pay officially launches in China with UnionPay partnership

Article Image Apple on Thursday announced an agreement with Chinese card processor UnionPay to offer Apple Pay services in China, opening the vast Asian market to its in-house iOS-based payment product.

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Apple announces Apple Pay partnership with China UnionPay, expects 'early 2016' launch

Article Image Apple on Thursday announced it has reached an agreement with Chinese bankcard processor UnionPay to offer Apple Pay services in China early next year, opening the iOS-based mobile payments product to an increasingly important — and vast — Asian market.

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TSMC may assume full control of 'A10' chip manufacturing for Apple's 'iPhone 7' in 2016

Article Image With next year’s anticipated “A10” processor expected to power the next-generation iPhone, TSMC will likely gain complete control of Apple’s processor manufacturing orders, according to a new report.

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Teardown reveals iPad Pro A9X sports dual-core CPU, 12-cluster GPU, built by TSMC

Article Image A dissection of Apple’s new A9X processor powering the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has discovered a custom 12-cluster GPU, doubling the graphics power of the base A9 processor found in the iPhone 6s.

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Intel's 72-core processor is coming to desktop computers next year

You think your PC gaming rig has a powerful processor? You haven’t seen anything yet. PC World reports that Intel wants to put its so-called Knights Landing chip into a limited number of workstation desktop computers starting next year. Knights Landing, which Intel says is its most powerful chip to date, is a 72-core processor with 8 billion transistors. Next year will mark the first time it’s been used in workstations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/18/intels-72-core-processor-is-coming-to-desktop-computers-next-year.html

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Apple Inc A9 chip cores in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus deliver a processor punch to Samsung, Qualcomm

Article Image Preliminary testing of Apple’s latest A-series mobile Application Processor shows that it brings a big jump in general CPU performance over last year’s already speedy A8. It also advances Apple’s lead in proprietary ARM core design performance over Samsung and Qualcomm.

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iPad mini 4 uses overclocked A8 processor faster than 2014 iPhones

Apple has engineered the iPad mini 4’s version of the A8 processor to make it slightly faster than the original chip used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, a report said on Tuesday.

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New Xerox PARC processor can self-destruct, destroy cryptographic keys on command

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A new cryptographic processor from DARPA could store keys inside a chip on a glass substrate — and shatter when ordered to do so, locking the keys away forever.

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TSMC rumored to be exclusive manufacturer for Apple 'A10' CPU in 2016

Taiwan’s TSMC is set to become the exclusive manufacturer of an Apple “A10” processor for next-generation iPhones, cutting Samsung out of the loop, according to a new rumor.

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