AMD to cut nearly 1,800 jobs or 15 pct of workers
Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. says it will cut nearly 1,800 jobs, about 15 percent of its workforce, by the end of the year in order to reduce spending in the face of dwindling sales.
Silicon nanowires under extreme tensile strain may lead to more efficient transistors
Stretching a layer of silicon can build up internal mechanical strain which can considerably improve its electronic properties. With strained silicon, one can, for example, build faster and less power-consuming ...
Intel previews tablets powered by its new chip (Update)
Intel previewed a wave of tablet computers powered by a microprocessor that the company redesigned to make a bigger dent in the rapidly growing mobile market.
Silicon chip enables mass-manufacture of quantum technologies
(Phys.org)—Scientists from the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics have developed a silicon chip that will pave the way to the mass-manufacture of miniature quantum chips. The announcement ...
IBM introduces new powerful mainframe computers
IBM on Tuesday introduced a new line of mainframe computers the company calls its most powerful and technologically advanced ever.
HP claims win in legal battle with Oracle
Hewlett-Packard declared victory Wednesday in a legal dispute in which it accused business software titan Oracle of reneging on a contract to use HP servers.
Intel fights to keep customers from defecting
Some of chip colossus Intel's biggest customers and partners are exploring a competing microprocessor design, signaling the start of a much-anticipated tech donnybrook that analysts say could trigger a dramatic shift in the ...
Living microprocessor tunes in to feedback
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) tiny strands of non-protein-coding RNAs start off as long strands of precursor miRNAs. These long strands get chopped up by a special kind of machinery, the "Microprocessor" complex, to transform ...
At trial, Hewlett-Packard accuses Oracle of breaking contract
An attorney for Hewlett-Packard Co. on Monday accused Oracle Corp. of breaking a contractual promise to keep making new server software. The move, he said at a trial over the dispute, left HP stunned because the two technology ...
Computing experts unveil superefficient 'inexact' chip
Researchers have unveiled an "inexact" computer chip that challenges the industry's dogmatic 50-year pursuit of accuracy. The design improves power and resource efficiency by allowing for occasional errors. ...
New ultra-thin electronic films have greater capacity
(Phys.org) -- The development of a new combination of polymers associating sugars with oil-based macromolecules makes it possible to design ultra-thin films capable of self-organization with a 5-nanometer ...
New twist on ancient math problem could improve medicine, microelectronics
A hidden facet of a math problem that goes back to Sanskrit scrolls has just been exposed by nanotechnology researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Connecticut.
Dutch high-tech group ASML reports Q1 profits slump
The Dutch company ASML, a supplier of computer chip-making systems and a global high-tech bellwether, posted on Wednesday a 28 percent drop in first-quarter profit owing to weaker demand.
Nanofiber breakthrough holds promise for medicine and microprocessors
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new method for creating nanofibers made of proteins, developed by researchers at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), promises to greatly improve drug delivery methods ...