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China devotes $22 billion to domestic chip industry expansion

China is pouring more money into its semiconductor ambitions. The state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup, which has building up the country’s chip industry, received a 150 billion yuan (US$22 billion) investment on Tuesday.

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MIT researchers set out to create self-assembling chips

Researchers have come up with a unique self-assembling technique that could be used to cram more features on smaller chip geometries.

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Intel's next-gen hyperfast Optane SSDs for PCs to ship in April

Intel's new Optane memory for PCs will let laptops and desktops boot up twice as fast and boost storage performance 14x for a range of activities.

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Google's Android Things OS won't work on new Raspberry Pi board

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W was designed to be a board to make internet of things devices, but a key OS from Google won't work on the hardware.

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Intel merges AI operations into a new unit

Intel's artificial intelligence efforts have been scattered over many different units but are now being united into a single operating group.

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The goal of a new machine

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is exhibiting a key element of The Machine, its testbed for making computing memory-centric, at the Cebit trade show.

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The anatomy of a powerful desktop with an ARM chip

When he was growing up, a dream of Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds was to acquire the Acorn Archimedes, a groundbreaking personal computer with the first ARM RISC chips.

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Micro Center has cut the price of the Ryzen 1700X to $370

Making this deal even sweeter is an additional $50 off if you grab a compatible motherboard—and yes, there are X370 boards in stock.

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Ryzen rumors: Perception vs. reality with AMD's new CPU

AMD's new Ryzen CPUs are generating as much controversy, confusion, and misinformation as they are excitement. We examine the perceptions and give you the reality.

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ARM steps up chip performance to catch up with Intel, AMD

Can ARM chips compete neck-and-neck with Intel and AMD on benchmarks? That could be happening sooner than you think.

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'Candy-bar' phones will get smartphone features with new Qualcomm chip

Qualcomm believes there's an untapped opportunity in candy bar phones, and believes it can bring smartphone-like power to these handsets. So it has made the 205 Mobile chip, which will bring LTE capabilities, better graphics and more...

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AMD's Radeon memory business is slowing down

AMD's Radeon memory business has slowed down, with fewer products available in the U.S. and no new product releases since the introduction of the Polaris GPUs.

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Ryzen CPUs explained: Everything you need to know about AMD's disruptive multicore chips

Here's everything you need to know about AMD Ryzen CPU prices, speeds, motherboards, and more.

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AMD reveals Ryzen 5 prices as it sidesteps performance questions

We now know Ryzen 5's prices (starting at $169) and release date (April 11). What we still don't know is the performance.

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Intel pursuing new chips as it plots a wearables future

Intel also is developing new chips for wearables like Curie, which will be smaller and faster, and enable sleeker wearables.

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Intel-Mobileye merger to boost BMW's self-driving car plans

Mobileye’s buyout by Intel buttresses a decision by the vehicle vision system firm to favor BMW with its EyeQ vision chip technology over Tesla.

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Nvidia, Bosch to make self-driving car computer with new Xavier chip

Nvidia's next big chip called Xavier is headed first to self-driving cars, and the company is working with Bosch to develop such systems.

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7 AMD Ryzen tips and tricks to maximize your PC's performance

AMD's new Ryzen chips offer killer performance out of the box, but these tips, tricks, and tweaks push the processors even further.

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