Understanding the Intel X99 high performance computing platform

Understanding the Intel X99 high performance computing platform

The Intel X99 chipset is the first desktop platform to feature quad-channel DDR4 memory modules and pair with the new LGA2011-v3 CPU socket that supports the 8-core Intel Core i7-5960X CPU. Together, they are touted to be ultimate desktop PC platform. If you're not familiar, this primer is for you.

Apple returns to Samsung to manufacture A9 processors

Apple returns to Samsung to manufacture A9 processors

According to reports, Apple has returned to Samsung to manufacture its new A9 SoC and manufacturing has began at Samsung's plant in Austin, Texas.

Inside Intel: A peek inside Intel's Singapore labs

Inside Intel: A peek inside Intel's Singapore labs

Did you know, if you have an Intel-based smartphone, it's very likely that some of the components in that smartphone were designed and engineered right here in Singapore? Intel actually has two bases of operations in Singapore, one in Kallang and one in Ang Mo Kio, we took a peek inside its Kallang labs.

AMD officially announces Carrizo, the next-gen APU

AMD officially announces Carrizo, the next-gen APU

Codenamed Carrizo, the new APU will directly succeed AMD's big Kaveri launch early this year and is aimed at performance mobile computing devices, including the currently trending convertible form factor models, and AIO desktops. Leading the change in Carrizo is its new Excavator core, so dig in for in for more details and expectations.

Another slice of pie - New Raspberry Pi Model A+ is here

Another slice of pie - New Raspberry Pi Model A+ is here

A new iteration of the Raspberry Corporation's mini computer is hitting stores as we speak. What's new in this latest model?

IBM to offload semiconductor tech business to Globalfoundaries for US$1.5 billion

IBM to offload semiconductor tech business to Globalfoundaries for US$1.5 billion

IBM has been looking to eject its loss-making semiconductor business and it finally convinced Globalfoundries to take up the business. In addition to paying Globalfoundries to take over its chip making business, IBM will continue to invest in semiconductor and materials research technologies among others.

Intel to ship the Edison development board – finally!

Intel to ship the Edison development board – finally!

Intel announced today that it will finally ship the Intel Edison development board along with two kits and a whole host of third party Arduino blocks.

Intel triples performance in new Xeon E5 v3 series with up to 18 cores and 45MB cache

Intel triples performance in new Xeon E5 v3 series with up to 18 cores and 45MB cache

Intel took the veil off its latest Xeon E5-2600/1600 v3 family of processors today, promising performance improvement of up to 3x over its previous generation of processors.

Intel announces 5th generation Intel 'Broadwell' processors

Intel announces 5th generation Intel 'Broadwell' processors

Intel has decided to launch its 5th generation Intel 'Broadwell' processors by introducing the Intel Core M processor. This family of mobile processors are targeted to power convertible 2-in-1 PCs that offer richer computing experiences than tablets.

Globalfoundries rejects IBM’s offer of US$1 billion to take over latter's chip-making business

Globalfoundries rejects IBM’s offer of US$1 billion to take over latter's chip-making business

According to Bloomberg, Globalfoundries has turned down a US$1 billion payout from IBM to take over the latter’s bleeding chip manufacturing business. Read further to uncover why this seemingly good deal fell through.

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