Tag Archives: chip

Intel CEO Says Chip Flaw Damage Contained by Industry, 90 Percent Chips to Be Patched in Coming Days

HIGHLIGHTS The Meltdown security flaw only affects Intel chips Alongside, a wider-reaching Spectre flaw was also revealed Tech giants have been scrambling to update software and hardware Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Monday the impact of a recently discovered vulnerability in computer chips has been limited due to “remarkable” collaboration by the tech industry. Krzanich took the unusual step of addressing the security ... Read More »

Your computer may run 30 per cent slower due to Intel chip bug

A massive security flaw may have been discovered with Intel processors, according to reports today. The flaw makes passwords and other personal details an easier target for hackers, and is thought to affect all Intel processors from the last decade. The good news is that there is a fix. But unfortunately the security patch will slow down processing power by as much as ... Read More »

Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Flaw Threatens 1 Billion Smartphones, Google and Apple Roll Out Fixes

A Broadcom chip flaw found and demoed by Exodus Intelligence’s Nitay Artenstein exposed a potential critical threat to 1 billion Android and iOS smartphones. This exploit was possible due to a specific Broadcom Wi-Fi chip bug that let the hacker gain remote execution access on smartphones. Fortunately, before this could happen, Google and Apple both have fixed the bug. The Wi-Fi chip is vulnerable ... Read More »

Western Digital Moves to Court in a Bid to Block Sale of Toshiba Chip Unit

HIGHLIGHTS WD has sought a court injunction to stop Toshiba’s chip unit sale The court injunction details that Toshiba needs to take WD’s consent Toshiba wants to complete the deal as quickly as possible Western Digital Corp has sought a court injunction to prevent Toshiba Corp from selling its chip business without the US firm’s consent – a move that ... Read More »

How does China respond to US chip threats? With a $30 billion factory

For China, actions speak louder than words, especially in the escalating chip battle with the U.S., which has been hurling out verbal threats in recent months. The Chinese chip infrastructure is getting a serious boost from Tsinghua Unigroup, which is investing US$30 billion in a new foundry to make chips. The state-owned Tsinghua Holdings is a majority shareholder in Tsinghua ... Read More »

Intel shows off 10nm Cannon Lake chip, announces Project Alloy VR product plans

Intel pulled out the big guns at its CES keynote on Wednesday, equipping the venue with leather loungers that each had its own VR setup for attendees to use—a flashy way to prove that Intel’s recent moves in the VR space were justified. But first, the company kicked off its presentation by demonstrating that its next-gen 10nm “Cannon Lake” Core processor ... Read More »

As AMD mulls GPU for 32-core Zen chip, it develops software tools

AMD’s new ROCm software tools will exploit the joint computing power of its GPUs and Zen chips AMD’s Radeon WX 5100 GPU is targeted at VR content creation. Credit: AMD COMMENTS Agam Shah IDG News Service Nov 14, 2016 2:16 PM AMD has a clear-cut business plan: Its upcoming 32-core Zen chip will bring it back into high-performance servers, and ... Read More »

Progress of EV technology – the Chip Revolution

Now that we know how the batteries have shaped up the progress of electrical vehicles over the years, we try and elaborate on another aspect that is as important for an EV as the brain for us humans. The ability to store and deliver electrical energy is one part, but using it judiciously and effectively is also very important. Minimizing ... Read More »

Progress of EV technology – the Chip Revolution

Now that we know how the batteries have shaped up the progress of electrical vehicles over the years, we try and elaborate on another aspect that is as important for an EV as the brain for us humans. The ability to store and deliver electrical energy is one part, but using it judiciously and effectively is also very important. Minimizing ... Read More »

How AMD’s powerful Zen chip flouts the SoC stereotype

The hype is building around AMD’s upcoming Zen chip (due at the end of 2016), but if you’re calling it a CPU, you’re off-track. That’s because the first iteration of the company’s new microarchitecture, code-named Summit Ridge, is actually an SoC, or System on Chip. Confused? That’s understandable, says Kevin Krewell, principal analyst with Tirias Research. “The definition of System ... Read More »