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AMD cleared for Xilinx acquisition

AMD said it's cleared regulatory hurdles to acquire FPGA pioneer Xilinx, giving AMD an important foothold in 5G and Open RAN.

AMD expanding TAM with $35 billion Xilinx acquisition

Xilinx looking to grow its role in mass 5G network deployments Santa Clara, Calif.-based AMD, which specializes in high-performance CPUs and GPUs for data centers and PCS as well as gaming SoCs, today announced a "definitive agreement" to acquire Xilinx in an all-stock deal worth...

Huawei has enough stock of chips for its telco business: rotating chairman

  Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies currently holds sufficient stock of chips for the company’s network equipment businesses to overcome supply chain obstacles raised by U.S. sanctions, rotating chairman Guo Ping said during a media rountable at Huawei Connect event in Shanghai, China. The executive also noted...

Intel security glitch may impact processors stretching back a decade

Patches to Intel kernel flaw could slow down computers by 30 % An apparent security flaw has been reportedly found in almost every Intel processor chip made in the last decade, forcing a redesign of Linux and Windows kernels. Adding insult to injury, the required...

LatAm Wrap-Up: Movistar Peru to launch LTE; smartphones to reach 154.7 million units in 2017

LTE services are growing across Latin America. Following launches in other countries, Movistar Peru announced it will commercially launch its LTE services on Jan. 2. The service will initially be available in seven districts within the Lima region. Movistar Peru named its LTE service...

Freescale announces reorganization

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) today became the latest semiconductor company to announce a restructuring. The Austin-based chipmaker says it will create two new strategic product groups, one focusing on networking and multimedia, which will include cellular products, and the other focusing on automotive and...

Mobile app processors: the sweet spot for chipmakers

Texas Instruments says fourth-quarter revenue will be lower than expected, thanks to weakness in all markets -- except mobile. Success in the wireless market has been a key differentiator for chipmakers this year, as companies that have a strong presence have posted markedly better results than their competitors.

After layoffs, AMD aims to double revenue in Latin America by 2015

Ronaldo Miranda, Advanced Micro Devices’ (NYSE: AMD) president for Brazil and Latin America’s vice president since March, is celebrating. “We started 2011 with 7% of market share in laptops and consumer verticals in Brazil, and now we have 20%, which is higher than our goal of 15%,” he said during a news conference Tuesday.

AMD to cut workforce, invest in mobile

Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is laying off 10% of its workforce in an effort to cut costs. The world's second largest chipmaker will also terminate some contractual employees, resulting in about 1,400 total cuts. The move follows 1,100 job cuts last year. AMD...

Apple to dump Samsung, move chip fabbing to TSMC

Apple may dump Samsung and move to Taiwanese chip manufacturer TSMC for production of its A6 chip, it has been claimed. According to ComputerWorld, the 28nm chip will be fabbed in Taiwan, rather than Korea, after a spate of legal disputes between Apple and Samsung...

At CIO Dinner Talk, it’s tough to be a mobile vendor in a tech-savvy town

OP-ED: The Greater Austin area, stretching from Round Rock to San Marcos, is a small market when it comes to big companies headquartered here. You can count the number of Fortune 500 members with two hands – and that’s using just your hands, not...

Regular Windows apps won’t run on Windows for ARM, says Intel

A few months ago Microsoft Corp. announced that they were building a version of Windows to run on ARM architecture, the kind found in system-on-a-chip silicon used by smartphones, tablets and other portable devices. Around a month ago Microsoft surprised attendees at their MIX developer conference in Las Vegas by demoing an apparently fully-functional version of Windows on ARM architecture.

AMD takes on Intel Atom processors in Android tablet market

Chipset vendor Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is hiring Android driver development engineers, marking the company’s move into the tablet and smartphone space. The move may be a wise one indeed, considering that market research outfit Gartner expects tablet sales to jump from 70 million...

Chip wars: does your phone really need more cores?

Cor Blimey, the mobile chip space is heating up, as the various players carry out their own little ARM’s race to beef up on performance, mainly through the addition of more cores.

AMD Extends Leadership in Notebook PC Graphics with its Second-Generation of DirectX® 11-capable Mobile Graphics Technology

AMD | January 4, 2011| Press Release LAS VEGAS, Nev. —1/4/2011  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced its next generation mobile graphics technology, the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000M series, delivering AMD’s highest performing notebook graphics for those who want to experience games, entertainment, and productivity on the go....

AMD shows off its Fusion APU

AMD’s Fusion APU looks like a monster. Its future CPUs due in the first half of 2011 feature not only the traditional CPU but also a multi-functional graphics chip built in as well.

Smartphones a bright spot for chips: GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G help in down year

No one can miss the dark clouds streaming overhead, but analysts say that without the expected growth in smartphone sales, those clouds might blot out the sun altogether. Handset sales, of course, drive chip sales, and most analysts have been revising their forecasts downward...

Qualcomm bolsters holdings with $65M purchase of AMD assets: Chip maker buys mobile graphics technologies and other resources

Qualcomm Inc. agreed to pay about $65 million today for certain assets from chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc., including intellectual property and the right to hire key technology personnel to enhance its mobile multimedia play.The move appeared designed to gain ownership over key IP...

Analyst Angle: Anticipating the birth of the super smartphone or ‘Global’

Editor's Note: Welcome to a special CTIA Show Daily edition of our weekly online feature, Analyst Angle. Every Monday at www.RCRWirelessNews.com you can find columns from the industry's leading analysts, including NPD Group's Ross Rubin, Enderle Group's Rob Enderle and more. Visit www.RCRWirelessNews.com/analyst for...

ARM, Intel, and the ghost of devices yet to come

Here's a hypothetical: What's the distinction between a smartphone, a MID, a PND, and a UMPC?Posing this type of question invites a geek fight. We who follow the smartphone space and remember the personal digital assistant (PDA) know it's a fool's errand to apply...

AMD buys ATI for $5.4B

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is set to scoop up graphics card specialist ATI Technologies Inc. for around $5.4 billion, putting ATI's long-standing relationship with Intel Corp. and graphics-developer Nvidia at risk since a combined ATI and AMD would be able to offer...

AMD buys ATI for $5.4B

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is set to scoop up graphics card specialist ATI Technologies Inc. for around $5.4 billion, putting ATI’s long-standing relationship with Intel Corp. and graphics-developer Nvidia at risk since a combined ATI and AMD would be able to offer...

Weekly wireless ratings wrap-up

The following information includes ratings changes and financial information for wireless companies announced this week by investment-banking and financial-services firms.

Weekly wireless company ratings update

The following wireless companies' ratings were changed by financial services companies this week.Standard & Poor's Ratings Service raised its corporate credit and senior unsecured debt ratings on Agilent Technologies Inc. from BB to BB+, citing sustained improvements in the company's profitability and cash-flow generation....

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