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The IT Pro Podcast: Intel vs AMD
The IT Pro Podcast: Intel vs AMD
components

The IT Pro Podcast: Intel vs AMD

The two rival chipmakers gear up for one of their most intense bouts yet
14 Jan 2022
Podcast transcript: Intel vs AMD
Podcast transcript: Intel vs AMD
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Podcast transcript: Intel vs AMD

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
14 Jan 2022
Nvidia warns rivals are exploiting uncertainty surrounding Arm’s future
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mergers and acquisitions

Nvidia warns rivals are exploiting uncertainty surrounding Arm’s future

The company claims Intel and AMD have been getting ahead due to the drawn-out regulatory process
11 Jan 2022
Canon to sell chip-free printer cartridges as semiconductor shortage bites
 Canon sign at the Canon Solutions America offices in Silicon Valley
components

Canon to sell chip-free printer cartridges as semiconductor shortage bites

The company has also revealed how to get around DRM warnings on its products
10 Jan 2022
Managing digital transformation during the chip crunch
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digital transformation

Managing digital transformation during the chip crunch

With the silicon shortage likely to last until 2023 at the earliest, digitisation plans may not be linear this year, and IT leaders will need to find …
10 Jan 2022
Intel claims its new Core i9 CPU outperforms Apple's M1 Max
Intel's latest 12th-generation mobile and desktop chips
Hardware

Intel claims its new Core i9 CPU outperforms Apple's M1 Max

The Intel Core i9-12900HK will be the most powerful mobile processor on the market, the chipmaker said during its CES 2022 launch announcement
5 Jan 2022
Eight things you never knew about PCI Express
The PCI Express slot on a motherboard
components

Eight things you never knew about PCI Express

To most of us, PCI Express just means that big old slot where your graphics card sits, but this ingenious interconnect has hidden depths
6 Dec 2021
Samsung selects Texas for $17 billion semiconductor factory
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components

Samsung selects Texas for $17 billion semiconductor factory

New plant to be built in Taylor, just 25km away from Samsung's existing site in Austin
25 Nov 2021
Samsung 980 Pro review: Smashing speeds
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solid state storage (SSD)

Samsung 980 Pro review: Smashing speeds

Staggering performance and handy extras make this a worthy contender
19 Nov 2021
UK gov orders in-depth probe into Nvidia-ARM takeover
The logo for technology firm Arm printed on a building
mergers and acquisitions

UK gov orders in-depth probe into Nvidia-ARM takeover

The government has ordered the CMA to carry out a "phase two" investigation on grounds of antitrust and national security
16 Nov 2021
TSMC and Sony partner to build $7 billion chip plant in Japan
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Hardware

TSMC and Sony partner to build $7 billion chip plant in Japan

The country is aiming to secure its chip supply chain as it imports over 60% of semiconductors from overseas
10 Nov 2021
What is a GPU?
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Hardware

What is a GPU?

GPUs aren't just good for gaming - they have business applications too
28 Oct 2021
Dell unveils upgraded XPS Desktop with 12th gen Intel processors
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Hardware

Dell unveils upgraded XPS Desktop with 12th gen Intel processors

The new version is said to be around 50% quieter than predecessors thanks to built-in liquid cooling
28 Oct 2021
Intel launches 12th-gen Alder Lake processors optimised for Windows 11
An image of the Intel Core i9-12900K
Hardware

Intel launches 12th-gen Alder Lake processors optimised for Windows 11

The chip company promises performance boosts of up to 37% on resource-heavy tasks
28 Oct 2021
Honor launches first Android smartphone since Huawei split
Honor 50 in four colours
Mobile Phones

Honor launches first Android smartphone since Huawei split

The device ships with Google apps, a Qualcomm chipset and a curved OLED screen
27 Oct 2021
Intel says chip shortage to blame for Q3 sales slump
Close-up of a circuit board and CPU
components

Intel says chip shortage to blame for Q3 sales slump

The tech giant has also failed to secure a deal with semiconductor manufacturer SiFive
22 Oct 2021
IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schools
IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schoolsvideo
Hardware

IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schools

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
22 Oct 2021
NSW government to set up $4 million semiconductor bureau
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Policy & legislation

NSW government to set up $4 million semiconductor bureau

The initiative aims to help increase Australia’s participation in the global semiconductor value chain
20 Oct 2021
Alibaba unveils custom Arm-based server chip
Alibaba's new Yitian 710 server chip
components

Alibaba unveils custom Arm-based server chip

The Chinese company will use new technology to power servers in its data centres
19 Oct 2021
Apple reportedly slashes iPhone 13 production due to chip crisis
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components

Apple reportedly slashes iPhone 13 production due to chip crisis

Shortages of key components has forced Apple to cut production by as much as 10 million units
13 Oct 2021
What is an embedded system?
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Hardware

What is an embedded system?

We explain the key characteristics of an embedded system, their benefits and challenges
8 Oct 2021
Apple MacBook Pro 13in (2020) review: Powerful, portable – and almost perfect
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Laptops

Apple MacBook Pro 13in (2020) review: Powerful, portable – and almost perfect

The first business-grade M1 laptop is a huge hit
8 Oct 2021
Chip inflation helps Samsung achieve record quarterly profit
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Business operations

Chip inflation helps Samsung achieve record quarterly profit

The company has reported the highest operating profit since the third quarter of 2018
8 Oct 2021