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Nvidia settles cryptomining charges for $5.5 million
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cryptocurrencies

Nvidia settles cryptomining charges for $5.5 million

Nvidia’s gaming chips had been used to mine cryptocurrency, including Ethereum, since at least 2018
9 May 2022
Intel suspends operations in Russia
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Business operations

Intel suspends operations in Russia

The move comes 34 days after Intel joined AMD in halting chip sales to Russia
6 Apr 2022
What is Microsoft Pluton?
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Security

What is Microsoft Pluton?

A quick look at Microsoft's new approach to CPUs that promises to revolutionise Windows security
5 Apr 2022
Elliptic Labs’ AI sensor platform to launch on AMD devices
A close up of an AMD Ryzen processor in the X570 motherboard socket
artificial intelligence (AI)

Elliptic Labs’ AI sensor platform to launch on AMD devices

The software-only sensor platform will be bundled with AMD's Ryzen PRO 5000 series computers
21 Mar 2022
AMD announces Ryzen 5800X3D will ship in April
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system on chip (SoC)

AMD announces Ryzen 5800X3D will ship in April

AMD's flagsip V-Cache processor will offer a 15% performance bump over non-3D rivals, says chipmaker
16 Mar 2022
Intel to invest €33 billion in EU chip manufacturing
Design of Intel's new factory in Magdeburg, Germany
Business operations

Intel to invest €33 billion in EU chip manufacturing

This will include the long-rumoured €17 billion semiconductor fab mega-site in Magdeburg, Germany
15 Mar 2022
Apple unveils M1 Ultra, Mac Studio, 5G iPhone SE and a new iPad Air
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Hardware

Apple unveils M1 Ultra, Mac Studio, 5G iPhone SE and a new iPad Air

The tech giant unveiled a host of new hardware during its “Peek Performance” event on 8 March
9 Mar 2022
AMD, Intel and TSMC reportedly block chip sales to Russia
The corner of a CPU chip seen on a circuitboard
system on chip (SoC)

AMD, Intel and TSMC reportedly block chip sales to Russia

The move represents a potentially significant threat to a country with limited domestic production capacity.
1 Mar 2022
MWC 2022: Qualcomm announces “world’s first” 5G AI and Wi-Fi 7 chips
Qualcomm stand at MWC 2022 with Snapdragon logo visible
system on chip (SoC)

MWC 2022: Qualcomm announces “world’s first” 5G AI and Wi-Fi 7 chips

The Snapdragon X70 5G and the FastConnect 7800 are expected to be included in commercial devices in the second half of 2022
28 Feb 2022
Apple's first M2 MacBook might arrive next month
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Hardware

Apple's first M2 MacBook might arrive next month

The custom chip is likely to debut at an event on 8 March alongside "at least" one new Mac device
21 Feb 2022
AMD completes acquisition of FPGA pioneer Xilinx
A close up of an AMD Ryzen processor in the X570 motherboard socket
system on chip (SoC)

AMD completes acquisition of FPGA pioneer Xilinx

The acquisition will strengthen AMD’s foothold in the CPU, GPU, FPGA, and adaptive SoC markets
15 Feb 2022
AMD unveils Ryzen 6000 laptop processors with RDNA2 graphics
A close up of an AMD Ryzen processor in the X570 motherboard socket
Hardware

AMD unveils Ryzen 6000 laptop processors with RDNA2 graphics

The company has also revealed a new desktop processor that features its stacked 3D cache storage for added performance
5 Jan 2022
Qualcomm's latest chip promises 85% faster Windows-on-ARM machines
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system on chip (SoC)

Qualcomm's latest chip promises 85% faster Windows-on-ARM machines

The 8cx Gen 3 chip targets Windows notebooks with a world-first 5nm architecture
2 Dec 2021
Google breaks from Qualcomm with in-house Pixel 6 chip
Six Pixel 6 smartphones on grey background
system on chip (SoC)

Google breaks from Qualcomm with in-house Pixel 6 chip

Tensor will become Google's first custom-built system-on-chip
3 Aug 2021
Intel unveils Xeon W-3300 Ice Lake CPUs for workstations
3D rendering of the Intel Xeon W-3300 family
components

Intel unveils Xeon W-3300 Ice Lake CPUs for workstations

The family of five W-3300 processors support up to 4TB of eight-channel DDR4 memory
30 Jul 2021
Samsung and Marvell develop low-power SoC to support 5G
5G masts with blue sky in the background
system on chip (SoC)

Samsung and Marvell develop low-power SoC to support 5G

The chip is scheduled to arrive in Q2 2021
26 Mar 2021
Google Cloud hires Intel exec to ramp up in-house chip production
The facade of Google Cloud headquarters against a bright blue sky
system on chip (SoC)

Google Cloud hires Intel exec to ramp up in-house chip production

Uri Frank has been appointed VP of Engineering for the tech giant’s server chip design division
23 Mar 2021
AMD unveils Ryzen 5000 Pro chips for business laptops
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Hardware

AMD unveils Ryzen 5000 Pro chips for business laptops

The company claims the mobile CPUs will outperform Intel's 11th-generation 'Tiger Lake' vPro processors
16 Mar 2021
Apple plots €1 billion Munich lab for 5G chip production
Apple's new chip production facility in Munich
5G

Apple plots €1 billion Munich lab for 5G chip production

The company will use the Silicon Design Centre to explore the "new frontiers of 5G technology"
10 Mar 2021
Brits could be owed £480m due to Qualcomm 4G "overcharging"
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Policy & legislation

Brits could be owed £480m due to Qualcomm 4G "overcharging"

29 million people may be entitled to compensation of up to £30 each if a legal claim from watchdog Which? is successful
25 Feb 2021
AMD steps up fight against Intel with Ryzen 5000 laptop processors
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components

AMD steps up fight against Intel with Ryzen 5000 laptop processors

The company claims its Zen 3-based processors deliver the "industry's best" performance and energy efficiency
13 Jan 2021
Concerns over Arm's sale to Nvidia 'unfounded', says UK's tech trade association
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mergers and acquisitions

Concerns over Arm's sale to Nvidia 'unfounded', says UK's tech trade association

TechUK's Julian David believes it's more likely that Nvidia will move parts of its business to the UK
9 Oct 2020
Labour says an Nvidia acquisition of Arm could put UK jobs at risk
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mergers and acquisitions

Labour says an Nvidia acquisition of Arm could put UK jobs at risk

Shadow business secretary Ed Miliband calls for an expansion to the Enterprise Act 2002
11 Sep 2020