IBM to use Nvidia Tesla GPUs on Power servers

IBM Corp. said it will be using the Tesla graphic processing unit (GPU) chips made by Nvidia Corp in its Power System servers starting next year. The use of Tesla graphic chips with

Published on: November 18th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Price of DRAM plunges to all-time low of around $1

NEW YORK -- Prices of DDR3 DRAM memory used in laptops and desktops have dipped to an all-time low of around US$1, and will continue to fall, which could help PC makers pack

Published on: February 23rd, 2012 Agam Shah

DRAM oversupply adds salt to wounded market

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- A DRAM market already weakened by low demand is further suffering from a dramatic rise in inventory this past quarter, according to research firm IHS iSuppli .The inventory surge "threatens to

Published on: January 5th, 2012 Lucas Mearian

McGill part of team to create tiny circuit

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.  - Canadian researchers are part of a team that has developed one of the smallest electronic circuits, which could pave the way for smaller and more powerful mobile devices.Scientific teams from

Published on: December 9th, 2011 Sharon Gaudin

Spectrum clash around bionic implants

SAN FRANCISCO -- The battle over scarce radio spectrum that has embroiled the mobile broadband world even extends to a little-known type of wireless network that promises to reconnect the human nervous system

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Microsemi blinks and finally gets Zarlink

Patience finally paid off for Ottawa’s Zarklink Semiconductor Inc. After months of spurning buyout offers from Microsemi Corp., the California company finally raised its bid for Zarlink to $3.98 a share from $3.35,

Published on: September 22nd, 2011 Howard Solomon

Servers with new Intel Xeon E5 chips due early 2012

SAN FRANCISCO  -- Servers with new Xeon E5 chips based on the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture will become available early next year, Intel Corp. officials said on Tuesday.The E5 chip will have up to

Published on: September 14th, 2011 Agam Shah

Broadcom to pay US$3.7B for NetLogic

SAN FRANCISCO -- Broadcom Corp.'s deal to buy communications processor vendor NetLogic Microsystems for US$3.7 billion will help the company feed the fast-growing demand for intelligent chips in all kinds of networks.The acquisition,

Published on: September 12th, 2011 Peter Sayer

Zarlink board officially snubs Microsemi offer

A game of chicken involving the bid for Canada’s Zarkink Semiconductor Inc. continues after the board rejected the formal takeover offer from a U.S.-based competitor.The Ottawa fabless semiconductor designer said Thursday that Microsemi Corp.’s

Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Howard Solomon