Processors

Intel’s First “8th Generation” Processors are Mere 7th Generation Updates

ArsTechnica’s analysis of the the first "8th generation" Intel Core processors rolling out today has revealed that even though the company’s new 15W U-series mobile processors feature four cores and eight threads, doubling what the prior generation chips had, the new chips "aren't really new”. Where there’s a bump up in the maximum clock speed to 4.2GHz, the base...

Apple’s Chip Orders Expected to Generate 10% of TSMC’s 2014 Revenue

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), who is expected to manufacture A-series chips for the iPhone and iPad, starting in 2014, is poised to take a large bite out of Samsung's supply contract next year, according to a report from the Taipei Times (via AppleInsider). The Taiwanese chipmaker officially signed a deal with Apple back in June, after finally being...