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MWC 2022: Qualcomm announces “world’s first” 5G AI and Wi-Fi 7 chips
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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
Tech data expands range of power protection services
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components

Tech data expands range of power protection services

Freshly bolstered offering has been designed to help partners extend their value-added capabilities
22 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
India attracts $20 billion in investment bids for chip and display fabs
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India attracts $20 billion in investment bids for chip and display fabs

The government is hoping to position the country as a global technology and electronics production hub
21 Feb 2022
Intel needs to start living up to its reputation
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components

Intel needs to start living up to its reputation

To fend off the competition, the chipmaker needs to get back to innovation for its own sake
21 Feb 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Zoom microphone bug, new Google Chrome OS, Intel acquires Tower Semiconductor
IT Pro News In Review: Zoom microphone bug, new Google Chrome OS, Intel acquires Tower Semiconductorvideo
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IT Pro News In Review: Zoom microphone bug, new Google Chrome OS, Intel acquires Tower Semiconductor

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
18 Feb 2022
Intel reveals glimpse at multi-year Xeon roadmap, teases long-awaited GPU tech
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Hardware

Intel reveals glimpse at multi-year Xeon roadmap, teases long-awaited GPU tech

The raft of announcements also includes a nod to Intel's secretive 'Project Endgame'
18 Feb 2022
Intel to acquire Tower Semiconductor for $5.4 billion
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Acquisition

Intel to acquire Tower Semiconductor for $5.4 billion

The chipmaker says the deal will unlock new opportunities in an era of "unprecedented demand" for semiconductors
15 Feb 2022
Cost of NAND flash expected to rise 10% following Western Digital plant contamination
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flash storage

Cost of NAND flash expected to rise 10% following Western Digital plant contamination

Two of the company's units in Japan have been contaminated, affecting around 6.5 exabytes in flash storage availability
10 Feb 2022
How to find RAM speed, size and type
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Laptops

How to find RAM speed, size and type

If you want to upgrade your PC's RAM, you need to know what you already have and what sticks will work with your setup
8 Feb 2022
Europe proposes €43 billion Chips Act to tackle semiconductor shortage
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Policy & legislation

Europe proposes €43 billion Chips Act to tackle semiconductor shortage

The EU is aiming to reduce its reliance on other markets and build its own semiconductor supply chain
8 Feb 2022
Top ten semiconductor buyers upped spending by 25% in 2021
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components

Top ten semiconductor buyers upped spending by 25% in 2021

Ongoing shortage and COVID-19 pandemic fuelled hike in chip costs, Gartner finds
3 Feb 2022
China to establish chipmaking platform to secure domestic chip supply chain
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China to establish chipmaking platform to secure domestic chip supply chain

The country is reportedly targeting chip firms like Intel and AMD to take part in the initiative
2 Feb 2022
IT Pro News in Review: Nvidia walks away from Arm, Belarusian train hack, and IBM to sell Watson Health
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mergers and acquisitions

IT Pro News in Review: Nvidia walks away from Arm, Belarusian train hack, and IBM to sell Watson Health

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
28 Jan 2022
Intel’s €1.06 billion antitrust fine overturned by EU court
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Policy & legislation

Intel’s €1.06 billion antitrust fine overturned by EU court

The European Commission has said it will carefully study the judgement and reflect on possible next steps, which could include an appeal
27 Jan 2022
US companies have less than a five-day supply of semiconductors
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components

US companies have less than a five-day supply of semiconductors

The Department of Commerce has called on president Biden to move forward with the proposed $52 billion funding for the domestic chip industry
26 Jan 2022
The IT Pro Podcast: Intel vs AMD
The IT Pro Podcast: Intel vs AMD
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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
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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
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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
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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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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