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Lilbits: Intel wants to buy GlobalFoundries, people want to buy Steam Decks (but can’t due to website problems)

Intel may be planning to buy one of the world’s biggest semiconductor manufacturers. Xiaomi overtook Apple to become the world’s second biggest smartphone company (in terms of shipments) last quarter, behind Samsung. And Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming computer is now up for pre-order for $399 and up… if you can get your order to […]

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Life after Zen: AMD is moving to 7nm chips (eventually)

AMD is getting ready to ship its new Zen processors for desktops in early 2017, with mobile chips based on the new architecture coming later in the year. But the company has already started looking ahead, announcing that it’s signed a 5-year agreement with GlobalFoundries, who will continue to manufacturer 14nm chips for AMD for the […]

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Rockchip, GlobalFoundries ramp up RK3188, RK3168 chip production

Chinese chip maker Rockhip’s latest chips are some of the most powerful dual and quad-core processors based on ARM Cortex-A9 designs. The quad-core RK3188 chip has been available in tablets and mini PCs for a few months, and the dual-core RK3168 hit the streets more recently. Now Rockchip has announced that it’s working with chip […]