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How Automation Can Help

  The pandemic has relegated most of us into pixilated images on a Zoom call. While some activities will revert to a pre-pandemic state, most will not, making it harder than ever to build relationships and develop affinities. This is why it’s vital to put the most advanced digital tools …

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AMD’s Market Share

  Some interesting AMD market share data has emerged over the past few days. A new Mercury Research report indicated AMD lost an additional point of the x86 market for laptops and desktops in Q1 2021. This is the second time AMD has lost market share relative to Intel. AMD …

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Semiconductor Market

  South Korea has announced it will spend $450 billion over the next nine years to take the lead in the global semiconductor market. This is an aggressive move by South Korea to boost its semiconductor businesses. For comparison, President Biden recently called on Congress to invest $50 billion over …

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Interesting CPU Market

  For most of the last 2.5 decades, the PC CPU industry has been dominated by a single architecture: x86. While the 1990s opened with a number of architectures technically still competing with Intel, by the end of the decade, AMD stood alone against the chip titan. IBM threw in …

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Cryptocurrency Miners

  According to a new report, cryptocurrency miners aren’t just buying up desktop PC GPUs — they’ve started hoovering up gaming laptops as well. This has kept gaming laptop sales high through Q1 when normally the market would have cooled off by now. This information comes courtesy of DigiTimes, via …

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Microsoft Chromebooks

  PC sales boomed throughout 2020, sending semiconductor earnings soaring. One company without much to cheer about, at least as far as its conventional Windows business is concerned, is Microsoft. For decades, we’ve talked about the “PC industry” and the “Windows PC” industry as if they were synonymous. New data …

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LG Smartphone Market

  LG has struggled to remain competitive in the plateauing smartphone industry, and now there’s word the company might be looking to throw in the towel. A memo circulated at LG declares some hard choices are necessary after $4.5 billion in losses over the past five years. The memo lists …

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AMD Threadripper Pro

  AMD will bring its eight-channel Threadripper Pro systems to the retail market, opening up the segment. Previously, the eight-channel Threadripper Pro variant was only available to OEMs (we’ve got a review coming on one of these Lenovo systems, with comparison against the 3990X). AMD’s Threadripper and Threadripper Pro platforms …

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Server Market Share Q3 2020

  Analysis firm IDC has released its report on the server market for Q3 2020, and it shows both AMD and ARM growing their share of the space over the past 12 months. Overall revenue for the quarter was $22.6B, up 2.2 percent since Q3 2019. This is a much …

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How Intel Lost $10 Billion

  Update (12/3/20): We’ve republished the story below as a discussion of how Intel’s mobile efforts consumed so much of the company’s attention, yet ultimately came to naught. In the years since this story was published in 2016, Intel attempted to build a competitive 5G modem that would put it …

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