Finally, the ultimate thin-and-light laptop? Maybe. Just maybe.
FORTUNE -- Ever since buying the first-generation 11-inch MacBook Air three years ago, my wish has been two-fold: make it faster and make it last longer between charges.
Apple (AAPL) took care of the performance issues in 2011, when it switched to a faster Intel processor. Paired with flash-based storage, apps launched briskly and zipped along. It was fast enough. Still, battery life remained a MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 13, 2013 7:07 AM ET
Embattled computer manufacturers are making new machines they hope can keep pace with phones and tablets.
FORTUNE -- For PC makers, Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution holds true now more than ever: adapt to their rapidly-evolving environment or perish.
"The PC industry is like that scene out of Jurassic Park, where the little kid asks the professor, 'What happened to all the dinosaurs?' and he responds, 'We see them everyday: They're MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 4, 2013 6:45 AM ET
Intel's new CEO starts Thursday. Chipmaker ARM's begins later this year. The only thing not changing? What they're fighting for.
FORTUNE -- Much has been made of the upcoming leadership transitions at chip rivals ARM (ARMH) and Intel (INTC). But it's unlikely that the battle plan will change for either side. Both companies chose long-time insiders to take the helm—Intel COO Brian Krzanich will become CEO later this week, and ARM's MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - May 14, 2013 5:54 AM ET
Former CEO's book tells the story of one of the most aggressive lawsuits in corporate history -- to a point.
By Roger Parloff, senior editor
FORTUNE -- From 2004 to 2009, Advanced Micro Devices, the perpetual underdog semiconductor manufacturer, launched worldwide antitrust litigation against its much admired, much feared, near monopolist competitor, Intel. In submissions to competition authorities and courts, AMD charged that Intel was breaking the law to preserve its dominant MOREMay 2, 2013 11:25 AM ET
Some of the world's most well-known and powerful tech titans -- IBM, Microsoft, Intel -- are marked by trying to manage declining aspects of their businesses.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- At its heart, the tech industry is about the new. Today, tech giants succeeded because of what was new yesterday. The flip side is that the new ages into the old more quickly in tech than in most other industries. MOREApr 23, 2013 6:51 AM ET
Chipmaker AMD hasn't had it easy. Now three of tech's most powerful companies have embraced it for the long-term.
FORTUNE -- With its processors in 83% of PCs, Intel (INTC) overwhelmingly dominates traditional personal computing. But there's one area where the chip giant won't be winning any time soon: game consoles. If reports prove correct, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) could manage what its competitor hasn't: getting its chips into all three of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 11, 2013 7:14 AM ET
The chip maker got out of the consumer device business long ago. It's now realizing that it can no longer afford to take a backseat, even if it doesn't sell directly to mobile users.
FORTUNE -- Anyone who witnessed Qualcomm's opening keynote at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas knows that the mobile chipmaker is trying to get some mass market attention. What else could explain guest appearances by Big MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 19, 2013 10:00 AM ET
Yes, The Black Eyed Peas frontman is an international pop star. But he has also become a trusted source for some of the world's biggest brands. Meet corporate America's consigliere of cool.
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
FORTUNE -- Will.i.am's car is careening across the 405. The cabin of his electric Tesla is eerily silent as the vehicle slides over three lanes of irate Los Angeles traffic. The rapper, whose given MOREJan 3, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Diminutive smartphone chips will help power-hungry data centers cut down on costs.
FORTUNE -- The next time you upload a photo to Facebook, consider this: All those pictures have to be processed and stored somewhere, presumably forever. Some 3 million data centers occupy more than 600 million square feet of space in the U.S. alone to help do so. Trouble is, a single location can slurp as much power as a MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Dec 12, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The tech giant faces difficulties ahead as the chip market changes. Here's what the company's next leader must do.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Anyone care to run an $54 billion-a-year tech giant? Anyone have any good ideas how to get it growing again? Intel is looking for a new CEO to take the reins at the Silicon Valley icon next May, when Paul Otellini steps down from the job.
Since Otellini became MOREDec 5, 2012 7:27 AM ET
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