• AMD investors look for a Shanghai surprise

    Despite the downturn, AMD is hopeful that it can sell its higher-performance server chips; and the early reviews are positive. Image: AMD

    Sun Microsystems sells a lot of servers to the financial services industry, which has been hard-hit by the credit crunch. So when Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz recently asked a banking executive how he was doing, he probably wasn't surprised at the response: "I'm curled up in the fetal position."

    Investors MORE

    - Oct 28, 2008 10:14 AM ET
  • Apple's next act: Changing PC buying habits

    Nvidia inside: Apple's latest MacBook laptops have an Nvidia graphics processor next to their Intel chips, which puts the spotlight on graphics chips as an important part of today's basic computer system. Image: Apple

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    With all the presidential campaign talk about American exceptionalism, it might be easy to forget that we do a pretty unexceptional job at some things -- like shopping for computers.

    No question, we Americans buy a MORE

    - Oct 21, 2008 8:09 AM ET
  • Rough holiday season ahead for PCs

    It's going to be a frightful holiday season for PC sales, no matter what.

    That was the hidden message Intel (INTC) executives delivered in an earnings conference call with analysts Tuesday afternoon after reporting better-than-expected quarterly profits but disappointing sales. They also said Intel is better off than competitors because of its streamlined workforce, world-class manufacturing operation, popular new Atom chip and rebounding profit margins. But tucked into that happier talk MORE

    - Oct 14, 2008 9:45 PM ET
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  • [video] With graphics power, AMD still has fight left

    Click above for video of AMD vice president Patrick Moorhead talking about how the chipmaker will face the competition from Intel and turn things around.


    - Aug 29, 2008 9:58 AM ET
  • Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang's chip shot

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang shows up to our chat in a black muscle shirt and jeans, and a casual attitude to match. The co-founder of the world's largest maker of dedicated graphics chips doesn't pull a lot of punches – but he does want to clear up something about his widely covered war of words with Intel.

    In statements earlier this year, Intel (INTC), which is nearly MORE

    - Aug 27, 2008 2:58 PM ET
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  • Nvidia moves to take on Intel

    Inside PCs, components like Nvidia's graphics chips are becoming more important. Photo: HP

    For Nvidia, it's showtime.

    Intel (INTC) and Microsoft (MSFT) have long been the most influential companies in the PC world, but lately something is shifting: The latest Intel chip or Microsoft operating system is no longer guaranteed to send technology buyers rushing into stores.

    Instead in this visual age, glitzy entertainment features are just as likely to excite shoppers as MORE

    - Aug 25, 2008 10:20 PM ET
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