computer chips

Chip Giant Intel Set to Make Huge Announcement

When it comes to transistors on computer chips, smaller size means more processing power. So when Intel holds its big press conference Wednesday, expect an announcement that will lead to a serious power boost for its chips -- perhaps from its long-awaited revolutionary tri-gate transistors.

Semiconductor Sales Jumped More Than 50%

Semiconductor sales worldwide rose more than 50% in the first half of the year, the Semiconductor Industry Association announced Monday, but investors shouldn't assume that implies a slam dunk for the second half.

Intel Is Poised to Set the Pace for Tech Earnings

Investors are looking for a strong showing from the bellwether chipmker, which would offer further evidence that U.S. companies -- and tech firms in particular -- are continuing to emerge from the recession. Analysts expect Intel to come through.

Smartphones Lure Intel into Mobile Market

There's been a lot of fuss at the Las Vegas electronics show over tablets and 3-D TVs, but Intel's new platform for mobile devices is a big deal. Long the leader in computer chips, Intel sees a market for its chips in mobile devices with the blurring of boundaries between computers and smartphones.