Hardware/IT

Open Source

What does ‘Multithreading’ mean for the processor wars?

As the high-end computer processor wars heat up once again with Intel and AMD’s new, competing offerings, the new chips will be measured on a variety of factors, from speed to efficiency to price. One measure of performance will be how the Intel Core...

Read More

AMD’s biggest investor is selling 40 million shares of the company

Advanced Micro Devices’ largest shareholder sold off 40 million shares of the company on Friday.  Based on the closing price of AMD on Thursday, this means Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Investment Co. made $529.6 million off the sale.  AMD’s stock price...

Read More

Investors shrug as Cirrus Logic reports higher sales, profit

When Apple Inc. forecasts higher sales, that usually bodes well for Cirrus Logic. That’s because the Austin chipmaker supplies audio and voice chips for Apple’s iPhone. Apple on Tuesday reported better-than-expected sales and profit, and forecast...

Read More

Open Source

Inside 512Tech: The story behind our 50-years-of-IBM-in-Austin story

If you tuned in to Austin radio station KUT this morning, you might have heard me talking about my package of stories published over the weekend on IBM and its 50-year history in Austin.  Exactly 50 years ago today, IBM built a typewriter manufacturing...

Read More

UT adds to tech resume with debut of Stampede 2, world’s 12th-fastest supercomputer  

At the University of Texas, supercomputing technology is expanding in ways few competitors can match. This was evident on Friday, when UT officials, including President Greg Fenves, dedicated a new supercomputer at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus...

Read More

Open Source

Timeline: IBM in Austin

1937 - IBM establishes a sales office in Austin.  1966 - In December IBM announces it will build a 200,000 square-foot typewriter manufacturing plant in Northwest Austin. 1967 - On Aug. 1, IBM’s new plant opens and it ships its first IBM Selectric...

Read More

Fifty years in, IBM is still shaping Austin’s tech sector

On a sizzling summer day on July 31, 1967, a small crowd of Austin politicians and news media ducked inside a brand-new IBM manufacturing plant in far North Austin to watch a Selectric Composer typewriter roll down the assembly line for the first...

Read More

AMD’s shares soar as company shows more signs of a turnaround

The verdict is in: A business turnaround strategy first developed years ago is working for Advanced Micro Devices.  AMD on Tuesday reported that thanks to healthy sales of its new graphics and computer processors, its for the second quarter sales...

Read More

Open Source

Tech Crawl: A downgrade for AMD, and is Winnie the Pooh an Internet criminal?

Happy Tuesday, Austin. Here’s hoping your work week is off to a good start. Here’s a look at some of the tech-related stories making waves and generating buzz around the internet this morning: A downgrade for AMD Advanced Micro Devices shares are...

Read More