3 Chip Stocks to Note Now: Intel’s New Avoton Chips, Qualcomm Sees Next Step for Wearable Tech, and an Over-Clocking Record is Set on AMD

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC):

Intel’s next line of Avoton Atom processors, designed for use in microservers, will be an enormous improvement over the Centerton chips that they’re replacing, Geek reports. The octo-core Avotons will boast 64 GB of memory potential, in contrast to the 8 GB offered by the outgoing model. With a die size of 22 nm, microserver OEMs can fit two and a half times as many Avoton chips into the same amount of space used by Centeron.


Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM):

Though the industry is still in its fetal stages, companies are working fervently to determine how wearable tech can be applied in the most beneficial — and lucrative — ways. Case in point, Qualcomm has put its money behind Glassomics, a new incubator supported by Qualcomm Life and California health system Palomar, which is tasked with testing consumer and clinical applications for health-related wearable technology.


Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD):

The Stilt, a group of Finnish folks who spend their time overclocking various processors to extreme computing speeds, have set a new world record for clock speed using an AMD A10-6800K Richland APU. The winning number? 8.2 GHz, achieved with the help of a liquid nitrogen cooling system and voltage of 1,968V.


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