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.
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.