microprocessor microprocessor  /ˌmaɪ kroʊ ˈprɑ sɛ sər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) integrated circuit semiconductor chip that performs the bulk of the processing and controls the parts of a system

Usage(s):

  1. In January, Gibson will be the first musical-instrument maker to release an electric guitar with a digitizing microprocessor and circuit board built right in.
  2. Since then, he has won more than 100 prizes for his work and Apple computer has used his microprocessor technology in their Power Mac G4 model.
  3. As early as 1986, for example, then-little-known Acer released the world's second PC based on Intel's 386 microprocessor, just one month after industry giant Compaq.

News

  1. How ARM trade is positioned for fall

    A large put trade is looking for more potential downside in microprocessor company ARM Holdings. optionMONSTER systems show that a trader bought 19,691 July 37 puts for $0.90 yesterday, above the listed ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: optionMONSTER via Yahoo! Finance

  2. AMD announces a 5GHz microprocessor, but few will care

    On Tuesday, Advanced Micro Devices announced the AMD FX-9590, the first 5GHz microprocessor for the PC—at a time, unfortunately, when even PC enthusiasts care little about the processor’s clock speed. The new eight-core 5GHz FX-9590 and 4.7GHz FX-9370 feature AMD’s latest “Piledriver” architecture, which was designed to allow higher clock speeds. They also come “unlocked,” which means that end ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PC World

  3. How the Haswell Chip Makes the New MacBook Air Last 12 Hours

    New chips should excite you. Instead, the news reports you read whenever some new microprocessor is released are the dullest things in the world. They are obtuse and inscrutable, a mish-mash of numbers and acronyms for technologies you can’t really wrap your head around.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Wired News

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Quotes

  1. In a strongly worded statement, Intel's chief executive Paul Otellini said: "Intel takes strong exception to this decision. We believe the decision is wrong and ignores the reality of a highly competitive microprocessor marketplace...... There has...
    on May 13, 2009 By: Paul Otellini Source: Register

  2. "Everywhere in the world, customers deserve freedom of choice and the benefits of innovation -- and these are being stolen away in the microprocessor market," said Hector Ruiz, president and chief executive officer of the Sunnyvale-based AMD.
    on Jun 28, 2005 By: Hector Ruiz Source: CTV.ca

  3. "After careful preliminary review, we have determined that questions raised about Intel's potential anticompetitive conduct warrant a full and factual investigation," Cuomo said. "Protecting fair and open competition in the microprocessor...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: CRN

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