IBM Microlectronics has named its forthcoming Java chip (see previous story) after a common or garden plant, and thrown doubt over whether it will continue to invest in the X86 manufacturing business.
Daisy stands for 'dynamically architected instruction set from Yorktown' but that could mean problems for the X86 designers in IBM's unit in Austin, Texas, who have, so far, supported the M2 design to be released next week by Cyrix.
Under the terms of the agreement between Cyrix and IBM, the former company will use the latter's fabrication plants to generate X86 chips, which perform at least as fast as Intel processors using the same technology.
With £6.7m in initial funding, Mosa Meat could be the first company to offer lab-grown meat to the public
Manufacturing and finance jobs will be hit, but health and education can look forward to job creation, says PwC
US startups plan to modify existing jet engines, but are likely to fall foul of environmental legislation
The Brexit white paper "gets pretty close" to company desires, but there's still work to do