China wants to buy Opera
Published in News
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 11:20

China wants to buy Opera


Prepared to pay $1.2 billion

A group of Chinese investors are prepared to write a cheque for $1.2 billion to buy the Opera browser.

China gets its paws on another Taiwanese chipmaker
Published in Processors


The little red chequebook opens

The Chinese government appears to be opening its little red chequebook and buying up chipmakers from what it calls its renegade province. 

Qualcomm does ARM server deal with Chinese
Published in Processors
Friday, 22 January 2016 09:33

Qualcomm does ARM server deal with Chinese


Working with the government to build ARM server chips


Qualcomm is setting up a server chipset design and sales unit with a provincial government in China.

Intel works with Chinese on servers
Published in Processors
Thursday, 21 January 2016 12:22

Intel works with Chinese on servers


Tackling fears of spy technology

Chipzilla is joining an increasing number of western companies who are forming partnerships with Chinese outfits to help address concerns about the security of imported technology.

Donald Trump attacks Apple
Published in News
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 12:33

Donald Trump attacks Apple


Build your gear in America dammit!

Comedy presidential option Donald Trump has angered the Tame Apple Press by daring to suggest that if he was elected Apple would be forced to make its products in the US.

Iphone sales drying up
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 12:09

Iphone sales drying up


Apple orders less from suppliers

While the Tame Apple Press is writing yearly reviews which claim that Jobs’ Mob cleaned everyone’s clock this year, it appears that sales of its only remaining “growing” product is slumping.

Xiaomi might miss sales targets
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 17 December 2015 13:51

Xiaomi might miss sales targets


Still did pretty well

Xiaomi chairman Lei Jun’s prediction of his company selling 80 million to 100 million smartphones in 2015 might not be coming about after all.

TSMC wants 12 inch wafer factory in China
Published in Processors
Monday, 07 December 2015 10:47

TSMC wants 12 inch wafer factory in China


16nm plans

TSMC has asked the Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs to allow it to invest in a wholly-owned 12-inch wafer manufacturing facility and a design service centre in Nanjing, China.

More Chinese chipmakers go for ARM
Published in Processors
Thursday, 26 November 2015 13:14

More Chinese chipmakers go for ARM


All thanks to government cash

ZTE has received a pile of cash from the Chinese government to speed up the development of its own application processors based around ARM designs.

Chinese site leaks Broadwell-E details
Published in Processors
Monday, 16 November 2015 10:28

Chinese site leaks Broadwell-E details


One more SKU than Haswell-E

A Chinese website has leaked details about Broadwell-E which sounds pretty plausible.