Intel set to take on Qualcomm in car wars
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 12:57

Intel set to take on Qualcomm in car wars


Empire Strikes Back

Although Chipzilla is not big in the car industry at the moment and Qualcomm, with its NXP takeover, is king – it appears that there is a war brewing between the pair.

Students come up with more intelligent chips
Published in Processors


Can localise faults and report problems

A team of  Estonian students at the Tallinn University of Technology have created an innovative digital computer chip that can localise all of its faults and inform the system using the chip when something goes wrong.

Xiaomi's own chip is a bit lack luster
Published in Processors
Monday, 17 October 2016 14:06

Xiaomi's own chip is a bit lack luster


Meri not so joyful

There have been hints that Xiaomi was about to create its own chip, but now there appears to be evidence in the form of another leak about the Xiaomi Mi Note phablet

NXP wants to sell itself to Qualcomm
Published in News
Friday, 30 September 2016 12:08

NXP wants to sell itself to Qualcomm


$30 billion deal

NXP Semiconductors is exploring selling itself to Qualcomm in a deal that could be valued at more than $30 billion.

AMD Socket AM4 and Bristol Ridge chip snapped together
Published in Motherboards


Paparazzi leak

Paparazzi have managed to get their zoom lenses focused on the AMD AM4 Socket and Bristol Ridge chip snapped together for the first time.

AMD ships Bristol Ridge to PC makers
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 13:28

AMD ships Bristol Ridge to PC makers


Four Excavator x86 CPU cores

AMD has announced that its 7th-generation A-Series Bristol Ridge microprocessors are shipping to PC makers.

IBM shows off Power9
Published in Processors
Friday, 26 August 2016 13:29

IBM shows off Power9


14nm FinFET technology

The ever shrinking Biggish Blue has showed off details of its new Power 9 technology at the Hot Chips conference.

Qualcomm settles sex discrimination case before it gets to court
Published in News


$20 million because its reigning men

Qualcomm has written a $20 million cheque to make a gender discrimination case go away.

TSMC wants Chinese off Taiwanese boards
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 11:31

TSMC wants Chinese off Taiwanese boards


Chang worried about Intellectual Property theft

While Taiwan should welcome Chinese investors into the island's protected chip sector, they should not be allowed to become directors so that prized intellectual property is not nicked, claims TSMC.

ARM announces 10nm chip
Published in Processors
Friday, 20 May 2016 13:13

ARM announces 10nm chip


Artemis on board

ARM's colaboration with TSMC has finally born some fruit with the tapeout of a 10nm test chip to show off the company's readiness for the new manufacturing process.