Apple knock-on effect
Published in News
Thursday, 28 January 2016 12:55

Apple knock-on effect


Partners suffer

Apple’s “shock” announcement that its business is not growing anymore is having a major effect on all the companies it propped up and their rivals.

European PC shipments plummet
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 28 January 2016 12:41

European PC shipments plummet


IDC says they fell by another 18.2 per cent


Just when you thought PC shipments could not get any lower, IDC thinks they have fallen another 18 per cent.

Altera deal might bite Chipzilla
Published in Processors
Thursday, 28 January 2016 12:19

Altera deal might bite Chipzilla


Analyst warns

Technology analyst Ashraf Eassa is getting a little worried about Intel’s $16.7 billion Altera deal which he thinks could end up being a huge flop.

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 predicts slow-down
Published in Processors
Thursday, 28 January 2016 11:22

Qualcomm predicts slow-down


Mobile slide 

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm is talking about weaker profits as smartphone sales dry up. 

Samsung warns of weaker earnings
Published in News
Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:08

Samsung warns of weaker earnings


Copies Apple again 

It seems that Apple is not the only one which is being hard hit by a fall in interest in smartphones. its rival Samsung is reporting the same sort of problems, only it has the advantage of other products it can fall back on and a big R&D budget for future products.

Intel ships faster clocked Skylakes
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 13:16

Intel ships faster clocked Skylakes


Higher performance laptops coming

Chipzilla has added new Core i7 Skylake (and mobile Xeon) models to its CPU price list, which should be coming to a PC near you soon.

New Year’s resolution for monitors
Published in News
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:45

New Year’s resolution for monitors


Different sizes too


AU Optronics ,LG and Samung are planning to bring out more panels with different resolutions and specifications this year.

VMWare cuts jobs on cloudy results
Published in News
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:13

VMWare cuts jobs on cloudy results


Looks like the sky really wasn’t cloud’s limit

While the Cloud is supposed to be the savour of big computing, VMWare, which should be doing well is actually suffering.

AMD will not go bust this year
Published in News
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:09

AMD will not go bust this year


Waiting for Zen might be cunning

Last year, Kerrisdale Capital Investment warned that AMD would go bankrupt by 2020 and with Zen not appearing until the end of this year we were slightly concerned that the outfit did not have enough to survive what will be a dismal year.