TSMC cuts Capex, Q2 sales to slip
Published in Processors
Friday, 17 April 2015 09:58

TSMC cuts Capex, Q2 sales to slip


Worse than expected

TSMC has released Q2 sales guidance, missing the mark and disappointing many analysts.

Huawei unveils P8 series flagships
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:31

Huawei unveils P8 series flagships


Ultraslim, all-metal design

Huawei’s new Ascend P8 is official, with a 6.4mm thin metal body and chamfered edges. 

Qualcomm responds to spin-off proposal
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:36

Qualcomm responds to spin-off proposal


Thanks but no thanks

Qualcomm has issued a statement in response to an idea floated by Jana Partners a couple of days ago. 

Rumour: Nvidia GPUs to use Samsung 14nm FinFET
Published in Graphics


Tape-out, but more likely bad grapevine

A rumour fresh out of Korea suggests Nvidia might be tapping Samsung as a GPU foundry, but there is a catch.  

MediaTek hits sales target, up 17% up in March
Published in Processors


Seasonal trends and inexpensive 64-bit parts

MediaTek has announced that it has managed to meet its sales target for the first quarter of 2015. 

TSMC clarifies 16nm and 10nm schedule
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 07:29

TSMC clarifies 16nm and 10nm schedule


16FF coming soon, 10nm in late 2016

TSMC has shed more light on its FinFET plans, saying its 16nm and 10nm nodes are on track.

TSMC expects 10nm volume production in 2017
Published in Processors


Moore’s Law alive and kicking

TSMC is planning to qualify its 10nm node by the end of the year, with volume production slated for 2017. 

Mystery GPU spotted in MediaTek tablet chip
Published in Graphics


AMD? Probably not, but it's possible…

An upcoming MediaTek SoC has been spotted in GFXbench and this tablet-oriented chip has created a lot of speculation thanks to the choice of GPU. 

Snapdragon 820 to end up on Samsung’s 14nm node?
Published in Processors


TSMC lagging by at least one quarter

Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 820 may not only be the company’s first FinFET part, but the first processor manufactured by Samsung rather than TSMC. 

UMC scoops up 28nm SoC orders from TSMC
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 09:36

UMC scoops up 28nm SoC orders from TSMC


Qualcomm and MediaTek take the plunge

Last week it emerged that TSMC may be losing some 28nm orders to other foundries, and now it appears that UMC is snatching its business.