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.

Can’t afford a Galaxy S6? How about a knockoff?
Published in Mobiles


Provided you don’t care about the spec…

Chinese whitebox phone churners have been building flagship knockoffs for years, but the speed at which they “designed” Samsung Galaxy S6 replicas is truly impressive. 

Shocka: Huawei uses 8 Cortex-A53 cores on high-end part
Published in Processors


Cheaper and more efficient

Huawei has dispensed with big Cortex-A57 cores in favour of tweaked Cortex-A53 cores on its new flagship SoC. 

Qualcomm and MediaTek reportedly shifting orders from TSMC
Published in Processors


Looking for cheaper 28nm alternatives?

Qualcomm and MediaTek are reportedly shifting some of their orders from TSMC, in search of better pricing.

Micron and Intel ship 256Gb 3D NAND
Published in Memory
Friday, 27 March 2015 07:32

Micron and Intel ship 256Gb 3D NAND


Toshiba and SanDisk start sampling 48-layer 128Gb chips

Micron and Intel have announced the availability of 256Gb NAND, the world’s highest density flash memory, but Toshiba is hot on their heels. 

ZTE Nubia Z9 is official in Max and Mini flavours
Published in Mobiles


Aluminium build, Snapdragon 810 in flagship model

ZTE is introducing the new Nubia Z9 flagship today and so far we like what we are seeing. 

Nvidia reportedly spreading orders between TSMC and Samsung
Published in News


And may give some foundry business to Intel come 2017

Chipmaker Nvidia has reportedly moved some of its orders from its long-time partner TSMC to Samsung. 

Rumour: Samsung could move to acquire AMD
Published in Processors
Thursday, 26 March 2015 08:09

Rumour: Samsung could move to acquire AMD


To take on Intel and Qualcomm

According to South Korean media reports, Samsung is interested in acquiring AMD, all in an effort to compete with rival chipmakers Intel and Qualcomm. 

Rumour: Apple Watch manufacturing halved
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:32

Rumour: Apple Watch manufacturing halved


Technical issues or soft demand?

A nasty rumour about the Apple Watch simply refuses to die, and now there’s a bit more info on Apple’s smartwatch blues.