TSMC to drop 16nm and 20nm pricing
Published in Processors


Helping out its contract chip makers

TSMC is thinking about dropping contract prices for its handset-IC clients to help ease the pressure of their declining ASPs and gross margins.

Qualcomm wants to make drones smarter
Published in Wearables


Head IoE-Consumer Electronics talks smart drones

Qualcomm wants to make drones smarter and is using the Snapdragon developer board to make it happen. Fudzilla was shown Qualcomm's proof of concept drones that are capable of knowing and mapping environment.

Intel modems will be in half of iPhone 7s
Published in Mobiles


Ready for this year

Chipzilla has scored a more significant chunk of the upcoming iPhone 7 which is due to be released this year.

Qualcomm defector claims Intel is better placed for IoT
Published in Processors


Chipzilla paid him $25 million so he should say that

The bloke who Intel paid $25 million last year to leave Qualcomm claims that Chipzilla is in a strong position to take control of the internet of things.

Serious security flaw in Qualcomm packages
Published in Mobiles


Found in hundreds of Android phone models

FireEye has found a vulnerability in Qualcomm software packages which are under the bonnet of hundreds of Android phone models.

Nvidia and Samsung settle IP Litigation
Published in Graphics


Details unknown

Nvidia was confident that it could pressure Samsung and Qualcomm into some kind of licensing dea and started a legal battle in September 2014. However not it appears that the battle is over and with a disappointing result.  

Samsung cranks up third gen FinFET process
Published in Processors


Lower electricity and cheaper

Samsung Electronics is introducing a third 14-nano FinFET system semiconductor process that has lower electricity consumption and production cost than previous cost.

Xiaomi will fire up its homemade rifle soon
Published in Processors


A mobile processor of its own

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi is about to launch a mobile processor to reduce its dependence on Qualcomm and MediaTek.

Microsoft Surface phone rumoured to have Snapdragon 830
Published in Processors


Wants top of the range

The much rumoured never seen Microsoft Surface Phone is not likely to have Intel inside.  According to the latest rumours, it will have the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 instead.

Qualcomm buries the hatchet with LG
Published in Processors


LG agrees to pay more for its chips

Qualcomm has buried the hatchet with LG after the smartphone vendor agreed to pay more for its chips.