Jim Keller was not a big fan of K12
Published in Processors

Exclusive: Zen drive more important

Legendary, now ex AMD chief engineer Jim Keller was not a fan of the ARM-based K12 and sidelined it in favour of Zen development.

Tablet venders try to get specific
Published in Mobiles

Might save the Tablet industry

Tablet venders are rethinking the model away from the law laid down by Steve Jobs which decreed they needed to be big smartphones which cannot make a call.

Smartphone sales growth drops to six year low
Published in Mobiles

Strategy Analytics says it has not been this bad since 2009.

Global smartphone sales are slowing down and while the Tame Apple Press is ignoring that even Jobs’ Mob is being effected, it seems that the industry is as bad as it was in 2009.

Galaxy 5 is the Dutch police’s new weapon of choice
Published in Mobiles

Can tap police database

Dutch coppers have been issued Galaxy S5’s as part of their basic kit.

Chinese foundries developing FinFET rival
Published in Processors

Slimming down with Ultra-Thin Body processes

Chinese foundries are ignoring FinFET technology and are developing Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI), or also called Ultra-Thin Body (UTB), processes for wafer production.

Samsung officially announces 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet
Published in Mobiles

18.4-inch tablet with low pixel density

After plenty of rumors, Samsung has now officially announced its 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet.

Snapdragon 820 might have heating problems
Published in Processors

Qualcomm denies it

The original story was pulled from the website and Qualcomm sent us the following statement:

Samsung might equip Galaxy S7 with high-end audio chip
Published in Mobiles

And three different SoCs

There have been quite a few rumors regarding Samsung's next Galaxy flagship smartphone and the latest one suggest that Samsung might equip the Galaxy S7 with high-end ESS SABRE 9018AQ2M audio chip.

Samsung wants huge sales in batteries
Published in News

Juicing up the bottom line

Samsung has just built a battery plant in China as part of its cunning plan to add a billion onto its sales figures to make up for falling smartphone sales.

Samsung cutting prices on 14nm FinFET
Published in Processors

Begun the price wars have 

It is starting to look like a price war is brewing at the higher end of chip production, with Samsung already negotiating price cuts.