AMD and MediaTek see sales increase
Published in Processors


Fastest growing companies

Beancounters working for IC Insights have added up their numbers and divided them by the age of their eldest child and reached the conclusion that MediaTek and AMD grew the most in the second quarter of 2016.

Samsung beats TSMC up and wins Nvidia contract
Published in Graphics


14 nm FinFet process

Tech giant Samsung Electronics  won a contract to make Nvidia GPUs according to South Korea's Chosun Biz newspaper.

Samsung shows 2.5-inch 32TB SSD at FMS 2016
Published in Memory


Using 64-layer 3D V-NAND

During the Flash Memory Summit 2016 in Santa Clara, Samsung has unveiled its new 32TB SSD meant for the enterprise market.

Samsung working on 10nm SoC
Published in Mobiles


Leak optimistically suggest Exynos 8895 at 4GHz

Of course, it is that time of the year. Apple, Qualcomm, MediaTek and now Samsung will have 10nm SoCs ready for  phones in early 2017. Of course Samsung wants to use its own 10nm SoC in the Galaxy S8 that is expected in late February 2017, but probably with a mix of 10nm Snapdragon too. 

Austrian actor pushes South Korean products in USA
Published in News

Dancing with the devils

Samsung is spending millions of dollars pushing its upcoming Galaxy Note 7 tablet in the USA and thinks that hiring Austrian film star Christopher Waltz to mock how busy citizens already are will help persuade Americans to favour a Korean product over Apple offerings.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 starts at €849
Published in Mobiles


Pre-orders on August 16

The Exynos powered Samsung Galaxy Note 7 starts at € 849 in the German market. This is not really cheap, but at least the phone comes with 64GB storage which should be more than enough for most people. 

Samsung pledges to keep large screen smartphones mainstream
Published in Mobiles


Smaller screens are done

Samsung Electronics Mobile Communications Business President Koh Dong-jin said the company will work to keep the large screen smartphone in the mainstream, despite claims that Apple’s attempts to bring smaller screens back have had some small success.

Samsung Note 7 ships on August 19
Published in Mobiles


$849.99 at T-Mobile US

Samsung has revealed its 5.7 inch curved AMOLED phone that comes with its new iris scanner and as was the case with Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge it will ship with both Snapdragon 820 and Exynos depending on the market. 

Samsung sings its seventh Note
Published in Mobiles


And opens another seal of the apocalypse

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Note 7 which has many of the features from last year’s Note 5 with the design and waterproofing of this year’s S7 Edge.

Tablets follow Steve Jobs into the afterlife
Published in Notebooks


Apple still in the lead as its game changing fad fades

Beancounters at IDC have been adding up the numbers and dividing by their shoe size and worked out that tablet sales have continued to fall.