Microsoft forced into more chip development
Published in Processors


All the AI stuff

It is starting to look like there will be a new kid on the chip block, as Microsoft is being forced to hone skills of its own.

Western Digital goes for Toshiba injunction
Published in News


Auction might be scuppered.

Western Digital is going for a court injunction to prevent Toshiba  from flogging its chip business without the U.S. firm's consent  in a move that might scupper the auction.

Google hires Apple chip bloke
Published in News


Should Qualcomm be worried?

Google has head hunted Apple’s chip man to come up with future versions of Google's Pixel phone.

EU moans that Qualcomm is playing hardball
Published in Processors


No concessions over NXP deal

US smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has not offered any concessions so far in its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors, the EU competition authority has said.

ARM wants to put a chip in your brain
Published in Processors


It is not as if you are using it


Chip manufacturer ARM is pairing with the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) at the University of Washington to develop a line of brain-implantable systems-on-a-chip.

Micron building a back-end DRAM site in Taiwan
Published in Memory


Making America grate again

US outfit Micron Technology has announced that that it is building a back-end site in Taiwan.

Microsoft blocks Ryzen and Kaby Lake users from updates on Windows 7 and 8.1
Published in Processors


Upgrade or die


Software king of the world Microsoft is locking down system updates for those using AMD’s Ryzen and Intel’s Kaby Lake processors on Windows 7 and 8.1.

Big Blue put data on an atom
Published in News


Not an Intel chip - the other type of atom

Big Blue boffins have managed to read and write data to a single atom.

Boffins work out how to build a self-replicating computer
Published in News


Age of Intel, Nvidia and AMD will be past


Boffins armed with white boards and slide rules claim it is possible to build a self-replicating computer that replaces silicon chips with processors made from DNA molecules.

Toshiba might delay flash sale
Published in News


Bidders having various thoughts


Toshiba may delay the sale of its flash memory chip unit after the conglomerate said it would consider selling most, even all, of the marquee business, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said.