Chinese Micron take-over will be tricky
Published in Processors

Analysts warning

The takeover of the chipmaker Micron by a Chinese government controlled outfit is going to be extremely tricky, warned analysts.

ASML profits bode well for chip  industry
Published in Processors

$6.44 billion in sales

Dutch outfit ASML Holding, the world's second largest maker of semiconductor production equipment has managed to flog more than $6.44 billion worth of gear.

AMD Radeon R9 Fury Pro revealed
Published in Graphics

Or at least rumoured

AMD mentioned that the AMD Radeon R9 Fury STRIX graphics card was coming out at the 'New Era of PC Gaming' presentation but we did not  see anything. 

GlobalFoundries completes IBM sale
Published in News

GlobalFoundaries now a significant force

GlobalFoundries has signed off on the purchase of IBM's chip business making it one of chip industries key players and actually filling its bank acount.

Sofia, Bulgaria
Published in Processors

Have they looked down the back of the SoFIA?

Chipzilla has been hinting that the design for its Intel's 28nm SoFIA 4G application processor is ready for mass production but a rumour from the Far East suggests that it will not be launched until the beginning of next year.

Qualcomm will not be doing the splits
Published in News

Chuck that idea out the window

US chipmaker Qualcomm has told the world that it will not be dumping its "essentially useless chip making" business.

AMD considering a split
Published in News

Needs to make money

As we have been warning, AMD is considering selling itself off as part of a consolidation which is happening in the chip industry.

Western chipmaker accused of employee mistreatment
Published in News

Going Dutch means long hours 

Dutch chipmaker NXP has been accused of forcing workers in its overseas factories to work too long and undermining local trade unions.

Intel will buy Altera today
Published in Processors

We said that this would happen and no one believed us

They said it could not happen, it nearly didn't, but we have it on good authority that Intel is going to announce that it is buying Altera for $17 billion today.

Broadcom bought in biggest chip deal ever
Published in Processors

Industry consolidation

Avago bought Broadcom for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever and created a company which could give Intel and Qualcomm a run for their money.