Mediatek might have won low-end Samsung orders
Published in Processors

Rumoured to be headed for Tizen

Mediatek has appeared to have confirmed a long standing rumour that Samsung is sourcing processors from MediaTek for its low-end devices, particularly its Tizen-powered handsets.

Softbank’s shareholders furious over ARM deal
Published in Processors

Share price falls faster than Apple’s

While many people reacted with horror to the news that ARM had been sold to the Japanese Softbank, the naysayers were mostly on ARM’s side. But it seems that Softbank is having trouble selling the idea to its own shareholders.

Intel’s NUC roadmap leaked
Published in Notebooks

Two years worth of tiny PCs

Intel’s NUC consumer roadmap has leaked online showing that Chipzilla is seriously holding a torch for tiny PCs.

Intel goes atomic over low-powered chips
Published in Processors

Ironically a week after killing two Atom chips

Just a week after killing off two generations of Atom mobile chips, Chipzilla has teamed up with a French atomic energy lab to look at future low-power mobile technologies.

Qualcomm predicts slow-down
Published in Processors

Mobile slide 

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm is talking about weaker profits as smartphone sales dry up. 

Samsung warns of weaker earnings
Published in News

Copies Apple again 

It seems that Apple is not the only one which is being hard hit by a fall in interest in smartphones. its rival Samsung is reporting the same sort of problems, only it has the advantage of other products it can fall back on and a big R&D budget for future products.

Toshiba off-loads chips in favour of NAND
Published in Processors

Accounting scandle continues to bite

Toshiba is getting out the processor business so that it can concentrate on making memory as it tries to recover from its $1.3 billion accounting scandal.

Amazon sells its own brand of chips
Published in Processors

Right to bare ARMS

Online book seller Amazon is selling its own brand of ARM-based computer chips.

Micron makes surprise loss
Published in Processors

Suddenly it became like everone else

While the bottom had dropped out of the PC market, Micron had been managing to do quite well.  Today though it suprised observers by forcasting a surprise loss for the second quarter.

ARM getting attention from server makers
Published in Processors

Five sign up

More than five computer makers have announced that they are going to use servers with ARM processors.