Qualcomm to ship 932 milion MSM chips
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932 Million MSM chips and modems

Qualcomm, is planning to ship more than 932 Million MSM chips by Christmas.

More than 60 design wins for  Snapdragon 820
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Qualcomm President tells us 

The Snapdragon 820 has more than 60 design wins under its belt, Qualcomm President  Derek Aberle, told the press at the new chip's launch.

Nvidia has a record $1.305 billion quarter
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Thanks to VR, gaming, deep learning, cloud, automotive and AMD snoozing 

Nvidia has announced record revenues in the third quarter for fiscal 2016 as a few long play strategies are starting to work out. Nvidia is diversifying beyond PC gaming . 

Officially released, Kirin 950 can manage 2.53 GHz
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Cortex A72 with 16nm TSMC FinFET

Huawei, the company that is probably the hardest to pronounce in tech has officially unveiled its Kirin 950 first FinFET 16nm based processor. 

Jim Keller was not a big fan of K12
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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.

Darren Grasby is EMEA AMD President
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Stepping up

AMD has decided that its Corporate Vice President Worldwide Component Channel manager Darren Grasby needs a promotion. Grasby is now President of EMEA AMD which is a promotion even if the job title is not as long.. 

Huawei's Kirin 950 faster than Exynos 7420
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First mobile A72 to launch tomorrow

There is a big chance that Huawei is going to officially launch Kirin 950 tomorrow and the first Geekbench benchmarks have already leaked. 

AMD Zen silicon might be in good shape
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At least a bloke who knows ex AMD chap claims

A website based its article on one forum post claims that AMD Zen meets all expectations because he knows someone who works in AMD. So it must be true. 

Windows 7 PRO reprieved until October
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Windows 8.1 too

Windows 10 now has 120 million activations thanks mostly to the fact that Microsoft is offering for free to Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users. Now Redmond has told its OEM chums they need to prepare to stop selling Windows 7 Professional from October 31 2016.

ZenFone 2 Laser is out for $199
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16GB Snapdragon 615 with FHD 5.5 screen

Asus has been successful with its notebook, PC business but it is not doing that well with its phone line. Some of this might have been because it was one of the brave few that went for the Intel phone SoC. Now it has released The Asus Zenfone 2 and chosen Qualcomm SoC this time.