Qualcomm stock soars on great quarter
Published in Mobiles


Revenues, income and stock rise five percent

Qualcomm has had a better than expected results in its Q3 earnings, beating street and even its own estimates. 

The iViz Snapdragon 600 ultrasound tablet saves lives
Published in Mobiles


The SonoSite portable iViz ultrasound system

Technology can save lives,  and i was interested to learn that Fujifilm Sonosite had developed a Snapdragon 600 based portable iViz ultrasound system that saved five soldiers' lives in Afghanistan. 

Nvidia to make its Tegra Next SoC announcement on August 22
Published in Mobiles


By ex ATI, AMD now Nvidia engineer at Hot Chips

The Hot Chips conference that takes place in the last weeks of August will be a fun place to be. Among many others topics,  Nvidia plans to talk about its Tegra-Next System-on-Chip. 

AMD 2017 Opteron has three sockets
Published in Processors


Exclusive: 4, 8, 12, 16, 24 and 32 core versions

Zen-based Opteron processors should appear by mid-2017 and our deep throats have revealed that there will be three different sockets. Not only that, the entry level Zen based processors will come in four or eight Zen core configurations and they will use the  SP4r2 BGA socket. AMD has been developing them under the Snowy Owl codename. 

MediaTek P20 powered Coolpad A9S-9 spotted
Published in Mobiles


Shaping a 16nm FinFET part

The Coolpad A9S-9 is the first phone spotted in the GFX Bench database and what makes this phone special is the fact that this is the first time we've seen a 16nm FinFET Plus based Helio P20 in the wild. 

Meizu MX 6 is 5.5 inches tall
Published in Mobiles


Helio X20 costs Yuan 1999 (270 Eur, $299)

After Meizu MX5 came the MX6 and yet again the company chose the deca-core Helio X20 processor and packed it in a 5.5 inch phone that is 7.25 millimeters thin. Let’s not forget that the Helio X20 also brings the Cat 6. modem in play with support for carrier aggregation. 

Nvidia Volta gets 16nm FinFET treatment
Published in Graphics


While Vega sticks with 14nm

A little birdie told us that Nvidia is giving its Volta the 16nm FinFET treatment. This product uses stacked DRAM too so it looks like the whole thing will be pretty bleeding edge.

Patchworks confirms Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Published in Mobiles


Has Metallized Rubber for Note 7

A company which is famous for its Flexguard Case has one ready for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. This would not be news if Samsung publicly announced this phone, but as you know, it didn’t. 

John Byrne becomes president of Dell and EMC unified global channel
Published in News


Controls $20+ billion revenue

John Byrne an ex Advanced 3D, ATI, AMD executive has just got promoted again at Dell. He is now president of the Dell and EMC global channel. Mike Magee and Fudo have known John Byrne for close to two decades, but now is not the time for kiss and tell.

Pokemon Go captures the world’s attention
Published in Games


Nintendo share rises 23 percent

It is not official but the world went crazy about the Pokemon Go augmented reality game. Young people and so-called adults  are playing the game so much that it got down to mainstream media and even caused a massive crash in the US.