China to get aggressive on chipmaking
Published in Processors

Battle Chipzilla and other monsters

The Chinese government appears to be keen to create its own chipmaking giant to battle Chipzilla and the Taiwanese and Japanese monsters.

Google looking into chip design
Published in Processors

Might break free of Qualcomm

Search engine and mobile phone operating system maker Google is thinking of getting into the chipmaking business.

Blackberry Android praised
Published in Mobiles

Costs too much to spend a penny in Blackberry Priv

BlackBerry’s first Android-based device and those privy to the launch praised its design but dumped on it is heavy price tag.

Tame Apple Press spins Apple watch disaster
Published in Wearables

Claims Apple is the King of Smartwatches

The Tame Apple Press is doing its best to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat over the failure of the iWatch to meet the hype.

MediaTek posts record results
Published in News

Richtek acquisition was a good deal

MediaTek posted record quarterly results yesterday thanks partly to its purchase of analogue IC specialist Richtek Technology.

AMD Radeon R9 380X launches on 15 November
Published in Graphics

Packing the full Tonga/ Antigua GPU

The long awaited AMD Radeon R9 380X will launch on 15th November with a full Tonga/Antigua GPU, with 2048 Stream Processors, plus 4GB GDDR5 memory and a 256-bit memory interface.

AMD says GloFlo has 14nm FinFET success
Published in Processors

Pretty sure it is talking about Zen

AMD said that Globalfoundaries has demonstrated silicon success on the first AMD products using GloFlo’s 14nm FinFET process technology.

Dodgy cheap USB-C cables hit the market
Published in News

Google engineer warns that not all are created equal

For ages now there have been cable makers who have been ripping off people with more money than sense by charging them an arm and a leg for wires which really are not much different from anything cheap. But a Google engineer has warned that some cheaper cables are not fit for the purpose.

Intel tweaks its Atoms
Published in Processors
06 November 2015

Intel tweaks its Atoms

Nothing nuclear

Chipmaker Intel has made a small update to its low-power Atom chip lineup.

Take-Two makes another killing
Published in News

This time financially

Video game outfit Take-Two’s third-quarter adjusted revenue nearly tripled, topping analysts' estimates, as sales of its "Grand Theft Auto V" and "NBA 2K16" titles surged.