Break off a kitt-kat
Database outfit Oracle's moves to try and copyright APIs appear to be part of an attempt for Oracle to make money on Android.
Daft ideas of our time
We feel sorry for LG. Just as it announced that its display business had a stonking operating profit for the April-June quarter nearly tripled from a year earlier it was overshadowed by a rumour of a takeover from Google.
Climb every mountain
China's Tsinghua Holdings is still hoping that it can by the US chipmaker Micron, despite offering a price which is too low and for a deal that might be blocked by security watchdogs.
We hate to say we told you so
Chipmaker Qualcomm is considering breaking itself up and firing 4000 people, which is exactly what our source said it would do last week.
Or tapedon fins
AMD has taped out its first FinFET chips.
Scanners not ready for UltraViolet
TSMC has talking about using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography for its advanced 10nm process technology but it does not look like it will happen, however it might be ready for 7nm.
Too close for shareholders
Investors in ARM are deeply worried about its close relationship to the fruity cargo cult Apple.
Don't jump to TSMC
Samsung has put 10nm FinFET in its roadmap to stop its customers migrating to TSMC.
Worst quarter result in ages
Microsoft presented an awful financial report for its fiscal fourth quarter which showed its Nokia right off and poor software sales.