TSMC preparing 12nm process technology
Published in Processors


A smaller version of existing 16nm technology

According to industry sources, TSMC is planning to introduce a 12 nanometer half-node process to enhance competition with 28nm and lower process nodes that have been adopted over the past few years.

AT&T announces DirecTV Now streaming packages
Published in News


Company now offers three streaming services

Starting Thursday, AT&T says it will be launching DirecTV Now, an Internet-based video streaming version of its DirecTV satellite programming lineup at a much lower cost and without any contracts or installation fees.

Global smartphone shipments to grow 4.5 percent in 2017
Published in Mobiles


AMOLED will be big hardware focus next year

Next year, smartphone production volume is expected to grow by 4.5 percent to reach 1.4 billion units, according to the latest market forecast.

Zen pricing document shows four SKUs under $500
Published in Processors


Over the past few days, more information has been revealed regarding AMD’s pricing and performance configurations for its Zen desktop processors, codenamed Summit Ridge.

"Black Friday" online sales hit record $3.34 billion
Published in News


Lower unemployment rates fuel consumer confidence

Online sales during Black Friday, the busiest shopping day in November and often the entire year, reached $3.34 billion in the United States by the day’s close, surpassing $3 billion in e-commerce transactions for the very first time.

AMD's first Vega 10 card may launch in December
Published in Graphics


Pricing to be similar with GTX 1080

Yesterday,  a possible release date surfaced for AMD’s upcoming high-performance GPU based on Vega 10 architecture with HBM2 memory.

HTC 10 Evo smartphone announced in Taiwan
Published in Mobiles


Larger display, but no headphone jack

HTC took the wraps off yet another flagship smartphone in its product lineup for 2016, the HTC 10 Evo. The device is headed for the Taiwan market at the moment and will be up for pre-order this week, with availability starting in December.

Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR shipments to lead market in 2017
Published in News


Sony's $399 VR headset expected to take the lead


According to a recent estimate from virtual reality market sources, Oculus and Sony are positioned to pull ahead in total shipments of their VR headsets next year as HTC trails behind due to a disadvantage in pricing.

Notebook shipments up 6.4 percent after declining two years
Published in Notebooks


First growth quarter after eight quarters of decline

According to a report from DigiTimes Research, the number of notebook shipments worldwide is expected to reach 41.65 million units in Q4 2016 as demand from the year-end holiday season begins to pick up.

MediaTek introduces 4K video streaming for smartphones
Published in Mobiles


Works with any Ultra HDTV using a MediaTek chipset

On Sunday, MediaTek announced UltraCast, a new chipset-enabled streaming technology that allows users of MediaTek Helio-based smartphones to stream 4K content wirelessly to their television sets and set-top boxes.