UK University gets its own Fab
Published in News
28 April 2015


Students design chips instead of just living off them

The University of Westminster's Marylebone campus has opened a high tech fabrication lab in central London.

Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron call off merger
Published in News
28 April 2015


Anti-trust

The largest manufacturers of the machinery used to make semiconductors, Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron of Japan, have dumped a merger plans.

New leaked AMD Zen slide
Published in Processors
28 April 2015


High performance monster

The block diagram of the new AMD Zen core has found its way onto the Planet 3 news group.

Microsoft loses InterDigital patent battle
Published in Mobiles
28 April 2015


But will not be banned

Software giant Microsoft has lost a potentially costly patent battle against "patent holding outfit" InterDigital.

MediaTek uses 20nm to make 10 cores
Published in Processors
28 April 2015


For smartphones

While everyone is rushing to 10nm process technology for smartphones, fabless chipmaker MediaTek is about to create a 10 core SoC using TSMC's 20nm process tech.

Huawei offers cheap smartphone online
Published in Mobiles
28 April 2015


Honor 4C

Huawei has launched a new Honor 4C smartphone which is supposed to be the company's answer to Xiaomi.

Apple results show weaknesses
Published in News
28 April 2015


OK for now, but still no plan

Apple released some reasonable results which seem to show that in the long term the company could be facing trouble.

ARM reveals more Cortex-A72 info, promises excellent efficiency
Published in Processors
28 April 2015


50% more efficient than Cortex-A15 on same node

ARM has revealed a few interesting figures about the upcoming Cortex-A72 core, promising to deliver exceptional efficiency and performance. 

Mlais unveils M7 phablet and MX battery beast
Published in Mobiles
28 April 2015


Five phones in as many months

Remember Mlais? The young Hong Kong startup trying to undercut bigger smartphone players in China? 

Skylake-S top CPU is Core i7 6700K
Published in Processors
28 April 2015


4.2GHz boost quad-core

It looks like there will be plenty of Skylake products and Skylake-S will be the true successor of Haswell / Haswell refresh processors.