TSMC wants Chinese off Taiwanese boards
Published in Processors


Chang worried about Intellectual Property theft

While Taiwan should welcome Chinese investors into the island's protected chip sector, they should not be allowed to become directors so that prized intellectual property is not nicked, claims TSMC.

Intel Apollo Lakes are 30 percent faster than Braswell
Published in Notebooks


Goldmont 14nm will bring fast Atom notebooks in 2H16

Intel has not given up on its power saving roadmap even if it will not produce any more phone SoCs. In fact its Apollo Lake notebook platform can bring up to 30 percent better performance. 

Apple GPUs are based on AMD's Polaris 11
Published in Graphics


With sub 40 to 50W TDP

AMD has two GPUs which should make future Mac notebooks and PCs and both are based on Polaris 10 and 11 GPUs. Our original story yesterday smoked out a few more details from our industry sources.  

New type of processor developed
Published in Processors


I'm a Knu, how do you do?


Former NASA administrator Dan Goldin has emerged from a decade out of the public eye with a new type of computer chip, which he thinks, will shake the industry up.

Asustek wants IoT and Robotic focus
Published in Wearables


Motherboards don't stand for comfort any more

Asustek is shifting its development focus to Internet of Things (IoT), robot and virtual /argument reality (VR/AR) products after seeing that motherboards and graphics are going to suffer for a good long while.

Mass-produced robot in shops in October
Published in News


A bit more expensive than predicted


The Jibo robot will be in the shops in October which is later and about $200 more than expected.

World's most innovative company is IBM
Published in News


Apple miles behind

Despite the Tame Apple press claiming that Apple is the most innovative company in the world, it is an also ran behind Samsung, IBM and Google.

Apple 2016 laptops will have AMD GPUs
Published in Graphics


Exclusive:
Nvidia snubbed as Apple goes AMD

It looks like Nvidia is not getting a look inside the marketing powerhouse which is the Apple Walled Garden of Delights .

Siemens develops spider army
Published in News


Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Siemens


German manufacturing giant Siemens has developed an army of robot spiders which can work together to build 3D print structures and parts in real time.

Kaby Lake-S arrives in fourth quarter
Published in Processors


Faster clocks than Skylake with same TDP

Skylake desktop CPU's are doing well but it looks like Kaby Lake will arrive in late 2016 and clean its clock.