TSMC revenues to grow by at least ten percent this year
Published in Processors


Taken all of the world’s 7nm process fabrication orders

TSMC will see its revenues grow 10-15 percent in 2018, thanks to high-performance computing, automotive electronics and IoT applications.

Software assessing US defendants is inaccurate
Published in News


Be careful about outsourcing too much decision making to a computer


A programme which is being used to see if a million US criminals will re-offend and have a significant impact on their lives is inaccurate, according to experts.

Nokia signs 5G deal with NTT DoCoMo.
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 19 January 2018 11:07

Nokia signs 5G deal with NTT DoCoMo.


5G on the way by 2020 in Land of the Rising Sun


Former rubber boot maker Nokia has signed its first major deal to supply new 5G wireless radio base stations to Japanese telecom operator NTT DoCoMo.

US agrees to another six years of warrentless snooping
Published in News


NSA trumps civil liberties

The US Senate passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance programme for six years with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil rights advocates that it undermined the privacy of Americans.

IBM revenue rises
Published in News
Friday, 19 January 2018 10:31

IBM revenue rises


First time in 23 quarters

IBM's revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters, beating Wall Street estimates and indicating that the company is back, thanks mostly to its cloud ambitions.

Qualcomm's NXP Semiconductors takeover moves on
Published in Processors


EU and Korean watchdogs agree

Qualcomm has announced that the European Commission and the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) have authorised its NXP Semiconductors acquisition.

Minecraft boss takes over Microsoft Studios
Published in Games
Friday, 19 January 2018 10:12

Minecraft boss takes over Microsoft Studios

Matt Booty looks to improve Volish outlook

Microsoft has promoted the brains behind Minecraft's success to be the head of the company’s games studios.

Worldwide IT spending will be $3.7 trillion
Published in News
Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:53

Worldwide IT spending will be $3.7 trillion


Gartner predicts a 4.5 percent increase

Beancounters at Gartner group have been adding up some numbers and reached the conclusion that the worldwide IT spending will increase by 4.5 percent to $3.7 trillion in 2018.

Broadcom faces antitrust investigation
Published in News
Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:41

Broadcom faces antitrust investigation


Qualcomm takeover just became more complicated

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, in an antitrust investigation which could make any merger with Qualcomm a little more difficult.

Data centre computers could face reboot hell
Published in Processors
Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:21

Data centre computers could face reboot hell


Intel's Spectre and Meltdown patches make a mess of newer chips

Data centre computers with Intel's newer chips might reboot more often than normal because of problems with the patches issued to fix the so-called Spectre and Meltdown security flaws.