Globalfoundries 14nm process has volume production levels
Published in Processors


Licenced by Samsung

Globalfoundries is now getting volume production from the 14nm FinFET technology it licensed from Samsung.

ASML will flog 15 EUV machines to mysterious "US customer"
Published in News


Yeah it is probably Intel

ASML, Europe's largest supplier to computer chip makers, will sell 15 of its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) chip etching systems to a "single U.S. customer" who is probably Intel.

Samsung thumps Intel in SSD battle
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:38

Samsung thumps Intel in SSD battle


Catfight on SSDs makes Intel howl

Samsung ruled the global solid state drive (SSD) market last year with a market share double that of its main rival Intel.

Qualcomm to tap Samsung for Snapdragon 820
Published in Processors


New sources confirm old rumour

It appears that rumours of Qualcomm’s plans to ditch TSMC in favour of Samsung were spot on. 

Apple rumoured to swap Samsung for TSMC
Published in News
Friday, 17 April 2015 12:54

Apple rumoured to swap Samsung for TSMC


Terrified by Galaxy S6

Fruity cargo cult Apple is so terrified of the success that Samsung has had with its Galaxy S6 it has taken a chip order away from Samsung and given it to TSMC instead.

AMD bald eagle flies for Samsung digital media
Published in Processors


Signs following

AMD's Embedded R-Series accelerated processing unit, previously codenamed "Bald Eagle," is powering Samsung's latest set-back-box digital media players.

New Samsung 840 EVO firmware fix coming later this month
Published in Memory


To feature "periodic refresh"

While Samsung already patched its 840 EVO firmware earlier last year, it appears that it took a bit longer to fix the read performance degradation problem, but the new fix should be available later this month.

Samsung S6 Edge is a bastard to fix
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 14:50

Samsung S6 Edge is a bastard to fix


Battery nightmares

Fixing Samsung's S6 Edge will be a total nightmare—particularly if you need to replace the battery. 

Rumour: Nvidia GPUs to use Samsung 14nm FinFET
Published in Graphics


Tape-out, but more likely bad grapevine

A rumour fresh out of Korea suggests Nvidia might be tapping Samsung as a GPU foundry, but there is a catch.  

Google and Intel to speed up Android updates
Published in Mobiles


At least on Intel gear

Intel and Google want to slash the wait time for users to get Android updates.