Microsoft closes Chinese phone plants
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 16 July 2015 11:02

Microsoft closes Chinese phone plants


May move to outsourcing

Software giant Microsoft has closed its China-based handset manufacturing plants in Beijing and Dongguang and might be looking to outsource to the same manufactures used by everyone else.

Xiaomi tests an expansion out of China
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:44

Xiaomi tests an expansion out of China


Heads to Brazil

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is preparing to test out its Chinese success model in another country.

AMD eyes China
Published in News
Monday, 29 June 2015 10:47

AMD eyes China


Might save its bacon

Fabless chipmaker AMD is hoping that it might be able to push into China.

UMC plans speeding up 18nm process development
Published in News


Will allow Chinese 28nm products

UMC is considering a plan to speed up a shift to the 18nm process at its fabs in Taiwan.

Asustek hit by ZenFone returns
Published in News
Monday, 25 May 2015 13:19

Asustek hit by ZenFone returns


That was Zen and this is ow

Asustek has been hit by a high rate of returns on ZenFone.

US Navy to sink IBM after Lenovo deal
Published in News
Thursday, 21 May 2015 18:06

US Navy to sink IBM after Lenovo deal


Because the US never spies on China

The US Navy is the latest to suffer from US paranoia about Chinese spying.

Carrizo shipped to China
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 10:18

Carrizo shipped to China


Not for the west yet

AMD has begun shipping its first "Carrizo" chips, the Carrizo-L – at least if you live in China.

China's smartphone market slumps
Published in News
Monday, 11 May 2015 12:01

China's smartphone market slumps


So much for Apple growing there

While the Tame Apple Press made much out of Apple's lack lustre results by talking up its smartphone prowess in China, it appears that things are not well behind the Bamboo curtain.

Nothing to fear from Chinese DRAM
Published in Memory
Monday, 04 May 2015 13:35

Nothing to fear from Chinese DRAM


It is vapourware for now

It looks like a homegrown Chinese DRAM industry is not going to happen for five years yet.

Wafer shipments will remain flat
Published in News
Thursday, 30 April 2015 12:59

Wafer shipments will remain flat


UMC waiting 28 nm process sales to grow

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics has warned that its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat while sales generated from 28nm process technology grow.