Qualcomm predicts slow-down
Published in Processors
Thursday, 28 January 2016 11:22

Qualcomm predicts slow-down


Mobile slide 

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm is talking about weaker profits as smartphone sales dry up. 

Samsung warns of weaker earnings
Published in News
Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:08

Samsung warns of weaker earnings


Copies Apple again 

It seems that Apple is not the only one which is being hard hit by a fall in interest in smartphones. its rival Samsung is reporting the same sort of problems, only it has the advantage of other products it can fall back on and a big R&D budget for future products.

Toshiba off-loads chips in favour of NAND
Published in Processors
Monday, 25 January 2016 12:29

Toshiba off-loads chips in favour of NAND


Accounting scandle continues to bite

Toshiba is getting out the processor business so that it can concentrate on making memory as it tries to recover from its $1.3 billion accounting scandal.

Amazon sells its own brand of chips
Published in Processors
Thursday, 07 January 2016 12:06

Amazon sells its own brand of chips


Right to bare ARMS

Online book seller Amazon is selling its own brand of ARM-based computer chips.

Micron makes surprise loss
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 10:05

Micron makes surprise loss


Suddenly it became like everone else

While the bottom had dropped out of the PC market, Micron had been managing to do quite well.  Today though it suprised observers by forcasting a surprise loss for the second quarter.

ARM getting attention from server makers
Published in Processors
Friday, 18 December 2015 12:03

ARM getting attention from server makers


Five sign up

More than five computer makers have announced that they are going to use servers with ARM processors.

AMD lays on the open sauce
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 13:04

AMD lays on the open sauce


Goes well with chips

AMD and is now RTG (Radeon Technologies Group) are involved in a major push to open source GPU resources.

More Chinese chipmakers go for ARM
Published in Processors
Thursday, 26 November 2015 13:14

More Chinese chipmakers go for ARM


All thanks to government cash

ZTE has received a pile of cash from the Chinese government to speed up the development of its own application processors based around ARM designs.

UMC expects chip shipping fall
Published in Processors
Thursday, 29 October 2015 12:38

UMC expects chip shipping fall


Falling capacity

Foundry UMC is expecting its shipments to fall by five percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, as a result of ongoing inventory adjustments within the industry supply chain.

TSMC says no to chip growth
Published in Processors
Friday, 16 October 2015 12:05

TSMC says no to chip growth


Life gets more disappointing


Chipmaker TSMC says that chip growth this year will be nothing.