Cut and Paste copycat chips
Boffins at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a method which uses graphene to help photocopy semiconductor wafers.
MediaTek expects a poor first quarter
MediaTek thinks that its smartphone chip shipments will fall below 100 million units in the first quarter of 2017 and rebound only slightly to 110-120 million in the second quarter.
Thanks to car makers
Former digital watch maker and chipmaker Texas Instruments reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, thanks mostly because of its analogue and embedded chip products from the automotive and industrial markets.
Note 7 and bribery scandal can be safely glossed over
Samsung might have been having a trying time this year, but at least none of it appears to have kicked it too hard in the bottom line.
Rumoured to be headed for Tizen
Mediatek has appeared to have confirmed a long standing rumour that Samsung is sourcing processors from MediaTek for its low-end devices, particularly its Tizen-powered handsets.
Share price falls faster than Apple’s
While many people reacted with horror to the news that ARM had been sold to the Japanese Softbank, the naysayers were mostly on ARM’s side. But it seems that Softbank is having trouble selling the idea to its own shareholders.
Two years worth of tiny PCs
Intel’s NUC consumer roadmap has leaked online showing that Chipzilla is seriously holding a torch for tiny PCs.
Ironically a week after killing two Atom chips
Just a week after killing off two generations of Atom mobile chips, Chipzilla has teamed up with a French atomic energy lab to look at future low-power mobile technologies.
Mobile chip maker Qualcomm is talking about weaker profits as smartphone sales dry up.
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.