Apple jumps on VR bandwagon
Published in News
Friday, 22 January 2016 12:38

Apple jumps on VR bandwagon


Will be late, but will still  claim to have invented it

With even Microsoft being active in the VR market, it seems that Apple thinks there might be mileage in the technology.

IC Foundries focusing on 10nm
Published in Memory
Friday, 22 January 2016 11:55

IC Foundries focusing on 10nm


Half of R&D spent on new processing

More than half of the IC foundries combined R&D budgets are being spent researching 10nm, according to Applied Materials Taiwan president Erix Yu.

Nvidia gives up on GTX 970MX and 980MX GPUs for notebooks
Published in Graphics


Waiting for Pascal

It has been rumoured for a while that Nvidia was working on new GTX 970MX and 980MX GPUs for notebooks and now a new rumour has come out claiming this is rubbish.

IBM Power is back from the dead
Published in Processors
Friday, 22 January 2016 10:51

IBM Power is back from the dead

Opening the platform up helped

It appears that IBM’s Power system, which had been largely written off, is back from the dead and Biggish Blue’s attempt to resurrect it might have paid off.

Japan Display to mass produce OLED panels
Published in Graphics
Friday, 22 January 2016 10:04

Japan Display to mass produce OLED panels


Japan Display is set to mass produce OLED panels –  but not until 2018

Japan Display already supplies smartphone screens to Apple, but faces stiff competition from South Korea's LG Display.  

Qualcomm does ARM server deal with Chinese
Published in Processors
Friday, 22 January 2016 09:33

Qualcomm does ARM server deal with Chinese


Working with the government to build ARM server chips


Qualcomm is setting up a server chipset design and sales unit with a provincial government in China.

AMD rumoured to cut the cost of Fury
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 21 January 2016 13:34

AMD rumoured to cut the cost of Fury


Not sure how much yet

If you are thinking about getting your paws on a Fury graphics card you might want to wait a few weeks.

Intel works with Chinese on servers
Published in Processors
Thursday, 21 January 2016 12:22

Intel works with Chinese on servers


Tackling fears of spy technology

Chipzilla is joining an increasing number of western companies who are forming partnerships with Chinese outfits to help address concerns about the security of imported technology.

ARM releases 4K Mali-DP650
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 21 January 2016 12:06

ARM releases 4K Mali-DP650


4K streaming from your phone

ARM has announced a new mobile graphics chip, the Mali-DP650 which it said was designed to handle 4K content a device's screen and on an external display.

Intel's 10nm set for 2017
Published in Processors
Thursday, 21 January 2016 11:30

Intel's 10nm set for 2017


Tick-tock abandoned according to leak

Intel is reportedly going to release its first 10nm processor family in 2017, expected to be the first of three generations of processors that will be fabbed on the 10nm process.