Chip growth to fall in 2018
Published in News

Good news and bad news

A forecast from organisation the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) estimates that semiconductor sales in 2018 will only grow by 9.5 percent.

Intel sued 32 times over flaws
Published in Processors

Spectre and Meltdown attracts lawyers like flies

Chipzilla has said that shareholders and customers had filed 32 class action lawsuits against the company in connection with recently-disclosed security flaws in its microchips.

Intel flattens inside the box
Published in News

Spins things a different way

Chip giant Intel always looks on the bright side. Or, to put it another way, it spins the news to pretend things are better than they actually are.

TSMC sees profits down
Published in Processors
19 October 2017

TSMC sees profits down

Supply-chain inventory constraints

TSMC claimed that supply-chain inventory constraints hurt its net profit in the third quarter, although not as badly as many analysts had predicted.

Samsung’s "Mr Chips" CEO shocks with surprise resignation
Published in Processors

Goodbye Mr Chips

CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun has shocked analysts with a surprise plan to step down from management – just after announcing stonking profits.

Samsung has great results thanks to chips
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Chips important part of Samsung's diet

Samsung Electronics  is expected to forecast a record third quarter profit on Friday thanks to the strong market for memory chips, and as mobile earnings make a killing as rival Apple drops the ball.

China could have an AI chip processing advantage
Published in Processors

Death of Moore’s Law opens new opportunities

The CEO of China-based Horizon Robotics, Yu Kai, claims that China could become very important in the development of AI chips.

Intel slags off AMD’s chips
Published in Processors

Full of more glue than Lloyd Bridges 

Intel is clearly feeling a little insecure about AMD’s new Epyc Server processor range based on the RyZen technology.

Apple’s new phone threatens to suck up memory chips
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Unless no one buys it

Global electronics makers are worried that Apple is going to take all the supplies of memory chips for its new iPhone 8.

Samsung caught using different storage chips on Galaxy S8/S8+
Published in Mobiles

UFS 2.1 storage quietly removed from spec

After Huawei has been caught using different RAM and storage chips on its flagship smartphones, it appears that the time has come for Samsung's latest Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, which have been spotted with both UFS 2.0 and UFS 2.1 storage chips.