Boffins come up with biodegradable semiconductor
Published in Processors

Salt and vinegar added to chips

Boffins at Stanford University have emerged from their smoke filled labs with a flexible, biodegradable semiconductor which decomposes when it is no longer needed.

Analyst thinks things will be great for Intel
Published in Processors

Results tomorrow will be interesting

While investors are expecting Intel to release some rather dull results tomorrow, Susquehanna Financial Group’s Christopher Rolland thinks things will be pretty good.

MIT comes up with simple Graphene semiconductor production
Published in Processors

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 in trouble
Published in Processors
07 April 2017

MediaTek in trouble

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.

Texas Instruments has a great bottom line
Published in Processors

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.

Samsung’s chip earnings cover all manner of sins
Published in Processors

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.

Mediatek might have won low-end Samsung orders
Published in Processors

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.

Softbank’s shareholders furious over ARM deal
Published in Processors

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.

Intel’s NUC roadmap leaked
Published in Notebooks

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.

Intel goes atomic over low-powered chips
Published in Processors

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.