Byte dance wants to make its own chips
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 21 July 2022 11:06

Byte dance wants to make its own chips


If Apple can do it, anyone can do it

TikTok owner ByteDance is looking into designing its own chips because it says it hasn't been able to find suppliers that can meet its requirements.

Bees could decide the future of computing
Published in News


Buzz amongst the boffins

Washington State University is looking at bee-sourced honey was the bee's knees when it came to computing.

Mercedes Benz runs out of chips
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 05 April 2022 12:52

Mercedes Benz runs out of chips


Puts 5,000 workers on vacation

Mercedes-Benz put more than 5000 workers on collective vacation in two plants in Brazil due to the shortage of semiconductor chips.

China spending $150 billion to upgrade on semiconductor production
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Only a matter of time

The Chinese government has been spending over $150 billion by 2030.

Chinese want local chips
Published in News
Friday, 11 February 2022 13:14

Chinese want local chips


Decoupling might be a bad thing

Manufacturers in China are increasingly looking to source chips locally because they fear the US and other governments may prioritise domestic users of the semiconductors vital to national security.

EU might not have enough cash to sort out chip shortage
Published in News


Public funding set to suffer

The EU is planning to divert funding on public projects to highly profitable chip companies so that they will set up chip plants in the bloc.

Apple must regret wasting its cash on its own chips
Published in PC Hardware


Intel cleans its old partner’s clock

Fruity Cargo Cult Apple made a big thing of the fact that it was replacing Intel Chips with its own technology.

Intel will have to face the music on defective chips
Published in News


Fails to get Meltdown and Spectre cases thrown out

Chipzilla will have to go to court and defend itself against claims it knew its microprocessors were defective and failed to tell customers.

Carmakers need to modernise their chips
Published in News
Monday, 27 September 2021 12:02

Carmakers need to modernise their chips


Too large and stupid, and the chips

Carmakers are too dependent on ancient chips and transistors and need to modernise, according to Intel chief executive Pat Gelsinger.

Huawei leans on Chinese electronics
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 10:26

Huawei leans on Chinese electronics


US trade war harms US electronics companies

American tech companies are getting the go-ahead to resume business with Chinese smartphone giant Huawei but it may be too late as the outfit has moved on and is seeing other people.