Blames Russia-Ukraine war and COVID response
Top Chinese chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Co. says demand for mobile phones, personal computers and home appliances has dropped "like a rock" and shows no signs of recovering.
But the PC is not dying this time
Beancounters at analysts IDC have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that shipments of PCs have finally slowed down after two years of double-digit growth.
Supply chain problems getting worse
Dell Technologies said it expects PC backlog to balloon in the first quarter due to supply chain constraints and reported a quarterly profit miss.
One of three new updates on Windows 11
Software King of the World Microsoft is bringing in three new features in Windows 11, including one which tells you how good your PC is for polar bears and the planet.
Will come back and stay for good this time
Software King of the World, Microsoft thinks that the growth in PC sales is durable, despite belief that post-pandemic it will continue to slide into oblivion.
When people have to buy a PC they will do so
There is some bad news for Apple in the latest Canalys figures - it is starting to look like when people want to buy a proper PC or laptop they will look elsewhere.
Ray Tracing as a minimum requirement
4A Games has announced that Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition will be launching on PC on May 6th and it will bring a lot of improvements, including support for DLSS 2.0 and additional ray tracing features.
It ain’t dead yet
AMD appears not to have given up on its Project Quantum mini PC and apparently it could be launched soon.
High-performance PC SoCs too
Qualcomm introduced Prime core clocked rest from the cluster with Snapdragon 865, and Huawei had two higher clock performance cores in Kirin 990. With that in mind, ARM has introduced the Cortex-X custom program. The result is up to 30 percent peak performance compared to previous generation Cortex A77 cores.