Sony to increase chip engineer hires
Published in News
Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:31

Sony to increase chip engineer hires


Expanding chip operations

Sony is expanding its chip operations and will assign 40 percent of its new engineer hires in Japan over the next two years.

Adobe mulls designing its own chips
Published in Cloud
Thursday, 07 February 2019 12:13

Adobe mulls designing its own chips


To arms, to arms, the purpose-built chip is coming


Software maker Adobe is thinking of making its own ARM based chips and dumping its long-term relationship with Intel.

Chipmaker values fall after lack-lustre Micron prediction
Published in PC Hardware


There may be trouble ahead. 

Shares of chip gear makers fell after a tepid forecast by Micron exacerbated fears that a two-year chip boom was fizzling because suppliers were less interested.

MIPS goes open source
Published in AI
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 11:31

MIPS goes open source


Sauce and chips

As we expected, MIPS has gone open source, with its Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) and MIPS' latest core R6 available in the first quarter of 2019.

Intel might have 7nm quicker than expected
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 07 December 2018 12:21

Intel might have 7nm quicker than expected


10nm will be Chipzilla's bridging tech

Chipzilla’s much delayed and underused 10nm process might end up being a holding technology for a more successful 7nm process which will arrive quicker than expected.

New Sceptre version haunts chips
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 11:58

New Sceptre version haunts chips


SplitSpectre discovered by IBM

Three academics from Northeastern University and three researchers from IBM Research have discovered a new variation of the Spectre CPU vulnerability.

Euro chip sales soar
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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 17:33

Euro chip sales soar


Weather hotting up

The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) reported monthly sales for May 2018 and show the chip industry in the continent remains buoyant.

SkyWater is a new US based and owned foundry player
Published in PC Hardware


Doing a lot of work in Quantum Computing

We had a chance to chat with the Tom Sonderman,  the president of SkyWater - a  new/old US owned and operated semiconductor Fab. These guys can make a lot of interesting IoT, automotive and even quantum processing units and what makes it unique is that it is US owned and operated. 

Chip sales soar in Europe
Published in News
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 15:54

Chip sales soar in Europe


Forever upwards. It seems

Sales of semiconductors in February last exceeded forecasts, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).

Euro chip sales continue to climb
Published in News
Thursday, 08 March 2018 15:36

Euro chip sales continue to climb


Up up and away

The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) said sales of semiconductors in the region rose by 19.9 percent in January, compared to sales in January 2018.