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Chunk of ARM sold to the Chinese
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:01

Chunk of ARM sold to the Chinese


Chinese take control

British-founded chipmaker ARM Holdings,will cede control of its Chinese business to a group of local investors in a $775 million deal.

China looks to foreign companies to end chip dependence
Published in PC Hardware


Speed up development to cut US dependence

It looks like Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump's trade war is going to force the Chinese to speed up its chip development programme to end its dependence on US companies quicker.

THX  and Qualcomm team up
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:39

THX and Qualcomm team up


Want to make some next-generation noise

THX - which is better known for movie and consumer electronics - has teamed up with Qualcomm to create an end-to-end THX Spatial Audio workflow using MPEG-H for the delivery of next-generation immersive audio experiences at NAB 2018.

Intel chips have new side channel bug
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:58

Intel chips have new side channel bug


BranchScope similar to Meltdown and Spectre,

Insecurity experts have found that Intel chips are vulnerable to another side-channel attack similar to Meltdown and Spectre.

Intel octocore chip leaked
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 12:32

Intel octocore chip leaked


Hail Hydra

A slide of an octocore Intel chip benchmark has leaked onto the worldwide wibble. 

MIT comes up with a new power saving neural chip
Published in PC Hardware


IBM declares it a "a huge step forward"

MIT boffins have emerged from their smoke filled labs with a neural network chip that could reduce the power consumption of devices by 95 percent.

Intel has another go at patches
Published in News
Thursday, 08 February 2018 11:58

Intel has another go at patches


But is still working on more 

Intel is still working on updates that close the hole in the bulk of its chips and has released microcode updates for Skylake-based chips to its industry partners.

Torvalds says Intel needs to admit it has a problem
Published in News


Chips are just not up to snuff

IT’s Mr Sweary, Linus Torvalds has had some harsh words for Intel after the two bug issues were announced last week.

AMD suffers from an "Intel like" bug
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 08 January 2018 10:21

AMD suffers from an "Intel like" bug


It has fixed it though

AMD has fixed, but not yet released BIOS/UEFI/firmware updates for the general public for a security flaw affecting the AMD Secure Processor.

Intel stuff-up forces redesign of Windows and Linux
Published in PC Hardware


Processors to take a 5-30 percent performance hit while AMD is laughing

It seems that Intel has forced Windows and Linux developers to come up with a software patch to cover a design flaw in its processors.