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Russian plans to build their own chips stalled
Published in News
Tuesday, 20 December 2022 12:20

Russian plans to build their own chips stalled


We can design them but no one will make them for us

Tsar Putin’s plan to churn out computer chips so that Russia can stick two fingers up at leading Western CPU makers such as AMD and Intel have stalled completely because he can’t find anyone to build the chips.

Next gen chips going to cost more
Published in News
Tuesday, 22 November 2022 12:08

Next gen chips going to cost more


TSMC will increase its prices and laugh all the way to the bank

The next generation of chips made with TSMC's new tech will be much more pricy and this cost will be passed on to consumers.

China flogging dodgy chips to Russia
Published in News
Wednesday, 19 October 2022 12:09

China flogging dodgy chips to Russia


Failure rates up 1,900 per cent

The failure rate of semiconductors shipped from China to Russia has increased by 1,900 percent in recent months, according to Russian national business daily Kommersant.

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
Published in News


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.