Apple continues to pay Qualcomm if it drops its modem
Published in Mobiles


Licensing still on

There was a lot of noise about the recent news that Apple might skip the Qualcomm modem hardware for its 2018 phones, but even if they make this decision, QTL (Qualcomm licensing) will still get money from Apple.

AMD stock price wobbles after downgrade
Published in News
Monday, 30 October 2017 16:57

AMD stock price wobbles after downgrade


Morgan Stanley dishes the dirt

Analysts at Morgan Stanley think that the stock price of AMD is too high and have issued a warning that it could fall as far as $8 per share.

Purism switches off despised Intel management engine
Published in Processors


A market for laptops protected from potential spying

San Francisco outfit Purism announced it is offering a range of notebooks with the despised Intel Management Engine disabled.

Intel flattens inside the box
Published in News
Friday, 27 October 2017 16:25

Intel flattens inside the box


Spins things a different way

Chip giant Intel always looks on the bright side. Or, to put it another way, it spins the news to pretend things are better than they actually are.

Qualcomm snaps up chief branding lady from Intel
Published in Processors


Penny Baldwin is the new CMO

Qualcomm announced late last week that it hired Penny Baldwin to join it as the senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO). Penny’s last job was the VP, General Manager, Global Brand Management, Partner and New Technology Group Marketing at Intel.

Samsung, Intel and Globalfoundries woo HiSilicon
Published in Processors


Outfit looking for second 7nm supplier

HiSilicon Technologies wants another supplier for the fabrication of its 7nm chips and apparently Samsung, Globalfoundries and Intel are trying to get the Chinese fabless firm's attention.

Intel targets Nvidia with  Nervana
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 11:11

Intel targets Nvidia with Nervana


Smells like Nervana but never mind

Chipzilla does not appear to be letting Nvidia take the AI market with its GPU based AI chips.

Intel might have a tough 8th generation Core sell
Published in Processors


Users can’t spot the difference

While Intel fanboys can tell you in detail about how cool Intel’s eighth generation chips are, analysts are noting that Chipzilla might have a tough time selling the difference.

EVGA introduces its Z370-chipset motherboard lineup
Published in Motherboards


Z370 Classified K, Z370 FTW and Z370 Micro

Following the launch of Intel's new 8th generation Core Coffee Lake CPUs, EVGA has unveiled its full Z370 lineup, including the flagship Z370 Classified K, EVGA Z370 FTW, and the mATX Z370 Micro.

G.Skill releases new DDR4 spec for Coffee Lake
Published in Memory


With 16GB DDR4-4600 and 32GB DDR4-4200

Following the official launch of Intel's 8th generation Core Coffee Lake CPUs with the new Z370 chipset based motherboards, G.Skill announced its Trident Z and Trident Z RGB memory kits and modules.