China to get aggressive on chipmaking
Published in Processors
Monday, 09 November 2015 10:58

China to get aggressive on chipmaking


Battle Chipzilla and other monsters


The Chinese government appears to be keen to create its own chipmaking giant to battle Chipzilla and the Taiwanese and Japanese monsters.

Intel tweaks its Atoms
Published in Processors
Friday, 06 November 2015 09:39

Intel tweaks its Atoms


Nothing nuclear


Chipmaker Intel has made a small update to its low-power Atom chip lineup.

Intel thinks PCs will come back
Published in Processors
Thursday, 05 November 2015 12:24

Intel thinks PCs will come back


But tablets are history

The PC will make a comeback, but the so-called Tablet revolution is history, according to the Chipmaker who missed out on it.

Intel dumps a pile of cash in China
Published in News
Thursday, 05 November 2015 12:01

Intel dumps a pile of cash in China


Targeted building up of Chinese firms

Intel Capital is putting a ton of cash into Chinese businesses in a move that will get it onside with the Chinese government.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 reviewed in Teclast X98 Pro tablet
Published in Reviews


Review: Beefed up GPU trumps Bay Trail

It’s been almost two years since we reviewed our first device based on Intel’s Bay Trail Atom System-on-Chop (SoC). Obviously, it’s time for a refresh, and it comes in the form of the eagerly anticipated Cherry Trail platform. To be more precise, Atom x5- and x7-series parts, codenamed Cherryview, are the new 14nm chips, while x3 branding is reserved for SoFIA chips.

MSI launches Z170A SLI Plus motherboard
Published in Motherboards
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 22:31

MSI launches Z170A SLI Plus motherboard


All black successor of the X99A SLI Plus

MSI has released its newest Intel Z170 Express chipset based motherboard that will be a part of its Pro Series motherboard lineup, the all black Z170A SLI Plus motherboard.

Intel’s Denverton has 16 next-generation CPU cores
Published in Processors


Arm wrestling


Intel has been talking about its plans for low-power, highly integrated system-on-a-chip designs aimed at the server market for years now, it even released Avoton which was not bad but did not really go far. Now it looks like the second generation is getting close to release.

Intel’s compute stick seen on Amazon
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 10:30

Intel’s compute stick seen on Amazon


Windows 10 for $153

Intel’s Compute Stick with Windows 10 pre-installed has appeared on Amazon for for $146.

Chinese foundries developing FinFET rival
Published in Processors
Friday, 30 October 2015 10:14

Chinese foundries developing FinFET rival


Slimming down with Ultra-Thin Body processes

Chinese foundries are ignoring FinFET technology and are developing Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI), or also called Ultra-Thin Body (UTB), processes for wafer production.

Zotac announces new ZBOX mini PCs based on Braswell SoC
Published in News


The ZBOX BI323 and ZBOX CI323 nano

Zotac has announced two new ZBOX mini-PCs, both based on the same 14nm Intel Braswell Celeron N3150 SoC, the ZBOX BI323 and the ZBOX CI323 nano.