Samsung makes mining rig out of old smartphones
Published in News


"Upcycling" initiative

To show off how recycling old smartphones can be a lucrative exercise, Samsung has rigged up 40 old Galaxy S5 devices and turned them into bitcoin mining machine.

Samsung PM971 SSD M.2 spotted in the wild
Published in Memory
Thursday, 26 October 2017 13:53

Samsung PM971 SSD M.2 spotted in the wild


512GB of V-NAND on a 22x16mm chip

Samsung PM971 SSD has now been pictured, suggesting that we will soon see the launch of the Samsung 970, next to the earlier leaked Samsung PM981 SSDs, which is expected to hit the market as the Samsung 980 SSD.

Samsung 850 120GB model listed online
Published in Memory
Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:52

Samsung 850 120GB model listed online


Based on MGX controller and MLC V-NAND

It appears that the previous rumor saying Samsung could drop the Pro/Evo naming scheme is true after all, as the 120GB Samsung 850 SSD model has been spotted online.

7nm mobile SoCs to arrive in late 2018
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 11:57

7nm mobile SoCs to arrive in late 2018


Volume shipments in early 2019

It looks like that you will see first 7nm SoCs in the second half of 2018 and currently all the major players are working on designs.

Samsung will allow Linux on Note8, Galaxy S8 and S8+
Published in News


"Linux on Galaxy" uses same Linux kernel that powers Android

Samsung has announced it will soon become possible to run actual proper Linux on its Note8, Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones.

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.

Samsung’s "Mr Chips" CEO shocks with surprise resignation
Published in Processors


Goodbye Mr Chips

CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun has shocked analysts with a surprise plan to step down from management – just after announcing stonking profits.

Samsung has great results thanks to chips
Published in News
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 12:02

Samsung has great results thanks to chips


Chips important part of Samsung's diet


Samsung Electronics  is expected to forecast a record third quarter profit on Friday thanks to the strong market for memory chips, and as mobile earnings make a killing as rival Apple drops the ball.

Microsoft’s mixed reality expected this Christmas
Published in Wearables

 
Samsung already announces display

Software king of the world Microsoft has been talking up its latest mixed reality options,

iPhone 8 ships with super cool exploding feature
Published in News


Just plug it in and watch the fireworks

Those super, cool, innovative design people at Apple have slipped in an easter egg function with the new iPhone 8 Plus so that it detonates when you try to recharge it.