AMD eyes China
Published in News
Monday, 29 June 2015 10:47

AMD eyes China


Might save its bacon

Fabless chipmaker AMD is hoping that it might be able to push into China.

Freescale releases Linux SoCs
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:04

Freescale releases Linux SoCs


Powersaving from Cortex-A7 architecture

Freescale has been showing off its two Linux-ready, 28nm i.MX7 SoCs.

MediaTek MT8173 Cortex A72 runs Android 5.1
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 11:41

MediaTek MT8173 Cortex A72 runs Android 5.1


Looks quite ready

We got to see the second version of the MediaTek MT8173, the world's first Cortex A72 tablet SoC. 

MediaTek aims to ship 800+ million SoCs in 2015
Published in Mobiles


CFO and President confirms

We had a chance to meet with some key people from MediaTek, including President CJ Ching-Jiang Hsieh and the Corporate Vice President CFO and Spokesman David Ku.

MediaTek uses 20nm to make 10 cores
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:49

MediaTek uses 20nm to make 10 cores


For smartphones

While everyone is rushing to 10nm process technology for smartphones, fabless chipmaker MediaTek is about to create a 10 core SoC using TSMC's 20nm process tech.

AMD bald eagle flies for Samsung digital media
Published in Processors


Signs following

AMD's Embedded R-Series accelerated processing unit, previously codenamed "Bald Eagle," is powering Samsung's latest set-back-box digital media players.

GlobalFoundries surprises with 14nm announcement
Published in Processors


Thanks to Samsung

GlobalFoundries has started its ramp up in production of 14nm technology and it is mostly thanks to its partnership with Samsung.

MediaTek Helio coming in 20nm soon
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 09:34

MediaTek Helio coming in 20nm soon


CorteX A72, 3rd gen LTE modem

MediaTek is going through a big branding transition, so in the future we will see more emphasis on the new Helio brand than on the model numbers such as MT6795.

Gigabyte Server releases ARM motherboard/SOC
Published in Motherboards


Server on a chip

Gigabyte's server arm has come out with a couple of 'Server on a Chip' solutions based around ARM chips..

Intel Compute Stick comes with Skylake-Y
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 09:08

Intel Compute Stick comes with Skylake-Y


As well as Broadwell and Atoms

Intel recently showcased its Compute Stick, and this marks the emergence of a new niche for chipmaker. As you can imagine, it's a proper PC, but it's roughly the size of a Cromecast HDMI stick.