Tsinghua expands IC plants
Published in Memory
Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:40

Tsinghua expands IC plants


Investing $70 billion 

China's Tsinghua Unigroup is set to put the fear of god into the chip industry by rapidly expanding its chipmaking capability.

Qualcomm fine could bring trade war
Published in News
Thursday, 29 December 2016 11:13

Qualcomm fine could bring trade war


East versus West


2017 could be the year of the trade war as the US and Far Eastern start to slug it out over technology.

112.3 million smartphones shipped in China
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 16 December 2016 11:44

112.3 million smartphones shipped in China


And nine million bicycles in Beijing

Figures in from the Far East show that the Chinese smartphone market is hotting up.

US waves cyber saber at China
Published in News
Friday, 09 December 2016 10:37

US waves cyber saber at China

Not quite the third world war. Yet

The United States has warned China that a law it’s about to enact could easily affect the “close relationship” the two countries have. Or had.

China hopes to poach anti-Trump tech refugees
Published in News
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 12:55

China hopes to poach anti-Trump tech refugees


Huge opportunity


China is hoping to take advantage of Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump's election and boost its tech output on foreign expertise.

Apple blames the air for iPhone 6 fault
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 12:30

Apple blames the air for iPhone 6 fault


So remove any air from your environment

The Fruity tax-dodging cargo cult Apple is blaming the air for a fault which causes the iPhone 6 to shut down.

Nvidia to release an updated GTX 1060
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 13:19

Nvidia to release an updated GTX 1060


Same GPU as the 1070 and 1080


Nvidia is about to release a new card with the same GPU as the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080.

Huaxintong Semiconductor to build ARM-based server silicon
Published in Processors


Could challenge Intel

A joint venture between Qualcomm and China's Guizhou Province is to build ARM-based server silicon by licensing the ARMv-8-A architecture and generally being a pain in the bottom line for Intel.

China bans population fat shaming North Korea's lone Apple fanboy
Published in News


Bans the use of the word fat to describe Kim Jong Un

Chinese websites are banned from using the phrase "Kim Fatty the Third" to describe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Chinese investigate iPhone fails
Published in News
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:26

Chinese investigate iPhone fails

They just turn themselves off

A consumer body has asked Apple to clarify why a large number of uPhone6 and iPhone 6s phones switch themselves off and can’t be switched on again.