GlobalFoundries completes IBM sale
Published in News
Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:07

GlobalFoundries completes IBM sale


GlobalFoundaries now a significant force

GlobalFoundries has signed off on the purchase of IBM's chip business making it one of chip industries key players and actually filling its bank acount.

Sofia, Bulgaria
Published in Processors


Have they looked down the back of the SoFIA?

Chipzilla has been hinting that the design for its Intel's 28nm SoFIA 4G application processor is ready for mass production but a rumour from the Far East suggests that it will not be launched until the beginning of next year.

Qualcomm will not be doing the splits
Published in News
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 14:36

Qualcomm will not be doing the splits


Chuck that idea out the window

US chipmaker Qualcomm has told the world that it will not be dumping its "essentially useless chip making" business.

AMD considering a split
Published in News
Monday, 22 June 2015 12:09

AMD considering a split


Needs to make money

As we have been warning, AMD is considering selling itself off as part of a consolidation which is happening in the chip industry.

Western chipmaker accused of employee mistreatment
Published in News


Going Dutch means long hours 

Dutch chipmaker NXP has been accused of forcing workers in its overseas factories to work too long and undermining local trade unions.

Intel will buy Altera today
Published in Processors
Monday, 01 June 2015 10:48

Intel will buy Altera today


We said that this would happen and no one believed us

They said it could not happen, it nearly didn't, but we have it on good authority that Intel is going to announce that it is buying Altera for $17 billion today.

Broadcom bought in biggest chip deal ever
Published in Processors


Industry consolidation

Avago bought Broadcom for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever and created a company which could give Intel and Qualcomm a run for their money.

Wooden Chips could be the next big thing
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:42

Wooden Chips could be the next big thing


Wood chip on the wall

U.S. and Chinese boffins have come up with wooden semiconductor chips which have the advantage of being biodegradable and a lot cheaper than conventional semiconductors.

Spreadtrum guns for 14nm FinFET
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 11:50

Spreadtrum guns for 14nm FinFET


Piggy backing on Intel foundry

China's Spreadtrum, which is tied to Intel's foundry business, is gunning for 14nm FinFET, with sights set on 10nm.

Intel leaks Purley details
Published in Processors
Monday, 25 May 2015 11:48

Intel leaks Purley details

 

Not just another Haswell 

Slides about Intel's upcoming Xeon Skylake Platform: Purley have been leaked to the great unwashed.