AMD might call Zen chips "Zeppelin"
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 14:18

AMD might call Zen chips "Zeppelin"


Nothing to suggest that Zen will crash and burn

Leaks are starting to emerge about an AMD Zen part which has the unfortunate name of Zeppelin.

Intel works with Chinese on servers
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Thursday, 21 January 2016 12:22

Intel works with Chinese on servers


Tackling fears of spy technology

Chipzilla is joining an increasing number of western companies who are forming partnerships with Chinese outfits to help address concerns about the security of imported technology.

Intel releases security on a chip features
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Wednesday, 20 January 2016 11:18

Intel releases security on a chip features


Stop tricky emails

Intel has announced a chip technology that the company said was designed to foil hackers who use fake emails to trick employees into revealing their usernames and passwords.

Polaris GPUs are shipping
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Monday, 11 January 2016 11:21

Polaris GPUs are shipping


Sooner than expected

While AMD recently announced its fourth generation GCN architecture, known as Polaris, at the CES 2016, it was keeping quiet on a launch date.

TSMC buys more gear
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Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:24

TSMC buys more gear


Expansion in the works

TSMC appears to be planning another huge chip exansion and written cheques to the value of $700 million on semiconductor capital equipment in recent weeks.

Toshiba confirms it is thinking of chip split
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Is it really worth it?

Troubled Japanise outfit Toshiba is considering splitting off part of its chip business in a bid to help it raise the cash it lost on its accounting scandal.

Toshiba  comes up with single-chip wireless power receiver
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Can operate at 15 watts

Toshiba America Electronic Components (TEAC) has come up with what it claims is the first single-chip wireless power receiver that can operate at 15 watts and is compliant with the wireless charging Qi v1.2, standard.

Beginning of a new Chip giant
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Tuesday, 17 November 2015 10:17

Beginning of a new Chip giant


Tsinghua Unigroup's glorious five year plan

Move over Qualcomm there is a new chip giant in town and it will be number three in five years.

Intel tweaks its Atoms
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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.

Foundry market growing
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Monday, 12 October 2015 13:12

Foundry market growing


Six percent growth in a flat market


The overall semiconductor market is going to be flat or slightly down this year, but the foundry market is forecast to grow 6.1 per cent.