Microsoft blocks Ryzen and Kaby Lake users from updates on Windows 7 and 8.1
Published in Processors


Upgrade or die


Software king of the world Microsoft is locking down system updates for those using AMD’s Ryzen and Intel’s Kaby Lake processors on Windows 7 and 8.1.

Big Blue put data on an atom
Published in News
Thursday, 09 March 2017 12:02

Big Blue put data on an atom


Not an Intel chip - the other type of atom

Big Blue boffins have managed to read and write data to a single atom.

Boffins work out how to build a self-replicating computer
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Age of Intel, Nvidia and AMD will be past


Boffins armed with white boards and slide rules claim it is possible to build a self-replicating computer that replaces silicon chips with processors made from DNA molecules.

Toshiba might delay flash sale
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Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:28

Toshiba might delay flash sale


Bidders having various thoughts


Toshiba may delay the sale of its flash memory chip unit after the conglomerate said it would consider selling most, even all, of the marquee business, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said.

FTC certain to get cold feet on Apple complaint
Published in Processors


Jobs’ Mob must go to court

It is starting to look like the FTC’s much publicised legal case against Qualcomm at the insistence of Apple is not going to go anywhere.

Qualcomm cleans Apple’s clock
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Tuesday, 03 January 2017 14:02

Qualcomm cleans Apple’s clock


A leaked TuTu benchmark shows Qualcomm’s superiority

A new AnTuTu benchmark for Snapdragon 835 has been leaked online ahead of Qualcomm's announcement at CES 2017.

Samsung plans to spin off foundry business
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Monday, 12 December 2016 12:07

Samsung plans to spin off foundry business


Restructuring 

Samsung seems likely to spin off its foundry business as part of a restructuring programme.

Intel set to take on Qualcomm in car wars
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 12:57

Intel set to take on Qualcomm in car wars


Empire Strikes Back

Although Chipzilla is not big in the car industry at the moment and Qualcomm, with its NXP takeover, is king – it appears that there is a war brewing between the pair.

Students come up with more intelligent chips
Published in Processors


Can localise faults and report problems

A team of  Estonian students at the Tallinn University of Technology have created an innovative digital computer chip that can localise all of its faults and inform the system using the chip when something goes wrong.

Xiaomi's own chip is a bit lack luster
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Monday, 17 October 2016 14:06

Xiaomi's own chip is a bit lack luster


Meri not so joyful

There have been hints that Xiaomi was about to create its own chip, but now there appears to be evidence in the form of another leak about the Xiaomi Mi Note phablet