Strong ARM tactics yield results
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 13:00

Strong ARM tactics yield results


Cash pile building

Chip designer ARM reported a 36 per cent rise in first-quarter net profit amid strong demand for its technology.

ARM buys two IoT outfits
Published in Wearables
Monday, 20 April 2015 17:58

ARM buys two IoT outfits


Because you can never have too many

British chip designer ARM has been writing cheques to buy two outfits to give it an edge on the Internet of Things market.

Moore's Law did not turn 50 over the weekend
Published in Processors


But I nearly am damnit 

While the press is banging on about Moore's Law turning 50 over the weekend, like many things in the US press, it is completely wrong.

Shareholders spank Altera back to the negotiating table
Published in News


Do stop mucking about

Several key Alteria shareholders have forced the company back to the negotiating table to discuss the merger with Intel.

Qualcomm chip business worthless
Published in Processors
Monday, 13 April 2015 13:44

Qualcomm chip business worthless


Spin it off warns sctivist investor

Qualcomm has been told to spin-off its "worthless" chip unit away from its patent-licensing business in order to boost sliding stock prices.

Semiconductor sales up eight percent
Published in News
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 14:04

Semiconductor sales up eight percent


Intel still the market leader shokka

Sales of semiconductors were up eight per cent and reached $340bn according to a report by analyst house Gartner.

Samsung saved by display and chip business
Published in News


Hopes the Galaxy will save it

Samsung just released its financial performance for the first quarter of the year and while it beat the rather poor expectations of the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street there is not too much to be happy about.

Nvidia wins patent round against rival chipmakers
Published in News


Early days yet

Nvidia is claiming a victory in its patent case against Samsung and Qualcomm in the US after an International Trade Commission has returned a pretrial claim construction ruling that it claims favours the outfit.

Intel forced to buy Altera
Published in News
Friday, 03 April 2015 12:00

Intel forced to buy Altera


Or Wall Street will kick it to death

While there are some that do not believe that Intel will have to press ahead with its rumoured buy out of rival Altera, there are signs that it might not have a choice.

Guardian of the Galaxy makes killing
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 03 April 2015 11:25

Guardian of the Galaxy makes killing


Samsung laughing all the way to the bank

While Samsung saw its January-March earnings slip for the sixth straight quarter, investors are expecting a rebound this year on healthy chip sales and high hopes for its Galaxy smartphones.