More Chinese chipmakers go for ARM
Published in Processors
Thursday, 26 November 2015 13:14

More Chinese chipmakers go for ARM


All thanks to government cash

ZTE has received a pile of cash from the Chinese government to speed up the development of its own application processors based around ARM designs.

UMC expects chip shipping fall
Published in Processors
Thursday, 29 October 2015 12:38

UMC expects chip shipping fall


Falling capacity

Foundry UMC is expecting its shipments to fall by five percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, as a result of ongoing inventory adjustments within the industry supply chain.

TSMC says no to chip growth
Published in Processors
Friday, 16 October 2015 12:05

TSMC says no to chip growth


Life gets more disappointing


Chipmaker TSMC says that chip growth this year will be nothing.

More poor results from AMD
Published in News
Friday, 16 October 2015 09:59

More poor results from AMD


Has to flog plant 

AMD's woes are deepening as its profits continue to fall and it lacks any high tech product to pull its nadgers out of the fire.

Chinese government might buy SanDisk and Toshiba
Published in Memory


All your NAND flash are belong to us

SanDisk and Toshiba, which jointly develop NAND flash technology, are being targeted for acquisition by China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup.

Samsung copies Apple's poor results
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:50

Samsung copies Apple's poor results


Smartphone slide continues 

Samsung had a downbeat outlook for the second half of the year as smartphone market growth slows. 

Intel divides to rule
Published in News
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 13:45

Intel divides to rule


Sets PC targets in six areas

Chipzilla is trying to boost promotion of its desktop CPU platforms by dividing the market into six pieces. 

TSMC sees profit slowing
Published in Processors
Thursday, 16 July 2015 11:43

TSMC sees profit slowing


Looks like Apple sales are not that good

Chipmaker TSMC's second quarter profit growth slowed to 33 percent year-on-year as sales fell for the second consecutive period on weaker smartphone demand in China and other emerging markets.

Pot could be the secret for supercapacitors
Published in Processors


Your chips could create cravings for Pringles

With the US growing hemp again after banning as part of the war on drugs, US boffins are using medical marijuana to provide a rival for graphene as the next model material of supercapacitors.

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 09:48

Micron to buy Elpida

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Deal worth $2.5 Billion