Blackberry buys AtHoc
Published in News
Thursday, 23 July 2015 14:04

Blackberry buys AtHoc


Wants more security

Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry is buying AtHoc.

Scientists find that sexist gamers are pants players
Published in Games


Being a poor player makes you a jerk

Some interesting research about gamers who hassle women suggests that the worst offenders are not good at playing the games.

Oracle wants a piece of Android
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 23 July 2015 13:19

Oracle wants a piece of Android


Break off a kitt-kat 

Database outfit Oracle's moves to try and copyright APIs appear to be part of an attempt for Oracle to make money on Android.

LG faces Google  takeover rumours as profits triple
Published in Mobiles


Daft ideas of our time

We feel sorry for LG. Just as it announced that its display business had a stonking operating profit for the April-June quarter nearly tripled from a year earlier it was overshadowed by a rumour of a takeover from Google.

Tsinghua still wants Micron
Published in Processors
Thursday, 23 July 2015 12:21

Tsinghua still wants Micron


Climb every mountain

China's Tsinghua Holdings is still hoping that it can by the US chipmaker Micron, despite offering a price which is too low and for a deal that might be blocked by security watchdogs.

Qualcomm mulls break-up and announces staff cuts
Published in Processors


We hate to say we told you so

Chipmaker Qualcomm is considering breaking itself up and firing 4000 people, which is exactly what our source said it would do last week.

AMD tapes out FinFET
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 13:59

AMD tapes out FinFET


Or tapedon fins

AMD has taped out its first FinFET chips.

TSMC might test EUV on 7nm
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 13:36

TSMC might test EUV on 7nm


Scanners not ready for UltraViolet 

TSMC has talking about using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography for its advanced 10nm process technology but it does not look like it will happen, however it might be ready for 7nm.

ARM being dragged down by Apple
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 13:16

ARM being dragged down by Apple


Too close for shareholders

Investors in ARM are deeply worried about its close relationship to the fruity cargo cult Apple.

Samsung puts 10nm FinFET in roadmap
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 13:01

Samsung puts 10nm FinFET in roadmap


Don't jump to TSMC

Samsung has put 10nm FinFET in its roadmap to stop its customers migrating to TSMC.