TSMC confirms ten percent fall in sales
Published in Processors
Friday, 13 January 2017 13:44

TSMC confirms ten percent fall in sales


2017 of to a slow start


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is predicting that its revenues will fall up to 10 percent sequentially in the first quarter of 2017 and that the rest of the year will not be much chop either. TSMC said it will post revenues about $7.5 billion in the first quarter of 2017 which is down 8.8-10 percent from the prior quarter.

It's the fifth year of PC decline
Published in News
Friday, 13 January 2017 13:41

It's the fifth year of PC decline


Gartner remains hopeful

Last year represented the fifth year of declining PC sales, according to beancounters at Gartner.

Apple can be sued for playing monopoly
Published in News
Friday, 13 January 2017 13:38

Apple can be sued for playing monopoly


Old case back from the dead

An old case which accused Apple of conspiring to create a monopoly has risen from the grave to bite Jobs’ Mob.

The bezel will be a celeb death this year
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:24

The bezel will be a celeb death this year


Living on the edge


This year we will see the end of the bezel, or at least phones with very slim ones.

AI is helping Nvidia and AMD kick Intel
Published in News
Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:00

AI is helping Nvidia and AMD kick Intel


Begun the uprising has

The move to AI could be the one catalyst which could help AMD and Nvidia carve up Intel’s mighty kingdom.

Nintendo Switch will be in short supply
Published in Games
Thursday, 12 January 2017 14:25

Nintendo Switch will be in short supply


You probably were not expecting this

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn claiming that Nintendo is launching its new Switch console in the US without enough to sell to the great unwashed.

Tsinghua expands IC plants
Published in Memory
Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:40

Tsinghua expands IC plants


Investing $70 billion 

China's Tsinghua Unigroup is set to put the fear of god into the chip industry by rapidly expanding its chipmaking capability.

AMD accidently announces Ryzen launch date
Published in Processors
Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:32

AMD accidently announces Ryzen launch date


Temperature's Ryzen for Zen


AMD indicated that the official Ryzen launch date will be sometime before March.

Top staff flee Apple
Published in News
Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:08

Top staff flee Apple


Do they know something the Tame Apple Press doesn’t?

Apple is suffering from a brain drain as its top engineering talent jumps ship.

4GB DDR3 module prices increase
Published in Memory
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 13:41

4GB DDR3 module prices increase


Up by nearly a third

Beancounters at DRAMeXchange have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that contract prices for 4GB DDR3 modules have risen by nearly a third.