TSMC hopes to woo Qualcomm back with 7nm
Published in Processors
Friday, 21 October 2016 11:54

TSMC hopes to woo Qualcomm back with 7nm


It does not appear interested in 10nm

TSMC thinks that it can win back Qualcomm’s chip business with its 7nm process technology, but has all but given up expecting it to return for 10nm.

Globalfoundries China 12 inch fab stalled
Published in Processors
Friday, 21 October 2016 11:44

Globalfoundries China 12 inch fab stalled


Chinese government says no

The Chinese government has stepped in to put a Globalfoundries joint venture 12-inch fab project on ice.

Watch out world, the Microsoft Empire is striking back
Published in News


And this time it is cloudy

After years languishing under the reign of its shy and retiring CEO Steve “there is a kind of hush” Ballmer, it seems that Microsoft is back in a role of global dominance, thanks to it actually betting on cloud technology reasonably early.

Key financial blockchain technology is open sourced
Published in News


Likely to be the industry standard

The blockchain platform which will be a key feature of financial networks will be open sourced.

iPhone 7 suffers from a bad case of Intel modems
Published in Mobiles


Intel modems not that hot

It seems that a row is brewing between Apple fanboys who were given a phone with an Intel modem and those who have something from Qualcomm instead.

GeForce GTX 1070 needs urgent BIOS update
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 20 October 2016 13:55

GeForce GTX 1070 needs urgent BIOS update


Unless they have Samsung memory

GeForce GTX 1070 users have been complaining that they are suffering from flickering and poor memory overclocking results on the memory sub-system.

European Union judge wants review of Intel monopoly case
Published in Processors


Intel might get into play a "get out of jail free" card

Intel might get the $1.4 billion anti-trust fine it paid to the EU in 2009 back after a top European Union judge recommended that the case be reviewed.

Hacker arrested in Prague knocked over Linkedin
Published in News


Not the Democratic Party hacker

Business social notworking site Linkedin has confirmed that the Russian hacker arrested in Prague on 5 October is suspected of involvement in the 2012 hack which compromised over 100 million users' information, including emails and passwords.

Apple furious at “Amazon” for peddling fakes
Published in News


If only Amazon had good reason to love Apple

The fruity tax-dodging cargo cult Apple is furious that 80 percent of the “Genuine Apple” accessories on the Amazon site are fakes.

Nintendo next gen console ready for March
Published in Games
Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:40

Nintendo next gen console ready for March


New video out today teasing NX

Nintendo is expected to show off a teaser video for the new NX console which it plans to launch globally in March.