Intel SoFIA Atom x3-C3130 tips up in Chinese tablet
Published in Mobiles


Going cheap, very cheap

Intel officially announced the first batch of SoFIA products earlier this year, promising to deliver them sometime in the second quarter. The first products appear to be trickling out, with no fanfare or hype.

Apple Watch BOM estimated at $81.20
Published in Wearables
Friday, 01 May 2015 08:48

Apple Watch BOM estimated at $81.20


Tim Cook, we salute you

The Apple Watch has a bill of material (BOM) cost of just over $80, which is not bad for a device retailing at $350+. 

Snapdragon 810 throttling issues examined
Published in Processors
Thursday, 30 April 2015 08:54

Snapdragon 810 throttling issues examined


Fire-breathing Snapdragon fails to keep up

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 became a subject of controversy even before it shipped in commercial devices, and new research illustrates what caused the issues. 

ARM reveals more Cortex-A72 info, promises excellent efficiency
Published in Processors


50% more efficient than Cortex-A15 on same node

ARM has revealed a few interesting figures about the upcoming Cortex-A72 core, promising to deliver exceptional efficiency and performance. 

Qualcomm quarterly profit down 46%, misses forecast
Published in Processors


China fine to blame

Qualcomm’s quarterly profit is down 46% and the chipmaker has missed analysts’ already pessimistic forecasts. 

Qualcomm to tap Samsung for Snapdragon 820
Published in Processors


New sources confirm old rumour

It appears that rumours of Qualcomm’s plans to ditch TSMC in favour of Samsung were spot on. 

TSMC cuts Capex, Q2 sales to slip
Published in Processors
Friday, 17 April 2015 09:58

TSMC cuts Capex, Q2 sales to slip


Worse than expected

TSMC has released Q2 sales guidance, missing the mark and disappointing many analysts.

Huawei unveils P8 series flagships
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:31

Huawei unveils P8 series flagships


Ultraslim, all-metal design

Huawei’s new Ascend P8 is official, with a 6.4mm thin metal body and chamfered edges. 

Qualcomm responds to spin-off proposal
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:36

Qualcomm responds to spin-off proposal


Thanks but no thanks

Qualcomm has issued a statement in response to an idea floated by Jana Partners a couple of days ago. 

Rumour: Nvidia GPUs to use Samsung 14nm FinFET
Published in Graphics


Tape-out, but more likely bad grapevine

A rumour fresh out of Korea suggests Nvidia might be tapping Samsung as a GPU foundry, but there is a catch.