TSMC suffers from Intel baseband slow down
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From feast to famine... er rather nice dinner with wine

TSMC's 28nm processes have been flat out lately but it seems that Intel's slowing down of orders for baseband chips are going to cause a slight drop in sales in the fourth quarter.

AMD shows off Radeon R9 Fury X2 dual-GPU at VRLA 2016
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Featured in new 4-inch wide Falcon Northwest custom PC


At the Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) 2016 Winter Expo this weekend in Southern California, AMD showed off its upcoming Radeon R9 Fury X dual-GPU powered by two 28nm Fiji GPUs.

Elephone P9000 phones have Helio P10
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January launch but shipping later

Chinese manufacturer Elephone has announced two new phones based around MediaTek's Helio P10 SoC –  the Elephone P9000 and Elephone P9000 lite.  It claims that it is the first company to get the new Helio P10 SoCs.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro has first Snapdragon 650
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Launches weeks after Note 3

Xiaomi has launched an updated version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 called the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro. This seems to be one of the first phones powered with the Cortex A72 powered Snapdragon 650.

AMD launches Opteron A1100 Seattle
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First A57 chip after a year's delay

Miracles apparently can happen after AMD just announced its long delayed Cortex A57 based Opteron A1100 SoC. It took longer than many expected but the Opteron A1100 aka Seattle is finally out.

MediaTek says Helio P10 to thinner 5000 mAh phones
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Helio is it MAh you are looking for?

MediaTek has announced a P10 mainstream chip with the original title "Helio P10" which runs on a thinner 5000 mAh battery than any mainstream phone near you. 

UMC slows 28nm expansion
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Not worth it yet

UMC is slowing down its move to 28nm production capacity due to a less-optimistic outlook for demand in the second half of 2015.  

AMD claims its R390 series is a new chip -- but it's not
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It looks the same

We don’t know what do you need to do to call a chip a new architecture but are suspicious about some comments about the R390 series

MediaTek MT8173 Cortex A72 runs Android 5.1
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Looks quite ready

We got to see the second version of the MediaTek MT8173, the world's first Cortex A72 tablet SoC. 

TSMC is the king of 28nm
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78 percent of the market

TSMC looks certain to keep its foot firmly on the throat of 28nm chip production, according to a new study.