Asustek lowers zenfone sales expectations
Published in Mobiles

30 million too high

Asustek has decided that it is unlikely to met its target shipments of 30 million ZenFone-series smartphones to all markets except China in 2016

China wants to buy Opera
Published in News

Prepared to pay $1.2 billion

A group of Chinese investors are prepared to write a cheque for $1.2 billion to buy the Opera browser.

China gets its paws on another Taiwanese chipmaker
Published in Processors

The little red chequebook opens

The Chinese government appears to be opening its little red chequebook and buying up chipmakers from what it calls its renegade province. 

Qualcomm does ARM server deal with Chinese
Published in Processors

Working with the government to build ARM server chips

Qualcomm is setting up a server chipset design and sales unit with a provincial government in China.

Intel works with Chinese on servers
Published in Processors

Tackling fears of spy technology

Chipzilla is joining an increasing number of western companies who are forming partnerships with Chinese outfits to help address concerns about the security of imported technology.

Donald Trump attacks Apple
Published in News

Build your gear in America dammit!

Comedy presidential option Donald Trump has angered the Tame Apple Press by daring to suggest that if he was elected Apple would be forced to make its products in the US.

Iphone sales drying up
Published in Mobiles
29 December 2015

Iphone sales drying up

Apple orders less from suppliers

While the Tame Apple Press is writing yearly reviews which claim that Jobs’ Mob cleaned everyone’s clock this year, it appears that sales of its only remaining “growing” product is slumping.

Xiaomi might miss sales targets
Published in Mobiles

Still did pretty well

Xiaomi chairman Lei Jun’s prediction of his company selling 80 million to 100 million smartphones in 2015 might not be coming about after all.

TSMC wants 12 inch wafer factory in China
Published in Processors

16nm plans

TSMC has asked the Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs to allow it to invest in a wholly-owned 12-inch wafer manufacturing facility and a design service centre in Nanjing, China.

More Chinese chipmakers go for ARM
Published in Processors

All thanks to government cash

ZTE has received a pile of cash from the Chinese government to speed up the development of its own application processors based around ARM designs.