Needs to make money
As we have been warning, AMD is considering selling itself off as part of a consolidation which is happening in the chip industry.
Going Dutch means long hours
Dutch chipmaker NXP has been accused of forcing workers in its overseas factories to work too long and undermining local trade unions.
We said that this would happen and no one believed us
They said it could not happen, it nearly didn't, but we have it on good authority that Intel is going to announce that it is buying Altera for $17 billion today.
Avago bought Broadcom for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever and created a company which could give Intel and Qualcomm a run for their money.
Wood chip on the wall
U.S. and Chinese boffins have come up with wooden semiconductor chips which have the advantage of being biodegradable and a lot cheaper than conventional semiconductors.
Piggy backing on Intel foundry
China's Spreadtrum, which is tied to Intel's foundry business, is gunning for 14nm FinFET, with sights set on 10nm.
Not just another Haswell
Slides about Intel's upcoming Xeon Skylake Platform: Purley have been leaked to the great unwashed.
Chipmaker Qualcomm is trailing LTE Direct which could bypass cell towers and allow phones to talk directly.
Synopsys releases AI core design
Synopsys, a company that licenses software and intellectual property to the biggest names in chip making, showed off a new image-processor core which it thinks could be the future.