Samsung slashes chip spending
Published in News

20 per cent cut

Samsung plans to cut investment in semiconductors by up to 20 percent next year to prevent further price falls.

SoCs made more reliable
Published in Processors
10 September 2015

SoCs made more reliable

On-Chip error correction is the way forward

UK-based silicon IP firm UltraSoC has come up with a way of making SoC's more reliable using on chip error correction.

AMD expands FM2+ chip lineup
Published in Processors

Three new parts

AMD will expand its socket FM2+ chip lineup with three new parts – the A10-7890K and A8-7690K APUs, and the Athlon X4 880K CPU.

Oracle shows off SPARC details
Published in Processors

Sonoma ready for the big time

Oracle has been sharing a few details about its SPARC processor code-named Sonoma. Sonoma is not a sleeping Italian mama at all but a place where Americans grow wine that Europeans will not touch.

AMD adds new processor to Godavari line
Published in Processors

A8-7670K is now with us

AMD has added the A8-7670K to its Godavari APU lineup which has four Steamroller CPU cores clocked at 3.6GHz.

Nintendo signs up for AMD in latest model
Published in Processors

Now AMD has the full set

The last of the console makers is ready to sign up to AMD chips, according to the latest rumour 

Chinese Micron take-over will be tricky
Published in Processors

Analysts warning

The takeover of the chipmaker Micron by a Chinese government controlled outfit is going to be extremely tricky, warned analysts.

ASML profits bode well for chip  industry
Published in Processors

$6.44 billion in sales

Dutch outfit ASML Holding, the world's second largest maker of semiconductor production equipment has managed to flog more than $6.44 billion worth of gear.

AMD Radeon R9 Fury Pro revealed
Published in Graphics

Or at least rumoured

AMD mentioned that the AMD Radeon R9 Fury STRIX graphics card was coming out at the 'New Era of PC Gaming' presentation but we did not  see anything. 

GlobalFoundries completes IBM sale
Published in News

GlobalFoundaries now a significant force

GlobalFoundries has signed off on the purchase of IBM's chip business making it one of chip industries key players and actually filling its bank acount.