Boffins want memristor brain chips
Published in Processors


Memristors are better than silicon

Memristor could be the best chance to build chips which mimic the human brain. Not everyone's brain of course. There is no point mimicking the brain of someone who thinks that a Smartwatch is a pretty need idea, but rather the brain of someone who is a little more clever.

IBM lets Quantum cat out of the bag
Published in News


IBM has Quantum breakthrough

IBM  has revealed a new quantum chip which may or may not exist.

UK University gets its own Fab
Published in News


Students design chips instead of just living off them

The University of Westminster's Marylebone campus has opened a high tech fabrication lab in central London.

Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron call off merger
Published in News


Anti-trust

The largest manufacturers of the machinery used to make semiconductors, Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron of Japan, have dumped a merger plans.

Qualcomm helps the Chinese
Published in News


Helping to sell gear to West

US chipmaker Qualcomm is trying to establish ties with Chinese smartphone makers to help them launch their products abroad.

Strong ARM tactics yield results
Published in News


Cash pile building

Chip designer ARM reported a 36 per cent rise in first-quarter net profit amid strong demand for its technology.

ARM buys two IoT outfits
Published in Wearables


Because you can never have too many

British chip designer ARM has been writing cheques to buy two outfits to give it an edge on the Internet of Things market.

Moore's Law did not turn 50 over the weekend
Published in Processors


But I nearly am damnit 

While the press is banging on about Moore's Law turning 50 over the weekend, like many things in the US press, it is completely wrong.

Shareholders spank Altera back to the negotiating table
Published in News


Do stop mucking about

Several key Alteria shareholders have forced the company back to the negotiating table to discuss the merger with Intel.

Qualcomm chip business worthless
Published in Processors


Spin it off warns sctivist investor

Qualcomm has been told to spin-off its "worthless" chip unit away from its patent-licensing business in order to boost sliding stock prices.