MIT comes up with simple Graphene semiconductor production
Published in Processors


Cut and Paste copycat chips


Boffins at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a method which uses graphene to help photocopy semiconductor wafers.

MediaTek in trouble
Published in Processors
07 April 2017

MediaTek in trouble


MediaTek expects a poor first quarter

MediaTek thinks that its smartphone chip shipments will fall below 100 million units in the first quarter of 2017 and rebound only slightly to 110-120 million in the second quarter.

Texas Instruments has a great bottom line
Published in Processors


Thanks to car makers


Former digital watch maker and chipmaker Texas Instruments reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, thanks mostly because of its analogue and embedded chip products from the automotive and industrial markets.

Samsung’s chip earnings cover all manner of sins
Published in Processors


Note 7 and bribery scandal can be safely glossed over

Samsung might have been having a trying time this year, but at least none of it appears to have kicked it too hard in the bottom line.

Mediatek might have won low-end Samsung orders
Published in Processors

Rumoured to be headed for Tizen

Mediatek has appeared to have confirmed a long standing rumour that Samsung is sourcing processors from MediaTek for its low-end devices, particularly its Tizen-powered handsets.

Softbank’s shareholders furious over ARM deal
Published in Processors


Share price falls faster than Apple’s

While many people reacted with horror to the news that ARM had been sold to the Japanese Softbank, the naysayers were mostly on ARM’s side. But it seems that Softbank is having trouble selling the idea to its own shareholders.

Intel’s NUC roadmap leaked
Published in Notebooks


Two years worth of tiny PCs

Intel’s NUC consumer roadmap has leaked online showing that Chipzilla is seriously holding a torch for tiny PCs.

Intel goes atomic over low-powered chips
Published in Processors


Ironically a week after killing two Atom chips


Just a week after killing off two generations of Atom mobile chips, Chipzilla has teamed up with a French atomic energy lab to look at future low-power mobile technologies.

Qualcomm predicts slow-down
Published in Processors


Mobile slide 

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm is talking about weaker profits as smartphone sales dry up. 

Samsung warns of weaker earnings
Published in News


Copies Apple again 

It seems that Apple is not the only one which is being hard hit by a fall in interest in smartphones. its rival Samsung is reporting the same sort of problems, only it has the advantage of other products it can fall back on and a big R&D budget for future products.