Intel ships Optane chips to partners
Published in Memory


Thanks for the memory 

Chipzilla has revealed that it has started shipping its Optane memory DIMMs to partners for testing.

DRAM prices rally as supply gets tighter
Published in News


Nanya warns of instability until third quarter

DRAM prices will rally throughout the second quarter of 2017 and finally sort themselves out in the third quarter.

Microsoft plans cloud-based cut-down flavour of Windows
Published in News


She sells, CSHELLS by the sea shore

Software king of the world Microsoft is planning a cut down version of Windows 10 which will operate in the cloud.

FTC certain to get cold feet on Apple complaint
Published in Processors


Jobs’ Mob must go to court

It is starting to look like the FTC’s much publicised legal case against Qualcomm at the insistence of Apple is not going to go anywhere.

Trump abandons US-EU Data Shield agreement
Published in News


Bye-Bye American cloud business

The US-EU Data Shield agreement which took years to negotiate and enabled US cloud companies to operate in Europe has been squashed by President Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump.

Microsoft starts to depend on Azure
Published in News


The future is Azure coloured

Microsoft’s latest results show that its future is rapidly depending on the rise of the cloud and its Azure product.

Intel expects a calm flat 2017
Published in Processors


Trying to be Zen about it

Mega x86 chip outfit Intel is predicting a pretty flat 2017 after announcing mixed results for the last quarter of 2016.

Barra was poached by Facebook
Published in Wearables


Try and make something happen with VR

The bloke credited with helping sorting out Xiaomi was poached by Facebook where it is hoped he can do something with Oculus.

Volta might get a die shrink after all
Published in News


TSMC’s 12nm named and shamed


There have been lots of rumours about what transistor lithography Nvidia will be giving their next-gen Volta graphics cards, but it is starting to look like it is tapping TSMC its “new” 12nm process.

Sony rumoured to have a 4K phone at MWC
Published in Mobiles


Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 under the bonnet


Sony’s mobile efforts have been sliding lately, particularly in the US, but the outfit is rumoured to be preparing a rather interesting smartphone for MWC.