But the rest of SoftBank’s logic is bizzare
Japan’s SoftBank surprise buy out of British chip designer ARM was all about getting its foot in the door into the internet of things.
Damned if it does, damned if it doesn’t
Troubled smartphone maker, Blackberry had some good news today, but it is fair to say its shareholders reacted rather badly.
High-margin and classy packaging
The maker of expensive esoteric business software, which no one really understands, is continuing to make loads of money.
Office 360 doing well too
Microsoft has done better than the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street predicted, thanks mostly to making rather a lot of dosh on the back of its commercial cloud business.
Only a flesh wound
Bad news for Nvidia as supercomputer maker Cray said that that Intel’s Knights Landing giving Nvidia a run for its money.
Everyone wants its chips
MediaTek is to announce its third quarter results soon and the word on the street is that the outfit will do rather well.
Not really a smartphone
HP has released pricing and availability details for its Elite x3 which is an interesting hybrid of a phone, a laptop and a desktop PC.
TSMC sells its soul for A11 work
The dark satanic rumor mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that the fruity cargo cult Apple has dumped Samsung as the prefered maker of its A11 chip.
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.