ASML buys HMI
Published in Processors
16 June 2016

ASML buys HMI


$3.1 billion deal is shake up of the chipmaking gear makers

Chipmaking equipment firm ASML has bought the chip screening company Hermes Microvision (HMI) for $3.1 billion.

China shanghais the smartphone business
Published in Mobiles


Goodnight US and Korea

Chinese companies are swamping the top of the pops of smartphone makers and while Samsung and Apple are the main brand leaders, companies based behind the Great Wall take up the rest of the spots.

What Apple forgot to mention
Published in News


Our list of coming Apple “attractions”

Apple appears to have written of this year as too horrible to mention, and its much hyped announcements at Apple WWDC 2016 were nothing more than a loud sounding yawn. But what should they have said?

Alienware re-focuses on Steam machines
Published in Games


Dell not given up yet


Dell has not given up on its Alienware Steam Machine which suffered delays and was not as popular as its Alienware Alpha, a Windows-based PC gaming console.

Graphene could make chips a million times faster
Published in Processors


MIT Boffins have eureka moment 


Massachusetts Institute of Technology boffins have emerged from their baths with a technique which could make chips millions of times faster.

Nvidia is GPU accelerator king
Published in Graphics


Analyst raises ratings

A top Japanese analyst Romit Shah has raised his rating on the shares in silicon specialist Nvidia, after chatting to CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.

Manufacturer of the Raspberry Pi sold
Published in Motherboards


Premier Farnell bought by Daetwyler

One of the makers of the Raspberry Pi is being acquired for $867 million.

OnePlus X abandoned
Published in Mobiles


OnePlus 3 will be the one and only


One Plus has pulled the plug on its OnePlus X and will focus on just one "true flagship" line from now on.

Blackberry loses Obama
Published in Mobiles


Gets a locked down Samsung instead


In a sign that Blackberry’s days are numbered, one of its key advocates, President Barack Obama has given up on it.

OSVR improves VR headset
Published in Wearables

Open source competitor to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

The Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) consortium thinks that its new VR headset which be a true competitor to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive should be out soon.