Foxconn steered Apple to TSMC
Published in Mobiles


Politics

Foxconn, Apple's main supplier, might have steered Jobs' Mob to TSMC to spite the spite Samsung and keep the money in Taiwan.

Tencent releases its new operating system
Published in Wearables


TOS+, for smartphones and smart watches

Chinese outfit Tencent has released its operating system for smartphones and smartwatches as it tries to take a slice of the mobile market behind the bamboo curtain.

Samsung winning Smartphone war
Published in News


Money rolling in 

Samsung Electronics is winning the Smartphone war, despite what you might be reading in the mainstream press.

First Zen Chips will be Quad Core
Published in Processors


What is the sound of four cores clapping?

Some of AMD's first Zen based CPUs and APUs will be quad-core.

Windows 10 and Broadwell Powered Surface Pro 4 planned
Published in Notebooks


12 inch display

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn which suggests that Microsoft is gearing up to release a Broadwell powered fanless Surface Pro 4 with a 12-inch 2160x1440 display.

Globalfoundries 14nm process has volume production levels
Published in Processors


Licenced by Samsung

Globalfoundries is now getting volume production from the 14nm FinFET technology it licensed from Samsung.

Apple bans iWatches from telling the time
Published in Wearables


Apple mean time only

Fruity Cargo cult Apple believes that only it has the right to tell its users the time of day. Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines to prevent developers from creating Apple Watch apps that display the time.

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.

New leaked AMD Zen slide
Published in Processors


High performance monster

The block diagram of the new AMD Zen core has found its way onto the Planet 3 news group.