Analyst claims that Apple fanboys like pink
Published in Mobiles

We were wrong

When Apple released a pink iPhone6, how we laughed – but it turns out that Apple fanboys can't get enough of pink.

Weak third quarter for IC foundries
Published in News


Taiwan's top-three IC foundries are seeing a weak third quarter with their combined revenues set to decrease and 3.7 per cent on year.

Samsung VR seems a little cheap
Published in Mobiles

Only $99

Samsung has stolen a march on Occulus by releasing its VR specs in November and for an unbelievable price of $99.

Ebook sales fall as old technology hangs on
Published in News

History turns back a page thanks to greedy publishers

E-book sales have fallen dramatically in 2015, suggesting that the worst could be over for conventional books.

Samsung slashes chip spending
Published in News

20 per cent cut

Samsung plans to cut investment in semiconductors by up to 20 percent next year to prevent further price falls.

VIA releases new ARM base board
Published in Motherboards

First 70 x 70mm Qseven 2.0

VIA has taken the wrapping off its first ARM based computer-on-module (COM) which is dubbed the "QSM-8Q60."

AMD gave Zen engineers a free hand
Published in Processors

Has one hand clapping – but no ARM 

AMD has said that its Zen engineers had total freedom to build a chip from scratch and come up with the best.

Intel slowed PC sales to increase Skylake's price
Published in Processors

Things Chipzilla can do while AMD naps

Chipzilla might have caused slow PC sales at the beginning of the year to boost the price of its Skylake chips later.

TSMC expects sales drop
Published in News
24 September 2015

TSMC expects sales drop

But revenues up

Chipmaker TSMC has warnedthat its revenues for the fourth quarter will experience a sequential decline, however its bottom line has been saved by the fact that the US dollar is doing well against the Taiwan currency.

Fingerprint sensors fall below $5
Published in Mobiles

Everyone can get their mitts on them

While fingerprint sensors are seen as a "top of the range" smartphone item, the cost of providing them is now minimal.