TSMC lagging by at least one quarter
Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 820 may not only be the company’s first FinFET part, but the first processor manufactured by Samsung rather than TSMC.
Qualcomm and MediaTek take the plunge
Last week it emerged that TSMC may be losing some 28nm orders to other foundries, and now it appears that UMC is snatching its business.
Provided you don’t care about the spec…
Chinese whitebox phone churners have been building flagship knockoffs for years, but the speed at which they “designed” Samsung Galaxy S6 replicas is truly impressive.
Cheaper and more efficient
Huawei has dispensed with big Cortex-A57 cores in favour of tweaked Cortex-A53 cores on its new flagship SoC.
Toshiba and SanDisk start sampling 48-layer 128Gb chips
Micron and Intel have announced the availability of 256Gb NAND, the world’s highest density flash memory, but Toshiba is hot on their heels.
Aluminium build, Snapdragon 810 in flagship model
ZTE is introducing the new Nubia Z9 flagship today and so far we like what we are seeing.
And may give some foundry business to Intel come 2017
Chipmaker Nvidia has reportedly moved some of its orders from its long-time partner TSMC to Samsung.
To take on Intel and Qualcomm
According to South Korean media reports, Samsung is interested in acquiring AMD, all in an effort to compete with rival chipmakers Intel and Qualcomm.