Wafer shipments will remain flat
Published in News
30 April 2015


UMC waiting 28 nm process sales to grow

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics has warned that its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat while sales generated from 28nm process technology grow.

Spartan becomes Edge
Published in News
30 April 2015


With a familiar logo

Software giant Microsoft has come up with a new name for its Explorer replacement and given it a logo which looks a lot like the browser it is replacing.

IWatch has defective component
Published in Wearables
30 April 2015


You get what you pay for

Fruity cargo cult Apple's iWatch has shipped with a crucial component which was later found to be broken.

IBM lets Quantum cat out of the bag
Published in News
30 April 2015


IBM has Quantum breakthrough

IBM  has revealed a new quantum chip which may or may not exist.

AMD mobile APUs bets on 14nm in 2016
Published in Graphics
30 April 2015


20nm Amur Cortex A57 this year

AMD is betting a lot at the new Carrizo APU and the company will offer it in mobile and desktop variants. 

Windows phones to support Android and iOS apps
Published in Mobiles
30 April 2015


If you can’t beat them…

Possibly the biggest announcement coming out of Redmond’s Build conference is that Windows 10 will support Android and iOS apps. 

Samsung loses more market share in China
Published in Mobiles
30 April 2015


Drops to fourth spot first time since 2011

Samsung is having a tough time keeping up with aggressive competitors in mainland China, and now it has lost another spot in the rankings. 

Snapdragon 810 throttling issues examined
Published in Processors
30 April 2015


Fire-breathing Snapdragon fails to keep up

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 became a subject of controversy even before it shipped in commercial devices, and new research illustrates what caused the issues. 

AMD has three new desktop 14nm parts in 2016
Published in Processors
30 April 2015


After 28/32nm comes 14nm Zen line

AMD has an update for investors and this information was supposed to get to them at the financial conference call scheduled for May. It got out a bit earlier than that and gave us some insight into AMD's plans for 2016.

Alcatel Pop Astro LTE phone lands on T-Mobile
Published in Mobiles
29 April 2015


First MediaTek LTE in USA

Alcatel has just announced that its affordable LTE-enabled Pop Astro is available at T-Mobile.