USB Type-C to hit the ground running next year
Published in News

This year is just the beginning

A report said that 60 million smartphones with USB Type-C ports will ship this year. But adoption will really take off from next year on.

MediaTek to launch 2.5 GHz Helio P25
Published in Mobiles


Faster version of 16nm Helio P20

Just as it did with Helio X20, Mediatek is about to release a faster than the base original of the P20 called the P25. 

MediaTek's 10nm is a change of strategy
Published in Mobiles


Catching up in the high end

MediaTek has changed its strategy for the high end market to make more competitive chips. The company plans to launch its first USA products this year as it has the Cat 6. capable modems but with 10nm announcement it wants to get closer to the big names in phone SoCs including Qualcomm, Samsung and Apple. 

Nvidia shows Nissan in VR
Published in Graphics


Changing car design

Nvidia showed us an awesome demo of a completely rendered Nissan car with 100s of thousand parts in VR that meant we could see inside the car. It was possible to see millions of details inside the car, even before it is manufactured.  This could well change the way cars are designed in the future.

AMD shows off PCs with 7th Gen PROs
Published in Processors


More than just a nice pair of Bristols

AMD announced the first PCs featuring 7th Generation AMD PRO APUs (formerly codenamed “Bristol Ridge PRO”).

Radar Pace now out
Published in Wearables


Luxottica and Intel's smart specs

Luxottica and Intel have announced that their voice activated smart specs are out now.

AMD gets its one hand clapping for Zen
Published in Processors


Starting to adjust product prices

AMD has started the process which will ultimately see its Zen chip finally arrive and, hopefully, save the company's bacon.

Nokia buys Eta
Published in Mobiles


Amping 4.9G to 11

Telco network gear maker Nokia has just written a cheque for Eta Devices, which is apparently an outfit which specialises in power amp technology for network base stations and not the bomb makers for a Basque seperatist organisation.

Micron does better than expected
Published in Memory


Thanks for the memory

Memory-chip maker Micron Technology reported better-than-expected fourth quarter revenue, which saw its smallest decline in a year, as pricing improves and the personal computer market starts to make its big comeback.

Samsung set to make 10nm Qualcomm SD 830
Published in Processors


High end Snapdragons

Samsung Electronics has been signed on to be the sole contract manufacturer for Qualcomm 's next high-end Snapdragon chips.