Samsung wants huge sales in batteries
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Juicing up the bottom line

Samsung has just built a battery plant in China as part of its cunning plan to add a billion onto its sales figures to make up for falling smartphone sales.

iPhone 6S still made in poor working conditions
Published in Mobiles

But at least they can dye their hair

Despite Apple’s claims, its glorious iPhone is still being made in terrible working conditions, according to the New York-based China Labor Watch.

Foundries ask customers to switch to 12 inch wafers
Published in Processors


Size matters


Foundries are asking LCD driver clients to upgrade to 12-inch process to provide a stable supply for analogue ICs, fingerprint sensors, MCUs, mixed-signal ICs, car-use chips, MEMS and other niche-market products.

Logitech makes a noise about results
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Best retail growth in five years

While the recession has been biting PC makers, Logitech is jolly pleased with its financial results.

Can SoC save AMD's bacon
Published in Processors

AMD Embedded R-Series details 

The troubled chipmaker AMD thinks it is onto a winner with its new AMD Embedded R-Series SOC processors.

Western Digital really buys SanDisk for $19 billion
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Told you so

As we predicted on Monday, Western Digital has formally announced it is going to write a cheque for SanDisk for $19 billion

PlayStation 4 drops to £300, €321 in Austria
Published in Games


€350 for rest of Europe, $350 US

The holiday shopping season has started and Sony has decided to cut its prices for about €50 in Europe to catch up with the recent price drop in the US.

LG Nuclun 2 SoC pushed to 2016
Published in Processors


Will add an Intel LTE-A modem

LG has been trying to make and launch a decent inhouse SoC. The first attempt was a limited success and now the company plans a successor –  the LG Nuclun 2 to launch in 2016.

Windows 10 Threshold 2 coming in November
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Most of the features beta tested

Microsoft has said a several times that the Windows 10 was a project that will never be finished. Now it seems the latest update codenamed as Threshold 2 will arrive on November 2.

HTC officially announces the all-metal One A9 smartphone
Published in Mobiles


5.0-incher with Snapdragon 617 SoC and Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS

During its event, HTC has officially announced its latest One-series smartphone, the HTC One A9. Based on unibody full-metal design and a 5.0-inch AMOLED Full HD screen, the HTC One A9 will be the first smartphone to run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 617 SoC and Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.