Toshiba names preferred bidder for memory business
Published in News


Japanese consortium with deep pockets might win


Toshiba has named a consortium made up of the Innovation Network of Japan, Bain Capital and Development Bank of Japan, as the preferred bidders for its memory business.

Wikileaks fights to suppress documentary
Published in News


It has to be positive or we will not allow it


The so-called open government, whistleblowing site Wikileaks, is doing its level best to censor a documentary on the outfit because it fails to praise the outfit to the skies and put a positive spin on its leader Julian Assange.

There's life in the wearables market yet
Published in Wearables


IDC insists that the market is growing and changing

Beancounters at IDC think that despite no one is actually making money from wearables, there is some life in the market. 

Foxconn confirms US investment
Published in News
Friday, 23 June 2017 12:24

Foxconn confirms US investment


New robot plants in US

Foxconn has announced an investment project, the Flying Eagle, in the US which will feature robotic plants and other projects.

Western tech surrenders to Putin
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Friday, 23 June 2017 11:50

Western tech surrenders to Putin


We would love to let you look at our secrets

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets.

Memblaze releases next generation of PCIe NVMe SSDs
Published in Memory


Targeting hyper-scale data centres

Chinese startup Memblaze launched its next generation of PCIe NVMe SSD products, PBlaze 5 700 and 900 series, for hyper-scale data centre deployment and enterprise mission critical set-ups.

Acer thinks the money is in high-margin PCs
Published in Notebooks


And it is paying off

Acer has been focuing on flogging high-margin PCs including gaming notebooks, ultra-thin models and 2-in-1s, and it appears to be paying off. 

TSMC scores some of Qualcomm's chip business
Published in Processors


Will make baseband chips produced on its 7nm process

TSMC has regained some chip orders from Qualcomm for baseband chips produced on its 7nm process, but not application processors.

Russian hackers focused on 21 electorates
Published in News
Thursday, 22 June 2017 13:07

Russian hackers focused on 21 electorates


But failed to do much good 

Homeland Security says that it has found evidence that Russian hackers targeted 21 US state election systems in the 2016 presidential race –  a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated.

Imagination up for sale
Published in News
Thursday, 22 June 2017 12:54

Imagination up for sale


The price of being dependent on Apple 

Imagination Technologies, the British firm that lost 70 percent of its value after being ditched by its biggest customer Apple, put itself up for sale.