Samsung’s chip earnings cover all manner of sins
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Note 7 and bribery scandal can be safely glossed over

Samsung might have been having a trying time this year, but at least none of it appears to have kicked it too hard in the bottom line.

More Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X details tip up
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Coming in August

According to the latest leak, we now have more information regarding the first batch of Intel's Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs that will  be launching sometime in August, together with the new X299 chipset.

TSMC confirms the existence of 12nm
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It is between 13 and 11nm dummies

A while ago the dark satanic rumour mill suggested that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company was planning to release a sexed-up version of its 16nm manufacturing technology dubbed "12nm".

Toshiba mulls spinning off its semi-conductor business
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Anyone want to pay for a load of old Tosh?

The Japanese tech giant renowned for its creative accounting is thinking of spinning off its semiconductor business and selling a partial stake in the unit to Western Digital.

TSMC confirms ten percent fall in sales
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2017 of to a slow start


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is predicting that its revenues will fall up to 10 percent sequentially in the first quarter of 2017 and that the rest of the year will not be much chop either. TSMC said it will post revenues about $7.5 billion in the first quarter of 2017 which is down 8.8-10 percent from the prior quarter.