Intel slags off AMD’s chips
Published in Processors
Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:00

Intel slags off AMD’s chips


Full of more glue than Lloyd Bridges 


Intel is clearly feeling a little insecure about AMD’s new Epyc Server processor range based on the RyZen technology.

Apple’s new phone threatens to suck up memory chips
Published in News


Unless no one buys it


Global electronics makers are worried that Apple is going to take all the supplies of memory chips for its new iPhone 8.

Samsung caught using different storage chips on Galaxy S8/S8+
Published in Mobiles


UFS 2.1 storage quietly removed from spec

After Huawei has been caught using different RAM and storage chips on its flagship smartphones, it appears that the time has come for Samsung's latest Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, which have been spotted with both UFS 2.0 and UFS 2.1 storage chips.

Boffins come up with biodegradable semiconductor
Published in Processors

Salt and vinegar added to chips

Boffins at Stanford University have emerged from their smoke filled labs with a flexible, biodegradable semiconductor which decomposes when it is no longer needed.

Analyst thinks things will be great for Intel
Published in Processors


Results tomorrow will be interesting

While investors are expecting Intel to release some rather dull results tomorrow, Susquehanna Financial Group’s Christopher Rolland thinks things will be pretty good.

MIT comes up with simple Graphene semiconductor production
Published in Processors


Cut and Paste copycat chips


Boffins at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a method which uses graphene to help photocopy semiconductor wafers.

MediaTek in trouble
Published in Processors
Friday, 07 April 2017 13:17

MediaTek in trouble


MediaTek expects a poor first quarter

MediaTek thinks that its smartphone chip shipments will fall below 100 million units in the first quarter of 2017 and rebound only slightly to 110-120 million in the second quarter.

Texas Instruments has a great bottom line
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 11:09

Texas Instruments has a great bottom line


Thanks to car makers


Former digital watch maker and chipmaker Texas Instruments reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, thanks mostly because of its analogue and embedded chip products from the automotive and industrial markets.

Samsung’s chip earnings cover all manner of sins
Published in Processors


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.

Mediatek might have won low-end Samsung orders
Published in Processors
Friday, 23 September 2016 12:14

Mediatek might have won low-end Samsung orders

Rumoured to be headed for Tizen

Mediatek has appeared to have confirmed a long standing rumour that Samsung is sourcing processors from MediaTek for its low-end devices, particularly its Tizen-powered handsets.