Intel inside Samsung devices
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 12:56

Intel inside Samsung devices


Slowly edging its way back into mobile

Chipzilla famously missed the mobile boom, but it appears the outfit is slowly edging its way back. Not only is it counting Asus as its chum it seems to be making friends with Samsung.

iPhone 7 will not be a major redesign
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 12:05

iPhone 7 will not be a major redesign


Apple delays key release until next year 

Fruity cargo cult Apple is not going to release a “new” iPhone until next year, according to Wall Street analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Samsung also unveils value-oriented CM871a OEM SSD
Published in Memory


PM871a as well

Samsung unveiled quite a few new OEM-based SSDs at the Samsung 2016 SSD Forum in Japan, including new SATA-based 2.5-inch CM871a and PM871a value-oriented SSD based on the new MAIA controller.

Samsung PM971 is company's first BGA SSD
Published in News
Thursday, 24 March 2016 04:33

Samsung PM971 is company's first BGA SSD


Low-profile NVMe storage package using 1.8v power instead of 3.3v

During Samsung’s 2016 SSD Forum in Japan, the company took the wraps off its first ever ball-grid array (BGA) solid state disk for mobile devices, the PM971. 

Samsung showcases SM961 and PM961 OEM SSDs
Published in News
Thursday, 24 March 2016 03:28

Samsung showcases SM961 and PM961 OEM SSDs

Up to 3,200MB/s sequential reads, based on Polaris controller

During Samsung’s 2016 SSD Forum in Japan, the company unveiled some new top-tier successors to its 2014 flagship XP941 and 2015 flagship SM951 for OEMs and system designers. 

Samsung releases Galaxy TabPro S
Published in Notebooks
Friday, 18 March 2016 11:02

Samsung releases Galaxy TabPro S


Surface Pro rival with Intel inside


Samsung today announced the availability of its Galaxy TabPro S 2 in 1s which is headed to take on Microsoft’s Surface Pro.

Samsung not so sure about OLED
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 17 March 2016 11:48

Samsung not so sure about OLED


Costs too much

While word on the street is that Samsung might reintroduce OLED TVs in 2017, the company said that it’s still skeptical about the tech.

SK hynix to build 4GB and 8GB HBM2 stacks
Published in Memory
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 12:37

SK hynix to build 4GB and 8GB HBM2 stacks


Starting in the third quarter

SK hynix will begin mass production of its 4GB and 8GB HBM2 stacks in the third quarter.

iPhone 6S Plus outperforms Galaxy S7 Edge in app test
Published in Mobiles


But Snapdragon 820 is still faster than A9 overall

Earlier this week, a hands-on performance comparison between Apple’s crown jewel of 2015, the iPhone 6S Plus, and Samsung’s crown jewel of 2016, the Galaxy S7 Edge, was uploaded to YouTube where real-world performance was tested side-by-side to see how fast each phone runs a sequence of various apps.

Qualcomm to dominate high-end mobile chips
Published in Processors


Snapdragon 820 is a winner with the vendors

If you buy a high-end android phone it will almost certainly have a Snapdragon 820 under the bonnet.