SkyWater is a new US based and owned foundry player
Published in Processors

Doing a lot of work in Quantum Computing

We had a chance to chat with the Tom Sonderman,  the president of SkyWater - a  new/old US owned and operated semiconductor Fab. These guys can make a lot of interesting IoT, automotive and even quantum processing units and what makes it unique is that it is US owned and operated. 

TSMC cuts growth forecast
Published in Mobiles

Weaker smartphone demand

TSMC has cut its revenue growth forecast for 2018 to 10 percent from the previously estimated 10-15 percent  claiming that there is weaker than expected smartphone demand and growing uncertainty facing the cryptocurrency mining market.

Alibaba invests in Chinese chip making
Published in Wearables

Jumping on the IoT bandwagon

Chinese e-commerce outfit Alibaba has bought a Chinese microchip maker to further its cloud-based “internet of things” (IoT) business and to build a Chinese chip industry.

ZTE says company's future is at risk
Published in News

A casualty of trade war

China’s ZTE said that a US ban on the sale of parts and software to the company was unfair and threatens its survival.

Microsoft runs out of Windows phones
Published in News

End of an error

Microsoft has finally run out of stock of its Windows phone finally ending something which should have been a good device.

Dr Peper claims smartphones more addictive than heroin
Published in News

Harder to inject

Smartphones are more addictive than heroin and  the world is falling to bits because kids are addicts, according to a new study.

Enmotus provides the storage brains behind new Ryzens
Published in Processors

StoreMI is based on the Enmotus FuzeDrive

Buried in the announcement about the four new 400-series chipset was the news that Enmotus was behind AMD's new StoreMI technology or Store Machine Intelligence.

AMD releases four second generation Ryzen chips
Published in Processors

15 percent higher gaming performance

AMD has announced the global availability of its second Generation AMD Ryzen desktop processors, which it claims, offer up to 15 percent higher gaming performance than the first generation.

Qualcomm and NXP to refile Chinese Regulatory Approval
Published in Mobiles

Suddenly don’t like the proposal

China is not making it easy for Qualcomm and NXP and it has asked both companies to refile application for Chinese Regulatory Approval.

Qualcomm to cut 1500 jobs
Published in News

Massive reconstruction

Qualcomm promised its shareholders it would cut its operating cost by a billion dollars and the only way to really do that is to let some people go. Projects that didn’t bring the company the expected results might vanish and unfortunately some people will get the dreaded pink slip.