China looks to foreign companies to end chip dependence
Published in PC Hardware


Speed up development to cut US dependence

It looks like Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump's trade war is going to force the Chinese to speed up its chip development programme to end its dependence on US companies quicker.

Alibaba invests in Chinese chip making
Published in IoT
Friday, 20 April 2018 12:15

Alibaba invests in Chinese chip making


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.

Chip demand for Chinese handsets picking up
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 12 April 2018 12:21

Chip demand for Chinese handsets picking up


MediaTek laughing 

Chip demand from China-based handset companies is picking up and it appears that the likes of MediaTek are going to be laughing all the way to the bank.

China-US trade war threatens entire IT system
Published in News


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The trade war between the United States of America and China has racked up big time this week but, largely unnoticed, is the effect it will have on the computer industry worldwide.

Samsung turns to China for new memory chip plant
Published in Cloud


Boosting NAND

Samsung is to build a new memory chip production line in China in late March as part of a cunning plan to boost NAND flash technology to meet future demand.

US government stops Broadcom
Published in News
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 20:12

US government stops Broadcom


Analysis: Qualcomm IP must say American

A shocking development in the ongoing attempt by Broadcom to takeover Qualcomm in a hostile way has finally been put to rest. The US government's Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS)  advised the President Donald Trump to put a stop to it. The reaction was swift, as the US government ordered both Broadcom and Qualcomm to put an end to the matter, immediately.

Alibaba has 40 quantum cats
Published in News
Monday, 05 March 2018 12:16

Alibaba has 40 quantum cats


China investigates potentially dead and alive moggies

Alibaba Cloud and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) built a superconducting quantum computing cloud powered by a quantum processor with 11 quantum bits (qubits) of power.

Intel mulls Chinese date after Micron divorce
Published in News


96-layer 3D-NAND flash plans

After Chipzilla and Micron have agreed to start seeing other people after finishing the development of 96-layer 3D-NAND flash, it is looking like Intel wants a hot Chinese partnership.

Meizu X2 uses the Snapdragon 845
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:38

Meizu X2 uses the Snapdragon 845


SVP confirms

Meizu signed a licensing agreement with Qualcomm in the last days of 2016 and since it takes some time to develop a phone on a new platform, it looks like that Meizu X2 is the Snapdragon 845 powered phone.

ZTE hits back at US spying claims
Published in News
Thursday, 15 February 2018 11:02

ZTE hits back at US spying claims


We ain't no Chinese spies

ZTE has counter attacked against concerns from US lawmakers that it is a vehicle for Chinese espionage, saying it was a trusted partner of its US  customers.