Nokia and Qualcomm have successful 5G test
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3.5Ghz and 28Ghz spectrum compliant

Nokia and Qualcomm have completed interoperability testing in the 3.5Ghz and 28Ghz spectrum compliant with the global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 standard using the commercially available Nokia AirScale base station and device prototypes from Qualcomm Technologies.

Global semiconductor sales increase 26 percent
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$412.2 billion in sales


The global semiconductor industry posted sales totalling $412.2 billion in 2017, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

Former Intel woman guns for Chipzilla with ARM chips
Published in Processors


James targets Intel's data centre market

Intel has been doing well thanks to its datacentre market, but that could vanish if the company's former president has anything to do with it.

Intel makes sensible AR glasses
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They just laser your eyeballs

Chipzilla has created a pair of experimental smartglasses which are sensible.

Samsung signs chip deal with the Chinese
Published in Processors


Might create a DRAM unit in China


China’s state planner and South Korea’s Samsung have signed a memorandum of understanding for further cooperation on semiconductors.

Broadcom raises Qualcomm bid
Published in Processors


$121 billion is our best and final offer.

Broadcom has made a $121 billion “best and final offer” to acquire Qualcomm.

New Jersey creates its own net neutrality law
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Stepping in when central government fails

The polite and reserved people of New Jersey have collectively stuck two fingers up at the Republican-controlled FCC for trying to kill off net neutrality so that the telephone monopolies can build a two-tier internet.

iPhone X can’t make more than 15 phone calls
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You get what you pay for

If you paid out more than a $1,200 for an iPhone which similar features to one half the price you would expect it to make phone calls without borking? Apparently not.

Apple HomePod pre-orders sell out
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There is one born every minute

Apple fanboys have managed to make the sale of the HomePod a success according to the Apple fanzine the Inquirer.

Tablet sales reach a new low
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So much for game changers

The market for game-changing, super cool keyboardless netbooks is slumping lower than Donald Trump’s approval rating amongst educated black women.