Just in time for Chromebook seasonal high
Shortages of Intel's CPUs are expected to worsen in the second quarter compared to the first as demand for Chromebooks, which are mostly equipped with Intel's entry-level processors, enters its best period.
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Chipzilla is having a rough time of it, Meltdown and Spectre is causing a PR nightmare, it can’t get trouble-free patches to install and now a new long term bug has been found.
Death of Moore’s Law opens new opportunities
The CEO of China-based Horizon Robotics, Yu Kai, claims that China could become very important in the development of AI chips.
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.
Performance differences are more of a software issue
As the reviews of Ryzen came out, it is pretty clear that there are some test scenarios where Intel chips work slightly better, and AMD claims that is due to coding problems.
End of the world is coming
In a sign that end of the world is with us, fruity tax-dodging cargo cult Apple is helping customers who are running older Macs to upgrade with a discounted SSD.
Helping out its contract chip makers
TSMC is thinking about dropping contract prices for its handset-IC clients to help ease the pressure of their declining ASPs and gross margins.
Atom in every tablet
Chipzilla is giving Xiaomi a free processor to install in its tablets as part of its sales push.
Finance outfit Morgan Stanley has been testing AppliedMicro ARM processors for its data centres and come back with shedloads of real world experience.
Hopes for a pick up in the next quarter
Fabless chipmaker AMD has come up with a mixed set of results for the second quarter. The company managed to make as much cash as the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street expected, but missed revenue expectations.