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. 

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
Friday, 20 April 2018 09:36

Qualcomm to cut 1500 jobs


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.

Snapdragon X50 is 10nm
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 13:03

Snapdragon X50 is 10nm


Will be finished this year

3GPP has locked the 5G standard and Qualcomm’s first 5G modem, called the X50, will enter production in the latter part of the year. It is a 10nm chip that goes arm in arm with Snapdragon 855.

OnePlus 5T gets Android 8.1
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 12:55

OnePlus 5T gets Android 8.1


AI infused Oreo

There is only a handful of phones that have had an Android 8.1 official update. As of last night, Central European Time, OnePlus 5T is one of them.

Nvidia-Intel licensing was really just a payment
Published in Graphics


Settlement wrapped in a paper

Last year Nvidia stopped getting so called licensing money from Intel. After five years the financial injection was  delivered in total. This all came after the Intel and Nvidia conflict that started over chipsets, but essentially was a settlement that ended up being called licensing. It never was GPU licensing.  

Apple won’t do 5G in 2019
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 16 April 2018 17:10

Apple won’t do 5G in 2019


Not an early adopter

Apple is known for not being an early adopter when it comes to new wireless standards. According to people close to the matter, Apple 2019 iPhone won’t have 5G capability. Intel might even be ready with its 5G PC solution.

Darren Grasby gets to run AMD CPU and GPU sales
Published in Processors


Reporting directly to Jim Anderson

Up until January, Darren Grasby an ATI sales veteran, was working as President EMEA and Global Channel Sales at AMD. A month later he was promoted to run Corporate VR Global Computing and Graphics Sales and president for AMD in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Ryzen 5 codename is hinted at
Published in Processors
Thursday, 12 April 2018 09:32

Ryzen 5 codename is hinted at


Years away -  2022 to 2025 

AMD has a video where it talks about the Ryzen and its success over the last year and Mike Clark Sr. Fellow Design Engineering was allowed to slip the Codename Ryzen 5 to his rapt listeners.

AMD Navi is no high end GPU
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 12 April 2018 09:01

AMD Navi is no high end GPU


RX580 successor

We have been sitting on this piece of information for a while, but maybe it's the right time to share it with you. Navi 7nm the 2019 chip will not be a high end GPU, it will be a quite powerful performance/mainstream chip.