Sorry Europe Apple $29 battery deal is for English-speakers only
Published in News


Europeans have to upgrade or be throttled

It is impressive how easily Apple shuts up journalists. Jobs' Mob managed to convince the tame Apple Press that it was not evil for throttling old iPhones by dropping the cost of battery replacement – but it seems only English and American Apple fanboys will be given the discount.

Xilinx has new President and CEO
Published in Processors
Friday, 05 January 2018 11:08

Xilinx has new President and CEO


Victor Peng is now in charge

Xilinx has named Chief Operating Officer Victor Peng as its new CEO and President from 28 January.

Snapdragon 670 shaping up
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 28 December 2017 10:39

Snapdragon 670 shaping up


Coming in 2018

Qualcomm is doing well in the high end market, owning almost all of it and grabbing a lot of attention in the mainstream too.

Cristiano R. Amon promoted to president of Qualcomm
Published in Mobiles

Remains the president of QCT

Two months ago, Fudzilla had a chance to interview Cristiano R. Amon a president of QCT and Alex Katouzian the SVP and general manager of the mobile business unit at Qualcomm. As of January 4th, Cristiano has been promoted to be the president of Qualcomm and continues its role of president of QCT.

Sony Snapdragon 845 phone benchmarked
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:45

Sony Snapdragon 845 phone benchmarked


H8266 with 4GB RAM

Sony will have at least four new phones coming in early 2018 and the H8266 version with the Snapdragon 845 just got benchmarked. It shows a big improvement over the predecessor.

Sony Snapdragon 845 phone specs revealed
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:08

Sony Snapdragon 845 phone specs revealed


Decent horsepower

Sony is working on a successor to the Z1 series, and it is Snapdragon 845 based. We expect this phone to launch at the Mobile World Congress in the last days of February 2018.

Cannon Lake was supposed to be Gen 7
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 08:43

Cannon Lake was supposed to be Gen 7


Intel's 10nm is two years late

Intel hasn't announced its 10nm processors, despite us expecting them before the end of 2017. While there is a good indication that we shall see 10nm from Intel in 2018, it means that Chipzilla is two years behind with 10nm.

Apple loses top chipman
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 22 December 2017 16:57

Apple loses top chipman


John Bruno moves to Google

ATI and later AMD started the great trend of letting journalists talk to actual engineers. Nvidia followed, and soon I had the chance to meet John Bruno, who this week is leaving Apple to shift to Google.

Broadcom buying Qualcomm just won’t happen
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 21 December 2017 10:13

Broadcom buying Qualcomm just won’t happen


Fudzilla asked around

Over the last few weeks we've met with a few dozen Qualcomm and industry C level executives and of course discussed the potential Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm. The general conclusion is that this won't happen as Broadcom might profit from it at the big expense of Qualcomm.

AMD Linux driver GPU is not Navi
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 21 December 2017 09:32

AMD Linux driver GPU is not Navi


Way too early for that

Sorry to disappoint AMD fans but the new_chip.gfx10.mmSUPER_SECRET.enable [0: 0] is not Navi, as that is unlikely to show in 2018.