Qualcomm is becoming too dependent on Apple and Samsung
Published in Processors
01 June 2015


If Apple sneezes Qualcomm catches cold 

Qualcomm is becoming too dependent on Apple and Samung and could be vulnerable if either swaps to different chipmakers.

ARM focus on IoT battery life
Published in Wearables
01 June 2015


New design

Chip designer ARM hopes to fix the battery life issue in the Internet of Things devices with a new chip design that will significantly reduce processor power.

Intel will buy Altera today
Published in Processors
01 June 2015


We said that this would happen and no one believed us

They said it could not happen, it nearly didn't, but we have it on good authority that Intel is going to announce that it is buying Altera for $17 billion today.

Apple's iWatch fails key function
Published in Wearables
01 June 2015


But it is a feature

One of the key functions of the Apple iWatch is that it is supposed to read you blood pressure – the only problem is that the software only reads it when it feels like it.

Cloud based 4K years away says Nvidia
Published in News
01 June 2015


Can't get the wood 

Anyone expecting 4K streaming off the cloud any time soon will be plumb out of luck according to Nvidia's CEO.

Snapdragon 810 powers new Project Tango device
Published in Mobiles
01 June 2015


Adreno 430 makes the grade

Google has selected Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 for a new Project Tango device – a dual-camera smartphone with advanced 3D features.

Chinese heavy machinery maker gets into smartphones
Published in News
29 May 2015


Chairman Mao would be spinning

In the days of the Chinese revolution the communist government made much about getting tractors and heavy machinary made.

Apple conqueres Metaio
Published in News
29 May 2015


Needs to fix problems with reality distortion shield

Apple has sort of confirmed that it has written a cheque for Metaio an outfit which specialises in augmented reality technology.

IBM suits to eat fruity dog food
Published in News
29 May 2015


Replace Thinkpads with expensive toys

IBM's partnership with Apple is probably not going the way that many in the industry would have played it with Big Blue having to swallow its own dog food and buy the expensive gear itself.

Broadcom bought in biggest chip deal ever
Published in Processors
29 May 2015


Industry consolidation

Avago bought Broadcom for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever and created a company which could give Intel and Qualcomm a run for their money.