Qualcomm reaches agreement on NXP Semiconductors
Published in Processors


Cost a bit more than expected

Qualcomm has reached an agreement with NXP Semiconductors to increase to $127.50 per share its previously announced cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of NXP.

Samsung releases largest Serial Attached SCSI SSD
Published in Memory

Bigger the better

Samsung Electronics announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s biggest Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive (SSD).

Windows on ARM will not be full fat
Published in News
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:24

Windows on ARM will not be full fat


So limited Microsoft has pulled a document saying how much

When Microsoft announced it was making a version of Windows 10 on ARM chips the world celebrated the end of the x86 obsession which has limited PCs for decades.

Microsoft sued for $600 million
Published in News
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:11

Microsoft sued for $600 million


Or a single working copy of Windows 7

An Albuquerque man has sued Microsoft with the unusual choice of providing a fresh copy of Windows 7 or $600 million in damages.

Apple gets bug fix out
Published in News
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:51

Apple gets bug fix out


Bug crashes most Apple platforms

Apple has rushed out a fix a "feature" which crashes each of its platforms without dragging its feet saying that it only affects a minority of users who have to be holding their equipment the wrong way.

Samsung slashes OLED production
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:45

Samsung slashes OLED production


iPhone X sales disappoint


Samsung Electronics will slash output of its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels after Apple cut production of iPhone X amid weak demand.

Uber predicts flying taxis within five to 10 years
Published in News

That is, taxi not pig

Uber Technologies Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said he can see commercialisation of the Uber Air flying taxi service happening within five to 10 years.

Small- to medium-size LCD panel sales falling
Published in Graphics

 
Mirroring fall in handsets 

Shipments of small to medium size LCD panels dropped by a lower than expected 1.1 percent to 314 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to beancounters at Digitimes Research.

We have reached peak smartphone numbers
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 19 February 2018 12:10

We have reached peak smartphone numbers


Apple doomed unless it can come up with something else

IDC beancounters have added up some numbers and worked out that we have reached "peak smartphone" which means that unless Apple can come up with a new cash cow, it is doomed to maintain or lose its stonking sales figures.

Intel sued 32 times over flaws
Published in Processors
Monday, 19 February 2018 11:59

Intel sued 32 times over flaws


Spectre and Meltdown attracts lawyers like flies

Chipzilla has said that shareholders and customers had filed 32 class action lawsuits against the company in connection with recently-disclosed security flaws in its microchips.