AMD Ryzen 5 2600 spotted in Geekbench database
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200MHz higher clock on engineering sample

Although AMD's next-generation 12nm Ryzen 2000 series desktop CPUs won't be coming before April, it does not mean that there won't be a few leaks and the latest one reveals a few more details regarding the Ryzen 5 2600 CPU which was spotted in the Geekbench database.

Qualcomm reaches agreement on NXP Semiconductors
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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.

Intel sued 32 times over flaws
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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.

Pressure building for Qualcomm to negotiate Broadcom deal
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ISS says the money is still not good enough

Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) said that Qualcomm should try to negotiate a sale to Broadcom

AMD Pinnacle Ridge CPUs to have soldered IHS
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Not thermal paste like Raven Ridge APUs

In the aftermath of Raven Ridge delidding, which revealed that it uses thermal paste under the IHS, AMD's Robert Hallock took to Reddit to note that this won't be the case with the upcoming Pinnacle Ridge CPUs, based on 12nm manufacturing process and usually known as the Ryzen + CPUs.