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Monday, December 31, 2012


Happy New Year to All Our Readers!
[10:50 pm]

X-Bit Labs Wishes Prosperous 2013

 

Friday, December 28, 2012


Intel Delays Launch of Core i 4000 “Haswell” Chips, Expands Mobile Line - Alleged Documents. Intel  Haswell  Core  22nm
[3:07 pm]

Intel Sets Introduction Timeframe for Next-Generation Core i “Haswell” Microprocessors

Toshiba to Demo SDHC Memory Card with TransferJet at CES. Toshiba  TransferJet  SDHC  NAND Flash
[1:59 pm]

Toshiba to Showcase SDHC Card with Wireless Transfer Tech Next Month

Founder of Epic Games: PC Will Be a Growing Part of the New Video Game Ecosystem. Epic  Epic Games  Xbox  Playstation  Wii U  Wii  Microsoft  Nintendo  Sony  Windows  Mac OS  Apple
[1:04 pm]

PC May Be Coming Back as Leading-Edge Gaming Platform

Sony Ceases to Sell PlayStation 2 in Japan. Sony  Playstation
[8:28 am]

Sony PS2 Ends Life in Japan After Twelve Years on the Market

Court Finds Marvell Guilty of Patents Infringements, Orders to Pay $1.169 billion. Marvell  Carnegie Mellon University  HDD
[2:02 am]

Carnegie Mellon University Wins Patent Infringements Case Against Marvell

 

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Every Fourth U.S. Resident Owns a Media Tablet – Report. E-Book  Kindle  Nook  B&N  Apple  iPad  Samsung  Galaxy Tab  Kindle Fire  Amazon  Google  Nexus  ASUS  iOS  Android  Microsoft  Surface  Windows RT
[11:29 pm]

Popularity of E-Books Grows as Tablets Gain Market Share

Intel to Offer Nine Types of Haswell Processors in Four Types of Packages. Intel  Haswell  Broadwell  Core  22nm  16nm
[10:30 pm]

Intel May Still Offer Broadwell Chips in LGA1150 Packaging

HTC Set to Offer 7” and 12” Tablets with Windows RT Next Year – Report. HTC  Microsoft  Windows RT  Windows 8  ARM  Qualcomm  Snapdragon
[8:31 pm]

HTC Readies 7” Tablet with Phone Call Capability and Windows RT, 12” Slate in Plans

Samsung Plans to Ship 390 Million Smartphones Next Year. Samsung  Galaxy  Windows Phone 8  Tizen  Intel  4G/LTE
[7:41 pm]

Samsung Intends to Sell Over Half a Billion of Cell Phones in 2013

BlueStacks Lets Android Apps to Run on Apple Mac OS. Apple  Google  Mac  Macintosh  BlueStacks  AMD  Mac OS  Android  iOS
[6:30 pm]

Google Android Apps Find Way to Apple Macs

Toshiba Introduces 20MP Image Sensor for Compact Digital Cameras. Toshiba
[6:10 pm]

Toshiba Unveils Highly-Sensitive 20MP BSI CMOS Image Sensor

Environmentalists Worried About TSMC’s 450mm Fab in Central Taiwan. TSMC  450mm  Business  Semiconductor  ASML
[5:28 pm]

Locals Protest Building of TSMC’s First 450mm Fab in 2014

 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


LG Display to Demonstrate AH-IPS 4K Display at Consumer Electronics Show. LG  LG Electronics  LG Display  UHD  UHDTV  4K
[10:30 pm]

LG to Show Off AH-IPS Monitors with Extreme Resolutions at CES 2013

AMD’s Power-Efficient Eight-Core Desktop Chip Due This Week. AMD  FX  Piledriver  Vishera  Viperfish  32nm  Bulldozer  Zambezi
[10:01 pm]

AMD to Launch FX-8300 Processor Before Year’s End

Intel’s Haswell to Feature Secret Weapon: Integrated Voltage Regulator. Intel  Core  Haswell  22nm  Broadwell
[9:59 pm]

Intel Designs Integrated VRM for Chips to Further Cut Power Consumption

AMD’s Vice President Leaves Company to Join Samsung Electronics. AMD
[9:57 pm]

Michael Goddard Becomes Chief System Architect of Samsung

Acer Preps Media Tablet with $99 Price-Tag. Acer  Iconia  Google  Android  Nexus  iPad  iOS  Apple
[8:58 pm]

Acer’s New Iconia B1 Slate to Fight Kindle Fire and Nook Tablets

Global Stereo-3D Video Market Flourishes Across Cinema, Home Video and TV VoD Platforms. Stereo 3D
[7:13 pm]

Popularity of Stereo-3D Increases Despite of Higher Prices and Limited Amount of Content

 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Huawei Shows Off Smartphone with 6.1” Full-HD Display. Huawei  HiSilicon  ARM  Cortex  Android  Google
[10:35 pm]

Huawei Readies Smartphone with Ultra-Large 1080p Display

Apple to Shrink iPad Development Cycle to Six Months – Rumours. Apple  iPad  iPhone  iOS
[10:25 pm]

Apple’s Fifth-Generation iPad Due in March, Say Reports

Microsoft Chief Research Officer Changes Role, Announces Retirement Plan. Microsoft  Windows  Xbox  Windows 8  Windows RT  Windows Phone  Windows Phone 8
[9:58 pm]

Microsoft’s Visionary Craig Mundie to Retire in 2014

Nokia Rumoured to Finally Release Media Tablet in Early 2013. Nokia  Surface  Microsoft  Windows RT  Qualcomm  Apple  iPad  Belkin  Google  Nexus  iOS  Android
[9:09 pm]

Nokia Readies Media Tablet with Special Case Equipped with Keyboard, Battery

Sony to Use Gaikai Cloud Stream Service to Ensure Backwards Compatibility with PlayStation Games. Sony  Playstation  Orbis  Omni  Stereo 3D  UHD  Vita
[6:03 pm]

Gaikai May Become Key Part of Next-Generation PlayStation Gaming

Sony’s Next-Gen PlayStation May Support Head-Mounted Displays – Rumour. Sony  Playstation  Orbis  Omni  Stereo 3D  UHD
[5:58 pm]

Sony’s Next PlayStation May Carry “PlayStation Omni” Name

 

Monday, December 24, 2012


Merry Christmas, to All X-Bit Labs Readers.
[7:40 pm]

We Wish Happy Holidays to All Our Readers

Two Hundred Blu-Ray 3D Movies Now Available in U.S. Market. Blu-ray  Blu-ray 3D  Stereo 3D
[7:36 pm]

Blu-Ray 3D Now Makes Up 8% of Physical Video Business in the U.S.

Economic Reasons May Decrease Significance of Interchangeable Processors for Intel – Report. Intel  Broadwell  Haswell  Core  22nm  14nm
[7:35 pm]

Structural Technological and Economic Changes May Eliminate Consumer LGA Chips for Intel

Sharp Demonstrates 6” Screen with 2560*1600 Resolution, Opens Doors to Extreme High-Definition Displays. Sharp  UHD  HDTV  ITU  Super Hi-vision
[7:25 pm]

Sharp: IGZO Display Panels to Revolutionize Resolutions and Pixel Density of Displays

 

Friday, December 21, 2012


Google Designs X Phone with Motorola Mobility to Challenge Apple, Samsung. Motorola  Google  Apple  Android  Samsung  iOS  LG  LG Electronics  HTC  Droid
[2:12 pm]

Google and Motorola Mobility to Finally Release Own Smartphone, Tablet

MIT Researchers Discover a New Kind of Magnetism. MIT
[11:54 am]

“Quantum Spin Liquid” Could Have Applications in New Computer Memory Storage

Asustek: No Intel Move Will Bury DIY and Enthusiast PC Market Segments. Asus  Intel  Broadwell  14nm  Haswell  Core
[7:30 am]

Asustek Remains Optimistic About High-End Mainboards Market Despite Intel’s BGA Plans

 

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Nokia and RIM Settle Patent Disputes Between the Companies. Nokia  RIM  Blackberry  Wi-Fi
[10:57 pm]

Research In Motion to Pay Nokia for Wi-Fi-Related Patents

Video Game Publisher THQ Fills for Bankruptcy: New Beginning for the Company. THQ
[10:42 pm]

President of THQ Sees Bankruptcy as New Beginning

Rumours About Apple iPad Mini 2 Begin to Surface. Apple  iPad  ios  32nm  ARM  Cortex
[9:56 pm]

Apple iPad Mini 2 Expected to Feature Retina Screen, Advanced Processor

Shipments of 4G/LTE Smartphones to Triple in 2013 – Analysts. 4G/LTE  4G  LTE  Apple  Samsung  LG  Nokia  HTC  Motorola  Blackberry  Huawei  ZTE  Pantech
[9:01 pm]

Global 4G/LTE Smartphone Shipments Will Reach 275 Million Units in 2013

Micron: Demand for Solid-State Drives Up 20% Quarter-over-Quarter. Micron  NAND  Flash  20nm  MLC  SLC  TLC  SSD
[8:15 pm]

Micron Shares SSD and NAND Flash Progress: New Drives and NAND Memory Types on Track

Samsung Tapes Out First 14nm FinFET Test Chips. Samsung  14nm  FinFET  Semiconductor  ARM  Cortex
[7:06 pm]

Samsung Reaches 14nm FinFET Process Technology Development Milestone

DRAM Makers to Reduce Capital Expenditures by 20% in 2013 – Report. DRAM  Business  DDR2  DDR3  Samsung  SK Hynix  Micron  Elpida  Powerchip Semiconductor  Inotera  Nanya
[6:23 pm]

As DRAM Prices Remain on Low Level, Manufacturers Reduce Investments

TSMC Confirms Plans to Build a Semiconductor Fab in the U.S. TSMC  Semiconductor  300mm  450mm  10nm  Apple  AMD  Nvidia  Qualcomm  Business
[12:25 pm]

TSMC Set to Expand Global Presence to Satisfy Different Clients

Samsung Set to Demo Bendable Screens at Consumer Electronics Show. Samsung  Galaxy  Android  AMOLED
[11:33 am]

Samsung Preps Demonstration of Flexible Screens for Smartphones, TVs

Pricing of DRAM Grew Slightly In the First Half of December. DRAM  Business  DDR2  DDR3  Samsung  SK Hynix  Micron  Elpida  Powerchip Semiconductor  Inotera  Nanya
[6:12 am]

Contract Price of 4GB DDR3 Module Rises to $15.5

 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Patriot Memory Rolls-Out Ultra-Small “Autobahn” USB Flash Memory Drives. Patriot  Patriot Memory  Autobahn  USB
[10:54 pm]

Patriot Reveals World’s Smallest USB Flash Memory Drives

Ceva Refrains from MIPS Bidding War with Imagination. ARM  MIPS  PowerVR  Imagination  Imagination Technologies  Ceva
[10:26 pm]

Imagination Tech to Obtain MIPS Business for $100 Million

Korean TV Panel Makers Change Priorities as 4K UHDTVs Look More Promising. Samsung  LG  LG Electronics  Sony  HEVC  H.265  MPEG  UHD  UHDTV  4K
[9:55 pm]

Display Panel Makers See More Prospects for 4K Ultra High-Definition TVs

Nintendo Set to Launch TVii Service on Thursday. Nintendo  Wii U  TVii  HDTV
[9:15 pm]

Nintendo TVii Service Approaches the U.S. and Canada

Google Sells Motorola’s Set-Top-Box Division to Arris. Motorola  Google  Arris
[8:53 pm]

Arris to Acquire Motorola Home Business

THQ Weighing “Costs and Benefits” of Linux for Video Games. THQ  Linux  Windows  Valve  Valve Software
[5:53 pm]

THQ Evaluating Linux Operating System for Upcoming Releases

Samsung Dethrones Nokia as Top Mobile Phone Maker in the World. Samsung  Nokia  Apple  RIM  HTC
[2:52 pm]

Samsung Becomes World’s Largest Mobile Phone Vendor

Apple Unlikely to Ship TV-Set in 2013 – Report. Apple  Apple TV  iOS  Siri  HDTV
[12:55 pm]

Apple TV May Not Be Released Even Next Year

Nintendo DS Becomes World’s Best Selling Video Game Console Ever. Nintendo  DS  3DS  Wii  Xbox  PlayStation
[11:52 am]

Nintendo DS Outsells Legendary Sony PlayStation 2

Major Tech Companies Team Up to Buy Digital Imaging Patents from Kodak. Kodak  Adobe  Amazon  Apple  Facebook  Fujifilm  Google  HTC  Huawei  Microsoft  RIM  Samsung  Shutterfly
[11:00 am]

Apple, Google, Microsoft, Others Acquire Kodak’s Patents for $525 Million

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Smartphones Are Rapidly Destroying Markets of Portable Game Consoles and Digital Cameras. Apple  iOS  Google  Android  Sony  PlayStation  Vita  Nintendo  DS  3DS
[10:57 pm]

Digital Cameras and Portable Game Players Suffer at the Hand of Smartphones, Says ABI Research

University of California Develop Spintronics-Based MRAM. MRAM  MeRAM
[10:08 pm]

UCLA Develop Energy-Efficient Memory Using Magnetic Materials

ARM, G&D and Industry Players Develop Trusted Execution Environment for Mobile Devices. ARM  G&D  Trustonic  TrustZone  Cisco  Discretix  Good Technology  Inside Secure  Irdeto  MasterCard  Nvidia  Samsung Electronics  Sprint  Symantec  Wave Systems
[9:15 pm]

Trustonic: The New Standard of Trust and Security for Connected Devices

Samsung Drops Injunctions Against Apple That Could Lead to Sales Ban. Samsung  Apple  iOS  Android  Google  iPhone  iPad
[5:47 pm]

Samsung No Longer Wants to Ban Apple’s iPhone, iPad Sales in Europe

First Details and Images of Sony Yuga Super-Phone Revealed: Stylish, Big, Powerful and Hot. Sony  Yuga  Qualcomm  Snapdragon  28nm
[5:32 pm]

Sony Yuga C660 to Feature Full-HD 5” Display, Quad-Core Chip and Much More

Apple Denied to Ban Samsung Smartphones, Tablets in the U.S. Apple  Samsung  Galaxy  Galaxy Tab
[2:05 pm]

Court Rejects Apple’s Demand to Ban Samsung’s Phones and Tablets in the U.S.

Nvidia Tegra “Wayne” Specifications Uncovered: Quad-Core Cortex-A15, New GeForce GPU. Nvidia  Tegra  Wayne  Grey  4G/LTE  28nm  TSMC
[10:28 am]

Nvidia Tegra “Wayne” to Get Massive Performance and Capabilities Improvements

Nokia Confirms Low Initial Volumes of Flagship Model. Nokia  Windows Phone 8  Lumia  Windows Phone  Microsoft
[8:56 am]

Stephen Elop: There Is Frustration Because of Lumia 920 Limited Supply

 

Monday, December 17, 2012


OCZ: Investigation Substantially Complete, Plans Restatement of Financial Statements. Business  OCZ  SSD  NAND  Flash
[11:58 pm]

OCZ to Restate Previous Financial Statements

Toshiba’s New CompactFlash Cards Beats XQD Format Cards. Toshiba  CompactFlash  XQD  Exceria Pro  NAND  Flash
[10:55 pm]

Toshiba Launches World’s Fastest NAND Flash Memory Card Ever

AMD Unveils First Specifications of Radeon HD 8000M “Solar” Graphics Processors. AMD  Radeon  Mobility Radeon  ATI  Sea Islands  Solar System  28nm  GCN
[10:35 pm]

First Specs of AMD Radeon HD 8000M Get Published

PLX and Kontron Unveil PCI Express Fabric Breakthrough. PLX  Kontron  PCI Express
[9:32 pm]

PLX and Kontron Demonstrate 5.6GB/s PCIe 3.0 Fabric

IBM: In Five Years Computers Will Have Five Human Senses. IBM
[9:00 pm]

Computers to Receive Five Human Senses in Five Years

Imagination Ups Price for MIPS Technologies to $100 Million. Ceva  ARM  MIPS  PowerVR  Imagination  Imagination Technologies
[6:03 pm]

Dying Microprocessor Technology Developer May Get $100 Million for Business

Apple Celebrates Two Million iPhone 5 Sales in First Weekend. Apple  iPhone  iOS
[2:27 pm]

Chinese Acquire Two Million Apple iPhone 5 Phones in Three Days

Intel to Release High-End Core i “Haswell” Processors for Notebooks in April, 2013. Intel  Core  Haswell  22nm  Ivy Bridge
[10:43 am]

Specifications of High-End Mobile Core I “Haswell” Chips Revealed

OCZ Technology Tests Linux-Based SSD Caching Solutions. OCZ  OCZ Technology  Linux  SSD  NAND  Flash  Z-Drive  Talos  Deneva
[7:52 am]

OCZ Tests SSD Caching Solution for Linux Systems

AMD Preps Radeon HD 8000M “Solar System” Product Family – Report. AMD  Radeon  Mobility Radeon  ATI  Sea Islands  Solar System  28nm  GCN
[6:36 am]

AMD to Reveal Next-Generation Mobility Radeon HD 8000 “Solar System” GPUs at Consumer Electronics Show

 

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Intel’s Custom Foundry Business Will Become Strong with 450mm Arrival – Analyst. Intel  Semiconductor  450mm  14nm
[11:00 pm]

Market Observer Reveals Intel’s Average CPU and Wafer Prices to Support Custom Foundry Biz’s Viability

 

Saturday, December 15, 2012


Nvidia Set to Reveal Next-Generation Tegra “Wayne” and “Grey” Chips at CES. Nvidia  Tegra  Wayne  Grey  4G/LTE  28nm  TSMC
[10:38 am]

Nvidia Tegra 4 Announcement May Be Near, But Actual Products May Be Far Away

TSMC to Boost Capital Expenditures in 2013 to Record $9 Billion. TSMC  Semiconductor  Business  20nm  28nm  300mm
[10:33 am]

World’s Largest Foundry Ups CapEx from $8.3 to $9 Billion per Year

Amazon Set to Launch Smartphone in Mid-2013 - Report. Amazon  Kindle  Kindle Fire  Foxconn  Apple  Samsung  iOS  Galaxy
[10:31 am]

Amazon’s Smartphone Reportedly Slips to Next Year

Samsung Takes Over SSD Caching Software Developer. Samsung  SSD  HDD  HHD  NAND  flash  Nvelo
[10:23 am]

Samsung’s Acquisition of Nvelo Will Enable Samsung to Design Hybrid Storage Solutions

 

Friday, December 14, 2012


Samsung Galaxy Note III Set to Have 6.3” Screen – Rumour. Samsung  Galaxy  Galaxy Note  Android  Google
[3:36 pm]

Samsung’s Next-Gen “Phablet” Expected to Blend Smartphones and Tablets

STMicroelectronics to Exit ST-Ericsson SoC Business. STMicroelectronics  STM  ST Microelectronics  ST-Ericsson  Semiconductor
[2:14 pm]

STM Unveils New Strategy

Audi Chooses TI Jacinto 5 Platform for Next-Gen Cars Infotainment Systems. Texas Instruments  TI  Jacinto  OMAP  ARM  Cortex
[12:21 pm]

Texas Instruments Jacinto 5 Replaces Nvidia Tegra 3 in Audi Vehicles

Intel on Track to Expand Addressable Markets for Atom Processors. Intel  Avoton  Atom  Silvermont  ValleyView  22nm
[10:20 am]

Intel’s “Ambidextrous” Strategy with Atom Starting to Pay Off

Intel and Nvidia in Talks About Merge – Rumour. Intel  Nvidia  AMD  Business
[8:39 am]

Intel May Acquire Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang May Lead New Company

 

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Samsung on Track to Produce 28nm Chips at Austin Facility in 2013. Samsung  Semiconductor  300mm  28nm
[10:50 pm]

Samsung Set to Continue to Invest into Expansion of Austin, Texas Factory

Chairman of Google: We Are Winning Mobile War Against Apple and Microsoft. Google  Android  Apple  iOS  Microsoft  Windows  Windows 8  Windows Phone  Windows Phone 8  Mac OS
[10:37 pm]

Google Android Platform Becomes the “New Windows” of Mobile Internet Age

Seagate Announces Video HDD for 24/7 Applications. Seagate  HDD
[10:08 pm]

Seagate Introduces New Hard Drive for Always-On Applications

General Electric Develops Ultra-Thin Dual Piezoelectric Cooling Jets for Chips. GE  General Electric
[9:35 pm]

GE Develops 4mm Thick Cooling Solutions to Modern PCs

Asrock and Nick Shih Overclock AMD Fusion A-5800K “Trinity” to 7.93GHz. Asrock  Trinity  AMD  Fusion  32nm  Piledriver
[8:58 pm]

Asrock and Nick Shih Set World’s Record in AMD Fusion A-5800K “Trinity” Overclocking

Flextronics Expects More Brands to Move Production Back into the U.S. Flextronics  Foxconn  Business  Apple
[5:04 pm]

Flextronics Projects Dramatic Changes on the Global Assembly Labor Market

AMD: We Would Like to Use Process Technologies for Longer Periods of Time. AMD  28nm  20nm  14nm  14nm XM  Globalfoundries  40nm  Brazos  Kabini  Temash  Semiconductor
[4:02 pm]

AMD Unsure About Transition Timeframe to 20nm Node

Nvidia: Project Denver Will Not Compete for Micro-Servers. Nvidia  ARM  Denver  Boulder  ARMv8  Echelon  Cortex  Geforce  Tegra  Tesla  Quadro  GPGPU
[12:26 pm]

Nvidia Aims Denver at HPC Space, Boulder Set to Fight for Servers

Kingston Introduces Extreme-Capacity Wi-Fi Drive for Portable Devices. Kingston  Wi-Drive  Wi-Fi  Apple  Google  Amazon  iOS  iPhone  iPad  Android  Kindle  Kindle Fire  Kindle Fire HD
[11:19 am]

Kingston Ships 128GB Wi-Drive for Apple iOS, Google Android and Amazon Kindle Devices

Dell Rules Out Smartphone Products. Dell  Windows 8  Windows RT  Windows Phone  Windows Phone 8  Windows  Microsoft  Android
[9:06 am]

Dell Has No Smartphone Plans

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Electronic Book Readers: The End of An Era Is Near. E-Book  Amazon  Kindle
[10:57 pm]

E-Book Readers Face Inevitable Decline

Asustek Teams Up with Via Technologies for Ultra Low-Cost Media Tablets. ASUS  Via Technologies  Google  ARM  Cortex  Nexus  Android  Transformer
[10:28 pm]

Asus Set to Adopt Via’s ARM Chip for $99 Media Tablet

Endurance of NAND Flash Memory Key to Widespread Adoption of SSDs – Customers. NAND  Flash  SSD  MLC  eMLC  SLC
[10:05 pm]

End-Users Mostly Concerned About Endurance of NAND Flash Memory

Bidding War for MIPS Business Heats Up. Ceva  ARM  MIPS  PowerVR  Imagination  Imagination Technologies
[9:38 pm]

ImgTec and Ceva Raise Their Offers for MIPS Business

Toshiba Begins to Sample High-Capacity Enterprise-Class Hard Drives. Toshiba  HDD
[9:06 pm]

Toshiba Initiates Sample Shipments of MG-Series Hard Drives

BitMicro Reveals maxIO Next-Generation SSD for Enterprise. BitMicro  SSD  PCIe  NAND  Flash  Talino
[8:41 pm]

BitMicro Launches First maxIO PCI Express Solid-State Drives

Sales of Latest Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 Handsets May Be Lower Than Projected – Analyst. Nokia  Lumia  Windows Phone 8  Windows Phone  Microsoft
[5:33 pm]

Initial Shipments of Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 May Be Constrained

MediaTek Introduces Quad-Core System-on-Chip for Smartphones. MediaTek  ARM  Cortex  ImgTec  PowerVR
[3:04 pm]

MediaTek Unleashes Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC

Nvidia to Research Extreme High-Performance Embedded Processor for DARPA. Nvidia  Darpa  Osprey  GPGPU  ARM  Maxwell  7nm  Tesla  Tegra  Boulder  Denver  Quadro  GeForce
[1:52 pm]

Nvidia Receives $20 Million to Fund Research of Extremely-Efficient Processing

Apple Tests Several TV Designs – Report. Apple  Apple TV  iOS  Siri  HDTV
[1:32 pm]

Apple Moves Closer to Making TV-Set

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


AMD Blasts Intel Atom Chips for Micro-Servers. AMD  Intel  SeaMicro  Opteron  Xeon  Atom  ARM  ARMv8  Cortex  Jaguar  Bobcat
[10:40 pm]

AMD: Intel Is Too Late with Chips for Micro-Servers

Globalfoundries: Europe Does Not Do Enough to Stimulate Chip Manufacturing . Globalfoundries  Semiconductor  450mm
[10:30 pm]

Globalfoundries Calls Europe to Support Chip Manufacturing

Toshiba Teams Up with Hanrim to Develop Wireless Power Chips. Toshiba  Hanrim  Qi  WPC
[10:21 pm]

Toshiba and Hanrim Develop Wireless Power System Based on the Qi Standard

Specs of High-End Intel Core i 4000 “Haswell” Microprocessors for Desktops Get Published. Intel  Haswell  Core  22nm  Ivy Bridge
[9:55 pm]

Intel Will Roll-Out Haswell Chips for Desktops in Two Phases, Starting from April

Microsoft Boosts Production, Expands Availability of Surface Media Tablet. Microsoft  Surface  Windows 8  Windows RT
[4:10 pm]

Microsoft Confirms Expanded Availability for Surface Media Tablet

Flextronics to Buy Motorola Mobility Manufacturing Facilities. Motorola  Motorola Mobility  Google  Flextronics
[3:38 pm]

Motorola Mobility Gets Rid of Production Capacities

Nintendo Wii U Console Fails to Repeat Original Wii’s Success in Japan During Launch Weekend. Nintendo  Wii U  Business  Wii
[3:00 pm]

Nintendo Sells Over 300 Thousand Wii U Game Consoles in Japan During Launch Weekend

Intel Rolls-Out Atom Processors for Servers. Intel  Atom  Centerton  Xeon
[11:49 am]

Intel’s Server-Class Atom Chips Consume 6W, Win First Designs

 

Monday, December 10, 2012


TI Expands Development of Wireless Power Technologies. Texas Instruments  TI  A4WP  Qi  Samsung  Qualcomm
[10:55 pm]

TI Joins A4WP Wireless Power Alliance

Huawei Establishes R&D Center in Finland. Huawei
[8:46 pm]

Huawei Invests €70 Million to Boost R&D in Finland

Toshiba's STT-MRAM Memory Element Promises World's Best Power Consumption . Toshiba  STT-MRAM  MRAM  SRAM
[8:32 pm]

Toshiba’s New Chip Cuts Power Consumption of Mobile Processor by Two-Thirds

IBM Announces Silicon Nanophotonics Breakthrough. IBM  90nm  Semiconductor  Nanophotonics
[5:05 pm]

IBM Finds Way to Build Silicon Nanophotonics into Chips

 

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Valve Pre-Announces Its Own-Brand Game Console. Valve  Valve Software  Steam  Microsoft  Xbox  Sony  Playstation  Nintendo  Wii  Wii U
[11:00 pm]

Head of Valve Mulls Benefits of Own Hardware

Showa Denko Set to Begin Roll-Out Seventh-Generation PMR Platters for High-Capacity HDDs in 2013. HDD  Showa Denko  Toshiba  Seagate  WD  Western Digital
[11:00 pm]

Showa Denko’s Ultra High-Capacity to Enable Multi-Terabyte Hard Drives for Notebooks

Chief Executive of AMD: We Are Not Interested in Low-Volume Customers. AMD  Semiconductor  28nm  40nm  55nm  Globafoundries  TSMC  Business
[11:00 pm]

AMD Interested Only in High-Volume Design Wins

Intel: Transition to 450mm Will Terminate Half of Semiconductor Market Players. Intel  Semiconductor  ASML  450mm
[11:00 pm]

Numerous Transitions Incoming This Decade Will Reduce the Number of Semiconductor Companies - Paul Otellini

 

Friday, December 7, 2012


Analysts: Apple’s Production in the U.S. Will Be Negligible. Apple  Mac  Macintosh  macbook  MacBook Pro  iPhone  iPad  iPod
[4:49 pm]

Despite of All Hype, Only a Small Part of Apple’s Products Will be Assembled in the U.S.

Microsoft Plans to Sell Surface Tablets at Major Retail Chains - Expert. Microsoft  Surface  Windows RT  Windows 8
[2:48 pm]

Microsoft to Compete Against Its Own Customers with Surface in Non-Microsoft Stores

Apple to Continue with Minimalistic Product Lines. Apple  Mac  Macintosh  macbook  MacBook Pro  iPhone  iPad  iPod
[1:11 pm]

Apple to Stick to “the Fewer the Better” Principle for Products

Samsung Galaxy S4 May Feature Unbreakable Screen – Report. Samsung  Galaxy  Android  AMOLED
[11:07 am]

Samsung’s Next-Gen Galaxy S IV Flagship to Utilize Bendable Materials

Intel to Demonstrate Smartphones, Tablets, Convertibles and New Ultrabooks at CES. Intel  Atom  Core  Ivy Bridge  Cloverview  Clover Trail
[9:44 am]

Intel to Show Off New Mobile and Ultra-Mobile Products Running Atom and Core i Chips

Hitachi to Cease Chip Manufacturing by Early 2014. Hitachi  Semiconductor
[5:22 am]

Hitachi Pulls the Plug on Semiconductor Business

 

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Plextor to Enter the Market of Enterprise Solid-State Drives. Plextor  SSD  M5 Pro  M5 Pro Xtreme  NAND  Flash  Marvell  Toshiba  19nm
[10:55 pm]

Plextor to Make Enterprise-Grade SSDs

Foxconn Set to Expand U.S. Manufacturing Capacities. Apple  Foxconn  iMac
[10:50 pm]

Apple to Invest $100 Million into Manufacturing in the U.S

Intel’s Chief Executive Hints Growing Importance of Foundry Business for Company. Intel  Semiconductor
[10:45 pm]

Paul Otellini: There Are Numerous Foundry Projects in the Pipeline

Nintendo Wii U Will Not Become Hardcore Gamers’ Darling – Analyst. Nintendo  Wii  Wii U  Microsoft  Xbox  Sony
[10:33 pm]

Research Analyst Believes Nintendo Set to Become Irrelevant in Coming Years

Qualcomm Atheros Introduces Industry’s Smallest NFC Chip. Qualcomm  Atheros
[9:59 pm]

Qualcomm Unveils QCA1990 NFC Chip

Paul Otellini Expects Insider to Replace Him as Chief Exec of Intel. Intel  Business
[9:30 pm]

Intel Set to Find New CEO Inside the Company

AMD Further Reduces Chip Orders to Globalfoundries as Demand Slows. AMD  Globalfoundries  Semiconductor  28nm   32nm
[8:49 pm]

AMD Amends Wafer Supply Agreement with Globalfoundries for Second Time in 2012

Apple’s Chief Exec Confirms Plan to Build One of Mac Lines in the U.S. Apple  iMac  Business  Foxconn  iPhone  iPad  iPod  Mac  MacBook
[4:36 pm]

Apple Brings Some of the Production Back to the USA

TSMC’s Output of 28nm Chips Exceeds Projections – Report. TSMC  28nm  Semiconductor  Business  300mm  AMD  Nvidia  Qualcomm
[4:18 pm]

TSMC Ramps Up 28nm Capacity Ahead of Plans

Tim Cook: We Have Strong Interest in Building Apple TV-Set. Apple  TV  HDTV  Apple TV
[12:08 pm]

Apple Considers Today’s TVs Dramatically Outdated

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


European Commission Imposes €1.47 Billion Fine on TV, Monitor Makers. Chunghwa  LG Electronics  Philips and Samsung  Panasonic  Toshiba  Thompson
[10:55 pm]

EC Finds TV and Monitor Makers Guilty of Cartel Creation

Patent War Between Apple and Google’s Partners to Exclude Arrival of New Operating Systems – Chairman of Google. Google  Android  Apple  iOS  Microsoft  Samsung
[10:50 pm]

Consequence of Patent Wars Is Impossibility of Innovation by Smaller Developers, Says Eric Schmidt

AMD Vows Not to Drop Microprocessor Sockets in Next Two Years. AMD  Richland  Kaveri  Steamroller  Piledriver  Bulldozer  GCN  32nm  28nm
[10:15 pm]

AMD: FX and A-Series Lines to Come in Socket-Compatible Packaging

TSMC Set to Produce Nvidia Maxwell Graphics Chips Using 20nm Process Technology. TSMC  Nvidia  Maxwell  20nm  GeForce  Tegra  Tesla  Quadro
[10:00 pm]

Nvidia Remains Committed to TSMC, 20nm GPUs in Development

Plextor Turbo-Charges M5 Pro Solid-State Drive with New Firmware. Plextor  Marvell  M5 Pro  M5 Pro Xtreme  SSD  NAND  Flash  19nm  Toshiba
[9:45 pm]

Plextor’s New “Xtreme” Firmware Enables 100K IOPS on M5 Pro SSDs

Qualcomm Becomes World’s Fastest Growing Semiconductor Company. Qualcomm  Semiconductor  Intel  Samsung  AMD  Nvidia  Sony  Freescale  Business
[9:30 pm]

Qualcomm Ranks World’s No. 3 Semiconductor Company

Intel Readies “Ivy Bridge” Processors with 7W - 13W Power Consumption. Intel  Ivy Bridge  Core  Pentium  Atom  x86
[9:15 pm]

Intel to Launch Core i and Pentium “Ivy Bridge” Processors with Extremely Low Power Consumption

Nokia Unleashes Third Windows Phone 8 Smartphone. Nokia  Lumia  Windows Phone 8  Microsoft  Windows Phone  Qualcomm  Snapdragon
[9:00 pm]

Nokia Reveals Affordable Lumia 620 Smartphone for $249

Intel to Support CPU Sockets for Foreseeable Future – Company. Intel  Broadwell  14nm  Haswell  Core
[8:45 pm]

Intel Remains Committed to Enthusiast and Channel Markets

Mushkin Announces World’s First 480GB mSATA Solid-State Drive. Mushkin  SSD  Atlas  SandForce  mSATA  NAND  Flash
[8:32 pm]

Mushkin Drives Capacity of mSATA SSD to 480GB

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Sharp Set to Sell TV Factories to Foxconn for $667 Million – Report. Sharp  Foxconn  Business  HDTV  Apple
[10:55 pm]

Sharp to Sell Overseas TV Assembly Plants to Foxconn to Get Cash

Qualcomm Rolls-Out High-End Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 System-on-Chips. Qualcomm  Krait  Adreno  Snapdragon  28nm
[10:50 pm]

Qualcomm Introduces High-Performance Quad-Core SoC with Krait Cores, Adreno 305 Graphics

Microsoft Set to Sell Over 1.3 Million Surface Tablets This Quarter. Microsoft  Surface  Window  Windows 8  Windows RT
[10:40 pm]

Microsoft Surface on Windows RT May End Up as Success for Microsoft

Qualcomm Makes Equity Investment into Sharp. Qualcomm  Sharp  Business
[10:16 pm]

Qualcomm Confirms Investment into Sharp

Apple Quietly Begins to Assemble iMac PCs in the U.S. Apple  iMac  Lenovo  Business  macbook
[9:53 pm]

Apple Restarts PC Manufacturing in the USA

Globalfoundries to Start 14nm Tests in Q1 2013 - Company. Globalfoundries  14nm  AMD  SOI  FDSOI  20nm  28nm  Semiconductor
[9:10 pm]

AMD Will Not Benefit from Globalfoundries Rapid Transition to 14nm

Marvell Rolls-Out Industry’s First 802.11ac 4*4 Wi-Fi Solution. Wi-Fi  Marvell  802.11ac
[8:37 pm]

Marvell Unveils Advanced Wi-Fi Chip

Nokia Sells Off Legendary “Nokia House” Headquarters. Nokia  Business
[2:32 pm]

Nokia Trades Headquarters for Cash

AMD Unleashes Piledriver-Based Opteron 4300 and 3300 Processor Families. AMD  Opteron  Piledriver  Bulldozer
[1:47 pm]

AMD Introduces New Opteron Chips for 1P and 2P Servers

 

Monday, December 3, 2012


Nintendo Wii U Debuts in Europe. Nintendo  Wii  Wii U
[10:50 pm]

Nintendo Wii U Now Available in Europe

Qualcomm May Become Largest Shareholder of Sharp. Qualcomm  Sharp  Intel  Foxconn  Hon Hai  Business
[10:41 pm]

Qualcomm and Sharp Could Jointly Develop Displays

Western Digital to Unveil 5TB Hard Drives in Late 2013 - Slides. WD  Western Digital  HDD  WD Green  WD Red
[10:13 pm]

WD to Update Green and Red HDD Lineups in Q4 2013

Pricing of DRAM Gets Slightly Lower, Remains at $15 per 4GB DDR3 Module. DRAM  Business  DDR2  DDR3  Samsung  SK Hynix  Micron  Elpida  Powerchip Semiconductor  Inotera  Nanya
[9:19 pm]

Computer Memory Remains Stable at $15 per 4GB Module, Shows Slight Decline

AMD to Release Next-Generation High-Performance Microprocessors in the Second Half of 2014. AMD  Bulldozer  Steamroller  Excavator  Piledriver  Opteron  FX  Orochi
[3:44 pm]

AMD to Update Server Processors in Two Years from Now