News Archive

December, 2012
< Nov, 2012 Jan, 2013 >


Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year to All Our Readers!
[1:50 pm]

X-Bit Labs Wishes Prosperous 2013


Thursday, December 27, 2012

BlueStacks Lets Android Apps to Run on Apple Mac OS. Apple  Google  Mac  Macintosh  BlueStacks  AMD  Mac OS  Android  iOS
[9:30 am]

Google Android Apps Find Way to Apple Macs

Toshiba Introduces 20MP Image Sensor for Compact Digital Cameras. Toshiba
[9:10 am]

Toshiba Unveils Highly-Sensitive 20MP BSI CMOS Image Sensor

Environmentalists Worried About TSMC’s 450mm Fab in Central Taiwan. TSMC  450mm  Business  Semiconductor  ASML
[8:28 am]

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


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Microsoft Chief Research Officer Changes Role, Announces Retirement Plan. Microsoft  Windows  Xbox  Windows 8  Windows RT  Windows Phone  Windows Phone 8
[12:58 pm]

Microsoft’s Visionary Craig Mundie to Retire in 2014


Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas, to All X-Bit Labs Readers.
[10:40 am]

We Wish Happy Holidays to All Our Readers


Friday, December 21, 2012

MIT Researchers Discover a New Kind of Magnetism. MIT
[2:54 am]

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


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Samsung Tapes Out First 14nm FinFET Test Chips. Samsung  14nm  FinFET  Semiconductor  ARM  Cortex
[10:06 am]

Samsung Reaches 14nm FinFET Process Technology Development Milestone

TSMC Confirms Plans to Build a Semiconductor Fab in the U.S. TSMC  Semiconductor  300mm  450mm  10nm  Apple  AMD  Nvidia  Qualcomm  Business
[3:25 am]

TSMC Set to Expand Global Presence to Satisfy Different Clients


Monday, December 17, 2012

PLX and Kontron Unveil PCI Express Fabric Breakthrough. PLX  Kontron  PCI Express
[12:32 pm]

PLX and Kontron Demonstrate 5.6GB/s PCIe 3.0 Fabric

IBM: In Five Years Computers Will Have Five Human Senses. IBM
[12:00 pm]

Computers to Receive Five Human Senses in Five Years


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Intel’s Custom Foundry Business Will Become Strong with 450mm Arrival – Analyst. Intel  Semiconductor  450mm  14nm
[2:00 pm]

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


Saturday, December 15, 2012

TSMC to Boost Capital Expenditures in 2013 to Record $9 Billion. TSMC  Semiconductor  Business  20nm  28nm  300mm
[1:33 am]

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


Friday, December 14, 2012

STMicroelectronics to Exit ST-Ericsson SoC Business. STMicroelectronics  STM  ST Microelectronics  ST-Ericsson  Semiconductor
[5:14 am]

STM Unveils New Strategy


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Intel and Nvidia in Talks About Merge – Rumour. Intel  Nvidia  AMD  Business
[11:39 pm]

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

Samsung on Track to Produce 28nm Chips at Austin Facility in 2013. Samsung  Semiconductor  300mm  28nm
[1:50 pm]

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

Flextronics Expects More Brands to Move Production Back into the U.S. Flextronics  Foxconn  Business  Apple
[8:04 am]

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
[7:02 am]

AMD Unsure About Transition Timeframe to 20nm Node


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

AMD Blasts Intel Atom Chips for Micro-Servers. AMD  Intel  SeaMicro  Opteron  Xeon  Atom  ARM  ARMv8  Cortex  Jaguar  Bobcat
[1:40 pm]

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

Globalfoundries: Europe Does Not Do Enough to Stimulate Chip Manufacturing . Globalfoundries  Semiconductor  450mm
[1:30 pm]

Globalfoundries Calls Europe to Support Chip Manufacturing

Flextronics to Buy Motorola Mobility Manufacturing Facilities. Motorola  Motorola Mobility  Google  Flextronics
[6:38 am]

Motorola Mobility Gets Rid of Production Capacities


Monday, December 10, 2012

IBM Announces Silicon Nanophotonics Breakthrough. IBM  90nm  Semiconductor  Nanophotonics
[8:05 am]

IBM Finds Way to Build Silicon Nanophotonics into Chips


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Intel: Transition to 450mm Will Terminate Half of Semiconductor Market Players. Intel  Semiconductor  ASML  450mm
[2:00 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
[7:49 am]

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

Apple to Continue with Minimalistic Product Lines. Apple  Mac  Macintosh  macbook  MacBook Pro  iPhone  iPad  iPod
[4:11 am]

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


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hitachi to Cease Chip Manufacturing by Early 2014. Hitachi  Semiconductor
[8:22 pm]

Hitachi Pulls the Plug on Semiconductor Business

Foxconn Set to Expand U.S. Manufacturing Capacities. Apple  Foxconn  iMac
[1:50 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
[1:45 pm]

Paul Otellini: There Are Numerous Foundry Projects in the Pipeline

Qualcomm Atheros Introduces Industry’s Smallest NFC Chip. Qualcomm  Atheros
[12:59 pm]

Qualcomm Unveils QCA1990 NFC Chip

Paul Otellini Expects Insider to Replace Him as Chief Exec of Intel. Intel  Business
[12:30 pm]

Intel Set to Find New CEO Inside the Company

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
[7:36 am]

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
[7:18 am]

TSMC Ramps Up 28nm Capacity Ahead of Plans


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Qualcomm Becomes World’s Fastest Growing Semiconductor Company. Qualcomm  Semiconductor  Intel  Samsung  AMD  Nvidia  Sony  Freescale  Business
[12:30 pm]

Qualcomm Ranks World’s No. 3 Semiconductor Company


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sharp Set to Sell TV Factories to Foxconn for $667 Million – Report. Sharp  Foxconn  Business  HDTV  Apple
[1:55 pm]

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

Apple Quietly Begins to Assemble iMac PCs in the U.S. Apple  iMac  Lenovo  Business  macbook
[12:53 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
[12:10 pm]

AMD Will Not Benefit from Globalfoundries Rapid Transition to 14nm

Nokia Sells Off Legendary “Nokia House” Headquarters. Nokia  Business
[5:32 am]

Nokia Trades Headquarters for Cash