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Friday, 20 May 2016

Nokia has plans for a comeback

Nokia has plans for a comeback

Nokia is planning to get back into the smartphone and tablet market. This time, it has plans to go with Android.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Microsoft's feature phone business to be sold to Foxconn for US$350 million

Microsoft's feature phone business to be sold to Foxconn for US$350 million

It's reported that Microsoft will be selling its feature phone business to a Foxconn subsidiary for US$350 million. The deal applies only to its feature phone business, and the company will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Intel gives up on mobile SoCs, cancels upcoming smartphone and tablet SoCs

Intel gives up on mobile SoCs, cancels upcoming smartphone and tablet SoCs

Intel has announced that they are cancelling their upcoming Atom SoCs for smartphones and tablets, codenamed Broxton and SoFIA, in an effort to cut their losses after coughing up more than US$10 billion to play catch-up in the mobile space.

Wednesday, 27 Apr 2016

Nokia is set for a comeback by acquiring Withings

Nokia is set for a comeback by acquiring Withings

Nokia has announced that it has plans to acquire a French digital health firm called Withings for US$191 million in cash, a sign of a bigger push into the consumer tech market on the part of the Finnish company.

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016

12,000 jobs cut at Intel as PC industry flounders, shifts focus to cloud and IoT

12,000 jobs cut at Intel as PC industry flounders, shifts focus to cloud and IoT

Just today, Intel announced that it will be cutting 11 percent of its workforce, which amounts to about 12,000 jobs. The company plans to use the cost savings from the restructuring to invest more in growth areas like its data center and IoT businesses.

Thursday, 24 Mar 2016

Sony creates ForwardWorks to make PlayStation games for mobile devices

Sony creates ForwardWorks to make PlayStation games for mobile devices

ForwardWorks is a new company by Sony that will focus on creating PlayStation games for phones, tablets and other connected devices for customers in Japan and Asia.

Saturday, 9 Jan 2016

NEC deploys submarine cable system in Malaysia

NEC deploys submarine cable system in Malaysia

NEC and Telekom Malaysia completed the SEA-ME-WE 5 cable system, which links Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore.

Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015

Rumor: Samsung could start manufacturing chips for AMD in 2016

Rumor: Samsung could start manufacturing chips for AMD in 2016

In 2016, Samsung could join GlobalFoundries in helping AMD manufacture its next generation of 14nm chips. More information in the link.

Monday, 30 Nov 2015

Samsung now mass producing 128GB DDR4 memory modules with TSV technology

Samsung now mass producing 128GB DDR4 memory modules with TSV technology

Those who need some serious performance from their PCs will likely be thankful to Samsung, because they've just started mass producing 128GB DDR4 RAM modules.

Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015

Alphabet, Google's parent company, wants its startups to act independently

Alphabet, Google's parent company, wants its startups to act independently

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is now showing some tough love towards its subsidiaries. Now, they will have to be accountable for their own finances and pay market rates to use Google's existing services.

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