Peer-to-peer IBM App Bypasses Carriers News & Analysis 2/17/2017 3 comments Big Blue has a new mesh network technology for its Weather Channel subsidiary that allows its app to propagate weather and disaster information among all cell phone users even when Internet and cellular networks are down.
Q'comm-NXP Faces Trump, China Hurdles News & Analysis 2/2/2017 9 comments Qualcomm’s $39 billion acquisition of NXP could hit a snag. China’s MOFCOM could target the deal by demanding material divestitures as a condition of clearance. CFIUS could object to concessions Qualcomm and/or NXP might offer to MOFCOM.
Toshiba Confirms Memory Chip Spinoff News & Analysis 1/27/2017 3 comments Toshiba formally announced that it will sell a chunk -- but less than 20 percent -- of its memory chip business. Toshiba will proceed with its expansion plan for 3D flash memory production as scheduled.
Intel Cautious on PC Consumption News & Analysis 1/26/2017 Post a comment Intel's fourth quarter sales and profit beat expectations and the company also delivered a better-than-expected forecast for the first quarter of this year.
Talent Hunt in China's Memory Triangle News & Analysis 1/26/2017 19 comments Tsinghua Unigroup’s recently disclosed d plans to build a $30 billion memory chip in Nanjing was unexpected – even by many China watchers. Unfolding are fierce battles over talent, manufacturing equipment and regional financing – among Xi’an, Wuhan and Nanjing.
Samsung Expects Strong Memory Sales in '17 News & Analysis 1/26/2017 2 comments Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest maker of smartphones and the second-largest chipmaker, said it expects strong memory sales this year as the balance between supply and demand tightens.
Ex-Elpida CEO's China Fab Plan Dropped? News & Analysis 1/25/2017 1 comment A China-based memory chip called Sino King Technology, founded with ambitious goals by the former CEO of Elpida less than a year ago, has apparently ceased operations.
Toshiba's NAND Future Uncertain News & Analysis 1/23/2017 1 comment Roughly 10 suitors are interested in Toshiba’s NAND flash business. Selling a stake in the spun-off chip business is the quickest way for Toshiba to boost its capital, but several factors make Toshiba’s plan both more urgent and complex.
Toshiba Mulls Chip Business Spinoff News & Analysis 1/17/2017 4 comments Toshiba is considering a plan to spin off its chip business and sell a partial stake in the unit to Western Digital, reported Japanese financial daily newspaper Nikkei.
Quantum Computing on Cusp News & Analysis 1/7/2017 Post a comment A new age of quantum computing may be around the corner. Three new research groups predict that a shift away from von Neumann toward quantum computing is upon us.