Apple stole Qualcomm chip secrets and gave them to Intel, Qualcomm claims

Enlarge / The iPhone XS and XS Max. (credit: Apple) Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing modem-chip designs and giving them to Intel in order to help Intel make cellular chips that could be used in iPhones at lower prices than those charged by Qualcomm. “Apple has engaged in a years-long campaign of false promises, […]

Apple’s A12 Bionic is the first 7-nanometer smartphone chip

Apple’s new iPhones come with a brand new chip called the A12 Bionic. The company says it’s the industry’s first 7-nanometer chip and contains 6.9 billion transistors. That statement is true, to an extent — it’s the first chip that will be commercially available to the public. Last month, Huawei also announced a 7-nanometer chip […]

Intel’s 10nm Cannon Lake chip gets another outing in new NUC mini PC

Intel Intel has updated its range of small form-factor PCs that it calls NUCs. We’ve generally liked the systems in the past; with a footprint of about 4 inches by 4 inches, they’re pretty compact, and their feature set makes them versatile for home theaters, digital signs or other embedded industrial uses, workplace productivity, and […]

Nvidia will ship its first ray-tracing Quadro graphics chip in Q4

Nvidia announced its first graphics chips that take advantage of its new Turing-based computer graphics architecture, the Quadro RTX series. The new chips for workstations enable real-time ray tracing, a rendering technique that traces the paths of rays of light to create highly realistic animations that can power games and other interactive animat…Read More

Qualcomm invites us to see its new Wear OS chip on September 10th

Even as wearable devices have become more popular, the hardware backing many Wear OS (formerly known as Android Wear) devices hasn’t seen an update since Qualcomm’s 2100 SOC arrived in 2016. Now, as promised, a new chip will be unveiled later this year, and this afternoon Qualcomm invited journalists to a reveal event scheduled for […]

Samsung’s profit growth slows in Q2 2018 despite stellar chip sales

(Reuters) — Samsung Electronics posted its slowest quarterly profit growth in more than a year on Tuesday as the sluggish global smartphone market weighed on earnings, although the chip business continued to perform well. Operating profit for the world’s biggest chipmaker and smartphone maker rose 5.7 percent to 14.9 trillion won ($ 13.3 billi…Read More

Facebook hires top Google engineer to head its chip development

Google snapped up a few Apple chip design talents over the past year to create its own processors, but now it has lost one of its own to another rival. According to Bloomberg, Facebook has hired Shahriar Rabii to head its silicon development efforts. Based on his LinkedIn profile, Rabii led the group that designs […]

Roe v. Wade probably won’t get overturned — but here’s what could happen to slowly chip away at abortion rights if the Supreme Court becomes largely conservative

Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would solidify a 5-4 conservative majority if he were confirmed.  This makeup of the court has many pro-abortion-rights activists concerned that abortion access and even the landmark case Roe v. Wade could be in danger. Legal experts, however, told Business […]

Microsoft’s low-cost Surface may use a modest Pentium chip

It’s no secret that Microsoft is working on a lower-priced Surface between leaks and FCC filings, but just what’s going to power this 10-inch tablet? There might be a clue. WinFuture sources have claimed that the low-cost Surface will use Pentium Silver N5000 and Pentium Gold Y-series processors. That should make them considerably faster than […]