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Toshiba confirms it’s splitting off chip business

Toshiba has confirmed earlier rumours that it would spin off its chip manufacturing business into its own entity. The move will see it seek outside investment to the tune of a 20 per cent stake in the newly independent venture. It’s hoped this will help offset major losses in its …

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Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone will use the A9 chip

Apple is expected to launch a new iPhone next month, renewing the 4-inch form factor and beefing up the specifications a bit in order to replace the iPhone 5S entirely. While we have been hearing for a while that the new 4-inch iPhone will come equipped with the A9 chip, …

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Qualcomm switches allegiance, gives chip contract to Samsung

Qualcomm has made a landmark choice for its next-generation Snapdragon mobile chips, as it’s chosen to have Samsung manufacture it, rather than its long standing partner, TSMC. This marks the first time that Qualcomm has had any firm other than TSMC manufacture its high-end chips. The chip in question is …

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Intel shows off wearable smart shirt at Re/Code

Intel isn’t just looking to position itself as the best solution for desktop PC users going forward (with what it describes as a reinvention of the platform) but also as the main provider for wearable devices. At this year’s Re/Code it’s been showing off a ‘smart’ shirt, featuring a built …

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Apple set to destroy millions of iPhone 5 chargers

As time moves forward, so the battle between legitimate product producers and dodgy copy merchants heats up. In the latest engagement, Apple seems to have fired a rather clever broadside against the Chinese. KitGuru checks for a stable supply of (Apple) juice before investigating further. When KitGuru interviewed an Apple …

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Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard Review

Asus produce a comprehensive range of motherboards which spans the performance and budget friendly ends of the market.  We have already looked at some of their high performance Z77 motherboards including the Sabertooth Z77 and Republic of Gamers Maximus V Z77  Gene which are designed for users who want the ultimate …

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No PC chip growth in 2012, phones fair far better

You can measure how well a market is doing in a number of different ways. IDC takes the ‘macro’ view – researching hard to work out what the long term patterns look like. At the other end of the scale, IC Insights watch the the fabrication plants (FABs) and they …

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Chip sales rocket – no one makes money

One of the smartest things anyone can do is work less for more money. Conversely, one of the dumbest things we can do is work harder/faster for less and less. Unfortunately, this is the situation that the major producers are finding themselves in. KitGuru heads down to the local takeaway …

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Japan disaster will cause gadget shortage

The recent disaster in Japan is going to impact gadgets relying on silicon chips. Many of Japan’s major producers are still struggling to keep up with demand as existing inventory is running out. Toshiba and Hitachi are two of the bigger companies who are feeling the impact of the Japan …

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