components

Intel's four-year roadmap kicks off with Amazon, Qualcomm chip deals
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger delivering a presentation
components

Intel's four-year roadmap kicks off with Amazon, Qualcomm chip deals

Intel confirms first foundry customers as it sets out a 2025 target for recovery
27 Jul 2021
Intel warns global chip shortage could last until 2023
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger
components

Intel warns global chip shortage could last until 2023

Warnings of an acute supply problem in the next quarter come as Intel reports flat revenues for Q2 2021
26 Jul 2021
TSMC mulls Germany for first European chip plant
The TSMC logo displayed on a smartphone
Hardware

TSMC mulls Germany for first European chip plant

The move comes as countries around the world continue to try and attract chipmakers to their territories amid a global chip shortage
26 Jul 2021
Apple reportedly planning all-5G iPhone lineup for 2022
The inside of an iPhone and the chips that power it
Hardware

Apple reportedly planning all-5G iPhone lineup for 2022

The will include a revamped iPhone SE, its budget handset, that will use Qualcomm’s 5G technology
21 Jul 2021
What is a GPU?
A GPU model against a black background
Hardware

What is a GPU?

GPUs aren't just good for gaming - they have business applications too
16 Jul 2021
Intel reportedly in talks to acquire GlobalFoundries for $30 billion
An Intel-branded CPU fan on a motherboard, lit in blue
Hardware

Intel reportedly in talks to acquire GlobalFoundries for $30 billion

GlobalFoundries executives claim not to be involved in the discussions
16 Jul 2021
Global chip shortage to extend into 2022, warns TSMC
Chip held up with the TSMC sign in the background
components

Global chip shortage to extend into 2022, warns TSMC

Demand for 5-nanometre 5G chips continues to outstrip supply, although automotive components may become readily available before Q4
15 Jul 2021
Ongoing chip shortage hampers PC market growth
Laptops on a shop display
Hardware

Ongoing chip shortage hampers PC market growth

Year-on-year growth slowed from 35.7% in Q1 to 4.6% in Q2 with analysts blaming the semiconductor crisis
13 Jul 2021
Raspberry Pi: Top projects to try yourself
Raspberry PI
Mobile

Raspberry Pi: Top projects to try yourself

The best projects to try with the Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi Zero
9 Jul 2021
Chinese-owned firm buys Welsh semiconductor manufacturer
A chip technician examining a semiconductor chip
Hardware

Chinese-owned firm buys Welsh semiconductor manufacturer

An MP has asked the government why it has ‘turned a blind eye’ to the acquisition that could have geopolitical ramifications
6 Jul 2021
What is racetrack memory?
Female hand pointing at abstract glowing cubes on blurry circuit background
Server & storage

What is racetrack memory?

This experimental technology could change the face of how we store data
5 Jul 2021
Japan’s Sumitomo Electric to create 5G chips in US
A pile of discarded processors sorted on a bin in a recycling and recovery compound
Hardware

Japan’s Sumitomo Electric to create 5G chips in US

The company will produce semiconductors for the US and European markets as the global chip shortage continues
5 Jul 2021
How will the semiconductor chip shortage affect enterprise IT?
An image of a chip on a circuit board
components

How will the semiconductor chip shortage affect enterprise IT?

With chief executives from IBM and Cisco predicting technology shortages, analysts detail where businesses can expect disruption
25 Jun 2021
What is an embedded system?
Abstract image of a glowing processor being inserted onto a black motherboard
Hardware

What is an embedded system?

We explain the key characteristics of an embedded system, their benefits and challenges
22 Jun 2021
GlobalFoundries invests $4 billion in Singapore semiconductor facility
An image of a chip on a circuit board
Hardware

GlobalFoundries invests $4 billion in Singapore semiconductor facility

The move comes as countries around the world are trying to attract chipmakers to set up plants in their territories amid a global chip shortage
22 Jun 2021
How to find RAM speed, size and type
A close-up shot of RAM installed on a socket of a motherboard
Laptops

How to find RAM speed, size and type

If you want to upgrade your PC's memory, you need to know what you already have
16 Jun 2021
TSMC plans for new semiconductor plant seen as major win for Japan
The TSMC logo displayed on a smartphone
Hardware

TSMC plans for new semiconductor plant seen as major win for Japan

The country is hoping to build a manufacturing base to immunise it from global shortages
11 Jun 2021
Japan to lure semiconductor makers with financial incentives
A pile of discarded processors sorted on a bin in a recycling and recovery compound
Hardware

Japan to lure semiconductor makers with financial incentives

Semiconductor technology is now “as important as food or energy”
3 Jun 2021
Japan funds $338 million TSMC chip development project
Chip held up with the TSMC sign in the background
Hardware

Japan funds $338 million TSMC chip development project

The country is hoping to increase investment in semiconductor research to combat the ongoing global shortage
1 Jun 2021
What is cache memory?
A microprocessor found inside a smartphone
data processing

What is cache memory?

We explain the different categories of cache memory and how it differs from RAM
26 May 2021
Global chip shortage hits Cisco supply chain
Cisco logo in blue on grey background
components

Global chip shortage hits Cisco supply chain

CFO Scott Herren said that issues will last until at least the end of 2021
20 May 2021
What is a graphical user interface?
A windows GUI
operating systems

What is a graphical user interface?

We explain what a graphical user interface is, what they are used for and the benefits over command-line interfaces
17 May 2021
HDMI vs DVI: What’s the best AV input?
A graphic contrasting HDMI and DVI cables
Hardware

HDMI vs DVI: What’s the best AV input?

We put the biggest AV technologies against each other in our display cable comparison
17 May 2021