components

Intel says chip shortage to blame for Q3 sales slump
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components

Intel says chip shortage to blame for Q3 sales slump

The tech giant has also failed to secure a deal with semiconductor manufacturer SiFive
22 Oct 2021
IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schools
IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schoolsvideo
Hardware

IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schools

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
22 Oct 2021
NSW government to set up $4 million semiconductor bureau
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Policy & legislation

NSW government to set up $4 million semiconductor bureau

The initiative aims to help increase Australia’s participation in the global semiconductor value chain
20 Oct 2021
Alibaba unveils custom Arm-based server chip
Alibaba's new Yitian 710 server chip
components

Alibaba unveils custom Arm-based server chip

The Chinese company will use new technology to power servers in its data centres
19 Oct 2021
Apple reportedly slashes iPhone 13 production due to chip crisis
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components

Apple reportedly slashes iPhone 13 production due to chip crisis

Shortages of key components has forced Apple to cut production by as much as 10 million units
13 Oct 2021
What is an embedded system?
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Hardware

What is an embedded system?

We explain the key characteristics of an embedded system, their benefits and challenges
8 Oct 2021
Apple MacBook Pro 13in (Apple M1, 2020) review: Almost unbelievably good
Apple MacBook Pro 13in (Apple M1, 2020) lid from the rear
Laptops

Apple MacBook Pro 13in (Apple M1, 2020) review: Almost unbelievably good

The M1 MacBook Pro is here and nothing is going to be the same again
8 Oct 2021
Chip inflation helps Samsung achieve record quarterly profit
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Business operations

Chip inflation helps Samsung achieve record quarterly profit

The company has reported the highest operating profit since the third quarter of 2018
8 Oct 2021
Microsoft backs right to repair following investor revolt
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Hardware

Microsoft backs right to repair following investor revolt

The tech giant will investigate the effects of giving customers access to parts and repair documentation
8 Oct 2021
AMD: Ryzen CPU owners should avoid Windows 11
A close up of an AMD Ryzen processor in the X570 motherboard socket
Microsoft Windows

AMD: Ryzen CPU owners should avoid Windows 11

Company warns upgrading may cause performance dips of up to 15% for some apps
7 Oct 2021
TSMC vows not to share sensitive customer data following US request
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Policy & legislation

TSMC vows not to share sensitive customer data following US request

The Biden administration says the data would help alleviate bottlenecks in the semi conductor supply chain
7 Oct 2021
Intel no longer considering UK chip plant following Brexit
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components

Intel no longer considering UK chip plant following Brexit

CEO Pat Gelsinger says that around 70 proposals have been submitted for sites across mainland Europe
7 Oct 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
6 Oct 2021
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B review: Back, and better than ever
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Hardware

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B review: Back, and better than ever

Thermal issues aside, this is one seriously tasty Pi
1 Oct 2021
Google Cloud confirms Intel Ice Lake processor support for N2 VMs
Intel and Google partnership on Xeon processors
virtual machines

Google Cloud confirms Intel Ice Lake processor support for N2 VMs

Tech giant promises 30% boost in price-performance compared to previous generation of Xeons used in its cloud
30 Sep 2021
Cisco and AMD help modernise defence industry IT infrastructure
The AMD EPYC (Milan) 2P Server
servers

Cisco and AMD help modernise defence industry IT infrastructure

The new technology helps defence departments cut down on power consumption and licensing costs
27 Sep 2021
Intel begins construction of two new chip factories in Arizona
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components

Intel begins construction of two new chip factories in Arizona

The company is aiming to serve customers around the world and help stabilise the global semiconductor supply chain
27 Sep 2021
What is a GPU?
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Hardware

What is a GPU?

GPUs aren't just good for gaming - they have business applications too
23 Sep 2021
Chipmakers should brace for 'oversupply' in 2023 with crisis set to clear
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components

Chipmakers should brace for 'oversupply' in 2023 with crisis set to clear

Foundry capacity is currently at near 100%, with efforts to fight the shortage set to kick in by 2022
20 Sep 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
17 Sep 2021
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 review: Caught between two worlds
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components

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 review: Caught between two worlds

This beast of a card is neither fish nor fowl
9 Sep 2021
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 review: A force to be reckoned with
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components

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 review: A force to be reckoned with

Overwhelming power in a surprisingly affordable package
7 Sep 2021
Texas city aims to attract Samsung chip plant with property tax breaks
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Policy & legislation

Texas city aims to attract Samsung chip plant with property tax breaks

The city of Taylor is competing with Austin, Arizona, and New York to try and convince Samsung to establish its factory in its territory
6 Sep 2021