components

Intel begins construction of two new chip factories in Arizona
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger poses in earth-moving equipment in Arizona
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
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
A photograph of the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3090 GAMING OC 24G from above
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
A photograph of the Zotac GeForce RTX 3080 AMP Holo stood on its side
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
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 review: Big things in a small package
A photograph of the Palit RTX 3060 Dual on a table
components

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 review: Big things in a small package

The affordable price of this entry-level GPU belies its power
3 Sep 2021
Cloudflare ditches Intel Xeon CPUs over “enormous” energy consumption
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components

Cloudflare ditches Intel Xeon CPUs over “enormous” energy consumption

The firm’s 11th generation servers will be fitted with AMD EPYC 7713 CPUs instead
1 Sep 2021
Google reportedly planning Chromebooks with custom CPUs by 2023
Chrome OS on the lid of a laptop
components

Google reportedly planning Chromebooks with custom CPUs by 2023

The company is said to be ramping up its chip-making efforts after witnessing Apple's success with its M1 CPU
1 Sep 2021
TSMC plots up to 20% price hike amid global chip crisis
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components

TSMC plots up to 20% price hike amid global chip crisis

The price increases could have repercussions on the global electronics market
27 Aug 2021
Intel and Qualcomm awarded chipmaking deal with US defence agencies
An image of a chip on a circuit board
components

Intel and Qualcomm awarded chipmaking deal with US defence agencies

The US government wants to create a healthy stream of 7nm chips and smaller manufactured on-shore
24 Aug 2021
Samsung invests £150 billion to become global chipmaking leader
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Business strategy

Samsung invests £150 billion to become global chipmaking leader

The three-year plan will also see the firm make 40,000 hires
24 Aug 2021
Nvidia-ARM deal in danger as CMA raises ‘serious’ competition concerns
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mergers and acquisitions

Nvidia-ARM deal in danger as CMA raises ‘serious’ competition concerns

The regulator is worried the joint entity will restrict access of Nvidia’s rivals to Arm’s IP
23 Aug 2021
Intel’s ‘Thread Director’ will boost CPU performance on Windows 11
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components

Intel’s ‘Thread Director’ will boost CPU performance on Windows 11

This technology will be embedded in the next generation of 10nm hybrid Alder Lake desktop processors
20 Aug 2021
Intel unveils Arc brand with new GPUs arriving in 2022
The Intel Arc logo
components

Intel unveils Arc brand with new GPUs arriving in 2022

The first hardware generation, nicknamed Alchemist, will be based on the Xe microarchitecture
17 Aug 2021
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB review: PCIe 4.0 NVMe performance for less
A photograph of the Crucial P5 Plus
solid state storage (SSD)

Crucial P5 Plus 1TB review: PCIe 4.0 NVMe performance for less

Not the fastest PCI Express 4.0 NVMe M.2 drive in every metric, but solid real-world performance and great value
17 Aug 2021
Former Imagination Technologies CEO considers bid for Welsh semiconductor plant
A processor chip being held in a gloved hand
Acquisition

Former Imagination Technologies CEO considers bid for Welsh semiconductor plant

Ron Black is part of a consortium that is interested in buying the plant off of Nexperia, as the UK government investigates whether to allow the deal …
12 Aug 2021
UK gov considers blocking Nvidia's takeover of Arm
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Acquisition

UK gov considers blocking Nvidia's takeover of Arm

Officials are said to be responding to a recent investigation from the Competition Markets Authority
4 Aug 2021
Intel unveils Xeon W-3300 Ice Lake CPUs for workstations
3D rendering of the Intel Xeon W-3300 family
components

Intel unveils Xeon W-3300 Ice Lake CPUs for workstations

The family of five W-3300 processors support up to 4TB of eight-channel DDR4 memory
30 Jul 2021
Samsung's display, memory chip units account for almost half of total revenue
A view of a Samsung product show with TVs on display
components

Samsung's display, memory chip units account for almost half of total revenue

The company's Device Solutions business buoyed Q2 results amid 22% decline in mobile revenue
29 Jul 2021
Dell stops gaming PC shipments to some US states after breaching energy efficiency laws
A gamer with neon lights
Hardware

Dell stops gaming PC shipments to some US states after breaching energy efficiency laws

Alienware R10 and R12 desktop gaming machines are now prohibited in California and six other US states
29 Jul 2021
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
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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