IFA 2019: Huawei’s Kirin 990 is All About Sticking AI and 5G Into One Teeny Chip

Most tech companies won't develop their own chips, instead opting for something built by Qualcomm, Intel, or the like. Most tech companies aren't Huawei, and Huawei is all about building its own chips and using them to try and one-up everyone else. The newly-announced Kirin 990 is no exception. Read More >>

York Fish & Chip Shop Plans Chinese Outlet

A chippy near York is expanding into China, with Scotts Fish and Chips agreeing to a Chinese consortium's request to open a replica branch of the frying specialist in the country. Read More >>

MediaTek’s New 5G-Ready Chip Is Exactly the Kind of Competition Qualcomm Needs

We’re still in the early days of 5G, but if you take a quick look around the smartphone world, it’s clear Qualcomm has gotten a head start when compared to other chipmakers. Nearly every 5G phone on the market today is powered by a Qualcomm modem, and while Qualcomm recently got slapped for violating antitrust laws in the US, with its next high-end mobile chip MediaTek could finally deliver some well-needed competition in the 5G space. Read More >>

ARM Reportedly Directs Staff to Stop Working with Huawei, Leaving Company In Awkward Position

After the Trump administration placed Huawei on the U.S. Entity List due to concerns that Huawei poses a national security risk, that meant Huawei would be banned from buying products from U.S. tech organisations including big names such as Google, Qualcomm, Intel, and others. Read More >>

Uber Refunds £25 Cleaning Fee for Picking up Dropped Chip

That picture there shows an incredibly valuable chip, a chip that cost its owner £25 because she dropped it in the back of an Uber vehicle when returning from a night out. Read More >>

Hang On, Cod Might be Doomed Again

Just when we thought it was safe to eat the nice types of fish in the chip shop again instead of the flabby soggy ones Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall says are acceptable, our lovely cod is back on the danger list. Read More >>

ARM Holdings Turns Japanese in £24bn Mega Deal

ARM Holdings, the British chipmaker at the heart of the smartphone revolution, is soon to have a new owner. It's agreed to sell itself to Japan's Softbank, in a deal that values it at a stonking £24.3bn. Finally, a massive tech deal done in pounds. Read More >>

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New “KiloCore” Chip Is the World’s First With 1,000 Processors

In an impressive display of one-upmanship, UC Davis has created a monster of a chip, called “KiloCore,” which houses 1,000 independent processors. After a bit of maths, that comes out to a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second. Holy shit. Read More >>

Intel’s Insane New Desktop CPU Has Ten Cores and Isn’t Cheap

If you need raw power in your desktop PC, Intel’s new CPU will be just the ticket. The new Extreme Edition of its regular Core i7 chip has 10 cores, each running at up to 3.5GHz. Read More >>

Qualcomm Could Pay Samsung Over $1 Billion to Make the Snapdragon 820 Chip

Qualcomm has confirmed that Samsung will build its flagship Snapdragon 820 mobile chip. The South Korean powerhouse could pocket over $1 billion from the deal, which would come in fairly handy right about now. Samsung’s had a relatively rough ride recently, financially-speaking, and is looking to explore new profit-boosting avenues. Read More >>

Amazon Now Sells its Very Own ARM Chips

If you thought Amazon’s own-branded products were a little strange — baby wipes, anyone? — then things just got a little more serious. The retailer has just announced that it’s starting to sell its own ARM-based silicon chips. Read More >>

This is Samsung’s Crazy New 128GB RAM Chip

This may look like a regular RAM chip, but it packs a mighty punch. This is the latest chunk of DDR4 RAM to roll off Samsung’s production line, and it squeezes a giddying 128GB into its little frame. Read More >>

Huawei’s New Chipset May Worry its Competition

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is gradually gaining traction in the west, and it’s latest chipset may just provide its competitors with a little cause for concern. Read More >>

Intel’s New Skylake Processors: What You Need To Know

Stop. Don’t buy that new Windows laptop or tablet. Don’t pull the trigger unless you’re getting a truly amazing deal. Because today, Intel’s launching its latest processor — Skylake — and you may want one in your next PC. Read More >>