AMD takeover rumors re-emerge
Published in News

It’s the takeover tango - one more time

I can’t remember how many times in the last 20 years that I’ve written up rumors that AMD is ripe for a takeover but now it seems it’s time to do it one more time.

Broadcom takes pressure off the CPU
Published in Network

Puts 64-bit quad-core on the router

Broadcom announced a 64-bit quad-core processor for high-end routers which is being geared for enterprises and smart-homes.

HiSilicon becomes SMIC's 28nm customer
Published in Processors

Good yield on 28 nm 

HiSilicon, which is an outfit created by Broadcom and Huawei, has signed up for SMIC's process technology.

ASUS unveils the new RT-AC5300 router
Published in Network

Crazy looking flagship router

During IFA 2015 show in Berlin, ASUS has unveiled a rather crazy looking high-end router, the RT-AC5300.

Semiconductor makers brace for lay-offs
Published in Processors

Fings ain't what they used to be

Semiconductor companies are planning a round of lay-offs in the Far East as sales start to dry up.

Broadcom bought in biggest chip deal ever
Published in Processors

Industry consolidation

Avago bought Broadcom for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever and created a company which could give Intel and Qualcomm a run for their money.

Broadcom and Avago merger close
Published in Processors

Two chipmakers joining forces

It is starting to look Broadcom will get bought out by its rival Avago as deep throats within both outfits think a deal is close.

Top chipmakers in open source MIPS push
Published in Processors

Qualcomm, Intel and Broadcom sign up

Qualcomm Atheros, Lantiq (part of Intel) and Broadcom have joined the Prpl Foundation.

WiGig expected soon
Published in News
09 March 2015

WiGig expected soon

Qualcomm, Broadcom, Panasonic, Intel and Nitero signed up

WiGig (Wireless Gigabit Alliance) chips are expected to appear in high-end smartphones in the second half of 2015, accoring to Digitimes Research. 

Broadcom announces smartwatch platform
Published in Wearables

Promises better battery life, loads of features

Broadcom has announced a new smartwatch platform, designed to cut the power consumption in Android Wear devices.