Intel to add Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 functionality in 300-series
Published in Motherboards


AMD placing USB 3.1 chipset orders as well


According to sources from motherboard makers, Intel is planning to add USB 3.1 and Wi-Fi functionality to its upcoming 300-series motherboard series scheduled to be released at the end of 2017.

Broadcom buys Brocade
Published in News
02 November 2016

Broadcom buys Brocade

For quite a lot of cash

Broadcom has bought Brocade for $5.9 billion, further underlining the consolidation in the IT sector.

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.