Samsung turns to China for new memory chip plant
Published in Memory

Boosting NAND

Samsung is to build a new memory chip production line in China in late March as part of a cunning plan to boost NAND flash technology to meet future demand.

US government stops Broadcom
Published in News

Analysis: Qualcomm IP must say American

A shocking development in the ongoing attempt by Broadcom to takeover Qualcomm in a hostile way has finally been put to rest. The US government's Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS)  advised the President Donald Trump to put a stop to it. The reaction was swift, as the US government ordered both Broadcom and Qualcomm to put an end to the matter, immediately.

Alibaba has 40 quantum cats
Published in News

China investigates potentially dead and alive moggies

Alibaba Cloud and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) built a superconducting quantum computing cloud powered by a quantum processor with 11 quantum bits (qubits) of power.

Intel mulls Chinese date after Micron divorce
Published in News

96-layer 3D-NAND flash plans

After Chipzilla and Micron have agreed to start seeing other people after finishing the development of 96-layer 3D-NAND flash, it is looking like Intel wants a hot Chinese partnership.

Meizu X2 uses the Snapdragon 845
Published in Mobiles

SVP confirms

Meizu signed a licensing agreement with Qualcomm in the last days of 2016 and since it takes some time to develop a phone on a new platform, it looks like that Meizu X2 is the Snapdragon 845 powered phone.

ZTE hits back at US spying claims
Published in News

We ain't no Chinese spies

ZTE has counter attacked against concerns from US lawmakers that it is a vehicle for Chinese espionage, saying it was a trusted partner of its US  customers.

Big tech lobby groups soften anti-China bill
Published in News

It would hurt US business

An attempt by US politicians to harm Chinese trade has backfired after it emerged it would do more harm to IT companies who are dependent on China.

Samsung signs chip deal with the Chinese
Published in Processors

Might create a DRAM unit in China

China’s state planner and South Korea’s Samsung have signed a memorandum of understanding for further cooperation on semiconductors.

Intel warned Chinese about Spectre and Meltdown before the Americans
Published in News

US spooks read about it in the tech press

Chipzilla warned specific customers, including Chinese tech firms, of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws before notifying the US government.

OnePlus sent data back to China again
Published in Mobiles

OnePlus still phones home

In October 2017, a researcher caught OnePlus silently collecting all sorts of data from its users. That created a bit of a stink and OnePlus promised it would not happen. But it seems there's still a OnePlus app that can grab data from the phone and send it to servers in China without a user's knowledge or consent.