components

Samsung selects Texas for $17 billion semiconductor factory
A view of Samsung's semiconductor plant in Austin
components

Samsung selects Texas for $17 billion semiconductor factory

New plant to be built in Taylor, just 25km away from Samsung's existing site in Austin
25 Nov 2021
Samsung 980 Pro review: Smashing speeds
A photograph of the Samsung 980 Pro
solid state storage (SSD)

Samsung 980 Pro review: Smashing speeds

Staggering performance and handy extras make this a worthy contender
19 Nov 2021
UK gov orders in-depth probe into Nvidia-ARM takeover
The logo for technology firm Arm printed on a building
mergers and acquisitions

UK gov orders in-depth probe into Nvidia-ARM takeover

The government has ordered the CMA to carry out a "phase two" investigation on grounds of antitrust and national security
16 Nov 2021
TSMC and Sony partner to build $7 billion chip plant in Japan
A chip technician examining a semiconductor chip
Hardware

TSMC and Sony partner to build $7 billion chip plant in Japan

The country is aiming to secure its chip supply chain as it imports over 60% of semiconductors from overseas
10 Nov 2021
What is a GPU?
A GPU model against a black background
Hardware

What is a GPU?

GPUs aren't just good for gaming - they have business applications too
28 Oct 2021
Dell unveils upgraded XPS Desktop with 12th gen Intel processors
Dell XPS desktops side by side in black and silver colour variations
Hardware

Dell unveils upgraded XPS Desktop with 12th gen Intel processors

The new version is said to be around 50% quieter than predecessors thanks to built-in liquid cooling
28 Oct 2021
Intel launches 12th-gen Alder Lake processors optimised for Windows 11
An image of the Intel Core i9-12900K
Hardware

Intel launches 12th-gen Alder Lake processors optimised for Windows 11

The chip company promises performance boosts of up to 37% on resource-heavy tasks
28 Oct 2021
Honor launches first Android smartphone since Huawei split
Honor 50 in four colours
Mobile Phones

Honor launches first Android smartphone since Huawei split

The device ships with Google apps, a Qualcomm chipset and a curved OLED screen
27 Oct 2021
Intel says chip shortage to blame for Q3 sales slump
Close-up of a circuit board and CPU
components

Intel says chip shortage to blame for Q3 sales slump

The tech giant has also failed to secure a deal with semiconductor manufacturer SiFive
22 Oct 2021
IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schools
IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schoolsvideo
Hardware

IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schools

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
22 Oct 2021
NSW government to set up $4 million semiconductor bureau
A chip technician examining a semiconductor chip
Policy & legislation

NSW government to set up $4 million semiconductor bureau

The initiative aims to help increase Australia’s participation in the global semiconductor value chain
20 Oct 2021
Alibaba unveils custom Arm-based server chip
Alibaba's new Yitian 710 server chip
components

Alibaba unveils custom Arm-based server chip

The Chinese company will use new technology to power servers in its data centres
19 Oct 2021
Apple reportedly slashes iPhone 13 production due to chip crisis
Black iPhone 13 Pro on a dark wood surface
components

Apple reportedly slashes iPhone 13 production due to chip crisis

Shortages of key components has forced Apple to cut production by as much as 10 million units
13 Oct 2021
What is an embedded system?
Abstract image of a glowing processor being inserted onto a black motherboard
Hardware

What is an embedded system?

We explain the key characteristics of an embedded system, their benefits and challenges
8 Oct 2021
Apple MacBook Pro 13in (2020) review: Powerful, portable – and almost perfect
A picture of the 2020 Apple MacBook Pro 13in
Laptops

Apple MacBook Pro 13in (2020) review: Powerful, portable – and almost perfect

The first business-grade M1 laptop is a huge hit
8 Oct 2021
Chip inflation helps Samsung achieve record quarterly profit
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Business operations

Chip inflation helps Samsung achieve record quarterly profit

The company has reported the highest operating profit since the third quarter of 2018
8 Oct 2021
Microsoft backs right to repair following investor revolt
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Hardware

Microsoft backs right to repair following investor revolt

The tech giant will investigate the effects of giving customers access to parts and repair documentation
8 Oct 2021
AMD: Ryzen CPU owners should avoid Windows 11
A close up of an AMD Ryzen processor in the X570 motherboard socket
Microsoft Windows

AMD: Ryzen CPU owners should avoid Windows 11

Company warns upgrading may cause performance dips of up to 15% for some apps
7 Oct 2021
TSMC vows not to share sensitive customer data following US request
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Policy & legislation

TSMC vows not to share sensitive customer data following US request

The Biden administration says the data would help alleviate bottlenecks in the semi conductor supply chain
7 Oct 2021
Intel no longer considering UK chip plant following Brexit
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger delivering a presentation
components

Intel no longer considering UK chip plant following Brexit

CEO Pat Gelsinger says that around 70 proposals have been submitted for sites across mainland Europe
7 Oct 2021
Raspberry Pi: Top projects to try yourself
Raspberry PI
Mobile

Raspberry Pi: Top projects to try yourself

The best projects to try with the Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi Zero
6 Oct 2021
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B review: Back, and better than ever
Monitors plugged into the new Raspberry Pi 4
Hardware

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B review: Back, and better than ever

Thermal issues aside, this is one seriously tasty Pi
1 Oct 2021
Google Cloud confirms Intel Ice Lake processor support for N2 VMs
Intel and Google partnership on Xeon processors
virtual machines

Google Cloud confirms Intel Ice Lake processor support for N2 VMs

Tech giant promises 30% boost in price-performance compared to previous generation of Xeons used in its cloud
30 Sep 2021