Tag: chip

Apple engineer who led development of A7 through A12X chip cores departs company

A key Apple engineer responsible for leading development teams working on proprietary processor core designs has left the company after nine years of service, according to a report on Friday…. Read more »

Tim Cook lambastes Bloomberg for iCloud spy chip report, calls for retraction

Apple CEO Tim Cook has uncharacteristically spoken out about the Bloomberg report that claimed that the Chinese had inserted a spy chip into the company’s iCloud server, and is completely… Read more »

Department of Homeland Security says ‘no reason to doubt’ Apple’s denial of spy chip story

In response to a Bloomberg Businessweek story alleging Apple discovered Chinese spy ships in its servers, The Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement in which it sides with… Read more »

GCHQ, the UK’s equivalent of the NSA, says it believes Apple’s denial of spy chip claim

Britain’s equivalent of the NSA, GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), has sided with Apple and Amazon in the Chinese spy chip row … more… The post GCHQ, the UK’s equivalent of… Read more »

Intel reportedly poised to make defensive Broadcom bid amidst chip industry tumult

In mulling its options over Broadcom’s attempt to takeover embattled chip maker Qualcomm, Intel is reportedly considering an acquisition of Broadcom itself, a move designed to thwart the creation of… Read more »

iPhone chip supplier TSMC anticipates drop in premium phone shipments, Bitcoin to fuel growth

Chip manufacturer TSMC is anticipating a decline in shipments for premium smartphones this year, advising during its fourth-quarter earnings briefing that orders relating to cheaper mobile devices will rise slightly,… Read more »

Video: How the Meltdown & Spectre chip flaws affect Apple’s Mac and iPhone

Both Intel- and ARM-based processors can be susceptible to various hacks, known as Meltdown and Spectre, affecting Macs, iPhones, iPads, and even Apple TVs. Apple has already implemented some fixes,… Read more »

Google continues poaching Apple engineers as it ramps up work on in-house chip development

A recent report from The Information details Google’s efforts to grow its chip development efforts, which in turn is costing Apple some considerable talent. The report explains that Google has… Read more »

New glass enclosure, A11 Bionic chip, and flash storage to blame for iPhone 8 price increase

With the introduction of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple slightly raised the price of each device. Now, new research from IHS Markit published by Bloomberg offers a… Read more »

Apple launches $350 Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones with W1 chip, improved noise canceling

Apple on Monday updated its top-of-the-line Beats Studio headphones, giving them the W1 chip for simple pairing, and also adding more advanced noise cancelation technology. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

A10X Fusion chip in new iPad Pro first consumer device built on TSMC’s 10nm process

Third party analysts have examined the A10X Fusion processor found in the new iPad Pro, and it has been confirmed to be the first chip in a device using TMSC’s… Read more »

Toshiba sues Western Digital for $1.07B to keep sale of memory chip unit on track

Toshiba on Wednesday filed a $ 1.07 billion lawsuit against Western Digital in Tokyo District Court, trying to halt any intervention in the sale of Toshiba’s memory chip business to… Read more »