TSMC foundry business booms

TSMC, the world’s biggest foundry for hire, has seen its sales surge 18.9 percent in March from a year earlier

Nexus 7 will arrive in July

Google is rumoured to be introducing a revamped Nexus 7 this July, which means it should land roughly a year after the first one.

All not so rosy on the Samsung front

Although Samsung is currently the darling of the tech press and Android geeks, all might not be well in South Korea.

ARM badgers Intel over licenses

Intel needs to stop mucking about and get itself an ARM license so that it can push into the mobile market, claims, er, a co-founder of ARM.

Samsung snaps lead from Snapdragon

Samsung's first 28nm SoC, the Exynos 5 Octa, is apparently capable of outpacing Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 in AnTuTu, Geekbench 2 and Quadrant, the most popular Android benchmarks.

Samsung covers its tracks by using Snapdragon

Samsung might have a bit of explaining to do after it emerged that the vast majority of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphones could be shipped with Qualcomm chips, at least initially.

Video: Snapdragon benchmarks next-gen S400 mobile SoC

Hardcore fans of mobile technology such as smartphones and tablets tend to get all excited when manufacturers announce new processors and platforms.

Chip inventories slump

Although the semiconductor market is hurting and it is not expected to rebound until the latter half of the year, IHS iSuppli is reporting an unexpected decline in inventory, led by Intel. Inventory reached record highs late last year, so the turnaround is a surprise.

Qualcomm touts Quick Charge 2.0, new chipset classes

Qualcomm has confirmed that its next-generation charger technology - dubbed Quick Charge 2.0 - will debut in devices powered by the company's Snapdragon 800 platform.

HTC launches the "One"

HTC has rolled out its new flagship "One" smartphone housed in a zero-gap aluminum unibody.

Jump-starting Nvidia's Tegra SoC

Nvidia's ARM-based Tegra SoC has racked up a number of smartphone and tablet design wins, although clearly not as much as the company had originally anticipated.

Qualcomm samples next-gen mobile chips

Qualcomm has confirmed that it is already sampling the first silicon from its latest generation of mobile processors.

Microsoft wants yet more Surface tablets

Lackluster demand may have prompted Microsoft to significantly slash orders of its Surface RT tablet, but that hasn't stopped Redmond from planning additional mobile hardware.

Qualcomm expands Snapdragon SoC lineup

Qualcomm is expanding its Snapdragon mobile SoC lineup with two new processors: the MSM8225Q and MSM8625Q.

Qualcomm revamps Vellamo benchmark app

Popular Android app revamped with new UI and benchmarks.

Quad-core Optimus G gets a launch date

The Snapdragon-powered Optimus G smartphone will reportedly be unveiled on September 19th at a joint Qualcomm-LG event in New York City. 

Blackberry 10 will run on Snapdragon

It looks like the first Blackberry 10 devices will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor.

Will Qualcomm buy AMD?

Shares of AMD were buoyed nearly ten percent by rumors that Snapdragon master Qualcomm may be interested in acquiring the fabless chip company.

Doubts surface about Google's Project Glass

The evolution of mobile augmented reality (AR) is moving along at an accelerated pace, although analysts at ABI Research doubt Google's Project Glass marks the start of a paradigm shift.

Qualcomm's quad-core dev tablet is $1299

After gaining a lot of traction in the mobile space, Qualcomm is taking a big leap forward.