chip

Fake chips sold to US Military blamed for dangerous failures

Fake chips sold to US Military blamed for dangerous failures

American security forces are facing a mass examination of their hardware, as an ongoing investigation discovers that counterfeit computer chips and other devices have been sold to the US government.  According to a BusinessWeek report, recycled and fake microchips from Chinese vendors are being used - mistakenly or otherwise - in hardware distributed in America and bought, off the shelf, by the US military. 

Two separate incidents involving fighter jet malfunction are being unofficially blamed on fake chips billed as Maxim and Xicor products; the two manufacturers have denied any involvement with the shipments.  Yet another incident describes how fake routers, branded Cisco, were used by various military agencies, heedless to the fact that each could have a covert "back door" through which their makers could access classified information.

Continue Reading

AMD is breaking up

AMD is breaking up

Last night some rumors were going around about whether or not AMD would be breaking up today, but it seems now the rumor is confirmed. The company will be splitting up and the news will be officially announced today.

A press release last night indicated that AMD would be making an important announcement today. It would involve the CEO and president of the company, Dirk Meyer and was said to be a "significant corporate announcement." This set the blogs abuzz and reinvigorated the rumors about AMD breaking up.

Continue Reading

Apple in Mobile Chip Technology licence rumor

Apple in Mobile Chip Technology licence rumor

Industry analysts are claiming that Apple has signed a major deal with Imagination Technology, which could see PowerVR graphics and video IP products feature in upcoming mobile devices. While the Imagination press release does not mention Apple by name, the fact that Apple are believed to have previously licenced their fourth-generation PowerVR chipset for the iPhone and iPod Touch has led to the assumption that they are the "international electronics systems company" referred to.

1 2 3 4 5 6