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  • Samsung researchers claim graphene breakthrough

    04/05/2014 6:51:29 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/4/2014 | Sophie Curtis
    Samsung researchers have developed a new method of synthesising graphene, which they claim could accelerate the commercialisation of the so-called 'miracle material', for use in electronic devices. Graphene is one of the thinnest, lightest, strongest and most conductive materials know to man, consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb structure. Its versatility means that it can potentially support a wide variety of applications in electronics, including flexible displays, wearables and other next-generation electronic devices.
  • Seagate Backup Plus Fast (4 Tera Byte )

    04/07/2014 8:52:49 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    guru3d.com ^ | 04/07/2014 06:10 AM | Hilbert Hagedoorn on
    Seagate introduced Backup Plus FAST portable drive; the world's first portable 4TB storage device, providing twice the capacity and speed of existing external portable drives. This new Seagate Backup Plus FAST drive features a super speed USB 3.0 interface to deliver transfer speeds up to 220MB per second, making it the perfect companion for a field photographer or filmmaker looking to quickly move large files to backup."With Backup Plus FAST, Seagate has taken a very mature product category and has delivered innovative enhancements to address the real world challenges of our customers," said Rajesh Khurana, country manager, India & SAARC,...
  • Seagate Ships 6 TB Hard Drive doing 7200 RPM

    04/07/2014 8:14:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    guru3d.com ^ | 04/07/2014 02:59 PM | Hilbert Hagedoorn on
    Seagate announced it is now shipping the world's fastest 6 TB hard disk drive (HDD) - the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4. Boasting industry-leading performance, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 is an important step forward in scale-out data infrastructures delivering supersize storage and enterprise reliability to meet the explosive growth of corporate and cloud-based data centers."Unstructured data growth is doubling exponentially and will propel the digital universe to reach 16 Zettabytes of data by as early as 2017. This will cause cloud service providers to look for innovative ways to store more within an existing footprint while lowering...
  • Nvidia and IBM unveil NVLink interconnect between CPUs and GPUs....2016 ... 5x-12x

    03/25/2014 11:32:52 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    TNW ^ | March 25, 2014 | Emil Protali - The Next Web - 2 hours ago.
    Nvidia and IBM today announced a high-speed interconnect called NVLink which dramatically improves data movement between the CPU and GPU. The new technology will be integrated into Nvidia’s future GPUs, starting with its Pascal GPU architecture expected to be introduced in 2016, as well as IBM’s future versions of its Power CPUs.
  • Understanding How Graphene can become Superconducting

    03/21/2014 6:56:04 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Overclockersclub ^ | March 21, 2014 09:50AM | Guest_Jim_*
    The atom-thick sheet of carbon, graphene already has a number of amazing properties to it, including strength and electrical conductivity. As impressive its conductivity is though, superconductivity is still greater and has been observed with graphene, but not explained. Researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have now found how graphene and calcium become a superconductor.Called calcium intercalated graphite, or CaC6 is produced by interweaving calcium and graphite, which is a means of isolating sheets of graphene. About ten years ago it was discovered that this material could become superconducting, but neither the exact means nor...
  • Microsoft adopts Mantle but calls it DX12

    03/18/2014 2:12:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Semiaccurate ^ | March 18, 2014 | by Charlie Demerjian
    GDC 2014: Completely different because it is not called Mantle, just ask MS PR Just as SemiAccurate predicted months ago, Microsoft has adopted AMD’s Mantle but are now calling it DX12. The way they did it manages to pull stupidity from the jaws of defeat by breaking compatibility in the name of lock-in. The impetus for all of this mess is the dire situation the XBox One is in. You might recall that it is woefully underpowered compared to the Sony PS4, has roughly 50% less shader performance, far lower memory bandwidth, significantly harder to program for, and tools described...
  • Mellanox shows off 56Gb Ethernet cards

    03/16/2014 12:01:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Semiaccurate ^ | Mar 13, 2014 | by Charlie Demerjian
    MWC 2014: Why? Because we can, that's why Mellanox was showing a very interesting networking card to SemiAccurate at MWC, one capable of 56Gb Ethernet. If you are scratching your head wondering when 56GbE became a standard, you didn’t miss anything yet.The cards shown off by Mellanox are a dual port 10GbE on the right and a dual port 56Gb FDR Infiniband on the left. No points if you figured out where this is going already. That card also does two lanes of 10 and 40GbE as well, likely for the high latency buffs out there. In short this card...
  • HMCC Boosts Bandwidth of Hybrid Memory Cube to 480GB/s.

    03/16/2014 11:26:52 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 03/03/2014 07:51 PM | by Anton Shilov
    HMC Consortium Reveals Hybrid Memory Cube 2.0 Spec The Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium (HMCC), the organization dedicated to the development and establishment of an industry-standard interface specification for the hybrid memory cube (HMC) technology, has announced the second version of the HMC specification. The new spec could boost performance of the hybrid memory cubes to whopping 480GB/s, which is more than enough for next-gen graphics cards and mobile devices. HMC uses advanced through-silicon vias (TSVs) – vertical conduits that electrically connect a stack of individual chips – to combine high-performance logic with Micron's DRAM. Micron's HMC features a 2GB memory...
  • Sony And Panasonic Announce The 1TB Archival Disc

    03/10/2014 8:54:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    Hardocp ^ | Monday March 10, 2014 | Posted by Steve 8:13 AM (CST)
    Sony Corporation and Panasonic today announced that they have formulated "Archival Disc", a new standard for professional-use, next-generation optical discs, with the objective of expanding the market for long-term digital data storage. Optical discs have excellent properties to protect themselves against the environment, such as dust-resistance and water-resistance, and can also withstand changes in temperature and humidity when stored.
  • AMD's 'Revolution' will be televised ... if its CPU-GPU frankenchip Kaveri is a hit

    03/03/2014 11:48:29 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    The Register ^ | 14 Jan 2014 | By Rik Myslewski,
    Graphics and x86 cores are all just 'compute units' now for our games, videos and apps AMD has released its long-awaited Kaveri processor, the first accelerated processing unit (APU) to incorporate both on-die CPU and GPU cores in a heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) with a shared memory architecture. Behold Kaveri, in which CPUs and GPUs are equal 'compute unit' partners (click to enlarge) "We're going to need to create a new term," AMD product CTO Joe Macri said at a Kaveri briefing, "because HSA has really changed what can be done on the graphics part of the die."That new term,...
  • Lomiko's Graphene 3D Lab Files Patent for Multiple Material Printer Filament

    01/21/2014 1:08:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Stockwire ^ | January 20, 2014
    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - Jan. 20, 2014) - LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(PINKSHEETS:LMRMF)(FRANKFURT:DH8B) (Europe: ISIN: CA54163Q1028, WKN: A0Q9W7) (the "Company") announces Graphene 3D Lab has reached a significant milestone by filing a provisional patent application for the use of graphene-enhanced material, along with other materials, in 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing). "This patent application is the result of a diligent effort on behalf of our team. It opens up a clear path toward the commercialization of graphene," stated Daniel Stolyarov, Graphene 3D Labs' CEO. "It is important that our proprietary technology is accepted by consumers in...
  • IBM Demonstrates Graphene-Powered RF Processor.

    02/06/2014 7:35:05 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 01/30/2014 11:47 PM | by Anton Shilov
    Graphene, one of the world’s thinnest electronic nanomaterials, has long held the promise as a wonder material in everything from flexible touchscreens to super-fast circuits. IBM researchers have demonstrated one of the first working prototype chips made of graphene. They created a logic circuit that was reliable enough to send and receive a text message. The demonstration has the potential to improve today’s wireless devices’ communication speed, and lead the way toward carbon-based electronics device and circuit applications beyond what is possible with today’s silicon chips. Integrating graphene radio frequency (RF) devices into today’s low-cost silicon technology could also be...
  • It Begins: AMD Announces Its First ARM Based Server SoC, 64-bit/8-core Opteron A1100

    01/31/2014 12:56:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Anandtech ^ | January 28, 2014 6:35 PM EST | Anand Lal Shimpi
    Around 15 months ago, AMD announced that it would be building 64-bit ARM based SoCs for servers in 2014. Less than a month into 2014, AMD made good on its promise and officially announced the Opteron A1100: a 64-bit ARM Cortex A57 based SoC. The Opteron A1100 features either 4 or 8 AMD Cortex A57 cores. There's only a single die mask so we're talking about harvested die to make up the quad-core configuration. My guess is over time we'll see that go away entirely, but since we're at very early stages of talking about the A1100 there's likely...
  • Qualcomm Is Working on Eight-Core 64-Bit System-on-Chip.

    01/31/2014 9:34:20 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | [01/27/2014 04:23 AM] | by Anton Shilov
    Apple has managed to leave everyone behind with the world’s first 64-bit ARM architecture system-on-chip. However, if the rumours about Qualcomm’s forthcoming application processor is correct, then the world’s largest supplier of chips for mobile devices may be preparing something that will blow away not only Apple’s A7, but even Nvidia’s Tegra K1. Qualcomm is reportedly working on Snapdragon 810 system-on-chip that boasts up to eight 64-bit custom cores with up to 4MB of cache and up to 2.50GHz frequency. The app processor also packs Adreno 430 graphics core with up to 500MHz clock-rate, LPDDR3/LPDDR4 memory controller and various...
  • Seagate Vows to Introduce 6TB Hard Drive in April.

    01/31/2014 11:36:36 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 67 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | [01/27/2014 04:39 AM] by Anton Shilov | by Anton Shilov
    Seagate Technology said at a conference call with investors and financial analysts that it would release a hard disk drive with 6TB capacity in the beginning of the second quarter, 2014. The company did not reveal a lot of details about the upcoming product, but noted that this would be an enterprise-class hard drive. “We are continuing to expand our offering of high capacity drives with our six-disk, 6TB drive shipping early next quarter,” said Steve Luczo, chairman and chief executive of Seagate. At present 6TB hard disk drives in 3.5” form-factor are available exclusively from Western Digital Corp.’s HGST....
  • William Lowe, the 'father of the IBM PC,' dies at 72

    10/29/2013 10:24:45 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 43 replies
    CNET ^ | October 28, 2013 8:00 PM PD | Steven Musil
    After his proposal for a quick market entry via Atari was rejected, Lowe was given one year to design and produce a personal computer that would be market-ready.William Lowe at a 2007 event marking the 25th anniversary of the Commodore 64. (Credit: Daniel Terdiman/CNET)
  • Scientists Develop Graphene-Coated Silicon Supercapacitor

    10/24/2013 1:12:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    scitechdaily.com ^ | 10-24-2013 | Staff - Source: David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University
    Using porous silicon coated with graphene, material scientists at Vanderbilt University have developed the first supercapacitor that is made out of silicon. Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7, not just when the sun is shining. Mobile phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges. These are just two of the possibilities raised by a novel supercapacitor design invented by material scientists at Vanderbilt University that is described in a paper published in the October 22 issue of the journal Scientific Reports. It is the first supercapacitor that is made out of silicon so...
  • AMD makes GPU compute a reality with hQ -- Heterogeneous Queues make GPUs a full peer in compute

    10/22/2013 9:54:09 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    semiaccurate.com ^ | Oct 21, 2013 | by Charlie Demerjian
    Heterogeneous Queues make GPUs a full peer in computeAMD is finally talking about hQ or Heterogeneous Queuing, the final step in the Fusion integration of CPU and GPUs. hQ itself is more of a mechanism for software to utilize the hardware that is in Kaveri, but it will carry over in to much much more.Conceptually speaking hQ is a pretty simple idea to explain because at its most basic level all it does is allow the GPU to send tasks to the CPU. Of course this simple thing to explain has a lot of tech behind it, simplicity is usually...
  • What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations

    10/11/2013 6:07:13 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 20 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 10, 2013 | Rebecca J. Rosen
    The Internet we each see every day is an infinitesimally tiny sliver of the whole—the parts we have curated for ourselves, the parts our network of friends and family sends to us, and the sites that we have made parts of our routines. But beyond this micro-level editing, there are also macro forces at work: The Internet largely exists for and is created by the people who are on it. The map above gives a rough idea of who those people are—or, at least, where they are. The map, created as part of the Information Geographies project at the...
  • Nothing to sniff at: Cisco finishes $2.8bn gobble of Snort'ing guy's Sourcefire

    10/09/2013 10:05:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    The Register ^ | 9th October 2013 | Iain Thomson,
    Biggest security purchase since Intel wolfed down McAfee Intrusion prevention's a hot topic in the world of security, as reflected in the $2.8bn price tag Cisco has paid to complete the acquisition of network security specialists Sourcefire.The purchase - which was announced in July - is the largest security firm purchase since Intel's $7.7bn acquisition of McAfee in 2010. And it's a huge personal payday for Marty Roesch, creator of the open-source intrusion protection system Snort. He took Snort's basic technology and built commercial code under the Sourcefire brand since 2001."I'd be lying if I said I wasn't sentimental. When...
  • Nvidia’s program to get OEMs like Origin PC to dump AMD called “Tier 0″ ( Graphics Wars!)

    10/08/2013 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Semi -Accurate ^ | Oct 7, 2013 | Charlie Demerjian
    ″ Exclusive: Seems awfully antitrusty from this point of view Sources high up at Nvidia say that the program that bribed Origin PC to drop AMD products and publicly badmouth the company, its products, and anything related is called “Tier 0″. The plan was hatched by Nvidia sales and it has a few bits to it. Tier 0 partners have to drop competitive products, AMD in this case, publicly badmouth AMD, and put out press releases/bang the publicity drum on the subject. The idea is to make it look like a grassroots problem that high-end gaming PC makers are all...
  • Logitech’s Controller to Transform iPhone Into a Game Console.

    10/07/2013 2:45:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 10/02/2013 11:40 PM | Anton Shilov
    Logitech Readies G-Series Controller for iPhoneNow that Apple iOS 7 operating system officially supports various gaming accessories, expect both iPad and iPhone to gain various controllers and add-ons designed with games in mind. Apparently, Logitech is among the first to offer one of such devices for the iPhone. Logitech is reportedly working on a controller that basically transforms iPhone into a game console. @Evleaks has managed to publish the first photos/renderings of the first Logitech gamepad for the iPhone, which is expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks. The Logitech G-series controller for iPhone is a long block with a...
  • Valve reveals haptic game controller for release in 2014

    09/28/2013 7:32:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 September 2013 | Dave Lee
    The controller offers two trackpads which provide "haptic" feedback capable of delivering various physical sensations to the player. Valve said it offers a better way to play games that have traditionally been controlled with a keyboard and mouse. Gamers have been invited test the device before it goes on sale in 2014. "Traditional gamepads force us to accept compromises," the company said via its announcement page. "We've made it a goal to improve upon the resolution and fidelity of input that's possible with those devices. "The Steam controller offers a new and, we believe, vastly superior control scheme, all while...
  • The Internet of Things Is Poised to Change Everything – IDC.

    10/07/2013 2:22:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 10/03/2013 11:10 PM | Anton Shilov
    IoT to Generate Global Revenue of $8.9 Trillion by 2020 The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a new construct in the information and communications technology (ICT) world that is occupying the minds of IT vendors, service providers, and systems integrators as it represents huge potential for new streams of revenue and new customers. The ongoing development of smart cities, cars, and houses; enhanced connectivity infrastructure and increasingly connected culture are just some key enablers to the rise of IoT. In fact, Internet of Things is not something that is coming, but something that has already been partly implemented, but will...
  • 3D Manufacturing Technology – Key to the Future of NAND Flash.

    10/07/2013 2:14:47 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 10/03/2013 11:40 PM | Anton Shilov
    By 2016, Nearly 50% of NAND Flash to Be Made Using 3D TechnologyWill look different too:With conventional semiconductor manufacturing technology soon to reach its limit in the NAND flash segment, suppliers of these memory chips are set to adopt 3D production techniques in order to boost the capacity of their devices.
  • AMD Readies 64-Bit ARM Application Processor for Consumer Devices – Report.

    10/04/2013 11:38:21 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 10/02/2013 11:20 PM | Anton Shilov
    Earlier this year Advanced Micro Devices generally confirmed plans to apply ARM architecture not only to special low-power microprocessors for servers, but also to consumer chips. According to a new rumour, the company is indeed preparing a chip designed mostly for tablets with ARMv8 general-purpose cores as well as AMD Radeon HD graphics engine. In order to be more successful on the market of media tablets, AMD is rumoured to be designing a system-on-chip with unknown number of ARM Cortex-A57 or A53 general-purpose cores as well as Radeon HD graphics engine based on GCN [graphics core next] architecture, reports SweClockers...
  • Micron Samples "Hybrid Memory Cube" With 8x the Transfer Rate of DDR4

    10/01/2013 11:34:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    dDailytech ^ | September 26, 2013 2:06 PM | Jason Mick (Blog)
    FPGAs, ASICs, and other high performance commercial applications will be targeted by next year at volume Today, vertical NAND (v-NAND) flash memory is in production and bumping storage densities in mobile devices to new highs.  Yet while many players -- including Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (KSC:005930) -- are actively producing v-NAND, vertical DRAM -- stacked volatile memory -- remained unsampled until now. I. HMC -- 70 Percent Less Power, 8x the Transfer Rate of DDR4 Micron Technologies Inc. (MU) this week announced the industry's first stacked DRAM.  While Micron describes the stacked chips as a "hybrid memory cube" (HMC) (also known as vertical DRAM (v-DRAM), the...
  • AMD Volcanic Islands "Hawaii" GPU Live, Radeon R9 290X Beats GTX Titan for 2/3 Price – Video

    09/28/2013 1:53:08 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Softpedia ^ | September 25th, 2013, 19:01 GMT | Sebastian Pop
    It's been a long time coming, and Advanced Micro Devices definitely clamored about it wherever and whenever they could: The Hawaii graphics processing unit from the Volcanic Islands line is now out, and so is the Radeon R9 290X graphics card based on it.Hawaii is the first in a new collection of chips, the other two being Hawaii Pro and Hawaii XT, which will arrive around October. On that note, the first video card powered by the new chip, and the flagship graphics adapter for that matter, might not ship right away either. We'll know for sure after watching retailers...
  • Understanding AMD’s Mantle: A Low-Level Graphics API For GCN

    09/26/2013 9:33:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Anandtech ^ | September 26, 2013 7:20 AM EST | Ryan Smith
    Wrapping up our AMD product showcase coverage for the week, AMD’s final announcement for the showcase was a very brief announcement about a new API called Mantle. Mantle is something of an enigma at this point – AMD isn’t saying a whole lot until November with the AMD Developer Summit – and although it’s conceptually simple, the real challenge is trying to understand where it fits into AMD’s product strategy, and perhaps more importantly what brought them to this point in the first place. So although we don’t have all of the necessary details in hand quite yet, we wanted...
  • AMD's Mantle API hopes to reinvent development (Gane Development )

    09/26/2013 9:12:38 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Thursday, 26 September 2013 10:23 | Peter Scott
    API inception of sorts AMD’s Hawaii even dragged on for hours and that is perhaps our only complaint – there was too much stuff, it was too damn long. For some reason AMD left the best for last. The consumerish stuff was shown off first, new cards, some audio tech and new games. But Mantle was for some reason reserved for the end of the presentation. So what’s the big deal about Mantle? Well AMD describes it as a low-level high-performance console-style graphics API for PC. That is a mouthful, but basically it is an API designed to tie in...
  • Nvidia and AMD upgrade Linux support

    09/26/2013 8:41:37 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:16 | Nick Farrell
    Give me Steam It looks like Valve’s announcement about its SteamOS has poked Nvidia and AMD to spruce up their Linux support. A day after Valve announced penguin flavoured SteamOS, AMD and Nvidia announced improvements to their driver support for the Linux. One of the things which prevented Linux from taking off in the gaming world, other than a lack of decent games, was a lack of drivers. AMD is active in the Linux community, but its open-source Linux drivers are not as good as its Windows drivers. It has been making efforts. It recently released 165 kernel patches...
  • AMD Unveils Next-Generation Radeon Graphics Cards, On-GPU Audio Processing, Proprietary Mantle API.

    09/25/2013 8:00:51 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 09/25/2013 09:08 PM | by Anton Shilov
    AMD Introduces New Radeon R7 and R9 Graphics ProductsAdvanced Micro Devices on Wednesday introduced its all-new Radeon graphics cards as well as new family of graphics processing units. The new R9- and R7-series of GPUs -- which will be available at price-points from $89 to $599+ -- will not only improve performance, but will also introduce a set of new graphics, audio and compute-related capabilities. The new AMD Radeon R7 and R9 families of graphics chip feature three key pillars: AMD GCN architecture with tweaks that adds support for DirectX 11.2 application programming interface; AMD TrueAudio technology, a fully programmable...
  • Intel proves once and for all that PCs are not coming back (Really?)

    09/20/2013 11:02:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 98 replies
    Semi -Accurate ^ | Sep 18, 2013 | Charlie Demerjian
    ********************************************************* Intel proves once and for all that PCs are not coming back IDF 2013: Rant - Dead and gone because that is what Intel wants for some reason I went to IDF this year hoping to find a reason that PCs weren’t doomed and came away knowing all key players are actively making things worse. The PC isn’t just in trouble, it is actively being destroyed because no one involved is interested in changing.Lets face it, the modern Windows 8 PC is a miserable experience, it is not a step forward from its predecessors in any measurable way but...
  • TSMC Delivers 16FinFET and 3D IC Reference F

    09/18/2013 2:53:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | [09/17/2013 11:00 PM | ] by Anton Shilov
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has released three silicon-validated reference flows within the open innovation platform (OIP) that enable 16 FinFET systems-on-chip (SoC) designs and 3D chip stacking packages. Leading electronic design automation (EDA) vendors collaborated with TSMC to develop and validate all these flows through multiple silicon test vehicles. There are three reference flows.
  • NOAA image reveales the world’s worst hit areas. (Composite image of storm tracks ) Title Modded

    09/17/2013 7:43:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16 September 2013 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Last month, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration charted the 11,967 tropical cyclones that have occurred on Earth since records began. By colouring how many times any storm track overlapped another, certain patterns arise in the density of storms affecting a given area. Cyclone tracks overlapped the most in the western Pacific and Bay of Bengal. The frequency of track overlaps is much lower in the Western Hemisphere
  • Crucial Presents 64GB LRDIMMs for New-Generation Servers.

    09/16/2013 7:57:31 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 09/12/2013 10:16 PM | Anton Shilov
    Crucial Rolls-Out Mammoth 64GB DDR3 1333MHz Crucial on Thursday announced the 64GB LRDIMM (load-reduced dual-inline memory module) for new-generation servers. Load-reduced DIMMs enable users to populate more DIMMs per channel for up to twice the installed memory capacity of a server, which is crucial for new-generation servers that can feature twelve or more microprocessor cores per socket.The 64GB Crucial DDR3L LRDIMMs operates using 1.35V, unlike the 1.5V common in DDR3 RDIMMs, making the new module more energy-efficient and cost-effective, especially in large deployments. The modules work at 1333MHz clock-rate with CAS latency 9. These modules offer up to a 35%...
  • PengPod Claims It Will Transform PC & Tablet World

    09/11/2013 12:52:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Phoronix ^ | September 09, 2013 | by Michael Larabel
    PengPod, a low-quantity Linux tablet vendor, released the PengPod 1040 tablet today that they claim will "transform the PC and Tablet world by merging both elegantly together to fit any lifestyle." But will it really pan out? The company claims their latest tablet will transform the PC and tablet worlds since it can effectively dual-boot between Android and Linaro/Ubuntu on ARM. This way, you can enjoy Android apps and then reboot and gain access to your normal Ubuntu (desktop-focused) apps -- not too different from Canonical's failed Ubuntu Edge campaign with a smart-phone dual-booting Ubuntu and Android. PengPod also...
  • Intel IDF13: Quark family SoC one fifth of Atom

    09/11/2013 12:25:20 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 19:36 | Written by Fuad Abazovic
    IDF 2013: One tenth of power Intel has just announced Quark, a new SoC family that is just one fifth of Atom in size and uses one tenth of the power. This subatomic chip is intended for ubiquitous computing, from watches to washing machines and many medical devices that people can wear. Essentially companies such Intel wants to have as many computers possible in just about anything including headlights in your car. It creates new market and expands existing ones, hence all that hype about the internet of things.This might be Intel’s solution to a wearable computing like smart glasses,...
  • Apple unveils the new A7 chip

    09/11/2013 12:08:32 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 | Slobodan Simic
    64-bit chip for iPhone 5S and iOS 7 In addition to the new 64-bit kernel iOS 7 as well as the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, Apple has unveiled its new A7 SoC, which is actually the first consumer ARM-based SoC with 64-bit support.According to Apple, the new A7 SoC consists of over 1 billion transistors on a 102mm2 die, which is actually twice what they had in the A6 chip. The chip will feature 64-bit desktop-class architecture with a modern instruction set, twice the amount of general-purpose and floating-point registers.According to Apple, the new chip will be twice...
  • Which Apple Components Were Developed By The US Government (And why the NSA wants Apple to help)

    09/11/2013 8:39:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/11/2013 | Tyler Durden
    While the investing community this morning is focused squarely on the very disappointing iPhone 5 relaunch and the lack of a cemented China Mobile deal, which has resulted in a $20 billion loss in market cap in early trading for the second most widely held hedge fund stock, a thing that we find more curious in the aftermath of the latest revalations of an implicit, if not explicitly voluntary, joint venture between Apple and the US government and specifically its NSA uberspies, is just how much of Apple's product suite is derived thanks to developments by the US government....
  • Samsung unveils smartwatch ahead of rival Apple

    09/04/2013 1:24:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 09-04-2013 | 1 hour ago by Frank Jordans
    Samsung unveiled its highly anticipated digital wristwatch Wednesday, beating Apple to what could become this year's must-have holiday gift item. So-called smartwatches, which can perform tasks such as displaying email and Twitter messages on a device worn around the wrist, have been around for several years but have failed so far to inspire great interest among ordinary consumers. But with smartphone behemoths Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. joining the fray—and Google pushing its Google Glass gadget—experts see a chance of wearable computers breaking into the mainstream. That is, if consumers can get used to talking to their watch, secret...
  • US financial regulators use no technology

    09/11/2013 11:52:55 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Wednesday, 11 September 2013 08:53 | Written by Nick Farrell
    How to fight 21st century financial crime with 19th century tools A US House of Representatives committee is investigating whether federal securities regulators are using last century's tools to review corporations' books. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa penned a stiff missive to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White asking for an explanation of why the regulator has been so slow to embrace the use of eXtensible Business Reporting Language, or XBRL. White has been wanting more funds to hire additional staff but apparently is less interested in moving to XBRL. Issa pointed out that interactive data in financial...
  • No Batteries Required: New Wireless Technology May Power Range Of Mobile / Wearable Devices

    09/04/2013 9:39:46 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/3/2013 | Reuven Cohen
    Wearable technology seems to be a hot topic these days. Most of the major technology players have some form of wearable device in the works. Samsung is calling its product line, Galaxy Gear, which they say will encourage “a smarter life.” The hope is that Internet technology will move from being something that is some-what independent of us to something that is literally woven into our daily existence. From your shoes to your shirt, stove to your toilet, the future may be found in connecting every part of our lives. This is sometimes referred to as the “Internet of Things.”...
  • Seagate Ships Hard Drives Using Next-Generation Shingled Magnetic Recording.

    09/10/2013 12:37:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 09/09/2013 11:05 PM | Anton Shilov
    Seagate First to Utilize Next-Gen SMR Tech for Hard DrivesSeagate Technology, a leading maker of hard disk drives and storage solutions, has announced it has shipped over one million drives using shingled magnetic recording (SMR). SMR is the next generation in storage technology and is critical for continued improvement in areal density to support global growth in cloud and mobile usage. The SMR generation of storage technology is expected to power gains of up to 25%. “With nearly 7 billion inhabitants on earth we are creating an astounding 2.7 Zettabytes of data a year and as such are rapidly approaching...
  • AMD embedded is in Airbus A380 ( Also some Military Craft -- no country specified )

    09/10/2013 10:59:18 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Intel talks 4G Bay Trail support Nook HD reaches into fire sale pricing Nexus 5 specs re | Written by Fuad Abazovic
    Military planes as well AMD just said that the huge Airbus A380 uses AMD embedded chips, as well as some military planes. Arun Iyengar, General Manager of Embedded Solutions Group, mentioned that AMD has been used in submarines, rescue vehicles as well as some other markets that you don’t really expect it to be. This is a market that likes to buy these chips for a number of years and expect support for least 7 years for these parts to be available. AMD embedded is in the heads up display market and it’s interesting to mention that the next generation...
  • AMD's first ARM part is for networks

    09/10/2013 10:50:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    fudzilla ^ | Monday, 09 September 2013 23:40 | Written by Fuad Abazovic
    Hierofalcon A57, up to 8 cores As expected, AMD’s first ARM based product won’t go after phones and tablets. Arun Iyengar, General Manager of Embedded Solutions Group, AMD, has just announced the company’s first ARM product codenamed Hierofalcon.It is based on up to eight ARM 64-bit A57 cores and it is a 28nm chip. It is mainly targeting the network and communications market rather than anything else.The product comes with 10Gb network support, ECC support, PCI gen 3 and ARM trusted zone. It comes in second half of 2014 and since there is still plenty of growth potential in the...
  • Big data: The next frontier for competition

    09/06/2013 12:56:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Deep analytical talent: Where are they now? Analyzing large data sets—so called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus as long as the right policies and enablers are in place. Research by MGI and McKinsey's Business Technology Office examines the state of digital data and documents the significant value that can potentially be unlocked. However, companies and policy makers must tackle significant hurdles to fully capture big data's potential - including a shortage of skilled analysts and managers.
  • Intel Demonstrates Rack Scale Architecture Servers with Optical Interconnections.

    09/05/2013 8:46:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 09/04/2013 11:15 PM | Anton Shilov
    Intel Corp. on Wednesday for the first time demonstrated a Rack Scale Architecture-based system with high-speed Intel Silicon Photonics components including a new MXC connector and ClearCurve optical fiber developed in collaboration with Corning, enabling data transfers speeds up to 1.6Tb/s at distances up to 300 meters for greater rack density. Maximum datacenter efficiency requires innovation at the silicon, system and rack level. Intel's RSA design helps industry partners to re-architect datacenters for modularity of components (storage, CPU, memory, network) at the rack level. It provides the ability to provision or logically compose resources based on application specific workload requirements....
  • The first rule of choosing a desktop Linux distribution: User, know thyself

    08/23/2013 6:10:14 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 106 replies
    IT World ^ | 22 August 2013 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    There are literally hundreds of Linux desktop distributions. Here's how to find one that's right for you. On a regular basis I use five different Linux different distributions. Over the decades, I've used pretty every much every major Linux distribution out there... and I haven't even touched more than 10% of all available Linux distributions. If I, who've made something of a career of tracking Linux, can't keep up with all the distros how can you? Honestly, you can't. No one can. So how can you find the right Linux for you? This handy, dandy guide will help. But before...
  • Samsung Begins Mass Production of DDR4 Memory

    09/01/2013 6:50:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    HardOCP ^ | Sunday September 01, 2013 7:54 AM (DST) | by Al
    Samsung Begins Mass Production of DDR4 MemorySamsung is taking the cue from ‘Field of Dreams’: If you build it, they will come. Samsung is beginning to ramp up its production of DDR4 for enterprise servers without clear cut demand for the DDR4 standard. A successor to the DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3), DDR4 memories are expected to offer higher performance, reliability and lower power consumption than its predecessor. Comments