Samsung, for the second year in a row, selected the Bentley Reserve (Old Mint) in San Francisco as the venue for announcing a series of products ranging from IoT Artik single mini board computing systems to support for massive In-Memory Database (IMDB) DIMMs with Near Data Processing (NDP) support.… Read the rest
AMD has been telling the world+dog about its new form of graphics chip technology that it claims could revolutionise PC gaming.
The High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) processors have been on the drawing board for more than seven years, and it has now outlined the benefits they will offer over conventional GDDR5 RAM.… Read the rest
The chances of Intel engaging in a hostile takeover bid for Altera have lessened as reports emerged of a rapprochement between the two semiconductor companies.
Intel has been interested in buying Altera for some time, although its attempts to snap it up earlier this year came to nothing.… Read the rest
Apple Pay appears to have spurred the company’s competitors to get in on the mobile payment act and a report today said that global shipments of moble phones using near field communications (NFC) totalled 400 million units last year.
That, according to research company Topology, is about 20 percent of total shipments worldwide last year.… Read the rest
In a leap into new territory, GPU maker Nvidia wants to start making self driving cars.
It took Nvidia the better part of a decade to gain acceptance as a global automotive supplier, a lesson for other technology firms hoping to make a similar move from consumer electronics to car components.… Read the rest
The latest Intel PC client platform roadmap, which covers the launch schedules of several next generation processors has been leaked to the great unwashed.
The 2013-2016 roadmap gives key insights on how Intel will handle launches of its next generation 14nm and 10nm processors including Broadwell, Skylake and Cannonlake – codenamed CornFlake.… Read the rest
Intel is to develop integrated cloudy products with eASIC — it is a fabless semiconductor company outfit peddling ASIC devices used in the production of customised silicon devices.
The cunning plan is to combine better processing performance and customizable hardware for data centres and the cloud.… Read the rest
Toshiba shares skidded 17 percent ($2.5 Billion) to its daily limit Monday on the Tokyo Exchange after the company reported after market close Friday, that it was withdrawing its earnings guidance for the fiscal year ended March and cancelling a year-end dividend due as it expanded a previously announced investigation.… Read the rest
Sales of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) fell by 7.5 percent in the first quarter of this year.
Revenues came to $12 billion and the reason was weak contract prices plus poor sales of notebooks and smartphones because of the time of year.… Read the rest
Nvidia predicted lower-than-expected revenue for the second quarter because falling PC sales have weakened the need for its graphic processor units.
Nvidia also reported first-quarter revenue and profit below what the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street estimated.
Chief Financial Officer Colette Kress attributed the tepid forecast to a fall in demand from OEMs and PC market which is softer than a baby’s bottom.… Read the rest