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Samsung announces IMDB memory

Bentley-Reserve-SFSamsung, 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

Mobile payments set to bloom

ContactlessApple 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

Intel’s latest PC roadmap leaked

Intel_Cannonlake_Roadmap_WideThe 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

SanDisk delays Analyst Day – Toshiba shares skid daily limit

Toroid-Composite-Render-Sea-Inlet_5Toshiba 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

Weak PC sales hurts Nvidia

nvidiaNvidia 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