SMART Modular HRS-T5E: A Ruggedized SATA SSD with AES-XTS 256

SMART Modular has introduced one of the industry’s first ruggedized SSDs based on 3D TLC NAND memory. Aimed at industrial and military customers, the high-reliability 2.5-inch SATA drive incorporates...

4 by Anton Shilov on 5/8/2019

Micron to Pay Intel $1.3B to $1.5B for IM Flash Stake

Earlier this year, Micron announced their intention to buy out Intel's stake of their memory technology joint venture, IM Flash Technologies. Now, as the process gets underway, Micron is...

26 by Anton Shilov on 5/8/2019

Logitech Launches G502 Lightspeed Mouse: The Classic Mouse Goes Wireless

Logitech this week is introducing an upgraded, wireless version of its popular G502 mouse. Dubbed the Logitech G502 Lightspeed, the new wireless gaming mouse uses the company’s latest Hero...

16 by Anton Shilov on 5/8/2019

28 Cores in Mini-ITX: ASRock Rack EPC621D4I-2M Motherboard for Xeon Scalable

In an interesting release from the professional arm of the manufacturer ASRock, ASRock Rack has quietly come out with a mini-ITX LGA-3647 motherboard designed for Intel's Xeon Scalable platform...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/8/2019

The Larrabee Chapter Closes: Intel's Final Xeon Phi Processors Now in EOL

Intel this week initiated its product discontinuance plan for its remaining Xeon Phi 7200-series processors codenamed Knights Mill (KML), bringing an end to the family of processors that have...

22 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 5/7/2019

Microsoft Build Day 1: Windows Subsystem For Linux Gets More Linux

Today at Microsoft’s Build developer conference, the Redmond company announced some major changes to the Windows Subsystem for Linux, as well as some improvements to Windows 10 command line...

51 by Brett Howse on 5/7/2019

Lenovo ThinkStation P720 & P920 now with Cascade Lake & Quadro RTX 8000

Lenovo on Tuesday introduced upgraded versions of its ThinkStation P720 and ThinkStation P920 workstations. The new machines are based on Intel’s second-generation Xeon Scalable processors codenamed Cascade Lake and...

2 by Anton Shilov on 5/7/2019

US Dept. of Energy Announces Frontier Supercomputer: Cray and AMD to Build 1.5 Exaflop Machine

The history of the computing industry is one of constant progress. Processors get faster, storage gets cheaper, and memory gets denser. We see the repercussions of this advancement through...

76 by Ryan Smith on 5/7/2019

Marvell to Acquire Aquantia, Eying Automotive Networking Market

Marvell on Monday announced that it had reached an agreement to buy the networking specialist firm Aquantia for $452 million. The acquisition will allow Marvell to significantly augment their...

21 by Anton Shilov on 5/6/2019

Seagate Ships 16 TB CMR Hard Drives, Preps 18 TB SMR HDDs

Continuing the march of progress in the HDD industry, Seagate has revealed that they have started shipping their 16 TB PMR hard drives. In a quarterly earnings call last...

26 by Anton Shilov on 5/6/2019

Intel to Discontinue First-Gen Movidius Neural Compute Stick

Intel this week initiated an end-of-life plan for its Movidius Neural Compute Stick, which is based on the Myriad 2 VPU. The product will be available for another year...

22 by Anton Shilov on 5/3/2019

Shipments of PC Hard Drives Predicted to Drop By Nearly 50% in 2019

According to a new financial presentation from Nidec, a Japanese motor manufacturer who is responsible for around 85% of all HDD spindle motors, the company believes that shipments of...

77 by Anton Shilov on 5/3/2019

Lenovo Readies New ThinkBook Family of Laptops

Lenovo is gearing up to launch a new series of notebooks aimed at mainstream users. The new ThinkBook laptops were recently showcased at a trade show in China and...

31 by Anton Shilov on 5/3/2019

HP’s Endpoint Security Controller: More Details About A New Chip in HP Notebooks

One of HP’s key announcements this spring was its revamped security initiative for PCs that includes hardware, software, and deep learning-based approaches. The software and DL parts of the...

32 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2019

AirUnleashed Wireless Charging Mat: An Attempt at an Apple AirPower

When Apple cancelled its AirPower wireless charging mat earlier this year, many users of the company’s latest devices got upset, yet spawned a number of third-party options that offer...

23 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2019

Valve Index VR Headset: 1440×1600 per Eye and 120/144 Hz LCDs

Valve this week started to take pre-orders on its next-generation Index VR headset that was developed entirely in-house. The product significantly improves all the capabilities of the HTC Vive...

55 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2019

Switzerland's Sunrise Starts Selling Huawei Mate 20X 5G & Xiaomi MIX3 5G Phones

Today Switzerland’s Sunrise has premiered the new Xiaomi MIX3 5G as well as the Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) as its launch 5G devices, and has started selling them...

0 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/2/2019

TSMC: Most 7nm Clients Will Transition to 6nm

In this week's quarterly earnings conference call, TSMC’s revealed that the company expects most of its 7nm "N7" process customers to eventually transition to its forthcoming 6nm "N6" manufacturing...

38 by Anton Shilov on 5/1/2019

Amazon AWS Offers Another AMD EPYC-Powered Instance: T3a

Amazon Web Services has further expanded its usage of AMD EPYC-based machines for its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Last week the company started to offer its new EPYC-powered...

19 by Anton Shilov on 5/1/2019

Western Digital Starts Shipments of Client SSDs Based on 96-Layer BICS4 3D NAND

Western Digital has been continuing to ramp up production of its 96-layer BICS4 3D NAND, and the company has already been using this flash memory for various retail storage...

3 by Anton Shilov on 5/1/2019
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