Synopsys Demonstrates CXL and CCIX 1.1 over PCIe 5.0: Next-Gen In Action

Synopsys, one of the leading developers of chip development tools and silicon IP, demonstrated its CXL over PCIe 5.0 as well as CCIX 1.1 over PCIe 5.0 solutions at...

5 by Anton Shilov on 10/11/2019

Intel to Discontinue Nearly All Desktop Kaby Lake CPUs

Intel has announced End-of-Life plan for most of its desktop Kaby Lake and remaining Skylake processors. The boxed and tray versions of the chips will be available for interested...

54 by Anton Shilov on 10/10/2019

New Tools & IP Accelerate Development of 5nm Arm ‘Hercules’ SoCs

Arm, Synopsys, and Samsung Foundry have developed a set of optimized tools and IP that will enable chip designers to build next-generation SoCs based on Arm’s Hercules processor cores...

8 by Anton Shilov on 10/10/2019

Fitbit Shifts Production Away from China

Fitbit has announced plans to shift its production away from China starting early 2020. The company indicated that the decision was conditioned by the fact that its products were...

20 by Anton Shilov on 10/10/2019

HP Unveils Chromebooks for Enterprise: AMD and Intel

HP has introduced its first business-oriented Chromebooks for Enterprise mobile PCs that support advanced security, management, and deployment features. The lineup consists of two machines featuring different configurations: Intel-based...

7 by Anton Shilov on 10/10/2019

Intel Starts to Close Omni-Path: OPA1 Xeon CPUs on EOL, OPA2 Axed

Intel this week announced plans to discontinue its 1st Generation Xeon Scalable processors with Omni-Path interconnect a year from now. With no 2nd Generation Xeon Scalable products announced to...

9 by Anton Shilov on 10/10/2019

G.Skill Launches 32 GB DDR4 Modules, 256 GB Kits: Up to DDR4-4000

G.Skill has now rolled out its 32 GB unbuffered DDR4 modules in dual-channel and quad-channel memory kits. The modules are offered with data transfer rates from 2666 MT/s to...

27 by Anton Shilov on 10/9/2019

Team Group Joins PCIe 4.0 SSD Race with Cardea Zero Z440 Drives

The rollout of AMD’s PCIe 4.0 Ryzen platform has accelerated releases of PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD drives. Team Group this week introduced its versions of SSDs based on Phison’s...

26 by Anton Shilov on 10/9/2019

MSI’s Alpha 15: AMD Ryzen 3750H and Radeon RX 5500M

MSI is preparing to release a gaming laptop based exclusively on AMD’s CPU and GPU mobile hardware. The Alpha 15 from MSI will be among the first notebooks to...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/8/2019

TSMC: N7+ EUV Process Technology in High Volume, 6nm (N6) Coming Soon

TSMC announced on Monday that its customers have started shipping products based on chips made by TSMC using its N7+ (2nd Generation 7 nm with EUV) process technology that...

27 by Anton Shilov on 10/8/2019

Intel Starts End-of-Life Plan for Kaby Lake-G

Intel this week initiated its product discontinuance plan for its Kaby Lake-G processors with on-package Radeon RX Vega graphics. The products will be available to order for about the...

14 by Anton Shilov on 10/8/2019

Samsung Develops 12-Layer 3D TSV DRAM: Up to 24 GB HBM2

Samsung on Monday said that it had developed the industry’s first 12-layer 3D packaging for DRAM products. The technology uses through silicon vias (TSVs) to create high-capacity HBM memory...

11 by Anton Shilov on 10/7/2019

Gen-Z PHY Specification 1.1 Published: Adds PCIe 5.0, Gen-Z 50G Fabric

The Gen-Z Consortium this week released Physical Layer Specification 1.1 for Gen-Z interconnects. The new standard adds enhanced support for PCIe Gen 5 as well as Gen-Z 50G Fabric...

8 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2019

Acer Ships ConceptD CP7271K P: A Professional 4K 144 Hz Monitor with G-Sync Ultimate

Acer has started shipments of its ConceptD CP7271K P professional monitor designed for developers of fast-paced color-critical HDR content such as animation, games, and movies. The monitor brings together...

29 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2019

Micron: 128-Layer 4th 3D NAND with RG Architecture Coming Soon

Micron has taped out its first 4th Generation 3D NAND memory devices with its new replacement gate (RG) architecture. The tape out confirms that the company is on track...

10 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2019

HP Announces Restructuring Plan: Up to 9,000 Jobs to Be Cut

HP late on Thursday announced plans to restructure the company in a bid to simplify its operations, cut costs, and increase dividends to investors. As a part of its...

17 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2019

IDC PC Monitor Trends: IPS and 21.5-Inch Most Popular, Curved Displays Get Traction

Sales of large displays and/or gaming displays have been increasing in the past few years, but recently monitor manufacturers have also rolled-out oversized displays and curved LCDs for their...

29 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2019

Supermicro Expands European Manufacturing Operations

This week Supermicro has expanded operations in the Netherlands. The new facilities will enable the company to make servers and storage systems in Europe quicker, offer its customers more...

3 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2019

HyperX Pulsefire Dart Wireless Gaming Mouse with Qi Charging Launched

Kingston has introduced its new HyperX-branded Pulsfire Dart gaming mouse that features Qi charging as well as a 16,000 DPI resolution. In addition, the company also announced its ChargePlay...

2 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2019

Intel Ships Stratix 10 DX FPGAs: Supports PCIe 4.0, UPI, and Optane DCPMM

Last week Intel announced it has started shipments of its Stratix 10 DX FPGA to early adopters. The DC models are designed for next-generation cache-coherent accelerators for custom servers...

6 by Anton Shilov & Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/3/2019

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