Samsung

We’ve been in 2019 for a while. Although we've covered one or two smartphones in the last couple of months of the calendar year, the true “2019 flagship” phone season is really only starting now. Samsung’s Galaxy S10 is among the first releases in this new wave of phones, and for many markets it outright is the very first of a brand-new generation. Samsung mixed things up this year by announcing the Galaxy S10 in San Francisco instead of the usual Mobile World Congress event. Though not unprecedented, the big reason here for the change in venues was to reflect Samsung's close collaboration with US carriers such as Verizon on 5G and other matters. Indeed 5G has been pretty much the buzzword for the last...

JEDEC Updates HBM Spec to Boost Capacity & Performance: 24 GB, 307 GB/s Per Stack

JEDEC this week published an updated version of its JESD235 specification, which describes HBM and HBM2 DRAM. The new version of the standard allows memory manufacturers to increase capacities...

15 by Anton Shilov on 12/19/2018

Missed Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018? It’s All In Here

If there’s one thing I love about this job, it’s about finding what makes the companies in our industry tick. This goes above and beyond just the product announcements...

18 by Ian Cutress on 12/19/2018

Samsung Unveils 2019 Notebook 9 Pen 13 & 15

Samsung on Thursday introduced its next-generation Notebook 9 convertible laptops that will hit the market next year. The new lineup of convertibles includes models with a 13.3-inch display or...

38 by Anton Shilov on 12/14/2018

Samsung’s 5G Smartphone Prototype: Don’t Mention The Notch

In the Verizon 5G demo area at Qualcomm's recent Snapdragon tech summit, there was a station that was streaming 4K video through a 5G smartphone. That device was a...

27 by Ian Cutress on 12/12/2018

Sales of High Refresh Gaming Displays Skyrocketing, Curved Gaming LCDs Prevail

The number of news stories about gaming displays that we post has increased significantly in the past couple of years. Established suppliers have broadened their lineups of gaming LCDs...

75 by Anton Shilov on 12/7/2018

The Samsung 860 QVO (1TB, 4TB) SSD Review: First Consumer SATA QLC

The introduction of four bit per cell (QLC) NAND flash memory continues with Samsung's launch of their first consumer SATA SSD with QLC NAND. The new 860 QVO establishes...

106 by Billy Tallis on 11/27/2018

Cadence Tapes Out GDDR6 IP on Samsung 7LPP Using EUV

Cadence has announced that it has successfully taped out its GDDR6 IP on Samsung’s 7LPP fabrication process. The new building blocks should enable developers of various chips to be...

11 by Anton Shilov on 11/26/2018

Samsung Galaxy Note9 Performance & Battery Showdown: Snapdragon vs Exynos

The Note9’s been has been out for several months now, but unfortunately we never really did get to reviewing the phone. A big question from a lot of our...

69 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/26/2018

PCI-SIG Warns Of Incompatibilities Between M.2 And Samsung's NGSFF/NF1

PCI-SIG, the standards committee behind PCI Express and related standards, has issued a warning about incompatibilities between their M.2 standard and Samsung's NGSFF/NF1 SSD form factor. The notice from...

17 by Billy Tallis on 11/16/2018

Samsung Announces 8nm Exynos 9820 With Tri-Group CPU Design

Early this morning Korea time, Samsung LSI announced their newest generation flagship SoC, the Exynos 9820. The Exynos 9820 succeeds this year’s Exynos 9810, which we’ve covered extensively both in...

36 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/14/2018

U.S. Government Indicts Chinese DRAM Maker JHICC on Industrial Espionage; Bans Exports To Firm

The U.S. Department of Commerce this week banned U.S. exports to a China-based maker of DRAM. The DoC believes that Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company (also known as Fujian...

58 by Anton Shilov on 11/1/2018

Samsung Shows Off 256 GB DDR4 RDIMM: Coming to Servers Soon

Samsung this week demonstrated its first 256 GB memory module for upcoming servers. The new Registered DIMM (RDIMM) is based on Samsung’s 16 Gb DDR4 memory devices introduced earlier...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/19/2018

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Book2: 12-Inch, Snapdragon 850 with X20 LTE, 20 Hrs

Samsung today has introduced the Galaxy Book2, its newest attempt to create an always on, always connected convertible PC. For the new 2-in-1 notebook, Samsung opted to use Qualcomm’s...

48 by Anton Shilov on 10/18/2018

Samsung Shares SSD Roadmap for QLC NAND And 96-layer 3D NAND

At Samsung's Tech Day event today in San Jose, the company shared their SSD roadmap for transitioning to 96-layer 3D NAND and introducing four bit per cell (QLC) NAND...

14 by Billy Tallis on 10/17/2018

Samsung Starts Mass Production of Chips Using Its 7nm EUV Process Tech

Samsung Foundry on Wednesday said that it had started production of chips using its 7LPP manufacturing technology that uses extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) for select layers. The new fabrication...

39 by Billy Tallis & Anton Shilov on 10/17/2018

Samsung Begins Sales of 65-Inch Q900R 8K UHDTV in the UK

Samsung on Wednesday started sales of its Q900R QLED 8K Ultra-HD televisions in the UK. The device initially available in the UK is the smaller 65-inch model, rather than...

13 by Anton Shilov on 10/17/2018

Intel to Support 128GB of DDR4 on Core 9th Gen Desktop Processors

One of today’s announcements threw up an interesting footnote worthy of further investigation. With its latest products, HP announced that their mainstream desktop platforms would be shipped with up...

24 by Ian Cutress on 10/15/2018

Samsung Announces The 2018 Galaxy A9 With Four Rear Cameras

We’re all very familiar with Samsung’s Galaxy S flagships, but there’s also a myriad of mid-range devices that the Korean firm also offers – trying to cover all consumer...

12 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/11/2018

Samsung Starts to Take Pre-Orders on 85-Inch Q900 8K UHDTV

Samsung this month has started to take pre-orders on its first commercial 8K UHDTV, the Q900, which sports a 7680×4320 resolution. Besides the sheer number of pixels that the...

19 by Anton Shilov on 10/8/2018

Samsung’s One Invisible Connection: 75 Gbps and 230W in a Ultra Thin Cable

This perhaps isn’t news, but there was something super amazing that I saw on the show floor at IFA this year that I wanted to write about. Despite writing...

30 by Ian Cutress on 9/13/2018

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now