Samsung

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, the reviews, or user experiences: it pays off to take heed of what a company is saying, how they are saying it, and how people inside the company feel. This is why Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Tech Summit is such a big deal: it’s hard to move in the smartphone space without bumping into Qualcomm, so an opportunity for the company to cover the technical aspects of its 2019 product goals is the prime time to analyze and scrutinize one of the biggest businesses in our industry. Here’s an overview of what happened through the week.

Samsung Preps to Build Another Multi-Billion Dollar Memory Fab Near Pyeongtaek

Samsung has begun preparations to build another semiconductor production facility near Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The fab will produce various types of memory as the market demands, and if unofficial...

16 by Anton Shilov on 3/1/2018

Samsung AR Emoji: It Almost Looks Like Me, I Guess

BARCELONA, ESP – One of the ‘innovations’ of the latest generations of smartphones have been interactive avatars that devolve into emoji. By using a bit of photography and some...

7 by Ian Cutress on 2/26/2018

Galaxy S9 Exynos 9810 Hands-On - Awkward First Results

Following our launch article I promised an update on the performance scores of the Exynos 9810 variant of the Galaxy S9. I was able to have some time with...

123 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/25/2018

Samsung Announces The Galaxy S9 and S9+

Today Samsung is announcing the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Both devices bring iterative designs over the Galaxy S8 – which is not a bad thing. The camera sees significant...

58 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/25/2018

MWC 2018: Samsung Galaxy S9 Press Event Live Blog (5pm UTC, Noon ET)

This is it. The biggest unkept secret in recent tech media, now coming to Mobile World Congress. Samsung's show is busy, and we're sitting as far forward as we...

8 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 2/25/2018

Samsung 30.72 TB SSDs: Mass Production of PM1643 Begins

Update 2/21: Adding power consumption figures for the PM1643 drive, new features. Samsung this week announced that it has started mass production of its PM1643-series SSDs. These are monstrous data...

22 by Anton Shilov on 2/20/2018

The Latest High-Capacity M.2: The Samsung 860 EVO 2TB SSD, Reviewed

The Samsung 860 EVO is the mainstream side of Samsung's new generation of consumer SATA SSDs, though our 2TB M.2 drive is a bit of a niche product. Like...

33 by Billy Tallis on 2/14/2018

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 256 GB eUFS Devices for Automotive Applications

Samsung has announced that it has started mass production of eUFS 2.1-compatible storage devices for automotive applications. The new 256 GB devices support select UFS 3.0 features for vehicles...

6 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2018

Samsung Launches Z-SSD SZ985: Up To 800GB Of Z-NAND

Samsung announced today that they are officially launching their first Z-SSD product, the SZ985. The Z-SSD uses Samsung's Z-NAND memory, a high-performance derivative of their 3D NAND flash memory...

45 by Billy Tallis on 1/29/2018

Samsung Updates on GDDR6 Portfolio: 8 Gb and 16 Gb at Multiple Speeds

Samsung has issued an update to the GDDR6 announcement earlier this month. The company’s GDDR6 lineup will include chips featuring 8 Gb and 16 Gb capacities as well as...

19 by Anton Shilov on 1/25/2018

The Samsung Exynos M3 - 6-wide Decode With 50%+ IPC Increase

With the public announcement of the Exynos 9810 having finally taken place, Samsung engineers are now free to release information on the new M3 CPU microarchitecture. We have a...

60 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/23/2018

Samsung Announces 860 PRO And 860 EVO SATA SSDs

After more than three years of ruling the consumer SATA SSD market, the Samsung 850 series is being replaced. The 850 PRO and 850 EVO that first brought 3D...

21 by Billy Tallis on 1/23/2018

The Samsung 860 PRO (512GB And 4TB) SSD Review: Replacing A Legend

The Samsung 850 PRO has been the top SATA SSD for years. Samsung is now replacing it with an updated premium SATA SSD, one that promises to be the...

60 by Billy Tallis on 1/23/2018

Samsung Starts Mass Production of 16Gb GDDR6 Memory ICs with 18 Gbps I/O Speed

This week, Samsung has announced that it has started mass production of its GDDR6 memory chips for next-generation graphics cards and other applications. The new chips will be available...

27 by Anton Shilov on 1/18/2018

Samsung Starts Production of HBM2 “Aquabolt” Memory: 8 GB, 2.4 Gbps

Samsung this week announced that it had started mass production of its second-generation HBM2 memory code-named “Aquabolt”. The new memory devices have 8 GB capacity and operate at 2.4...

17 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2018

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin 13.3-inch Convertible Gets Quad-Core i5 & SSD, Loses Weight

LAS VEGAS, NV — Samsung has announced its new-generation Notebook 7 Spin 13.3” convertible that will shortly be available in the U.S. The new model is more powerful and...

18 by Anton Shilov on 1/8/2018

Samsung Announces New 9810 SoC: DynamiQ & 3rd Gen CPU

After teasing the Exynos 9810 in CES related press material back in early November as well as having early announcement about the new modem capabilities last summer we now...

43 by Brett Howse & Andrei Frumusanu on 1/3/2018

Samsung Starts Production of 8 Gb DDR4-3600 ICs Using 2nd Gen 10nm-Class Tech

Samsung late on Wednesday said that it had initiated mass production of DDR4 memory chips using its second generation '10 nm-class' fabrication process. The new manufacturing technology shrinks die...

24 by Anton Shilov on 12/20/2017

Samsung Announces New Notebook 9 Pen and Three New Notebook 9 (2018) Laptops

Just in time for, or before CES 2018, Samsung unveiled three new laptops in their Notebook 9 family, starting with the Notebook 9 Pen. The Pen is a 13.3-inch...

19 by Joe Shields on 12/15/2017

Samsung Starts Production of 512 GB UFS NAND Flash Memory: 64-Layer V-NAND, 860 MB/s Reads

Samsung on Tuesday announced that it had initiated volume production of UFS NAND flash memory chips with 512 GB capacity based on its latest 64-layer 512 Gb V-NAND. The...

11 by Anton Shilov on 12/5/2017

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