Trade Shows

In the back of my mind I guess I had always assumed Sharp made some sort of smart device, but I was still taken aback at their booth at IFA, where the Sharp Aquos D10 smartphone was on display. This device is very much an attempt at a focused mid-range product, but it was the display panel that was attracting the most attention. Aquos. Ak-wos? A-cue-os? Truth be told, I’m not a fan of the Aquos name. I’m not even sure I pronounce it correctly. However Sharp has built the Aquos brand through its displays, and now has a good opportunity to bring innovate display technology to the smartphone industry, either through its own devices or through other OEMs. With a large part of IFA focused...

Hot Chips 2018: Intel on Graphics Live Blog (11:30am PT, 6:30pm UTC)

Intel is talking graphics! We're expecting a lot of discussion about Kaby Lake G, with Radeon graphics, however the slide deck is going to talk a lot about power...

11 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2018

Hot Chips 2018: The Google Pixel Visual Core Live Blog (10am PT, 5pm UTC)

Hot Chips has started! One of the first talks today is from Google, detailing the Pixel Visual Core processor found in the latest Pixel smartphones. The talk is called...

14 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2018

Intel Datacenter Summit 2018 Live Blog

We're live here at Intel HQ in Santa Clara for the company's 2018 Datacenter Summit. The most lucrative part of Intel's business, the company is looking to pivot entirely...

19 by Ian Cutress on 8/8/2018

Flash Memory Summit 2018, Yangtze Memory Technology Keynote Live Blog: Unleashing 3D NAND

The final talk of this session is from Yangtze Memory Technology (YMTC). We published their announcement this week, but they have set a very interesting talk for the show...

4 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

Flash Memory Summit 2018, SK Hynix Keynote Live Blog: NAND Development

Second keynote of the session is SK Hynix

1 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

Flash Memory Summit 2018, Micron Keynote Live Blog: QLC Flash

The afternoon keynote session has talks from Micron, SK Hynix, and YMTC, speaking all about future Flash products. This first talk is titled 'QLC Flash: Metting the Challenges of...

0 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

Flash Memory Summit, Western Digital Keynote Live Blog

Second Keynote for us: Western Digital

0 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

Flash Memory Summit, Toshiba Keynote Live Blog

We're here at Flash Memory Summit! One of the first keynotes of the event is Toshiba, speaking about their use of Flash.

0 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

MRAM Developer Day, IBM Keynote Live Blog

Third Keynote in this session is from IBM Research: STT-MRAM is Ready for Applications Today.

0 by Ian Cutress on 8/6/2018

MRAM Developer Day, Everspin Keynote: The MRAM Revolution (9:15am PT, 4:15pm UTC)

Prior to Flash Memory Summit, the first order of business is the MRAM Developer Day. The key talks today revolve around Everspin, a leader in MRAM Technology, GlobalFoundries, and...

3 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/6/2018

NVIDIA Teases “GeForce Gaming Celebration” For August 20th At Gamescom 2018

This afternoon NVIDIA announced their plans for a public “GeForce Gaming Celebration” later this month, taking place amidst the Gamescom expo in Cologne, Germany. Promising talk of games and...

42 by Ryan Smith on 7/30/2018

MSI's New Threadripper 2 Motherboard on Steroids: X399 Creation

One of the most impressive motherboard designs coming out of Computex was MSI’s new X399 Creation motherboard. With Threadripper 2 around the corner, sporting support for up to 32...

19 by Ian Cutress on 7/2/2018

Azio Expands Lineup of ‘Retro Classic’ Peripherals with Mice, Pads, Palm Rests

Azio’s eye-catching Retro Classic mechanical keyboards launched last year seem to be quite a success for the company, as it now plans to expand the family of ‘Retro Classic&rsquo...

9 by Anton Shilov on 6/29/2018

ASMedia Preps ASM2824 PCIe 3.0 Switch

Back in 2016 Avago/Broadcom greatly increased the prices of its PLX-branded PCIe switches, which caused many motherboard manufacturers to cease using them. Avago’s motivation was rather obvious — PCIe...

20 by Anton Shilov on 6/27/2018

PNY Preps External Elite-X Portable SSD with USB-C 3.1 Interface: Up to 800 MB/s

PNY demonstrated its new external SSD at Computex earlier this month. The new Elite-X Portable SSD uses a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface and a USB Type-C connector, thus...

22 by Anton Shilov on 6/26/2018

Alphacool Eisblock GPX: A Waterblock with Vertical and Horizontal Connectors

One of the unexpected discoveries on the showfloor at Computex this year was a waterblock from Alphacool. As part of the Eis (‘Ice’) family, the Eisblock GPX is a...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/25/2018

An EpicGear Turnkey PC Gaming Café: Beam Me Up Scotty

One of the phrases I no longer hear in this industry is ‘Cyber Café’. A remnant of the past, at least here in the west, a gaming or cyber...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/25/2018

AIC Shows Dual NF1 to U.2 SSD Adapter

After the official announcement last week of Samsung’s new 8TB NF1 drive, I went back through my Computex photo kit to dig out a couple of images I snapped...

3 by Ian Cutress on 6/25/2018

New Realtek PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe Controllers: RTS5762 & RTS5763DL up to 3.5 GB/s

The market of SSDs is expanding rather rapidly, which encourages new companies to enter the scene. Realtek introduced its first SSD controller two years ago targeting primarily entry-level PCIe...

12 by Anton Shilov on 6/25/2018

AIC’s Grays Peak Server with Intel ‘EDSFF’ Ruler SSDs

In the consumer space, we get SATA drives, mSATA drives, M.2 drives, and for the high end, U.2 drives. By contrast, the enterprise space is expanding: U.2 is a...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/25/2018

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