Samsung begins 20nm High Bandwidth Memory 2 production
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256GB/s with four 8Gb stacks, seven-fold increase over GDDR5

Roughly six months ago, AMD launched the first graphics cards packed with first-generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). Today, Samsung has just announced production of the industry’s first 20nm 4GB DRAM package based on second-generation High Bandwidth Memory 2 (HBM2).

Apple, Samsung and Sony in child-labour claim
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Seven year olds mining for Cobalt


Apple, Samsung and Sony have been named and shamed in an Amnesty International report for not doing enough to prevent child labour crimes in the production of products.

Samsung to begin production of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820
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Using new second-gen 14nm FinFET low-power plus (LPP) process

On Thursday, Samsung announced it has begun mass production of the company’s second-generation 14nm 3D FinFET low-power plus (LPP) process technology.

Mother of Snapdragons choses Samsung
Published in Processors
Thursday, 14 January 2016 11:13

Mother of Snapdragons choses Samsung


Qualcomm knifes TSMC

Qualcomm's long running partnership with TSMC appears to be grinding to a halt after the chipmaker chose rival Samsung to make its coming flagship mobile chip.

130 countries getting Netflix
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 10:11

130 countries getting Netflix


4K for nearly everyone

One of the most important developments at CES was Netflix's announcement that it was deploying to 130 countries.

Qualcomm wants to know which rat squealed to the watchdogs
Published in Processors


Applies for court documents

Qualcomm is very interested who ratted it out to the Korean anti-trust authroities and has asked seven of its major customers and rivals to hand over the paperwork of what they told the watchdogs.

Samsung thinks BoTs are hot for the IoT
Published in Wearables
Monday, 11 January 2016 12:23

Samsung thinks BoTs are hot for the IoT


Internet of Things will need a large BoT

Samsung has been thinking laterally about the Internet of Things and has decided to invest shedloads in batteries.

OCZ announces new RevoDrive 400 PCI-E NVMe SSD
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Serious bandwidth

OCZ has been showing off its new RevoDrive 400 NVMe PCI Express SSD which is starting to show how far the technology has come in a few years.

Microsoft scores IoT win
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Friday, 08 January 2016 11:34

Microsoft scores IoT win


Partners up with Samsung

Software giant Microsoft has scored a big win on the "Internet of Things" front by signing a deal with Samsung.

Samsung releases new Chromebook
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Wednesday, 06 January 2016 12:20

Samsung releases new Chromebook


Better battery life

Samsung has announced its new Chromebook 3 at CES practically with no fanfare.