Intel and Micron end partnership
Published in News


Thanks for the memories

Intel and Micron are to pull the plug on their long-running partnership on 3D NAND flash memory by early next year.

HarperCollins settles over Jobs' cartel
Published in News


Canadian deal brings chapter to an end

A rather nasty chapter in Steve Jobs' biography has finally drawn to a close after publisher HarperCollins has agreed to donate $120,000 in books as part of a settlement with a Canadian law enforcement agency.

Microsoft says pre Skylake chips will suffer badly from security patch
Published in Processors


At odds with Intel statements

Microsoft and Intel seem to be at odds over whether the Spectre and Meltdown patches slow down machines significantly.

Spectre and Meltdown patch freezes AMD machines
Published in Processors


Another Spectre victory

Microsoft has stalled issuing Spectre and Meltdown patches to the owners of some AMD machines following the news that some systems were freezing and refusing to boot.

Super Micro releases all-flash NVMe 1U SuperServer
Published in News


Able to leap over bottlenecks in a single bound

Super Micro has been showing the assorted throngs at CES its all-flash NVMe™ (Non-Volatile Memory Express) 1U SuperServer which can accommodate up to 36 hot-swap Samsung NGSFF NVMe SSDs.

MediaTek releases MT5598 chipset
Published in Processors


4K Telly Platform

MediaTek has been showing off its MT5598 chipset for HDR-enabled 4K TVs.

Alibaba and MediaTek team up on AI
Published in Processors

Smartmesh for the Internet of Things

Alibaba A.I. Labs, which leads the development of Alibaba's consumer AI, has announced that it is teaming up with MediaTek on Internet of Things projects.

Qualcomm announces new QCC5100 low-power Bluetooth SoC
Published in Wearables


More features and longer battery life for wireless earbuds

Qualcomms said it will make QCC5100 Bluetooth SoC, and likely will provide more processing power as well as lower power consumption for wireless headphones and "hearables".

Gigabyte's X470 motherboard spotted on CES floor
Published in Motherboards


Better VRM, two M.2 slots and more

Although it is scheduled to launch in April, together with the second generation Ryzen desktop CPUs,  AMD's upcoming X470 chipset motherboard has already been seen at the CES 2018 show in Las Vegas.

AMD announces Ryzen desktop CPU with Radeon Vega graphics
Published in Processors


Two desktop APUs launching on February 12th

AMD took the CES 2018 show by storm, revealing a lot of information regarding its GPU and CPU futures as well as some of the upcoming new products, including its  desktop APUs.