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Comment: A8 - rick merritt - 8/22/2014
Silicon Valley Builds Bridge to Iran
News & Analysis  
8/22/2014   5 comments
Serial entrepreneur Kamran Elahian is organizing a Silicon Valley event on innovation that will attempt to build a bridge to an emerging high-tech sector in his home country of Iran.
Comment: Productivity - rick merritt - 8/21/2014
Comment: More perspective - rick merritt - 8/20/2014
Startup Promises Sub-$20 DNA Test
News & Analysis  
8/20/2014   11 comments
Startup InSilixa described a silicon bio-sensing array that promises to bring molecular diagnostics to the point of care with tests that cost less than $20.
Comment: Ambitious goals - rick merritt - 8/20/2014
Comment: Re: Consequences - rick merritt - 8/20/2014
ARM Stressed in Server Bid
News & Analysis  
8/20/2014   4 comments
ARM servers will come more slowly and perhaps to fewer applications than previously thought, according to server executives at Dell and Alibaba.
Comment: Go Rockiel! - rick merritt - 8/19/2014
25 Views of Hot Chips 2014
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8/18/2014   3 comments
ARM commanded much of the spotlight at Hot Chips 2014, but the event made it clear Intel maintains its position as king of the microprocessor hill.
Bitcoin ASIC in Chips-to-$ Race
News & Analysis  
8/14/2014   5 comments
Startup Cointerra described its bitcoin mining ASIC at Hot Chips, painting a picture of the headlong race to virtual money -- and logic power density -- that the emerging bitcoin economy has spawned.
Comment: Re: Using C++ - rick merritt - 8/14/2014
Comment: Intel uses ARM? - rick merritt - 8/14/2014
M'soft Plugs FPGAs in Datacenter
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8/12/2014   28 comments
FPGAs from Altera and Xilinx are getting plugged into the datacenter servers run by Microsoft and China's Baidu, pioneering a new dimension in distributed computing, according to talks at Hot Chips.
Comment: Re: Naah - rick merritt - 8/12/2014
Comment: Re: Overheads - rick merritt - 8/12/2014
Nvidia Flexes Custom 64-Bit ARM
News & Analysis  
8/12/2014   2 comments
Nearly four years since work began, Nvidia announced results of Project Denver, a 64-bit custom ARM core, initially aimed at tablets in an upgrade of the Tegra K1 SoC.
Comment: Re: Moore's law - rick merritt - 8/11/2014
Intel Outlines 14nm, Broadwell
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8/11/2014   18 comments
Intel provided first details of its 14nm process technology now qualified for volume production in at least one fab and gave a sneak peak at Broadwell, its first CPU to use it.
Graphics API Gets Makeover
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8/11/2014   1 comment
The Khronos Group is calling for help with an OpenGL makeover to create a viable cross-platform standard in the face of proprietary APIs coming from Apple, AMD, and Microsoft.
Will Google or Apple Disrupt Intel?
Blog  
8/11/2014   19 comments
Google, Apple, or a smart startup could unseat Intel in microprocessors, the microprocessor design veteran Davd Ditzel said after an interview about his Hot Chips paper.
Comment: Re: NVDIMM SIG - rick merritt - 8/10/2014
Comment: Re: NVDIMM SIG - rick merritt - 8/8/2014
Comment: Other peaks? - rick merritt - 8/8/2014
9 Peaks From the Flash Summit
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8/8/2014   8 comments
Flash controllers want to be compute nodes, vertical NAND wants to ship and next-gen non-volatiles want a shot, I was told at the Flash Summit.
Comment: Re: What watch? - rick merritt - 8/7/2014
Comment: Flashback - rick merritt - 8/7/2014
Comment: What watch? - rick merritt - 8/7/2014
Woz Riffs on Watches, Engineering
News & Analysis  
8/7/2014   10 comments
Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and Silicon Valley icon, gave his unvarnished opinions on smartwatches, engineering, and more in an on-stage interview at the Flash Memory Summit.
Samsung Tips 3-Bit Vertical NAND
News & Analysis  
8/5/2014   8 comments
Samsung said it will ship a version of its 128 Gbit vertical NAND supporting three bits per cell within weeks.
Flash Fails 5 Ways, Says Alibaba
News & Analysis  
8/5/2014   4 comments
An R&D manager for cloud services at China's Alibaba datacenters gave a laundry list of problems flash vendors need to address in a keynote at the Flash Memory Summit.
PMC Plugs DRAM Into PCI Express
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8/5/2014   Post a comment
PMC-Sierra is using its NAND flash controller in a flash-backed DRAM memory card that plugs into the PCI Express 3.0 bus, aimed at memory-constrained systems that demand more performance.
IBM, GF Explore New Partners
Blog  
8/4/2014   5 comments
Globalfoundries is focused on getting to 14 nm as fast as possible, so reports that it turned down a deal to buy IBM's two fabs for $2 billion make sense.
Comment: Re: Follow up - rick merritt - 8/1/2014
Comment: Re: Follow up - rick merritt - 8/1/2014
Comment: Medical spinoff - rick merritt - 8/1/2014
Comment: Follow up - rick merritt - 8/1/2014
Comment: Update posted - rick merritt - 8/1/2014
EUV Results Bogus, Says Analyst
News & Analysis  
8/1/2014   29 comments
A veteran industry watcher and an IBM expert are at loggerheads over IBM's recent announcement of a throughput advance with the latest ASML extreme ultraviolet lithography scanner.
Comment: Re: 14 nm - rick merritt - 7/31/2014
6 Things to Expect at Flash Summit
News & Analysis  
7/31/2014   6 comments
A coming out party for NVMe PCIe SSDs, more flash appliances and arrays, incremental news on vertical NAND and next-gen memories, and more are on tap for next week's Flash Memory Summit.
Comment: Re: good news - rick merritt - 7/30/2014
IBM Breaks EUV Throughput Record
News & Analysis  
7/30/2014   22 comments
An ASML NXE3300B extreme ultraviolet scanner exposed 637 wafers in 24 hours in its first test at an IBM facility in Albany, N.Y., but still has miles to go before it is ready for commercial use.
Comment: Others agree - rick merritt - 7/29/2014
IoT Spec Taps Internet Protocol
News & Analysis  
7/29/2014   1 comment
The IPSO Alliance will release a reference architecture for an IoT software stack based on the Internet Protocol, along with a list of smart objects for functions such as lighting control.
Comment: Ambitious effort - rick merritt - 7/29/2014
Comment: Nano sats - rick merritt - 7/29/2014
Space Business Rising, Experts Say
News & Analysis  
7/28/2014   9 comments
The emerging commercial space sector is making progress but still has a long way to go, said NASA and other experts at a New Space event.
Comment: Re: 14 nm - rick merritt - 7/27/2014
Samsung's Silicon Valley Home
Blog  
7/25/2014   11 comments
Samsung is building a 10-story complex in the heart of Silicon Valley that will be home for some of its memory and display researchers and a whole lot of ecosystem efforts.
Comment: Re: first - rick merritt - 7/25/2014
NASA Exec Says, 'Boldly Go!'
News & Analysis  
7/25/2014   17 comments
Pete Worden, director of NASA's Ames Research Center, challenged a Silicon Valley crowd to go beyond our solar system to find life and settle space -- and harness biotechnology along the way.
Google, Facebook Clash at Con
News & Analysis  
7/24/2014   12 comments
Google and Facebook will share their visions of datacenter networking -- likely similar and competing in some ways -- at the Hot Interconnects event in August.
Comment: Numbers please? - rick merritt - 7/24/2014
Comment: Beachy - rick merritt - 7/24/2014


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