Technology

Facebook Is Forming a Team to Design Its Own Chips

Facebook Is Forming a Team to Design Its Own Chips

23 Apr 2018 comment

Facebook is building a team to design its own semiconductors, adding to a trend among technology companies to supply themselves and lower their dependence on chipmakers, according to Bloomberg, citing job listings and people familiar with the matter.

Academia and Industry Collaborate to Drive UK Supercomputer Adoption

Academia and Industry Collaborate to Drive UK Supercomputer Adoption

22 Apr 2018 comment

HPE announced a collaboration with Arm, SUSE, and three leading UK universities to accelerate the adoption of supercomputer applications in the UK.

Construction Starts at the World's Largest Hydrogen Pilot Plant

Construction Starts at the World's Largest Hydrogen Pilot Plant

22 Apr 2018 comment

An EU-funded project for a CO2-reduced energy future and the decarbonization of steel production is taking shape.

New IBM Cloud-ready Mainframe Based on Single-frame Design

New IBM Cloud-ready Mainframe Based on Single-frame Design

11 Apr 2018 comment

IBM announced its newest cloud-ready mainframes, the z14 Model ZR1 and LinuxONE Rockhopper II, the latest additions to its family of servers announced in 2017.

HP Introduced the Most Powerful Workstation for Machine Learning

HP Introduced the Most Powerful Workstation for Machine Learning

8 Apr 2018 comment

HP recently unveiled a set of industry-leading machine learning solutions, including the HP Z8, the world’s most powerful workstation for ML development.

Huawei Ethernet Switches Maintain Leading Position Globally

Huawei Ethernet Switches Maintain Leading Position Globally

6 Apr 2018 comment

Huawei maintained strong momentum throughout 2017 and continued to play a leading role in the global Ethernet switch market.

Intel Core i9 Processor Comes to Mobile

Intel Core i9 Processor Comes to Mobile

5 Apr 2018 comment

At a global event in Beijing, Intel unveiled the first Core i9 processor for laptops.

Microsoft Edges Closer to Quantum Computer Based on Elusive Particle

Microsoft Edges Closer to Quantum Computer Based on Elusive Particle

2 Apr 2018 comment

At Microsoft 's Dutch research facility at the Delft University of Technology, several large cylindrical metal tubes hang from the ceiling, according to Bloomberg.

Holistic Approach to Broadband Network Development

Holistic Approach to Broadband Network Development

2 Apr 2018 comment

A new conception of broadband is on target to be achieved as the industry experiences an era of unparalleled change and challenge.

Huawei Said to Be in Talks to Build Blockchain-Ready Smartphone

Huawei Said to Be in Talks to Build Blockchain-Ready Smartphone

25 Mar 2018 comment

Huawei is considering developing a mobile phone that will be able to run blockchain-based applications, according to Bloomberg, citing two people familiar with the plans.

Google Is Said to Work on Blockchain-Related Technology

Google Is Said to Work on Blockchain-Related Technology

25 Mar 2018 comment

Google is working on blockchain-related technology to support its cloud business and head off competition from emerging startups, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.

Apple Is Said to Develop Displays to Replace Samsung Screens

Apple Is Said to Develop Displays to Replace Samsung Screens

24 Mar 2018 comment

Apple is designing and producing its own device displays using a secret manufacturing facility near its California headquarters to make small numbers of the screens for testing purposes, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the situation.

MWC 2018: Autonomous Driving Boom Spurs STMicro to Develop New Chips

MWC 2018: Autonomous Driving Boom Spurs STMicro to Develop New Chips

1 Mar 2018 comment

STMicroelectronics is developing chips that can tackle features like night vision, micro-mapping and 360-degree detection, in a bid to meet demand from car manufacturers racing to build driverless autos, according to Bloomberg.

MWC 2018: Intel Will Bring 5G to Mobile PCs Next Year

MWC 2018: Intel Will Bring 5G to Mobile PCs Next Year

23 Feb 2018 comment

Intel is continuing to build new products and collaborations for 5G across the network, client and cloud.

Samsung Begins Production of Largest SSD for Enterprise Systems

Samsung Begins Production of Largest SSD for Enterprise Systems

22 Feb 2018 comment

Samsung announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s largest capacity Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive (SSD), the PM1643, for use in next-generation enterprise storage systems.

Samsung Begins Production of 256GB eUFS for Automotive Applications

Samsung Begins Production of 256GB eUFS for Automotive Applications

16 Feb 2018 comment

Samsung announced that it has begun mass production of a 256-gigabyte (GB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution with advanced features based on automotive specifications from the JEDEC UFS 3.0 standard, for the first time in the industry.

Samsung SDI Turns to Used Phones for Cobalt as Prices Surge

Samsung SDI Turns to Used Phones for Cobalt as Prices Surge

14 Feb 2018 comment

Samsung SDI, a battery supplier to carmakers, plans to recycle cobalt from used mobile phones as companies around the world scramble to secure supplies of the metal amid surging prices, according to Bloomberg.

Most Powerful Rocket Sends Tesla to Space

Most Powerful Rocket Sends Tesla to Space

7 Feb 2018 comment

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its new Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time last night, according to Bloomberg.

Bitcoin Ban Expands Across Credit Cards as Big U.S. Banks Recoil

Bitcoin Ban Expands Across Credit Cards as Big U.S. Banks Recoil

3 Feb 2018 comment

A growing number of big U.S. credit-card issuers are deciding they don’t want to finance a falling knife. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc. said they’re halting purchases of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on their credit cards. JPMorgan, enacting the ban Saturday, doesn’t want the credit risk associated with the transactions, company spokeswoman Mary Jane Rogers said, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Starts Producing 16-Gigabit GDDR6 for Advanced Graphics Systems

Samsung Starts Producing 16-Gigabit GDDR6 for Advanced Graphics Systems

26 Jan 2018 comment

Samsung announced that it has started mass production of the industry’s first 16-gigabit (Gb) Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) memory for use in advanced graphics processing for gaming devices and graphics cards as well as automotive, network and artificial intelligence systems.

Alibaba's AI Outgunned Humans in Key Stanford Reading Test

Alibaba's AI Outgunned Humans in Key Stanford Reading Test

16 Jan 2018 comment

Alibaba has developed an artificial intelligence model that scored better than humans in a Stanford University reading and comprehension test, according to Bloomberg.

EU Launches One Billion Euros Supercomputing Plan

EU Launches One Billion Euros Supercomputing Plan

13 Jan 2018 comment

The European Union will spend one billion euros to try to catch up to China, the U.S. and Japan in supercomputing, the European Commission said.

Intel Says Chip-Security Fixes Leave PCs No More Than 10% Slower

Intel Says Chip-Security Fixes Leave PCs No More Than 10% Slower

12 Jan 2018 comment

Intel, trying to defuse concern that fixes to widespread chip security vulnerabilities will slow computers, released test results showing that personal computers won’t be affected much and promised more information on servers, according to Bloomberg.

ARM Says About 5% of Its Chips Have Hack Vulnerability

ARM Says About 5% of Its Chips Have Hack Vulnerability

11 Jan 2018 comment

ARM Holdings said about 5 percent of chips made using its designs and intellectual property are vulnerable to the potential hardware hack known as Spectre, according to Bloomberg.

CES: Intel Presented 8th Generation Core Processors

CES: Intel Presented 8th Generation Core Processors

9 Jan 2018 comment

At CES in Las Vegas, Intel has revealed 8th generation of its Core processors. They come with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics and are packed with features and performance crafted for gamers, content creators and fans of virtual and mixed reality.

First Amazon Alexa-Enabled Digital Glasses to Debut at CES

First Amazon Alexa-Enabled Digital Glasses to Debut at CES

8 Jan 2018 comment

The first augmented-reality glasses with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant will be shown this week at CES in Las Vegas and are manufactured by a 75-employee company rather than the e-commerce giant’s growing devices division, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Is Said to Develop EKG Heart Monitor for Future Watch

Apple Is Said to Develop EKG Heart Monitor for Future Watch

1 Jan 2018 comment

Apple is developing an advanced heart-monitoring feature for future versions of its smartwatch, part of a broader push by the company to turn what was once a luxury fashion accessory into a serious medical device, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the plan.

IBM Announces Collaborations to Accelerate Quantum Computing

IBM Announces Collaborations to Accelerate Quantum Computing

22 Dec 2017 comment

IBM announced the first clients to tap into its IBM Q early-access commercial quantum computing systems to explore practical applications important to business and science.

Lenovo and Intel Deliver New System to Leibniz Supercomputing Center

Lenovo and Intel Deliver New System to Leibniz Supercomputing Center

21 Dec 2017 comment

Lenovo and Intel will deliver a next-generation supercomputer to Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in Munich, Germany.