Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Qualcomm Announces Cat10 MDM9x45 Modems doing 450 Mbps

Ibuypower SBX

Qualcomm has today announced their newest and latest Category 10 LTE-Advanced modem, the 20nm Qualcomm Gobi MDM9x45 capable of speeds up to 450 Mbps/100 Mbps


Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, Rumors, VR World

AMD’s New 20nm APU Could Lead to Xbox One Slim Model

Xbox One console

AMD and Microsoft have shrunk the Xbox One’s main processor in an effort to maximize efficiency and costs.


Global Politics, US

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 20nm DDR4 Memory


New lineup of DDR4 memory to be targeted at Enterprise market.



Samsung Switches to 20nm as TSMC Aims to Attain 10nm By 2015

Samsung Exynos

As Samsung seems to complete its move to a 20nm manufacturing process, TSMC is aiming to shift to a 10 nm process node by the end of 2015.


Business, Hardware, VR World

Samsung and Globalfoundries Collaborate on 14nm FinFET


Samsung and Globalfoundries have announced a partnership to collaborate on a global scale to deliver 14nm FinFET technology to their customers. This partnership is different from the already existing Common Platform Alliance which includes Globalfoundries, Samsung and IBM, but is likely a product of that relationship considering that IBM is mostly a research fab and doesn’t really produce many commercial wafers. This 14nm FinFET collaboration is an effort by both companies to build up enough fab capacity in order to satisfy the demand of their customers on this leading-edge technology. As you can see from the slide above Samsung and Globalfoundries’ partnership means that the


Enterprise, Hardware

SK.Hynix Enables 1TB of Processor Memory with a 128GB DDR4 Module


Back in 2003, AMD introduced the Opteron processor, world’s first 64-bit x86 processor capable of addressing more than 4GB of memory (32-bit) – no less than massive 1TB of memory, courtesy of its 40-bit allocation table. Processors of today are capable of addressing up to 8TB of SDRAM memory thanks to extended (46-bit) allocation table. However, until now, finding a high-capacity memory module with 32GB density was as rare as finding hen’s teeth and usually you would pay top dollar for it. Upcoming 20nm manufacturing process enabled the creation of ultra-dense memory modules and with SK.Hynix launching its 20nm 8Gbit memory chip, there was no


Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Qualcomm Announces 20nm Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 64-Bit Chips

Cat9 LTE Qualcomm

Qualcomm has been fairly quiet about their high-end ambitions after what is expected to follow the soon-to-launch Snapdragon 805 chipset. The Snapdragon 805 is Qualcomm’s chip that will likely ship in devices next quarter and is marketed by Qualcomm as their 4K chip with the Adreno 420 GPU. Now, even though the Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084) is a very powerful chip, it lacks 64-bit capability and doesn’t have an integrated modem, requiring a separate modem like Qualcomm’s 20nm MDM9x35 to enable cellular capability. It also sports an improved Krait CPU with a Krait 450 CPU compared to the Snapdragon 801 and 800’s Krait 400. However, it