Looks like Western Digital’s acquisition of SanDisk is moving forward, as the hard drive maker’s shareholders have given a green light to offer common stock as part of the SanDisk deal. In turn, SanDisk’s shareholders have also approved of the Western Digital acquisition, making the transaction a done deal thus far. Western Digital’s shareholders held a special meeting on Tuesday. Around 90% of the shareholder group voted in favor of the stock issuance in the SanDisk deal. However, that number is merely a preliminary account, as the company will release the actual numbers in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed with the
Bill Gates often recommends reading books by Vaclav Smil, especially the Made in the USA: The Rise and Retreat of American Manufacturing. In this book, Vaclav goes in depth why a shift in manufacturing is irreversible, and goes in depth about the errors USA made while it moved mountains in manufacturing and the unstoppable move to service-based economy. However, every opinion is subject to change, and over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a lot of manufacturing returning to the USA, from high-end components to mainstream products. Furthermore, we’re seeing several Chinese companies moving the production to the North American continent. Faraday Future raised a lot
Following the announcement of Intel Skylake-K processor for gamers and enthusiasts and the new chipset, known as the Z170 PCH (Processor Communications Hub), memory manufacturers introduced new products to support the platform. HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announced several new products optimized for Skylake. The company launched several 8GB and 16GB memory kits from the Fury family and now offers memory kits with two and four DIMM modules. Memory kits are available in low-latency 2133MHz (CL14), and CL15 versions at 2400 and 2666MHz. With Intel Core i5-6600K and i7-6700K, we are looking at very good bandwidth of 34.1GB/s for the 2133MHz, 38.4GB/s for 2400
Intel is pushing hard to become a leader in the SSD space.
Samsung is mass producing NVMe PCIe solid state drives with a M.2 form factor.
The Corsair LS SSD line expands.
Kingston’s new SSD taps PCIe x4 connectivity for lightning-fast 1400MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds.
Take a look at what Corsair was showing off in its suite at the 2015 CES show
Samsung takes an Evo 850 series SSD and builds an external casing around it.
Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites for December 15, 2014.
Samsung’s Evo 850 drives come with the vendor’s 3D V-NAND technology, which offers a significant improvement in performance.
NAND flash industry is expected to make a comeback next year.
Samsung’s Evo 850 will offer next-generation performance to mainstream users.
A modern SSD will survive nearly 1000 years of average read/write use, according to new testing.
With an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M and WQHD+ display, the Ultraforce P35X packs a serious punch.
QNAP’s new SSDs allow users to do more.
The BitFenix Prodigy M is a beautiful small form factor case that fits mATX and mini-ITX motherboards. The case may be small but it is very high quality.
New game bundle of Samsung’s new SSD and Far Cry Series.
It’s the same SSD as the Vertex 460, except for new NAND.
With the holidays approaching fast many people will be getting new notebooks this holiday season, we give you our pick for the top 5.