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Apple acquires Intel’s smartphone modem division for $1 billion

Apple all set to build integrated processors and modems of its own Apple is to acquire chipmaker Intel’s smartphone modem division for 1 billion US dollars (£803 million). The agreement comes three months after Apple ended a long-running dispute with one of Intel’s rivals, Qualcomm, to ensure it would have a pipeline of chips it… Read More


Nvidia and Google are still kings of AI hardware

Nvidia and Google are producing some of the world’s fastest hardware for training machine learning models The latest AI hardware from Nvidia and Google have set new records for the time taken to train machine learning models, according to new AI benchmarking results from the MLPerf consortium. MLPerf is a benchmarking suite that measures the… Read More


Universal Memory breakthough: Patented device uses 100 times less energy than DRAM

The world of flash drives and DRAM could soon be a distant memory Researchers at the University of Lancaster have created the world’s first Universal Memory device, which could spell the end of the $100bn market for Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM). The quest for the first Universal Memory device has preoccupied scientists and engineers… Read More


Western Digital launches new initiative to improve how data centres store data

Company launches new initiative to accelerate adoption of zoned storage It’s no secret that the amount of data being generated is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. In 2016, global IP traffic first exceeded one zettabyte, ushering in the Zettabyte Era. According to IDC, we will be generating 103 zettabytes per year by 2023 (for reference,… Read More


FPGA vulnerability threatens cloud services and IoT

FPGA chips are generally considered secure, but a newly discovered vulnerability opens a gateway for side-channel attacks Scientists have discovered a vulnerability in Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that might serve as a gateway for hackers to attack cloud services and IoT devices. Unlike conventional computer chips that are built to perform one specific task, FPGAs… Read More



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