Minisforum Unveils V3: A 2-in-1 Tablet with Ryzen 7 8840U and Windows 11 Pro

Minisforum has formally announced its V3, one of the industry's first AMD Ryzen 7 8840U-based hybrid PCs that can serve as a tablet, a laptop, and an external display...

33 by Anton Shilov on 2/8/2024

Patriot Reveals Viper PV553 SSD: 12.4 GB/s with a Blower Fan

Patriot has formally introduced its first solid-state drives featuring a PCIe 5.0 x4 interface aimed at demanding users. The Viper PV553 SSD uses the company's all-new active cooling system...

14 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2024

German Court Bans Sales of Select Intel CPUs in Germany Over Patent Dispute

A German court has sided with R2 Semiconductor against Intel, ruling that the chip giant infringed one of R2's patent. This decision could lead to sales ban of select...

10 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2024

TSMC to Build Second Fab in Japan: 6nm and 7nm Coming to Japan

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. on Tuesday formally announced plans to build a second fab in Japan. The fab will be run by Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM), a majority-owned...

4 by Anton Shilov on 2/6/2024

Sales of Client CPUs Soared in Q4 2023: Jon Peddie Research

Global client PC CPU shipments hit 66 million units in the fourth quarter of 2024, up both sequentially and year-over-year, a notable upturn in the PC processor market, according...

15 by Anton Shilov on 2/6/2024

Palit Releases Fanless Version of NVIDIA's New GeForce RTX 3050 6GB

NVIDIA today is quietly launching a new entry-level graphics card for the retail market, the GeForce RTX 3050 6GB. Based on a cut-down version of their budget Ampere-architecture GA107...

8 by Anton Shilov on 2/2/2024

AMD: Zen 5-Based CPUs for Client and Server Applications On-Track for 2024

As part of their quarterly earnings call this week, AMD re-emphasized that its Zen 5-architecture processors for both client and datacenter applications will be available this year. While the...

23 by Anton Shilov on 2/2/2024

Corsair Launches MP600 Elite: Inexpensive Phison E27T-Based Drives

While enthusiasts are now focused mostly on SSDs with a PCIe 5.0 interface, there are many people who will be just fine with drives featuring a PCIe 4.0 interface...

12 by Anton Shilov on 1/31/2024

TeamGroup Reveals 14GB/s Innogrit IG5666-Based T-Force Ge Pro PCIe 5.0 SSD

Virtually all client SSDs with a PCIe 5.0 x4 interface released to date use Phison's PS5026-E26 controller. Apparently, TeamGroup decided to try something different and introduced a drive powered...

11 by Anton Shilov on 1/26/2024

Intel Teams Up with UMC for 12nm Fab Node at IFS

Intel and UMC on Thursday said they had entered into an agreement to jointly to develop a 12 nm photolithography process for high-growth markets such as mobile, communication infrastructure...

12 by Anton Shilov on 1/25/2024

Intel's First High-Volume Foveros Packaging Facility, Fab 9, Starts Operations

Intel this week has started production at Fab 9, the company's latest and most advanced chip packaging plant. Joining Intel's growing collection of facilities in New Mexico, Fab 9...

2 by Anton Shilov on 1/25/2024

Asus Launches USB4 Add-In-Card: Two 40 Gbps Ports for Desktops

Asus has introduced a USB4 PCIe add-in-card for the company's desktop motherboards, allowing users to add two USB4 ports to their systems. The card can be used to connect...

22 by Anton Shilov on 1/24/2024

TSMC 2nm Update: Two Fabs in Construction, One Awaiting Government Approval

When Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is prepping to roll out an all-new process technology, it usually builds a new fab to meet demand of its alpha customers and...

38 by Anton Shilov on 1/19/2024

TSMC Posts Q4'23 Earnings: 3nm Revenue Share Jumps to 15%, 5nm Overtakes 7nm For 2023

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. released its Q4'2023 and full year 2023 financial results this week. And along with a look at the financial state of the firm as it...

2 by Anton Shilov on 1/19/2024

Apple to Cut Blood Oxygen Feature from Newly-Sold Apple Watches in the U.S.

Following the latest legal defeat in Apple's ongoing patent infringement fight over blood oxygen sensors, the company is set to remove its blood oxygen measurement feature from its Watch...

24 by Anton Shilov on 1/18/2024

AMD Rolls Out Radeon RX 7900 XT Promo Pricing Opposite GeForce RTX 40 Super Launch

In response to the launch of NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 40 Super video cards, AMD has announced that they are instituting new promotional pricing on a handful of their...

11 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2024

Synopsys to Acquire Ansys: Set to Offer EDA, Analysis, and Simulation Tools

Synopsys on Tuesday announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Ansys in a deal valued at $35 billion. Synopsys specializes primarily on electronic design automation (EDA...

0 by Anton Shilov on 1/16/2024

EK Reveals All-In-One Liquid Cooler for Delidded CPUs

Historically, delidded CPUs have been the prerogative of die-hard enthusiasts who customized their rigs to the last bit. But with emergence of specially-designed delidding tools, removing the integrated heat...

9 by Anton Shilov on 1/12/2024

Asus Unveils Dual-Screen Laptop: Zenbook Duo with two 14-inch OLED Displays

Modern higher-end 14 and 16-inch-class notebooks offer performance that is enough for the vast majority of productivity and even content creation workloads. As a result, the main limitation of...

9 by Anton Shilov on 1/12/2024

Frore Unveils AirJet Mini Slim: Solid-State Active Cooler Gets Slimmer and Smarter

Frore Systems has introduced a revamped version of its AirJet Mini solid-state active cooling system at CES 2024. The new AirJet Mini Slim device retained performance of its predecessor...

15 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2024

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