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Will TSMC’s FinFet Chips Show Up In Early 2015?

October 20, 2014 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Will TSMC’s FinFet Chips Show Up In Early 2015?

TSMC has announced that it will begin volume production of 16nm FinFET products in the second half of 2015, in late Q2 or early Q3. For consumers, this means products based on TSMC 16nm FinFET silicon should appear in late 2015 and early 2016. The first TSMC 16nm FinFET product was announced a few weeks ago. TSMC executive CC Wei said sales of 16nm FinFET products should account for 7-9% of the foundry’s total revenue in Q4 2015. The company already has more than 60 clients lined up for the... 

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Openstack Releases Juno

October 20, 2014 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Openstack Releases Juno

Openstack has reached another major milestone today with the release of Juno, its newest version. The latest version of the cloud computing stack contains 342 new features, 3,219 bug fixes, almost 500,000 lines of modified documentation and a new Architecture Design Guide. 1,419 unique contributors including representatives from 133 companies made it all happen over six months. Last month it was revealed that HP had overtaken Red Hat in terms of overall contributions to Juno, and is closing in on... 

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Qualcomm Buys CSR

October 17, 2014 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Qualcomm Buys CSR

Qualcomm wants to buy British Bluetooth expert CSR for $2.5 billion. The company is doing rather well in areas like automotive and wearable devices which is exactly where Qualcomm wants to be. CSR has previously said no to any take-over, but the two had remained in talks to reach a deal, with a deadline imposed by UK regulators. There is a chance alternative bidders may emerge, but they might be put off by the huge amounts of cash that Qualcomm is paying. Qualcomm Chief Executive Steven Mollenkopf... 

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TSMC Profit’s Rise

October 17, 2014 by Michael   | Category: Computing
TSMC Profit’s Rise

Taiwan’s contract chipmaker TSMC surprised Wall Street by doing much better than expected. The outfit made a killing from its smartphone customers to record net profit in the third quarter. TSMC earned a net profit of (US) $2.51 billion in the July-September period, versus expectations of $2.41 billion analysts expected. It also helped the company notch a 26 percent on-quarter rise in revenue from communication devices, even as computer-related revenue fell 6 percent. TSMC had reported net profit... 

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Oracle Changes Position On Permanent DBA Certifications

October 16, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Computing
Oracle Changes Position On Permanent DBA Certifications

Oracle is requiring database administrators to obtain new certifications if the ones they hold are for older versions of its platform. “Earning an Oracle certification is a well-respected achievement,” the company said on its website. “However, as products age and are removed from Oracle standard support maintenance, the technology becomes less relevant, devaluing the associated credential(s).” While that may seem like a reasonable enough conclusion, one question in a FAQ... 

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The Linux Foundation Develops A Dronecode

October 16, 2014 by Michael   | Category: Computing
The Linux Foundation Develops A Dronecode

The Linux Foundation has announced Dronecode, a new initiative to encourage cooperation on the peaceful use of drones. Dronecode brings together existing open source code for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles under the auspices of a non-profit governance system. There are already 1,200 developers working on the newly aligned projects, with over 150 code commits per day being added. Among the drone designers already using the Dronecode standard are Skycatch, DroneDeploy, HobbyKing, Horizon Ag, PrecisionHawk,... 

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IBM And SAP Join Forces In The Cloud

October 16, 2014 by Michael   | Category: Computing
IBM And SAP Join Forces In The Cloud

IBM and SAP announced a partnership on Tuesday to offer SAP HANA cloud services to enterprise customers. HANA is short for High Performance Analytical Appliance, and is an in-memory, column-oriented relational database management system. “SAP HANA converges database and application platform capabilities in-memory to transform transactions, analytics, text analysis, predictive and spatial processing so businesses can operate in real time,” says SAP. SAP’s partnership with IBM and... 

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Dell Launches New SuperMassive 9800 Firewall

October 15, 2014 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Dell Launches New SuperMassive 9800 Firewall

DELL is showing off ”enterprise class” security for small to medium businesses with the launch of a SuperMassive 9800 next-generation firewall, which it claims will protect against high-profile bugs such as Shellshock and Heartbleed. Touted as the most powerful in the fresh 9000 line-up, and sounding a little like a gang of rappers, the SuperMassive 9800 offers services such as advanced Deep Packet Inspection with speeds up to 20Gbps, and Dell’s patented Reassembly-Free Deep Packet... 

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Does Samsung Fear A Processor War?

October 15, 2014 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Does Samsung Fear A Processor War?

Kwon Oh-hyun has said he is not worried about a price war in the semiconductor industry next year even though the firm is rapidly expanding its production volume. “We’ll have to wait and see how things will go next year, but there definitely will not be any game of chicken,” said Oh-hyun, according to Reuters, suggesting the firm will not take chip rivals head on. Samsung has reported strong profits for 2014 owing to better-than-expected demand for PCs and server chips. Analysts... 

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Will The Chip Industry Take Fall?

October 14, 2014 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Will The Chip Industry Take  Fall?

Microchip Technology has managed to scare Wall Street by warning of an industry downturn. This follows rumours that a number of US semiconductor makers with global operations are reducing demand for chips in regions ranging from Asia to Europe. Microchip Chief Executive Steve Sanghi warned that the correction will spread more broadly across the industry in the near future. Microchip expects to report sales of $546.2 million for its fiscal second quarter ending in September. The company had earlier... 

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Google Asks The U.S. Supreme Court For Assistance

October 13, 2014 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Google Asks The U.S. Supreme Court For Assistance

Google has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on contentious litigation against Oracle arguing that the high court must act to protect innovation in high tech. Google’s request seeks to overturn an appeals court ruling that found Oracle could copyright APIs of its Java programming language, which Google used to design its Android smartphone operating system. Oracle sued Google in 2010, claiming that Google had improperly incorporated parts of Java into Android. Oracle wants $1 billion on... 

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IBM Partners With SUSE

October 10, 2014 by Michael   | Category: Computing
IBM Partners With SUSE

IBM has announced a new partnership with Linux specialists Suse and MariaDB to bolster the Linux app eco-system on the Power Systems platform. It was revealed at IBM Enterprise 2014, currently taking place in Las Vegas,  that the first product of the union will be MariaDB Enterprise MySQL database optimised for the Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12 platform on Power8 servers. We know Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12 is due for release during the last quarter of the year, so if MariaDB is due first... 

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Is Apple, Microsoft And Oracle Code At Risk?

October 10, 2014 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Is Apple, Microsoft And Oracle Code At Risk?

Hackers are phishing for the source code of numerous tech companies, including Microsoft, Apple, Oracle and Adobe, for use in future advanced, targeted attacks, according to FireEye CEO David Dewalt. Dewalt made the claim during a keynote speech at the MIRcon cyber security conference attended by V3, claiming that the firm has detected an alarming spike in attacks targeting technology companies. “The [hackers] are focused on high value targets and one of the most breached areas we see is high... 

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Did Apple Sink GT Advanced?

October 9, 2014 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Did Apple Sink GT Advanced?

It is starting to look like the fruity cargo cult, Apple did its level best to sink its partner GT Advanced, the maker of its Sapphire Glass. GT Advanced relied on Apple and it appears that made it vulnerable. Apple had withheld the last $139 million payment to the company and no one is sure why. This meant that GT Advanced had spent $248 million in cash in one quarter and had no money coming in. That may have led to the company’s filing, since its cash, at $85 million, was below a $125 million... 

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IBM And nVidia Join Forces For New Power Systems Servers

October 7, 2014 by Michael   | Category: Computing
IBM And nVidia Join Forces For New Power Systems Servers

IBM has launched its first server based on the Openpower Foundation, an open development alliance announced last year with fellow technology giants Google and Nvidia to rival Intel and AMD. Called the Power S824L, the server combines IBM’s Power8 processor and Nvidia’s GPU accelerator and has been optimised for more demanding big data workloads and designed to accommodate the types of massive workloads created at companies like Google and Facebook. IBM claims the new range of systems... 

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