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Intel not giving up on desktop PC processor

Desktop PCs may not longer be the computer of choice for business but Intel still believes the main market driver is raw processing power and so it has introduced an eight-core desktop processor. The Intel Core i7-5960X processor supports 16 computing threads. It is also Intel’s first…

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'Most powerful' infra-red LEDs

LED Engin has announced a quad die infra-red LED emitting 4.5W of flux, from 850nm and 940nm variants. “The four die parts are the world’s most powerful IR emitters,” said the firm, which has also released some deep red emitters. Called LZ4, the IR LEDs have a…

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NAND scaling issues becoming more complex

NAND process geometries have become as problematic as logic process geometries with the advantages of further scaling – especially as 3D NAND approaches – being questioned…

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Chip technology behind the Bitcoin phenomenon

Ever wondered what the Bitcoin currency means to the electronics industry? Well, there is a Bitcoin electronics ecosystem, and it seems to be growing. An early developer of hardware systems for Bitcoin mining is US-based CoinTerra and it has recently expanded its business by acquiring Europe-based Bitcoin related…

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Nvidia goes own way with 64-bit ARM CPU

Nvidia has designed a 64-bit, dual-core processor based on the ARMv8 architecture. Dubbed Denver, the processor will be used in the firm’s first 64-bit version of its Tigra K1 mobile processor designed for Android smartphones and tablets. This new version of Tegra K1 pairs our 192…

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What's new about 14nm processors for Intel?

Intel may have grabbed the headlines with the announcement that its first 14nm processor will be on general release next year. But by then the Broadwell processor will just one of a number of 14nm chips in production. Intel has long insisted that its production capability, which it has always…

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