7nm Semiconductor Tech to Arrive in 3 Stages: GlobalFoundries

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GlobalFoundries has released additional details about its upcoming 7nm process, including when it expects to introduce EUV and other critical upgrades. The next few years are going to be very interesting in the foundry world.

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Next-generation DDR5 memory will double bandwidth compared with DDR4

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JEDEC is working on the new DDR5 memory standard (no relation to GDDR5) and expects it to double the bandwidth of DDR4.

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Intel will finally finish Fab 42 in Arizona, bring new 7nm capacity online

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Intel has announced it will finish Fab 42 and bring the facility online at the 7nm node. It expects to have the plant operational by 2020 – 2021.

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IBM’s new AI-friendly server adopts Nvidia’s NVLink for faster memory

Under the hood of the new IBM Power Systems S822LC for High Performance Computing
Everyone expects GPUs like Nvidia’s Tesla P100 in purpose-built AI servers, but optimizing memory access is also a major issue. IBM is using Nvidia’s NVLink to help with that bottleneck.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/235213-ibms-new-ai-friendly-server-adopts-nvidias-nvlink-for-faster-memory

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AMD unveils its own CPU recommendations for Oculus VR

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AMD has released its own list of CPUs and APUs it expects to be compatible with the Oculus Rift platform. You’ll need to own the company’s upper-end products if you want to play, though.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/222896-amd-unveils-its-own-cpu-recommendations-for-oculus-vr

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Oculus CEO hopes Rift spurs gamers to upgrade their ‘crappy PCs’

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Palmer Lucky’s AMA shed light on how he expects the PC market to evolve to meet the demands on VR — and cleared up some issues around the Oculus Store, as well.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/221088-oculus-ceo-hopes-rift-spurs-gamers-to-upgrade-their-crappy-pcs

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Security experts predict rise in cyber threats against Apple devices in 2016

Article Image Security firm Symantec expects cyber attacks against Apple products to rise in 2016, after malware attacks against iOS and Mac OS X spiked sharply this year.

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IDC expects Apple's iPhone to handily outpace a slowing global smartphone market in 2015

Article Image Citing continued consumer demand for the latest models, IDC on Thursday said it expects Apple’s iPhone shipments will post 17.3 percent growth across 2015 — nearly doubling the performance of the overall global smartphone market.

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Pandora says Apple Music launch cost 1.3M listeners in Q3

Article Image Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews on Friday said he expects listenership to rebound after seeing Apple Music contribute to a decline of 1.3 million active users for the third quarter of 2015, noting the launch of Apple’s streaming service is having roughly the same impact as that of iTunes Radio in 2013.

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TSMC quickly ramping up 16nm volume production

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TSMC has stated that it’s rapidly ramping its 16nmFF process now, and expects to be in volume production in its second-generation 16nmFF+ process by the end of the year. The new announcements are meant to quell investor fears that the foundry giant lost Apple orders to its rival, Samsung.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/212221-tsmc-quickly-ramping-up-16nm-volume-production

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Intel may be planning layoffs based on poor outlook for PC industry in 2015

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The company had initially planned for a 5% sales increase in 2015, but has since cut its forecast and now expects overall revenue to be flat in 2015 compared to the previous year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/208278-intel-may-be-planning-layoffs-based-on-poor-outlook-for-pc-industry-in-2015

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