Category Archives: Tech News

AnandTech | Farewell to ATI, AMD to Retire the ATI Brand Later this Year

  AnandTech | Farewell to ATI, AMD to Retire the ATI Brand Later this Year.Four years ago AMD did the unthinkable: it announced the 5.4 billion dollar acquisition of ATI in a combination of cash and stock. What followed was a handful of very difficult years for AMD, an upward swing for ATI and the eventual spinoff of […]

DailyTech – Intel Acquires Infineon Wireless, Promises Not to Kill ARM Support

  DailyTech – Intel Acquires Infineon Wireless, Promises Not to Kill ARM Support. Move may mark the start of the x86 smart phone invasion, though As previously reported, Intel has been pursuing an acquisition of Infineon Technologies AG’s wireless unit.  Infineon AG, spun-off in 1999 from Siemens AG, has seen lots of recent business making broadband […]

AnandTech | Intel’s 50Gbps Silicon Photonics Link: The Future of Interfaces

On Tuesday, Intel demonstrated the world’s first practical data connection using silicon photonics – a 50 gigabit per second optical data connection built around an electrically pumped hybrid silicon laser. They achieved the 50 gigabit/s data rate by multiplexing 4 12.5 gigabit/s wavelengths into one fiber – wavelength division multiplexing. Intel dubbed its demo the […]

DailyTech – Nanotechnology Delivers Revolutionary Pumpless Water Cooling

Forget traditional metal block coolers a nanowick could remove 10 times the heat of current chip designs A collaboration of university researchers and top industry experts has created a pumpless liquid cooling system that uses nanotechnology to push the limits of past designs. One fundamental computing problem is that there are only two ways to increase computing […]

DailyTech – “Proof” That Linux Project Ripped Off Unix Code Released

Leak from biased source obviously will draw skepticism from the open-source community IBM, which is among the largest firms pushing the open-source Linux operating system, was slammed with a $1B USD lawsuit in 2003 from SCO, one of the owners of a Unix distribution. The lawsuit alleged that IBM ripped off Linux code from the […]

AnandTech | Western Digital’s New VelociRaptor VR200M: 10K RPM at 450GB and 600GB

Truth be told I haven’t had a mechanical hard drive on my test bench since shortly after the X25-M reviewback in 2008. Once the major hiccups that faced SSDs were dealt with, I switched all of my testbeds over. I got more consistent benchmarks, better performance and since I was using the X25-Ms, better reliability. A […]