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jamulmike 142 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 12, 2016 12:09 PM Member since: Oct 10, 2011
  • But...
    the shills and their sponsored "experts" tell us over and over and over innovation is over.
    The Earth is flat.
    The Sun orbits Earth.
    O'fer shills.

    Applied Materials Revolutionizes Etch With Breakthrough Selective Materials Technology

    Disruptive etch technology shapes features with the atomic-level precision required to advance Moore’s Law

    •Extreme selectivity process removes unwanted material without damaging increasingly delicate structures
    •In production at leading chipmakers for advanced FinFET and memory

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Materials, Inc. is revolutionizing etch technology with its Applied Producer® Selectra™ system, the industry's first extreme selectivity etch tool that introduces new materials engineering capabilities for continued scaling of 3D logic and memory chips.

    “One of the most significant hurdles in producing advanced chips is to selectively remove a specific material without damaging other exposed materials in the multi-layer device,” said Dr. Shankar Venkataraman, vice president and general manager of Applied’s Selective Removal Products Business Unit. “The Selectra system is the latest innovation in our etch portfolio of differentiated products, and creates new market opportunities by delivering the extreme selectivity required to advance Moore’s Law.”

    Advanced microchips featuring increasingly complex structures and deep, narrow trenches are creating new manufacturing challenges. One of these challenges is the inability of wet chemistry to penetrate tiny structures; another is the removal of unwanted materials without causing damage. The Selectra system’s breakthrough process accesses the smallest spaces, delivering unprecedented materials selectivity and atomic-level etch precision for a wide variety of dielectric, metal and semiconductor films. Its extensive range of processes and ability to achieve precisely controlled residue- and damage-free materials removal targets an expan

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • cnbc continues the myth it does news.
    ~85% of volume is traitors.
    1% of the pinging krapp becomes a psycho picosecond traitor actual transaction.
    There are no bulls and bears. They’re one and the same.
    There are no investors or concerns.
    psycho picosecond traitors.
    Quants and algorithms.

  • Multi-core screams multi-channel SSS. Nothing spews chunks like SSS.
    3D interposer watt sipping motherboardless All Silicon Solution.
    This is just the start.


    •Intel has made its second generation Xeon Phi a perfect fit for artificial intelligence.

    •Nvidia, on the other hand, has made its new Tesla P100 GPU accelerators to offer huge computing horsepower.

    •For running machine/deep learning workloads, the tide has turned in Intel’s favor.

    Diane Bryant, head of Intel's (NASDAQ:INTC) datacenter group, said at Computex in Taipei that the company's Knights Landing ("KNL") processors could be the perfect fit for AI (artificial intelligence) in terms of running ML (machine learning) or DL (deep learning) workloads. KNL represents Intel's second generation (x200) Xeon Phi family.

    According to Bryant, since the latest Xeon Phi coprocessors feature up to 72 cores, and each core has 2 Intel AVX-512 SIMD processing units for delivering improved per-core floating-point performance, these processors are ideal for running ML/DL workloads. However, it remains to be seen if these processors can surpass Nvidia's (NASDAQ:NVDA) new Tesla P100 GPU accelerators, which are currently considered the best fit for ML/DL.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Just the start…of pixel/bit inflation

    Google's Satellite Map Gets a 700-Trillion-Pixel Makeover

    More than 1 billion people use Google Maps every month, making it possibly the most popular atlas ever created. On Monday, it gets a makeover, and its many users will see something different when they examine the planet’s forests, fields, seas, and cities.

    Google has added 700 trillion pixels of new data to its service. The new map, which activates this week for all users of Google Maps and Google Earth, consists of orbital imagery that is newer, more detailed, and of higher contrast than the previous version.

    Most importantly, this new map contains fewer clouds than before——only the second time Google has unveiled a “cloudless” map. Google had not updated its low- and medium-resolution satellite map in three years.

    The improvements can be seen in the new map’s depiction of Christmas Island. Almost a thousand miles from Australia, the island was largely untouched by human settlement until the past two centuries. Its remoteness gives it a unique ecology, but—given its location in the middle of the tropical Indian Ocean—it is frequently obscured by clouds. The new map clears these away:

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • And,...
    This is just the start.

    How Telemedicine Is Transforming Health Care

    After years of big promises, telemedicine is finally living up to its potential.

    Driven by faster internet connections, ubiquitous smartphones and changing insurance standards, more health providers are turning to electronic communications to do their jobs?and it?s upending the delivery of health care.

    Doctors are linking up with patients by phone, email and webcam. They?re also consulting with each other electronically?sometimes to make split-second decisions on heart attacks and strokes. Patients, meanwhile, are using new devices to relay their blood pressure, heart rate and other vital signs to their doctors so they can manage chronic conditions at home.

    Telemedicine also allows for better care in places where medical expertise is hard to come by.

    Five to 10 times a day, Doctors Without Borders relays questions about tough cases from its physicians in #$%$, South Sudan and elsewhere to its network of 280 experts around the world, and back again via the internet

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Just the start.

    Inuitive will leverage the CEVA-XM4 to run complex, real-time depth sensing, feature tracking, object recognition, deep learning and other vision-related algorithms targeting a range of mobile devices, including augmented and virtual reality headsets, drones, consumer robots, 360 degree cameras and depth sensors. In addition, developers and OEMs will be able to leverage the open, programmable nature of the CEVA-XM4 in the Inuitive SoC to add their own differentiating features and algorithms via software, including their own neural networks which can be implemented via the CEVA Deep Neural Network (CDNN) framework.

    Ceva's imaging and vision DSPs addresses the extreme processing requirements of the most sophisticated computational photography and computer vision applications such as video analytics, augmented reality and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). By offloading these performance-intensive tasks from the CPUs and GPUs, the highly-efficient DSP dramatically reduces the power consumption of the overall system, while providing complete flexibility

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Stuff is really, really gunna fly.
    Very, very exciting times.
    Cymer times.

    Intel’s innovation in data center

    In order to achieve cost performance, Intel is currently working on three technologies: Omni-Path fabric, silicon photonics, and 3D XPoint, which will complement each other.

    Omni-Path fabric

    Omni-Path is a fabric path that would directly connect the CPU (central processing unit) with other external devices providing seamless workflow. Enterprises currently use FPGA as an add-on. Intel would integrate Altera’s FPGA with its CPU, providing FPGA acceleration at the silicon level. This will shift the workload from software to FPGA, thereby accelerating workloads like artificial intelligence and data analytics.

    However, Intel will face tough competition from IBM (IBM), as the latter is integrating Xilinx’s (XLNX) FPGAs into its power server processors.

    Silicon Photonics

    Silicon Photonics will overcome the drawbacks of copper wire and provide high-speed interconnects between systems.

    However, the industry is teaming up to compete with Intel in the data center space. Seven companies including Qualcomm (QCOM), XLNX, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and IBM have collaborated to create a single interconnect format CCIX (cache-coherent fabric to interconnect accelerators) that will allow different CPUs such as ARM, Power, and x86 to share data with FPGA accelerators.

    3D XPoint

    Intel, in collaboration with Micron Technology (MU), has developed a breakthrough storage class memory 3D XPoint, which is believed to be 1,000 times faster than NAND, is nonvolatile, and is cheaper than DRAM (dynamic random access memory). Intel claims that it would revolutionize data analytics.

    Intel believes that these technologies would help it compete with QCOM’s ARM-based server chips and IBM’s Power server chips. We’ll look deeper into the data center’s competitive landscape in the coming part of the series.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Qualcomm to debut with 10nm Server CPU

    A few customers are testing the chips, but things might become more interesting as Qualcomm is expected to release its first 10nm server SoC with even more cores. This would mean higher IPC (instruction per clock) and higher clocks with the same TDP of 14nm FinFET products.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Best-selling high card in history sources claim

    Many of our colleagues were writing about the shortage of Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 and 1070 cards and they got things mostly right. Our multiple sources close to AIB partners told us that the 1080 is the bestselling high-end card in the history of GPU.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • 4K ?

    Observers baffled

    The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn claiming that the coming LeEco LeMax 2 Pro will have 8GB of RAM.

    Most of us thought that the OnePlus 3 was pretty daft running 6GB, but according to Phone Radar the LeEco LeMax 2 Pro’s 8GB is about the same as a PC.

    The question is what is a smartphone going to do with 8GB of RAM? It might offer a small performance boost for the Snapdragon 821 it is supposed to be packing, but not that much to be worthwhile. The Snapdragon 821 will be a quad-core chip clocked at up to 2.3GHz.

    One suggestion is that the phone will need all that Ram to run the LeEco LeMax 2 Pro’s 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560 screen. There will also be 128GB of built-in storage along with a microSD card slot, plus a 25MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing one and this thing is likely to shrouded in metal.

    We suppose that 8GB is a bit of a gimmick but not one we can think of any use for it.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • shill "nearly impossible" FinFET has become mundane.
    10nm cheaper than dirt MEMS stuffed in everything(y).
    Just the start.

    Make Every Market Smarter

    3DInCites Interview with Yann Guillou, SEMI Europe

    3DInCites: Last year’s European MEMS Summit topic was Sensing the Planet, MEMS for Life. This year it’s Make Every Market Smarter, besides being a clever acronym, what will this year’s topic focus on vs. last year?

    Guillou: Smart phone, smart home, smart building, smart city, smart lighting, smart manufacturing, smart grid, smart watch, etc… I could continue for hours as everything you read today is or should be “smart.” Based on our analysis, to make all these markets or products “smart,” MEMS or more generically speaking, sensors and actuators, will be key enablers. Consequently, we decided to use the motto “Make Every Market Smarter,” for our event which is naturally a reference to the MEMS acronym.

    When it comes to specific topics, this year we will continue to focus on the business challenges faced by the industry, new technologies, and we will spend time on automotive, consumer and wearable electronics markets ─ and of course IoT.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • the yahoos, “This topic is deleted”

  • Let’s face it.
    It’s all about SSS PCs
    It’s all about bit intense PCs.
    It’s all about chip stacking.
    It’s all about (Cymer)ASML.

    Dell XPS 13 Gold Edition (2016) Review – Worlds Best Ultra Puts MBA In Its Place

    Listing any product as the worlds best is just asking for trouble. I did just that a few years back when I made the switch from PC to the Apple MacBook Air. The MBA achieved those accolades thanks to Samsung who supplied Apple with their PCIe SSD, even before equipping their own ultrabooks. The industry has since forgotten to educate the public on the importance of SSDs; this should be front and center when choosing any system. The retrieval of information, and speed of that retrieval, is the beginning of everything we do on a PC or Mac.

    That would be the MBA behind the XPS 13 on my desk that never looks this clean, but for the interest of this picture. Let’s be honest though. As much as I can whine about OSX and IOS, this ultrabook switch would never have occurred if the XPS wasn’t that much better than the MBA. I am a hardware nut who travels alot, and admittedly, the ultrabook is my lifeline to success; the MBA was that lifeline.

    This XPS 13 is the smallest, lightest, most powerful, highest storage capacity ultra in the world…and it is a stunning shade of gold. It has more RAM, better graphics, Thunderbolt 3, a Gorilla Glass IPS screen, has a silent soft touch illuminated keyboard, USB Type C, an SD card slot and guess what else? It is a touch screen and I have been searching for a touch screen ultra that doesn’t bend backwards or come apart for what seems like forever.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Samsung has pretty much been the industry leader when it comes to SSDs for the last several years. Micron and Intel have recently started producing their own SSDs featuring their own 3D NAND, which began to close the gap between themselves and Samsung as far as top-performing SSDs. Samsung, ever the innovator, has moved to pull back ahead with its latest upcoming SSD offerings that feature their newest 48-layer V-NAND and an updated Polaris controller.

    The first two new models are the SM961 and PM961, which appear to be intended as OEM versions of the Samsung ‘PRO’ and ‘EVO’ retail product series. The SM961 will utilize MLC flash, and the PM961 will utilize TLC flash (with SLC TurboWrite cache ?). RamCity is reportedly already offering the SM961 for pre-order. RamCity is listing capacity points of 256GB, 512GB and 1TB. Pricing, which often changes quickly after official release, is showing to be a good bit below that of comparable capacity 950 PRO retail equivalents.

    The stated performance specifications are certainly impressive, and would represent a significant (25-50%) gain in almost all performance metrics thanks to the new 48-layer V-NAND and the newest Polaris controller. Although the specs of OEM and retail versions of the same basic drive can differ, it would seem to make good business sense for any manufacturer such as Samsung to use the same basic drive to create OEM and retail versions that are basically identical, except for possible OEM-specific firmware versions, such as reducing write speeds a tad in order to prolong battery life in portable computing devices.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • MediaTek rolls out 4G solutions for vehicle recorder market

    Cage Chao, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Friday 24 June 2016]

    MediaTek and downstream device designers have jointly come out with smart rear-view camera modules, built utilizing MediaTek's 4G solutions.

    MediaTek has continued moving forward to develop IC solutions for telematics applications, even after signing an agreement to sell its automotive electronics unit, AutoChips (Hefei), to China-based Navinfo for US$497 million.

    MediaTek has been focusing on development of IC solutions for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), self-driving and IoV (Internet of Vehicles) applications, according to industry sources.

    MediaTek could bring out ADAS solutions at a fast pace by leveraging its platforms for smartphones, indicated the sources, adding that MediaTek's ADAS solutions will come with strong computing, graphics, positioning, 4G data transmission and multimedia capability.

    The rear-view camera modules built with MediaTek's IC solutions will have strong potential in China, where the vehicle rear-view video recorder after-sale market has reached 30 million units a year and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20% during 2016-2018, said the sources.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • And,...
    This is just the start...of The Mother of All Paradigm Shifts.
    A chip stack bonanza.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (CY) today introduced a new PSoC® programmable system-on-chip that simplifies the design of next-generation industrial, home appliance and consumer systems that require multiple sensors. Many Internet of Things (IoT) applications require multiple sensors and can benefit from dedicated coprocessors that offload sensor processing from the host and reduce overall system power consumption. The new PSoC Analog Coprocessor integrates programmable analog blocks, including a new Universal Analog Block (UAB), which can be configured with GUI-based software components. This combination simplifies the design of custom analog front ends for sensor interfaces by allowing engineers to update sensor features quickly with no hardware or host processor software changes, while also reducing BOM costs.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jamulmike jamulmike Jun 24, 2016 10:16 AM Flag

    did the clowns mess up and post it?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • the yahoos, "This topic is deleted"
    this is their very own article

  • "The WSN IoT device market is expected to grow to more than 5 billion units by 2020"

    25-mm-Diameter, Battery-Free Beacon Reference Design Kit Senses Temperature and Humidity Leveraging Cypress's Award-winning Energy Harvesting PMIC and BLE Solutions

    SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (CY) today introduced a new kit with a complete reference design for a tiny, battery-free sensor beacon for a broad range of fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The CYALKIT-E02 Solar-Powered BLE Sensor Beacon Reference Design Kit provides an easy-to-use platform for the development of a solar-powered Wireless Sensor Node (WSN) that can sense the temperature and humidity around its location and transmit the data using Bluetooth® Low Energy connectivity. The reference sensor beacon, which is 25 mm in diameter—the size of a U.S. quarter, can be placed and left to operate without maintenance for battery changes, making it ideal to monitor environmental conditions in smart home, commercial building, factory and agriculture settings. The kit is available now for pre-order for $49

    The WSN IoT device market is expected to grow to more than 5 billion units by 2020, putting a premium on battery-free implementations to reduce cost and maintenance problems.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The PC guys have failed to even smell the coffee.
    They needed to pick up the pace 5 years ago.
    HDD stuff doomed.
    This is The 3D Interposer Age.
    Disruption will be fast and furious.
    These are very, very exciting times.
    Cymer times.
    Bring back are LTPS times.

    Mobile phones (~1.9 billion devices shipped per year) are a much larger market than PCs (less than 500 million devices per year, of which only around 290 million traditional PCs). Yet increasingly each smartphone brings 1Gb or more (up to 6Gb) in RAM. As such, DRAM consumption by mobile phones is now overwhelming PC demand and growing much faster. This is happening both because the mobile phone market is still expanding, and because DRAM content on each mobile phone is also expanding rapidly.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy