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jamulmike 449 posts  |  Last Activity: 20 hours ago Member since: Oct 10, 2011
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  • Would other countries allow Google entrance?
    Chips and screens vital to every tool and toy.
    And,...
    This is just the start.
    (Cymer)ASML.

    Just like Google Fiber must make agreements with municipal governments before it can install its infrastructure here in the States, Google would have to make deals with foreign governments if it decides to go global. Since the internet is such an important part of the economy-the internet accounted for 21% of GDP growth over the last five years among 13 countries studied in a recent study by McKinsey&Company-it seems likely that many governments around the world would be supportive of Google Fiber's expansion if it meant higher quality Internet services for its citizens.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Just the start.
    (Cymer)ASML.

    Windstream taps Infinera for 4,100-mile 100G expansion • 4:02 PM

    Eric Jhonsa, SA News Editor
    •Windstream is using Infinera's optical transmission/switching hardware and management software to build the second phase of a 100G U.S. long-haul fiber network.
    •Phase 2 covers 4,100 miles, and includes routes from Boston to Philly, Atlanta to Charlotte, and Kansas City to St. Louis. Phase 1 covered 5,300 miles.
    •Infinera's flagship DTN-X 100G transmission/switching platform, replete with 500Gb/s photonic ICs. Windstream states the hardware will be able to scale to "single-card terabit super-channels and Terabit Ethernet in the future."
    •Infinera bulls have often talked up the company's strong 100G exposure. Like peers, Infinera has been contending with soft North American wireline capex.
    •Windstream's fiber expansion comes as the telco gets set to spin off its fiber and copper networks (along with some real estate) into a REIT.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • TSMC launches low-power IoT/wearable chip processes • 7:47 PM
    Just the start.
    (Cymer)ASML.

    Eric Jhonsa, SA News Editor
    •TSMC has launched a chip manufacturing tech platform meant specifically for ICs going into low-power embedded devices (the proverbial Internet of Things) and wearables.
    •Supported manufacturing process nodes range from the dated 180nm and 90nm (useful for chips with RF circuitry and/or embedded flash) to the next-gen 16nm FinFET. TSMC claims the processes can lower operating voltages by 20%-30% relative to its prior low-power solutions. Risk production is expected to start in 2015.
    •TSMC already claims a long list of high-volume mobile chip clients - it includes Qualcomm, Broadcom, MediaTek, Spreadtrum, Nvidia, and Cirrus Logic. Many of those clients are also aggressively targeting the embedded/wearable space.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • HSINCHU, Taiwan and CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TSMC (TSM) and
    TSMC and ARM set new Benchmarks for Performance and Power Efficiency with First Announced FinFET Silicon with 64-bit ARM big.LITTLE Technology

    ARM® today announced the results from a key FinFET silicon validation of the ARM big.LITTLETM implementation, using ARM Cortex®-A57 and Cortex-A53 processors on TSMC's advanced 16nm FinFET (16FF) process technology.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jamulmike jamulmike 22 hours ago Flag

    santelli and his Chicago mob confuse and diffuse by ranting about Fed "manipulation".
    he's been ranting about hyper inflation being "just around the corner" since '08.
    Can you say RICO?

  • the sickest among us are running (and ruining) the show.
    the lunatics are running the asylum.

  • traitors continue to use the lack of a 10% correction as smokescreen to generate dozens of mini ones.
    the shills continue to rant about 3 years with no 10%'er.
    while generating dozens of 2-4%'ers.
    while the slime street uber .1% killed millions during the manipulated commodity run-up.
    In other words?
    Same old krapp.
    Different day.
    Cesspool.

  • Reply to

    IBM GaN: Semis for "post-silicon era"

    by jamulmike Sep 30, 2014 2:23 PM
    jamulmike jamulmike Sep 30, 2014 2:27 PM Flag

    Could be wrong about The All Silicon Solution.
    The All Graphene Solution?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • New materials.
    New techniques.
    Just the start.
    (Cymer)ASML.

    "We have introduced a completely new way of using graphene to reduce the cost of semiconductor manufacturing. We for the first time demonstrate the growth of wafer-scale single-crystalline films on graphene and are able to recycle this graphene for multiple growth/transfer of the films. Our work also offers a general principle of growing high quality single-crystalline semiconductors on graphene."

    Because the perfect graphene layers are not damaged by lifting films off of them, Kim also proposes to grow other types of semiconductors on his perfect crystalline graphene substrates and deposit them onto other, possibly flexible substrates.

    Kim says that his techniques could be the "next big thing" in high-frequency transistors, photodetectors, biosensors and other "post-silicon era" devices, for which IBM is investing $3 billion over the next five years. He described graphene as the world's "first two-dimensional material."

    He also predicts that his monolayers of graphene will be used for transparent electrodes on touch screens, rollable e-paper, foldable LEDs, logic transistors, thin-film transistors, and high-frequency transistors

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • SanDisk will hold your hand.
    My 2 year old SanDisk SSS is simply awesome.

    Just the start.
    (Cymer)ASML.

    SanDisk Introduces Its SanDisk Tech Assisted Refresh (STAR) for Corporate Environments

    Sep 30, 2014 08:56:00 (ET)

    Industry's First Client SSD Upgrade Service Designed to Make Employee Laptop Renovations Friction-Free

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--September 30, 2014-- SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced its SanDisk Tech Assist Refresh (STAR) program for the company's X-series line of client SSDs. This innovative service provides corporate CIOs and IT decision makers with a hassle free solution for upgrading their fleet of employee laptops from slower hard disk drives to higher performance, lower power and more reliable SSDs. Through the STAR program, SanDisk relieves IT departments of having to manage all aspects of upgrading corporate laptops such as, endpoint inventory analysis, employee service scheduling, system upgrades, data migration, daily progress reporting, post-upgrade analysis and support.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • SanDisk has nailed it.
    And,...
    This is just the start.
    (Cymer)ASML.

    The X300 utilizes SanDisk's advanced 1Ynm X3 flash technology, and incorporates nCache 2.0 technology, a next generation tiered caching technology that combines SLC and X3/TLC flash blocks to improve endurance, increase efficiency, and boost performance in corporate workloads such as office productivity applications, media creation or financial transactions. To improve the reliability of the drive and maximize end-to-end data integrity, the X300 SSD also includes a robust error handling mechanism that utilizes XOR recovery technology to implement an extra layer of data protection.

    "Corporate IT environments are challenged by a mobile workforce that needs more reliable, higher-performing devices to maintain a competitive advantage," said Jeff Janukowicz, Research Director for Solid State Drives and Enabling Technologies at IDC. "Over the last few years, SSDs have increased capacity points and become more cost effective, enabling corporations today to take advantage of the inherent performance and reliability benefits for their mainstream business users."

    Easy to Use SSD Dashboard Ensures Peak Performance

    The SanDisk X300 SSD includes a downloadable SanDisk SSD Dashboard application, which provides management tools such as drive performance and health monitoring, manual or scheduled TRIM, notifications for firmware updates, and tips on how to maintain the drive at its peak operation. Additionally, the SSD Dashboard includes a broad array of useful embedded applications including the Apricorn EZ Gig IV cloning software, which provides the ability to create an exact replica of an old hard drive onto the new SanDisk X300 SSD in three easy steps. With Apricorn's EZ Gig IV cloning software, there is no need to re-install the operating system, programs or settings--making it easy for mobile employees to get up and running quickly after an upgrade or crash.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • HDDs make as much sense as floppies.
    DVDs or CDs.
    Things go better with NAND. Soon 3D NAND.
    (Cymer)ASML.

    Cray higher after announcing $26M supercomputer deal • 2:39 PM

    Eric Jhonsa, SA News Editor
    •The DoD has awarded Cray a $26M contract to provide a Cray XC supercomputer and Sonexion storage system. The hardware will be installed this year at a supercomputing resource center within the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.
    •The deal includes four 1-year maintenance service options. The Sonexion system will feature over 4PB (4,000 TB) of capacity, and include SSDs.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jamulmike jamulmike Sep 29, 2014 1:25 PM Flag

    Portfolio enables designers to take advantage of the higher performance, lower power and smaller area benefits of new advanced process

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced a broad portfolio of intellectual property (IP) for TSMC's 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) process. The wide array of IP for the 16FF+ process enables systems and semiconductor companies to take advantage of the 15 percent speed improvement with same total power or 30 percent total power reduction at the same speed compared to the16FF process.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • the yahoos block their own news...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Intel and Mitsubishi Electric Collaborate to Create Next-Generation Factory Automation Systems
    Everyone else has to pick up the pace.
    Intel is brings 14nm Tri-Gate to chips no one ever thought they would.
    They're dabbling seriously in 2.5 & 3D silicon interposers.
    The All Silicon Energy Harvesting Solution coming to a gadget near you. Soon!
    Bonanza.
    (Cymer)ASML.

    Pilot Program Demonstrates the Benefits of End-to-End Internet of Things Connectivity in Industrial Settings

    NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
    • Intel and Mitsubishi Electric are working together to advance factory automation (FA) systems utilizing end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and big data analytics.
    • The companies collaborated on a pilot at Intel’s manufacturing facility in Malaysia, demonstrating the benefits of IoT. The pilot resulted in improved equipment uptime, increased yield and productivity, the ability to conduct predictive maintenance and reduced component failures.
    • As a result of the pilot, Intel realized US$9 million in savings through cost avoidance and improved decision making.
    • The companies are targeting product availability in 2015.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • OT -- Weird new fangled stuff--

    Ant-sized, battery-less radios to link smart devices

    A team of engineers at Stanford, together with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, has developed a radio the size of an ant. According to them, the device is so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna, no batteries required.

    Designed to compute, execute and relay commands, this tiny wireless chip costs pennies to fabricate, making it cheap enough to become the missing link between the Internet as we know it and the linked-together smart gadgets envisioned in the "Internet of Things."

    "The next exponential growth in connectivity will be connecting objects together and giving us remote control through the web," said Amin Arbabian, an assistant professor of electrical engineering who recently demonstrated this ant-sized radio chip at the VLSI Technology and Circuits Symposium in Hawaii.

    Much of the infrastructure needed to enable us to control sensors and devices remotely already exists: We have the Internet to carry commands around the globe, and computers and smartphones to issue the commands. What's missing is a wireless controller cheap enough to so that it can be installed on any gadget anywhere.

    "How do you put a bi-directional wireless control system on every lightbulb?" Arbabian said. "By putting all the essential elements of a radio on a single chip that costs pennies to make."

    Cost is critical because, as Arbabian observed, "We're ultimately talking about connecting trillions of devices."

    Arbabian began the project in 2011 while he was completing a PhD program and working with Ali Niknejad, director of the Wireless Research Centre at UC Berkeley. Arbabian's principal collaborator was his wife, Maryam Tabesh, then also a student

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The guy at StorageSearch nailed this many, many years ago. In print!

    While dunderheads like multi-id reveled in Conventional Wisdom. Quoting shills and "research" "experts".
    The Earth is flat. The Sun orbits Earth. 2015 will be just like the 1960s.
    And,...
    The sky is falling...
    Here, history DOES repeat.
    As DO innovators and entrepreneurs with The Product Cycle. SSS will have a very nice run this decade.
    And,...
    This IS just the start.
    Very, very exciting times.
    (Cymer)ASML times.

    Evaluator Group announces new report series for rackmount SSDs

    Editor:- September 24, 2014 - Evaluator Group today announced it's expanding its comparison report coverage (from around $2,750 for IT end-users) related to rackmount SSD and hybrid array vendors.

    The latest addition to EV's research area are product analyses for 15 vendors, including: Cisco, EMC, HDS, HP, IBM, Kaminario, NetApp, Nimble, Nimbus, Pure Storage, SanDisk, SolidFire, Tegile, Tintri and Violin.

    “Over the next 3 years Evaluator Group expects Solid State Storage Systems to be the architecture adopted for primary storage,” said Camberley Bates, Managing Partner & Analyst at Evaluator Group. “Performance to reduce latency and improve consistency, along with reliability and efficiency functionality will drive this change. It is important IT end users understand the trade-offs of design and technical implementation to best suit their needs.”

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jamulmike jamulmike Sep 27, 2014 10:17 AM Flag

    "When regulators care more about protecting big banks from accountability than they do about protecting the American people from risky and illegal behavior on Wall Street, it threatens our whole economy," Warren said in an emailed statement. "Congress must hold oversight hearings on the disturbing issues raised by today's whistleblower report when it returns in November."

    Brown, in an email, said: "For too long, too many financial regulators have been too cozy towards the very industry that they are meant to police."

  • Just imagine my surprise.
    Same old krapp.
    Different day.
    Cesspool.

    Secret tapes of Fed meetings on Goldman prompt call for U.S. hearings
    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An influential U.S. senator wants to hold hearings into "disturbing" issues raised by secretly taped conversations between Federal Reserve supervisors and officials at Goldman Sachs Group Inc, a bank the Fed was tasked with policing.

    Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, on Friday called for hearings after portions of the recordings from 2011 and 2012 were made public. Fellow Democrat Sherrod Brown, also a committee member, called for a "full and thorough investigation" into the allegations they raised.

    Carmen Segarra, a former New York Fed bank examiner who brought a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer, recorded the conversations and provided them to the investigative news outlet ProPublica and the public radio show "This American Life" to illustrate what she saw as an inappropriately close relationship between regulator and bank.

    The tapes appear to show an unwillingness among some Fed supervisors to both demand specific information from Goldman about a transaction with Banco Santander and to strongly criticize what Segarra concluded was the lack of an appropriate conflict-of-interest policy at Goldman.

    Political interest in the recordings could feed suspicion among Americans that little has changed on Wall Street since bank regulators failed to identify and stop the risk-taking that led to the 2007-2009 financial crisis and deep U.S. recession.

  • Only SSS can spew chunks.
    (Cymer)ASML.

    Global information storage to grow to 447ZB in 2020, says HGST executive

    Max Wan, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Thursday 25 September 2014]

    Global information storage in 2013 was estimated at 4.4ZB (zettabyte) and is forecast to increase to 447ZB in 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of 44% during the seven-year period, according to HGST Taiwan and Shanghai general manager Vincent Chen.

    Global storage market has seen structural changes in three waves, with storage devices set up in main frames in the first wave, client server-based distributed storage in the second, and cloud computing-based storage to meet storage at any time and Big Data demand in the third, Chen said.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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