|Inotera predicts DRAM prices stability during 2015|
¡°In the first quarter, DRAM chip prices dropped deeper than we expected,¡± Inotera chairman Charles Kau (¸ß†¢È«) said, blaming weaker-than-expected demand for PCs. However, prices are expected to start to rebound next quarter and remain stable in the second half of the year.
|Intel to buy FPGA giant Altera|
Intel Corp. is already in talks to acquire rival Altera Corp., the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The move is said to bolster Intel's product line with a focus on Internet-connected devices.
|U of Maryland studies drone flying routes|
The work combines the use of big data, historical data and various sources of satellite imaging started during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars when he would try to predict the risks of road-side improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and then send out surveillance drones to check the hot spots that his algorithms would yield.
|A "smart" business district in Shanghai|
The long-term, comprehensive agreement will see NXP supply B.M. Holdings with the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technology. When construction completes on the new business district in 2017, it will represent a landmark complex that will help drive local economic development.
|Toshiba announced devlopment of densest 3D NAND|
Using a 48-layer NAND flash allows Toshiba to revert to larger NAND process technologies. The company had scaled its 2D NAND down to 15 nanometers (nm), but it was bumping up against a wall in terms of further size reduction because as NAND transistor size shrinks, electrons tend to leak, causing data errors.
|Intel/Micron predicts triple growth with 3D NAND|
By stacking the NAND they can greatly increase the capacity. The new 3D NAND technology stacks flash cells vertically in 32 layers to achieve a 256Gbit multilevel cell (MLC) and 384Gbit triple-level cell (TLC) die. This approach will yield greater efficiency and lower the cost too.
|Repulicans proposal to ban Micro Unions|
Critics, including prominent business groups, alleged the ruling would enable small groups of employees to form separate unions within one business. They argued it would make managing those businesses more difficult
|Straight ways to handle cybra heckers|
Contact the police. Don’t sit and wait too long. Get the police involved right away and take measures to protect all of your personal data. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
|Labor unrest at ST Crolles|
Employees at STMicroelectronics' wafer fabs in Crolles, France, have gone on strike as a result of the reduction in an incentive bonus
|Kingston brings HyperX SSD to gamers|
Faster than SATA-based SSDs, the PCIe generation 2.0 x 4 interface delivers speeds up to 1400MB/s read and 1000MB/s write for ultra-responsive multitasking and an overall faster system, HyperX noted. It is powered by the Marvell 88SS9293 controller.
|USB 3.1 is adopted faster than previous generations|
USB 3.1 can shuffle data between a host device and peripheral at 10Gbps (bits per second), which is two times faster than USB 3.0. USB 3.1 is also generating excitement for the reversible Type-C cable, which is the same on both ends so users don’t have to worry about plug orientation.
|Intel rolls out Xeon with 72 cores|
The Xeon Phi Knights Landing will house more than 60 cores (rumoured up to 72) intimately married to a special version of Micron's Hybrid Memory Cubes mounted in-package yielding effectively 16GB of on-chip memory.
|EUV making significant progress|
Research on extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is making real progress, encouraging semiconductor makers to reconsider their road maps.