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What is Apple's T2 security chip?
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What is Apple's T2 security chip?

Apple’s T2 security chip powers an array of security features in Macs including biometric login and data encryption
1 Feb 2023
UK government set to subsidise chip manufacturing in bid to cut overseas reliance
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UK government set to subsidise chip manufacturing in bid to cut overseas reliance

The move looks to bolster domestic production capabilities and support UK manufacturers
26 Jan 2023
How shortages overshadowed 2022's tech successes
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Business strategy

How shortages overshadowed 2022's tech successes

From components to skills and even ideas, businesses have experienced shortages on many fronts
20 Dec 2022
DCMS to consider establishing national institution for UK semiconductor industry
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Hardware

DCMS to consider establishing national institution for UK semiconductor industry

The feasibility study by the DCMS will support the department's wider semiconductor strategy
6 Dec 2022
PCI consortium implies Nvidia at fault for its melting cables
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Hardware

PCI consortium implies Nvidia at fault for its melting cables

Nvidia said the issues were caused by user error but the PCI-SIG pointed to possible design flaws
2 Dec 2022
MSG giant Ajinomoto's chipmaking foray helps break financial records
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Business strategy

MSG giant Ajinomoto's chipmaking foray helps break financial records

In addition to umami seasoning, the company produces a microfilm insulation used by the semiconductor industry which was repurposed from its amino aci…
30 Nov 2022
DDR4 vs DDR5 RAM: Is it worth upgrading?
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DDR4 vs DDR5 RAM: Is it worth upgrading?

The latest generation of memory has hit the mainstream, but how much more can DDR5 RAM boost performance versus DDR4 RAM units?
30 Nov 2022
How big data is deciphering NASA's James Webb discoveries
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How big data is deciphering NASA's James Webb discoveries

To unravel the origins of life, matter, and everything in between, it turns out we need memory – a lot of memory
21 Nov 2022
Citi to transition 70% of its workforce to Snapdragon mobile devices
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Citi to transition 70% of its workforce to Snapdragon mobile devices

Longer battery life will allow the company to eliminate “thousands of tonnes” of CO2
17 Nov 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 platform unlocks new AI capabilities
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Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 platform unlocks new AI capabilities

Announced at Qualcomm's Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, the latest chipset features improved AI support, Wi-Fi 7, and faster overall performance
15 Nov 2022
TSMC set to invest further $12 billion into Arizona fab
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TSMC set to invest further $12 billion into Arizona fab

The Taiwanese company is currently constructing a $12 billion chip factory in the state, which is expected to complete in 2024
10 Nov 2022
IBM unveils its 'most powerful' 433-qubit quantum processor
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IBM unveils its 'most powerful' 433-qubit quantum processor

The Osprey is three times more powerful than IBM's 127-qubit Eagle processor the company launched a year ago
10 Nov 2022
Intel unveils Max Series chip family designed for high performance computing
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Intel unveils Max Series chip family designed for high performance computing

The chip company claims its new CPU offers 4.8x better performance on HPC workloads
9 Nov 2022
UK and Taiwan commit to £5 million business innovation fund
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Business strategy

UK and Taiwan commit to £5 million business innovation fund

The two countries are also aiming to promote diversified and resilient supply chains, especially as Taiwan is a leading chip manufacturer
7 Nov 2022
What is a GPU?
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Hardware

What is a GPU?

GPUs aren't just good for gaming - they have business applications too
28 Oct 2022
Nvidia's new RTX 4090 is a powerful password-cracking tool
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Nvidia's new RTX 4090 is a powerful password-cracking tool

Hackers using an array of the consumer-grade GPU could see brute force timings halve
14 Oct 2022
Armari Magnetar CXI-AD1000: An exceptionally competent workstation
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Armari Magnetar CXI-AD1000: An exceptionally competent workstation

A phenomenally quick Core i9 workstation that's well worth considering if performance is your most important factor
11 Oct 2022
Micron to invest historic $100 billion in NY semiconductor site
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Micron to invest historic $100 billion in NY semiconductor site

Construction on the site will commence in 2024, with output expected in the late 2020s
5 Oct 2022
US lawmakers warn Apple against using Chinese chips in next iPhone
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US lawmakers warn Apple against using Chinese chips in next iPhone

Senators ask the US director of national intelligence to investigate a Chinese chipmaker’s military ties
23 Sep 2022
Raspberry Pi: Top projects to try yourself
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Raspberry Pi: Top projects to try yourself

Here's a collection of the best Raspberry Pi ideas around, so you can find your perfect project to try with the Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi Zero
14 Sep 2022
US blocks CHIPS-funded companies from investing in China
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US blocks CHIPS-funded companies from investing in China

Companies should be able to apply for the $50 billion in funding from February 2023
7 Sep 2022
SK Hynix splashes out $11 billion on new semiconductor plant
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SK Hynix splashes out $11 billion on new semiconductor plant

The company will produce memory chips, but will reportedly decided closer to the time whether they will be DRAM or NAND flash chips depending on marke…
6 Sep 2022
Semiconductor shortage will likely last until 2025, expert claims
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Hardware

Semiconductor shortage will likely last until 2025, expert claims

Ondrej Burkacky says investment in the sector cannot yield results in the short term, and government spending is not a silver bullet
26 Aug 2022