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Out Go The Lights In Taiwan (NOT)

“TSMC had mulled setting up its 3nm wafer fab in the US due mainly to the availability of stable power supply there. For any 12-inch wafer plant, more advanced process requires higher power consumption, with electricity consumed by 3nm process … Continue reading

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Marvell MACCHIATObin Delayed

“Estimated shipping : end of October (Based on availability from Marvell)” See Marvell MACCHIATObinOne of the candidates to replace my AMD64 hair-drying Beast was promised for September but now it’s October… Shucks! Socketed RAM, SATA connectors, lots of Ethernet… Why can’t … Continue reading

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ASUS Provides Competition In ARM SBCs

“From a performance perspective, the ASUS Tinker Board is a capable ARM SBC for its price tag of only $60 USD. The performance is very good against the inexpensive (sub-$100) boards while obviously if needing greater performance there is more … Continue reading

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Failing To Deliver What The Customer Wants

“Gigabyte Technology is expected to see its motherboard shipments fall under 13 million units in 2017 from 16-17 million units in 2016, and could struggle to maintain the 10 million level in 2018, due largely to the dwindling desktop PC … Continue reading

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Supply And Demand In The Electronic Era

It’s interesting how the wave of adoption of one technology affects another. The old Wintel monopoly acted as if it was an island and a single monopoly controlled the world. Things are more complicated today. The main sign of life … Continue reading

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Evolution Of My Plan To ARM IT

The on-off-on status of the LeMaker Cello makes my original plan to replace my current energy-guzzler with that motherboard difficult to say the least. There isn’t a single ARMed motherboard on the market that matches my needs. In addition, I’ve … Continue reading

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LeMaker Cello Undead?

“The Cello was announced in early 2016 as a $299 USD developer board with the A1100 ARM 64-bit SoC with four Cortex-A57 cores @ 1.7GHz. The Cello features two DDR3 SO-DIMM slots capable of ECC RAM, two Serial ATA 3.0 … Continue reading

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11 Quarters of Global Legacy PC Decline

“In the U.S., PC shipments totaled 14 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 5.7 percent decline from the second quarter of 2016 (see Table 2). The U.S. market declined due to weak consumer PC demand. The business … Continue reading

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Intel Surrenders To ARM

“Intel has discontinued three of its offerings for the Internet of Things and embedded device markets. The chipmaker said in a series of low-key product updates that it would be killing off the Edison, Galileo and Joule compute modules and boards … Continue reading

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SBCs

“Over the last year, LinuxGizmos has reported on dozens of new community backed, open spec, hacker- and developer-friendly single board computers that run Linux and Android. We’ve added these to a curated list of earlier boards to publish a catalog … Continue reading

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Debian Stretch Is Imminent

“On 2017-06-03 at the latest, we will tag all remaining RC bugs with either stretch-ignore OR stretch-will-remove. Packages that have RC bugs tagged with stretch-will-remove will be removed the weekend before the release unless they have been fixed in testing … Continue reading

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Solid Run Delivers

“The Marvell MacchiatoBIN is a first-of-its-kind Cost-Effective and High-Performance networking community board targeting OpenDataPlane (ODP), OpenFastPath (OFP) and ARM network functions virtualization (NFV) ecosystem communities.” See Marvell MacchiatoBINI received an e-mail that Solid Run has been taking orders and shipping for … Continue reading

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