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    AMD Embedded Roadmap Lists Zen 4 EPYC CPU with 64+ Cores

    Expect a lot of confusion in the months that follow. Micron also mentions "sub-channels" in this and other documents, and that isn't helping to clear that confusion. There's something else to consider here: it's not necessary to actually make use of the granularity that DDR5 offers (32 instead...
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    AMD and GlobalFoundries Wafer Supply Agreement Now Non-Exclusive, Paves Way for 7nm sIOD

    Yes. GF is a part of the alliance that seems to still be alive. https://www.samsungfoundry.com/foundry/homepage/anonymous/technology12inch.do?_mainLayOut=homepageLayout&menuIndex=0201
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    TSMC Briefly Hit by "Power Supply Dip," Production Unaffected

    Does this also describe semiconductor fabs in Taiwan, which [most of the time] have little incentive to save on water, at least when compared to those in Arizona?
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    AMD and GlobalFoundries Wafer Supply Agreement Now Non-Exclusive, Paves Way for 7nm sIOD

    They may license 7nm without EUV in 2024-2025, for example, and then buy used and new equipment plus the knowhow to set it up. Setting up a production line and achieving good yields should cost far less and take much less time when the technology is mature. 7nm will be far, far from obsolete at...
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    AMD and GlobalFoundries Wafer Supply Agreement Now Non-Exclusive, Paves Way for 7nm sIOD

    Did any exlusivity commitments exist before this last amendment? This is what AnandTech reported two years ago:
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    GIGABYTE Gives Public Apology for "Made in China" Mocking After Company Shares Plummet by $550 Million

    Don't take the part that says "wiping away around $550 million worth of market cap" literally; those same millions were made out of thin air in the last ~40 days, apparently since Giga-Byte issued their annual report (which is not public yet). The stock price is still higher than ever before...
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    GIGABYTE Gives Public Apology for "Made in China" Mocking After Company Shares Plummet by $550 Million

    There's that thing called "supply chain" ...
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    GIGABYTE Gives Public Apology for "Made in China" Mocking After Company Shares Plummet by $550 Million

    The stock price chart shows a correction after a historical peak. What could possibly be better than a blog post that predictably triggers that?
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    Intel and QuTech Demonstrate Advances in Solving Quantum Interconnect Bottlenecks

    The controller chip and the qubits on the same die? Sigh, welcome to the boring future where quantum computers look like chips instead of gravity-twisting steam machine prototypes from Proxima Centauri b.
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    Chernobyl “waking up again”

    But also, not sure whose genius idea it was to build Japan in a fault zone... and on an island that historically has tsunamis often... like seriously, build it somewhere else... And yet, they built Japan in Japan, they have had great success coping with many perils of nature, and this may have...
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    Rumor: AMD Rembrandt APUs to Feature Zen3+, RDNA2 Architectures - Up to 12 CUs

    Those who know won't tell. I don't know, therefore I tell. By the time Alder Lake arrives, AMD needs to have something new ready too. Without unlimited resources, they can't have a new socket, new chipset, new Zen, and new DDR and new PCIe controllers, all at the same time and properly tested...
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    Intel Core "Alder Lake-S" to Launch in November 2021

    Every rumour so far has mentioned Alder Lake and LGA1700 in the same sentence, so that's really unlikely at this point. Intel is already stockpiling and binning the chips, they have mastered volume production at 10 nm (finally) (kind of). There will be enough of them for ultra-expensive...
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    Huawei Readies Unorthodox 3:2 Aspect-Ratio 32-inch Monitor with 4.5K Resolution

    Those "monitors" are 11" iPads and iPad Pros. Maybe some phones too, they have countless different aspect ratios.
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    Huawei Readies Unorthodox 3:2 Aspect-Ratio 32-inch Monitor with 4.5K Resolution

    To add my opinion to this nice bunch of opinions: wider aspect ratios go together well with large sizes. It may be so because of the way human sight works, or maybe because nothing is too wide once you have enough vertical pixels. I've had two 1920x1200 24" LCDs at home and at work for years...
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    SSDs More Reliable than HDDs: Backblaze Study

    The study comes with all the details and warnings. You only get trash when you try to make a TL;DR from it.
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