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Articles tagged with: nanometer

Intel + Apple, A Match Made In Heaven

Intel’s Senior Vice President, Tom Kilroy has recently revealed that Intel and Apple are working closely together on Apple’s future products. Kilroy is state that Apple helps shape Intel’s roadmap. This makes sense to me because unlike PC manufacturers that have an option of choosing Intel, AMD, or ARM, Apple has been using Intel processors for years and years.

The duo have quite a solid history together and it would make sense for them to team up to take on the world, especially when Intel knows that Apple won’t flock over to AMD or ARM for business.

Apple’s A5 Beats Nvidia’s Tegra 2 Chip

A recent slew of results have shown that Apple’s A5 chip slaughters the Nvidia Tegra 2 silicon when it comes to graphics. Apple claims that the A5 silicon is twice as fast than the previous generation with nine times better graphics. According to Tiernan Ray from Barron’s, Apple’s chip is two and half times larger than Nvidia’s. He goes on to say that the A5 measures 122 square millimeters versus 49 square millimeters for the Tegra 2 chip.

Now, the Tegra 2 chip is manufactured on a 40 nanometer process while the A5 is on a Samsung 45 nanometer process, making Apple’s chip physically larger. Although both chips run on ARM-designed Cortex-A9 processing cores, the Tegra 2 uses Nvidia’s GeForce tetechnologies rather than…

Intel Will Double SSD Density By Summer 2011

Intel and Micron have been collaborating to shrink NAND circuity even more, doubling the density in their flash chips, they will reduce the cost of solid state drive storage. The same duo is responsible for a joint venture dubbed IM Flash Technologies (IMFT), the same company that released 25 nanometer circuitry in 2010. The company plans on releasing an enterprise-class SSD (not pictured) based on 20nm circuitry, running as a PCI Express expansion card. The new PCIe card, called the P320h, will be the successor to Micron’s first enterprise-class SSD, the P300, which was based on single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory.

Intel’s New SSD Lineup

Intel’s last Solid-State Drive release with the 510 series 6Gbps didn’t use Intel controllers. Instead, they used a Marvell 88SS9174-BKK2 6Gbps controller. Although they didn’t use an Intel controller, their SSDs were blazing fast with speeds of up to 500MB/sec and write speeds of up to 315MB/sec.

Intel has announced today that they will be releasing their 3rd generation Intel 310 Series with 25nm of NAND flash memory. The only drawback is that…

Intel– No Longer Producing Itanium Chips

Itanium-based servers are commonly used by IT professionals in the industry. Intel’s latest Itanium 9300 series packs a punch, delivering double the performance that you would get with the previous generation. It also handles six times more memory bandwidth and up to nine times more interconnect bandwidth. To continue, the Itanium can carry eight times more memory than the older version. It is designed for information specialists to have energy-efficient technology at their fingertips, and serves are the driving force for their data centers and workload management.

According to Electronista, Oracle has announced that it will no longer…