Saturday, March 14
Burning Down The House Edition
- AMD is just rubbing salt into Intel's wounds now. (AnandTech)
The 3900X was upwards of $700 at retail just a few months ago, is now $449 list price, and $419 at Amazon.
Lower down the list the 3600X has been reduced from $249 to $224 and is actually available for $200, making it cheaper than toilet paper.
- Global Foundries and Everspin are forging ahead with MRAM. (AnandTech)
One of the interesting points is that Global Foundries will be introducing embedded MRAM on their mainstream 12nm node, so that any chip can have MRAM added to it.
MRAM isn't incredibly dense - the highest capacity chips are currently 1Gb - but there are a huge volume of microcontrollers produced every year with some small amount of flash storage - from kilobytes to megabytes. Billions of them Flash has more specific process requirements than MRAM, so those microcontrollers need to be built on flash-friendly process nodes rather than the ones that would be otherwise ideal.
MRAM is faster and longer-lasting than common NAND flash, and is byte-addressable. So while it still isn't poised to sweep the market for mobile phones or laptops, it has potential replace flash throughout the embedded space.
- The usual suspects are giddy to have caught President Trump in a lie that Google is building a Wuhan Bat Soup Death Plague screening site. (Tech Crunch)
Because it's actually another division of Alphabet that's building the site! Haha, walls are closing in now, sucker!
- Et tu, C#? (Thurrott.com)
Microsoft is ending feature development on Visual Basic after 97 years.
- Apple is closing all its retail stores. (9to5Mac)
Outside of China.
For two weeks.
So, nothing, basically.
I mean, they're basically cafes without any coffee.
Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, March 15 2020 02:51 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, March 15 2020 02:53 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: cxt217 at Monday, March 16 2020 05:33 AM (LMsTt)
Approximately nobody cares about the distinction between Google, Verily, and Alphabet, but the Arseians gotta get their two-minute hate on.
Posted by: Rick C at Monday, March 16 2020 06:45 AM (Iwkd4)
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