It’s good to be in the DRAM business these days. According to a recent report from DRAMeXchange, global DRAM revenues have increased 18.2% sequentially for 4Q2016.
Much of the demand is fueled by strong smartphone sales, particularly Chinese brands along with the iPhone 7. This has resulted in massive shortages of PC DRAM, resulting in a 30% price increase over the previous quarter. Server DRAM is expected to follow suit in 1Q2017.
Memory manufacturers are currently increasing efforts to expand DRAM production capacity, but their efforts aren’t expected to be realized until the 2H2017. As a result, the supply problem is expected to continue to [...]
At the International Solid State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), both TSMC and Samsung had working chips samples built on their respective 7nm nodes. However, the two companies gave very different outlooks on their readiness.
According to the presentation offered by TSMC, they described the condition of their 7nm node as “healthy”. Samsung on the other hand, had a bit less confidence in its production method, showcasing a development chip that suggests 7nm chips may not be ready for at least a few more years.
The reason behind the contradicting prospects is due to the different manufacturing techniques. Because TSMC will likely be producing the Apple A11 [...]
Samsung is one of the largest manufacturers of LCD panels in the world, so it’s natural that they had quite a few displays to show at CES. While their new QLED TVs were the highlight of the show, Samsung also showed off a slew of monitors based on their Quantum Dot display technology.
The most impressive of Samsung’s displays is the Samsung CF791. Spanning across 34-inches of ultrawide screen real estate, the Samsung CF791 features a VA panel with Quantum Dot technology which allows the display to achieve a contrast ratio of 3,000:1 and 125% sRGB coverage. It also features a WQHD resolution of 3440×1440, 4ms [...]
For those waiting patiently for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, specifications of the upcoming tablet may have inadvertently been leaked through a test result uploaded to the GFXBench database.
According to the benchmark result, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3’s model number will be SM-T820 or SM-T825. The particular device that was benchmarked will feature a 9.6″ 2048×1536 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, Adreno 530 graphics, 4GB RAM, and 32GB onboard storage. It’ll also feature a 12MP rear camera along with a 4.7MP front facing camera, and will be running Android 7.0 Nougat “Samsung Edition” out of the box.
Samsung has previously [...]
It appears that no upcoming smartphone, including LG’s upcoming G6 flagship which is expected to launch during the MWC timeframe, will feature Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 835 processor until after April this year.
According to a new article published at Forbes, Samsung may be the one to blame as they have managed to secure the entire initial batch of Snapdragon 835 processors for their upcoming flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone which has recently been confirmed will not launch at MWC at the end of February. New rumors peg the launch of the device to April 14.
This exclusivity agreement comes at little surprise as Samsung holds quite a bit of power [...]
Following the recent press conference Samsung held to explain the findings of their investigation into the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s “fiery” issues, Samsung also revealed that their upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will not launch during MWC (Mobile World Congress), scheduled for the end of February in Barcelona, Spain. According to Samsung, “Samsung can confirm the company will not unveil its flagship product at Mobile World Congress this year”.
Several previous rumors believed that Samsung would push forward the launch of their highly anticipated flagship smartphone to help offset losses from their Galaxy Note 7 debacle however, it appears that [...]
It looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle is finally coming to a close as Samsung recently held a conference revealing the findings of their investigation as to what caused the popular smartphone’s exploding battery issues leading to its multiple high profile recalls soon after its launch. Samsung also revealed some new plans as to how they plan to ensure that this never happens again.
As one of the highest profile recalls in the consumer tech industry, Samsung went to great lengths to figure out the exact cause of the Note 7’s exploding batteries.
According to President of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business, DJ Koh, 700 [...]
At CES 2017, Samsung had originally planned to launch the Samsung 850 Pro 4TB which would’ve made the Samsung 850 Pro not only the fastest consumer SATA SSD on the market, but also the highest capacity as well. However, after scouring the CES show floor for SSD related announcements and not seeing the drive on display at CES 2017, Tom’s Hardware reached out to Samsung’s PR agency for some information where they received the following:
“As a result of the worldwide NAND shortage, Samsung is focused on allocating NAND to products where we see the greatest demand. We will let you know when further updates on the 850 PRO 4TB are available.”
As many [...]
The Samsung Odyssey lineup of gaming notebooks will be Samsung’s first attempt at a laptop designed for gaming from the ground up and at CES 2017, we had the chance of checking out the lineup for ourselves.
The Samsung Odyssey gaming notebook lineup will come in two flavors which include the 15.6-inch and the 17.3-inch versions.
The 15.6-inch Samsung Odyssey is a more compact gaming notebook which features an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, and up to 256GB SSD + 1TB SSD for storage.
The 17.3-inch Samsung [...]
Announced back in October of last year, Samsung recently demoed its modular ArtPC Pulse at CES 2017.
The futuristic ArtPC is Samsung’s newest PC designed for the modern home. Its “wow” feature is its removable storage and speaker modules which can be removed simply by twisting and removing. Samsung currently has a hard drive and a speaker available, but more modules may be released down the road.
In terms of specs, the Samsung ArtPC Pulse features either an Intel Core i7-6700 or an Intel Core i5-6500 quad-core CPU, up to 32GB of DDR4 2,133MHz RAM, and a AMD RX 460 GPU. I/O includes 4x USB Type-A ports, 1x USB type-C, HDMI 1.4, and an Ethernet [...]