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The Enterprise and Datacenter SSD Form Factor family of standards is now about three years old, and continues to evolve. The EDSFF form factor options are gaining traction in several markets, and lessons learned by early adopters are still driving tweaks to the specifications. The myriad variations under the EDSFF umbrella have not been simplified much, but at least the brief format war between the EDSFF E1.S form factor and Samsung's NF1 has concluded, with Samsung now supporting and contributing to the E1.S standard. As EDSFF adoption increases, we'll probably see several variants fall into irrelevance, as happened to some of the less popular M.2 card sizes. But even once it's clear which members of the EDSFF family are succeeding in the market, the...

Samsung to Cease Traditional LCD Production, Move To Quantum Dot OLEDs

According to a report from Reuters, Samsung Display will cease production of traditional LCD displays by the end of the year. The move comes as the company is apparently...

47 by Anton Shilov on 3/31/2020

Cadence DDR5 Update: Launching at 4800 MT/s, Over 12 DDR5 SoCs in Development

JEDEC still has not published the DDR5 specification officially, yet it looks like DRAM makers and SoC designers are preparing for the DDR5 launch at full steam. Cadence, which...

20 by Anton Shilov on 3/27/2020

Samsung to Produce DDR5 in 2021 (with EUV)

Samsung is on track to start volume production of DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory next year using a manufacturing technology that will take advantage of extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL). In...

20 by Anton Shilov on 3/25/2020

Samsung Reveals All-in-One Power Management ICs for Wireless Earbuds

Samsung has formally announced two new all-in-one power management integrated circuits (PMIC) developed specifically for "True Wireless Stereo" (TWS) devices (a.k.a. earbuds). The highly integrated PMICs are being touted...

14 by Anton Shilov on 3/24/2020

Samsung Galaxy S20+ & Ultra (Snapdragon & Exynos) Battery Life Preview

Last week we brought you a quick performance preview of the Snapdragon 865-based Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, showcasing that the phone has some outstandingly good performance and power efficiency...

107 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/23/2020

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 512 GB eUFS 3.1 Storage: Up to 2.1 GB/s

Samsung has kicked off mass production of its new, high-performance eUFS 3.1 storage modules. Designed primarily with high-end smartphones in mind, the embedded storage drives offer some of Samsung's...

15 by Anton Shilov on 3/17/2020

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (Snapdragon 865) Quick Performance Preview: Impressive

Samsung's Galaxy S20 series phones have been available since last Friday in markets such as the US. And earlier this week we also finally received a unit, in the...

117 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/13/2020

Samsung Announces TD5 Monitors: Aggressive, 1000R Curved Office Displays

As one of the major proponents of curved displays, Samsung has been applying curved panels to numerous monitors over the years. Many of these monitors have been aimed at...

66 by Anton Shilov on 3/3/2020

Samsung Updates Galaxy Book Ion: First with Comet Lake & LPDDR4X

Samsung has revealed a new version of its Galaxy Book Ion 13.3-inch ultra-light notebook based on Intel’s 10th Generation Core (Comet Lake) processor. Of particular interest, the model of...

10 by Anton Shilov on 3/2/2020

Samsung Starts Production of 16 GB LPDDR5-5500 for Smartphones

Samsung has begun mass production of the industry’s first 16 GB LPDDR5 memory for upcoming smartphones, such as the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G handsets. The new DRAM devices not...

32 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2020

Samsung Starts Mass Production at V1: A Dedicated EUV Fab for 7nm, 6nm, 5nm, 4nm, 3nm Nodes

Samsung Foundry has started mass production of chips using its 6LPP and 7LPP manufacturing processes at its new V1 fab. The new facility employs one of the industry’s first...

29 by Anton Shilov on 2/20/2020

Enterprise NVMe Round-Up 2: SK Hynix, Samsung, DapuStor and DERA

Nine enterprise NVMe SSDs suffer through our updated test suite to show who's who for high-end storage.

33 by Billy Tallis on 2/14/2020

Samsung Announces The Galaxy Z Flip: Foldable Phone With Glass

Today Samsung announced the new Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra, but the regular flagship phones weren’t the only devices announce today as we’ve also seen the unveiling of...

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2020

Samsung Announces The Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra: 120Hz, 5G, Huge Batteries, Crazy Cameras and $$$

The year is 2020. The 20’s are back (we’ll see if they’ll be roaring or not), and not only is it a new decade, but it’s also time for...

172 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2020

Samsung's Unpacked 2020 Event: Galaxy S20 And More - Live Blog (11am PT)

Today Samsung is hosting the 2020's first Unpacked launch event in San Francisco. We're expecting the brand new Galaxy S20 series, a new foldable phone, and maybe a few...

29 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2020

Samsung's New The Wall Display: Is 583 Inches Large Enough?

Samsung has expanded its The Wall lineup of Micro LED-based displays with two models featuring 437 and 583-inch diagonals. The monitors are intended for commercial use, though nothing can...

35 by Anton Shilov on 2/11/2020

JEDEC Updates HBM2 Memory Standard To 3.2 Gbps; Samsung's Flashbolt Memory Nears Production

After a series of piecemeal announcements from different hardware vendors over the past year, the future of High Bandwidth Memory 2 (HBM2) is finally coming into focus. Continuing the...

24 by Ryan Smith on 2/3/2020

5G Comes to Tablets: The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G

Following last year's successful launch of their first 5G smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung is finding itself in a very comfortable position in the world of next-generation smartphones...

9 by Anton Shilov on 2/3/2020

Samsung Galaxy Book S Laptop with Snapdragon 8cx: Pre-Order at $999 from Today

Update 1/30/2020: The Samsung Galaxy Book S with Snapdragon 8cx is now available for pre-order, starting at $999. The device is set to be available from February 13th. Samsung...

70 by Anton Shilov on 1/30/2020

USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSDs Roundup - Featuring the Samsung T7 Touch and the SanDisk Extreme Pro

External bus-powered storage devices have grown in storage capacity as well as speeds over the last decade. Palm-sized flash-based storage devices with a Thunderbolt 3 interface are capable of...

38 by Ganesh T S on 1/23/2020

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