Chia Demand Prompts WD, Seagate to Ramp Up HDD Production

Chia Demand Prompts WD, Seagate to Ramp Up HDD Production

Demand for hard drives skyrocketed recently because of Chia cryptocurrency farming, causing major HDD shortages and sending retail prices to record highs. In a bid to meet the demand for hard drives, Seagate and Western Digital are ramping up production of their high-capacity HDDs by essentially cranking up their existing production lines to utilize them more…

Best RP2040 Boards 2021 | Tom's Hardware

Best RP2040 Boards 2021 | Tom’s Hardware

While Raspberry Pi boards have been around since 2012, they have been powered by Broadcom SoCs and the first Raspberry Pi silicon, the RP2040, just launched in January 2021. With two Arm Cortex M0+ cores running at 133 MHz, 264KB of RAM and up to 16MB of Flash, these chips enable a whole ecosystem of…

HBM3 to Top 665 GBps Bandwidth per Chip, SK Hynix Says

HBM3 to Top 665 GBps Bandwidth per Chip, SK Hynix Says

While high bandwidth memory (HBM) has yet to become a mainstream type of DRAM for graphics cards, it is a memory of choice for bandwidth-hungry datacenter and professional applications. HBM3 is the next step, and this week, SK Hynix revealed plans for its HBM3 offering, bringing us new information on expected bandwidth of the upcoming spec.  SK…