Samsung launches GAAFET tech
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3nm process begins

Samsung has launched its 3nm gate-all-around transistor (GAAFET) process with the aim of stealing the march on TSMC.

Sea pirates might be moving to high tech
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Pirates are starting to experiment with taking over ships without needing to risk boarding them.

TSMC tells partners to move to new smaller processing standards
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Time to abandon 40nm and larger

While TSMC makes about a quarter of its cash from chips which use technology so old that they are steam driven, it has had enough and is "strongly encouraging" its customers on its oldest (and least dense) nodes to migrate some of their mature designs to its 28 nm-class process technologies.

Apple copies ancient Microsoft partner programme
Published in PC Hardware


Decides to be extra nice to select unpaid support staff with "white glove" service

Fruity cargo cult Apple has discovered that being an arse to its support partners might not be such a good idea and instead its is copying a "white glove service" that Microsoft has been doing for 20 years.

Brazil cracks down on Apple nuts
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Looking at forcing them to use USB-C 

Fruity cargo-cult Apple might be forced to provide USB-C chargers in its iPhones in Brazil.

Rufus 3.16 works around Volish restrictions
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Yes, you can install Windows 11 on older machines


Microsoft’s restrictions on devices that could run Windows 11 are seen as a major pain. Most users on older PCs see the “this PC doesn’t currently meet the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11” message.

Japanse boffin sues Intel
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It nicked FPGA SoC chips that use ALM and my other acronyms

Japanese boffin Masahiro Iida is incandesnant with rage that Intel has borrowed his idea for Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and System-on-Chip (SoC) chips that employ Adaptive Logic Modules (ALM).

HPE announces new cloud-native server
Published in Cloud


Uses Ampere chips

Former maker of expensive printer ink Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced today that it will offer a new cloud-native server in Q3 of 2022 using Ampere chips.

ARM announces Immortalis GPU today
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Includes ray tracing on mobile

ARM is announcing its new flagship Immortalis GPU today, its first to include hardware-based ray tracing on mobile.

Brits say that AI cannot invent stuff yet
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IPO decides that AI still needs too much human assistance

The UK's Intellectual Property Office has decided artificial-intelligence systems cannot patent inventions for the time being.