Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Moore is dead !. No more free transistors



“16nm/14nm is essentially a 20nm metal stack with a better, but more costly transistor,” says Mentor’s Sawicki. This is backed up by a forecast from the Linley Group, which shows the number of transistors that can be bought per dollar at each node likely has peaked.
“The focus will be on system integration using 2D and 3D technologies instead of just scaling transistors,”
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99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: From the next year  your dollar will buy less transistors !

3D

Stacked Die Are Coming Soon.
Wang said that for a 100mm² die, yield drops from 500 good chips per wafer at 28nm to 419 at 7nm. For a large, complex 400mm² die, the yield drops from 63 to 31.
In contrast, yields are significantly higher using smaller die packaged together compared with one highly integrated large die.
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99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK:

Will 450mm ever happen ?

The memory players are saying: ‘We don’t want to go 450mm. We’ll never go 450mm,’ “ said Dave Hemker, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Lam Research. 

It’s no surprise that Nikon is moving full speed ahead with 450mm. The company’s largest customer is Intel, one of the proponents of 450mm technology.

And, as happens with all high-stakes gambles—particularly in the wake of EUV’s perpetual delays—there are bets being placed that 450mm will never happen
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99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Microsoft's cut 18 000 without paste


  Microsoft is set to cut more than 6,000 jobs in an announcement expected early Thursday, according to sources familiar with the matter, as it trims its newly acquired Nokia phone business and reshapes itself as a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company.99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Microsoft on Thursday said it plans to eliminate up to 18,000 jobs, or 14% of its work force, in a bid to streamline the company following the acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business.    


Apple + IBM = ?




Apple Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. are teaming up to provide business apps for the iPhone and iPad, taking aim at BlackBerry Ltd.’s core enterprise client base.
The Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker’s shares were hit hard after Tuesday’s announcement as investors considered the potential threat to BlackBerry.
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99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

US says global reach needed to gut "fraudsters," "hackers," and "drugsters "


In essence, President Barack Obama's administration claims that any company with operations in the United States must comply with valid warrants for data, even if the content is stored overseas. It's a position Microsoft and companies like Apple say is wrong, arguing that the enforcement of US law stops at the border.
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99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Like Chancellor Merkel, Bundeswehr, and 99% such a targets.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Windows Server 2003 still lacks critical security features !!


Windows Server 2003 lacks critical security features and is near the end of it's extended support lifecycle
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99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Great ! But who says ? Check here.

However, NSA now believes that for Wi ndows Server 2003, the default file and regi stry ACL s are gen erally suffici ent giv en the following assumptions: ƒ Within  Group Policy or Local Secu rity Policy, the “ Network acess : Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users” security option is set to be Disabled .
The Microso ft Windows Server 2003 guide’s discussion on “Securing the File System,” lists optional security permissions for executables located primarily within the %System Root%\system 32 dire ctory, stating that these permissions should be set only if the  above-mentioned option is n o t configured . However, NSA recommends setting these permissions regardless .

Friday, July 11, 2014

Microsoft's Tick Tock strategy: NSAless Windows 9s by the end of year !


"Whoever controls the operating system can control all the data on the computers using it."

A Chinese state TV broadcast laid into Microsoft and its Windows 8 operating system on Wednesday, saying the amount of personal data the system is capable of collecting, and the profile of Chinese society it would be capable of producing,
“will be more precise and up-to-date than that collected by our National Bureau of Statistics.”

According to My Digital Life, the screenshot is from Build 6.4.9788 of Windows 9 which was recently spotted in Windows Store logs. The screenshot shows a Start Button, but redesigned with influences from Windows 8’s Metro UI.
While the screenshot does have the words “Windows 8.1 Pro” on the desktop, Neowin reports that early builds of Windows 9 inside Microsoft still use this branding. This could also mean that technically speaking, Windows 9 is only an incremental update from Windows 8.1 — analogous to Windows 98 SE and Windows ME.
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99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Sneak attack on China state competencies ? However, if you own X86 server hardware than do you do the same ? And how do you do all of you ?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Samsung, Intel, Dell Team Up On Standards For Connected Gadgets

 Samsung Electronics, Intel Corp and Dell have joined to establish standard ways for household gadgets like thermostats and light bulbs to talk to each other, at odds with a framework backed by Qualcomm, LG Electronics and other companies.
The new Open Interconnect Consortium, like the Qualcomm-supported AllSeen Alliance, aims to establish how smart devices work together in a trend increasingly called the Internet of Things.
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99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK:

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Nine out of 10 users in NSA-intercepted conversations are not original targets


The Washington Post revealed the stunningly high percentage of innocent web crawlers snared in the National Security Administration’s web after a four-month examination of documents turned over by ex-agency contractor Edward Snowden.
In its story, The Post said it had reviewed 160,000 emails and IM conversations, along with 7,900 documents lifted from 11,000 online accounts.
All the documents were provided to the paper by Snowden, and they illustrated how the NSA ensnared unwitting targets and non-targets during the course of daily business.
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99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK:
One analyst described a day’s work: “1 target, 38 others on there.”

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