TSMC was forced to halt at least some of the production at Fab-14A P7 due to a power outage at the Southern Taiwan Science Park on Wednesday. DigiTimes reported that the outage was believed to have affected up to 40,000 wafers—but luckily for enthusiasts those wafers were produced using mature process nodes. Reuters reported Wednesday that the power outage started when an “underground power line was accidentally severed during construction work in the late morning.” TSMC was able to mitigate the outage’s impact by relying on backup generators, according to the report, and power was restored by 7pm on Wednesday evening. Fab 14A is primarily devoted to the 40, 45, 65, and 90nm process technologies. Those mature process nodes are mostly used by the automotive industry; modern consumer electronics use far smaller nodes. The power outage would have had a greater effect on consumers if it affected TSMC’s output of 5, 7, or 10nm chips. The loss of these wafers could still cost … [Read more...] about Power Outage Prompts TSMC to Halt Production of Mature Process Nodes
Apple’s Spring Loaded event , set for April 20, will not contain anything “particularly innovative” or “extraordinary.” That is according to Mark Gurman, one of the most reliable Apple analysts in the biz. Gurman was speaking on Bloomberg Technology when he made the comments. When asked what the significance of the event is to Apple, Gurman replied: “Nothing you are going to be seeing next week is particularly innovative… There’s nothing extraordinary that we haven’t seen before from Apple or anyone else. These are more iterative updates.” That does not mean there is nothing to look forward to at next Tuesday’s event. Gurman explained that the main thing to look out for is an updated iPad Pro with a new processor that is “on par” with the M1 found inside the latest batch of MacBooks, as well as in the Mac Mini . The biggest tweak to the iPad Pro will come to its display, Gurman claims. The larger of the two iPad Pro models (the 12.9-inch version) will be kitted out with … [Read more...] about Unless this one product is announced, Apple’s Spring Loaded event could be a dud
PowerColor has unveiled Ultimate editions of its top-of-the-range Red Devil Radeon RX 6900 XT and Liquid Devil Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards with hand-selected GPUs that guarantee a great overclocking potential. The new Red Devil Radeon RX 6900 XT Ultimate and Liquid Devil Radeon RX 6900 XT Ultimate use exactly the same custom PCB design with a 14+2-phase voltage regulating module (VRM) as well as three eight-pin auxiliary power connectors and cooling systems as their regular versions introduced earlier this year . Their key difference of the Ultimate boards from their predecessors is frequency of the Navi 21 XTX GPU (5120 stream processors, 320 TUs, 128 ROPs, 80 RT units). The Red Devil RX 6900 XT Ultimate can boost its Navi 21 GPU to 2425 MHz, whereas the Liquid Devil RX 6900 XT Ultimate can boost its graphics processor to 2525 MHz. To put the numbers into context, AMD's reference Radeon RX 6900 XT does not go higher than 2250 MHz. PowerColor's Red Devil Radeon RX … [Read more...] about PowerColor’s ‘Ultimate’ Red Devil & Liquid Devil RX 6900 XT Get Cherry Picked GPUs
The $699 Beosound Emerge is Bang & Olufsen ‘s (B&O) latest wireless home speaker and, true to form, the Danish audio brand has focused heavily on creating a unique design. It goes on sale in Europe this month, but global availability isn’t expected until the fall. Developed in conjunction with Benjamin Hubert of Layer, a London-based design agency, the Beosound Emerge can produce expansive, room-filling sound from an enclosure that is only slightly bigger than a hardcover book, according to B&O. How big is it? It stands 9.8 inches tall and is only 2.6 inches wide. In keeping with the book-inspired design, B&O’s logo has been printed sideways, mimicking the spine of a book. The Emerge comes in black anthracite at the $699 price, but for $899, you can get a gold-tone edition that sports oak wood side panels for a more luxurious vibe. Despite having such a slender body, the Emerge possesses three discretely powered drivers for a total of 120 watts: A 37mm … [Read more...] about Bang & Olufsen’s latest speaker is as thin as a book
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