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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Samsung, Micron, and Hynix For DRAM Price Fixing

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Samsung, Micron, and Hynix by law firm Hagens Berman in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. According to the investigation by the firm these three DRAM manufacturers conspired to limit the supply of DRAM chips between 2016 and 2017 with the purpose of inflating their prices.

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Posted by amiller in All News, Blog, Class Action, DRAM, Hardware News, Hynix, Lawsuit, Micron, Price Fixing, Samsung

Samsung Announces the 970 PRO and 970 EVO Series M.2 NVMe SSDs

Samsung Electronics, today introduced the Samsung 970 PRO and EVO, the third generation of its industry-leading consumer solid state drive (SSD) lineup. Having led the market with the first consumer-focused NVMe SSD in 2015, Samsung continues to push the performance barriers with this latest generation of SSDs that are built for tech enthusiasts and professionals so that they can enjoy higher bandwidth for intensive workloads on PCs and workstations.

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Posted by amiller in 970 Evo, 970 Pro, All News, Blog, Hardware News, M.2, NVMe, Press Releases, Samsung, Solid State Drive, SSD

Chinese Mining Company Bitmain Has Higher Profits Than NVIDIA

According to a recent report Chinese mining hardware giant Bitmain has had higher profits in 2017 than long-time GPU giant NVIDIA. A report published February 21 from investment research company Bernstein, says that the four-year-old Bitmain reportedly made between $3 and $4 billion in operating profit in 2017, whereas NVIDIA made about $3 billion during the same period.

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Posted by amiller in All News, AntMiner, bitcoin, Bitmain, Blog, Cryptocurrency Mining, Cryptocurreny, Hardware News, Mining, Nvidia, Samsung, TSMC

Samsung Confirms They Are Working on Mining Chip

As we reported last week, Samsung has entered volume production of a crypto-currency mining ASIC. These reports have been confirmed today by Samsung themselves, stating that they have entered the mining ASIC manufacturing market. The report last week mentioned an “unnamed client from China”, who placed a massive order for a crypto-currency mining ASIC. This news was later somewhat confirmed by Samsung’s latest earnings report, which did mention a higher than expected revenue in the semiconductor business due to “Samsung’s acquisition of new China clients”.

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Posted by amiller in All News, ASIC, bitcoin, Blog, Crypto ASIC, Crypto-Currency, Crypto-mining, Hardware News, Mining, Samsung

ThinkComputers Podcast #126

In this episode of our weekly tech podcast we talk about our review of the EVGA X299 Micro Motherboard and the HyperX Cloud Alpha headset as well as some interesting news about Samsung making a crypto-mining ASIC, Paragon shutting down and more!

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Posted by amiller in Blog, Cloud Alpha, Crypto, EVGA, HyperX, Podcast, Samsung, Tech News, ThinkComputers

ThinkComputers Podcast #96

In this episode of our weekly tech podcast we talk about our review of the AM4 platform including the Ryzen 7 1700 processor and ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Formula, the new Titan Xp, Samsung working on super-wide displays and much more!

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Posted by amiller in Blog, Podcast, RYZEN, Samsung, Tech News, ThinkComputers, TITAN Xp

Samsung Working On 32:9, 29:9 Ultra-Wide Panels

As we know Samsung is all about ultra-wide displays and they are now working on what are being called Double Full HD monitors. These will allow users using VR headsets to have their field of vision almost filled with screen real estate. One of the new panels Samsung is working on is 49-inch wide, 32:9, 3840×1080 display.

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Posted by amiller in 29:9, 32:9, All News, Blog, Display, Hardware News, Monitor, Samsung, Ultra Wide