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The world has come a long way in the world of embedded computing, with more and more power now able to squeeze onto integrated circuits versus having to use discrete processors and the like. Integrated graphics are far more powerful now than they were, and integrated processors in general are far more capable now than ever before. But there is still a long ways to go in making fewer things discrete, namely the battery. The battery has held back innovation in consumer electronics for as long as portable devices have been around; regardless of how great a design is, there must always be consideration... Read more...
Trumping other NVIDIA partners on launch date, EVGA has announced its new single-PCBdual-GPU GTX 295 graphics cards. The new NVIDIA card design joins both GPUs on the same PCB, saving some serious green on that almighty bill-of-materials. The redesigned dual-GPU card still packs the same punch in most aspects – it is still based on the GT200b chip but in this case EVGA opted not to go reference with the card cooling. A quick reminder, the original GTX 295 came with 576MHz core clock, 1242MHz shader, 2000MHz memory and 2x896MB of GDDR3 (there is a difference between 2x896 and 1792, in case anyone... Read more...
Many of us are familiar with the "Butterfly Effect," the phenomenon described as the beating of the wings of a butterfly on one side of the world causing a huge storm on the other side of the world. We may be seeing the high tech version of that; it's snowing a lot in central and eastern China, and that's where a great deal of the world's printed circuit boards are manufactured. Will snow in China cause a shortage of ones and zeros halfway around the globe?Some makers have only 30-40% of their capacities running, which is forcing them to halve their shipments, the sources said.Gold Circuit Electronics... Read more...
Our apologies to Aretha Franklin, but people finding innovative ways to recycle things that are dangerous if dumped in a landfill makes us want to get up and sing. New Scientist has the story of a process pioneered in China to take those little Printed Circuit Board Love Canals we all have on our desks and winnow out the valuable metals in them, and do it without releasing so much toxic stuff into our earth, wind, and fire. Only a small numbers of PCBs are recycled. They are typically put into copper smelters, which risks releasing harmful toxic... Read more...
The making of a printed circuit board is an interesting process as The TechZone shows in their latest tour. They've taken plenty of pictures while in ECS' factory, so sit back and enjoy the tour. "The Golden Elite plant is the first in a series of expansion on the SEZ property. When completed, the plants will take up 385,000 square meters of production space and employ over 10,000 people. Currently the property has two factories running with 1,500 employees. By the end of the year, two more plants will be added and total employment will... Read more...