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Technology, Market and Performance Trends

Overview of semiconductor market trends, state of technologies and links to various performance and benchmark activities

  1. General Industry
  2. Computing Devices Market
  3. Processor Technology, Markets
  4. Accelerator Technology, Markets
  5. HDD Storage, Markets
  6. SSD Storage, Markets
  7. Memory Technology, Markets
  8. Tape Storage, Markets
  9. R&D technology
  10. Server Market
  11. Cost estimates

Presentations and papers

A list of presentations about the evolution of markets and technology of computing

A list of documents about the evolution of markets and technology of computing, written in the course of the activity covered here

Latest News

20. September 2017 Intel's new 10nm processors are delayed again, now expected in late 2018. (http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2017/09/macbooks-with-the-10nm-cannon-lake-processors-likely-to-be-delayed-until-late-2018.html)

30. August 2018 DRAM and NAND prices are to increase further. http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1332200&

2 August 2017 new tape media density record from IBM (possible 330 TB tapes). https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/2/16074568/ibm-330-terabytes-record-uncompressed-data-cartridge-cartridge-tape

6 June 2017 Micron DRAM production problems might further increase prices. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/05/micron_dram_production_claims/

19 June 2017 Gartner declares Amazon and Microsoft as the 'cloud-leaders', by a large margin. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/19/gartner_confirms_what_we_all_know_aws_and_microsoft_are_the_cloud_leaders_by_a_fair_way/

5 June 2017 IBM shows 5nm transistor fabrication with silicon nanosheets. https://www.hpcwire.com/2017/06/05/ibm-clears-path-5nm-beyond-finfet/

15 May 2017 NVIDIA releases latest Volta GPU chips, includes tensor processors for AI calculations. https://www.pcgamesn.com/nvidia/nvidia-volta-gpu-specifications

12 May 2017 Nantero gets extra funding for their nanotube memory development (R&D since 17 years, no product yet): http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/10/nantero_gets_dell_dev_dollars/

27 April 2017 Intel's new 3d-Xpoint (Optane) technology will take years to have an impact in the data centre http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/28/optane_in_pcs_is_as_good_as_it_will_get_for_years_says_analyst/

27 April 2017 Still decreasing revenues and profits for Seagate and Western Digital http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/27/seagate_missteps_as_revenue_generator_spins_down/

17 February 2017 Oracle drops the T10000 Enterprise tape drives (CERN has been informed by Oracle) https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/17/oracle_streamline_tape_library_future/

03 February 2017 strong decline in the tablet market (2016, -15.6%) http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/03/tablet_sales_plunge/

23 January 2017 Top 10 companies in the semiconductor market make 50% of all revenues. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/23/memory_semiconductor_market_revenue_gartner/

16 January 2017 Seagate is shutting down it's largest production assembly plant. https://www.techpowerup.com/229691/seagate-is-shutting-down-one-of-its-largest-hdd-assembly-plants

15 January 2017 Industry move from 300 mm wafer size to 450 mm collapses (https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242699-450mm-silicon-wafers-arent-happening-time-soon-major-consortium-collapses )

12 January 2017 PC market decreased by 6.2% in 2016, fifth year in a row. https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242572-pc-market-just-fell-fifth-straight-year-unit-shipments-continue-decline

10 January 2017 strong price increases (25% level) of server memory in Q1 2017: http://www.dramexchange.com/WeeklyResearch/Post/2/4568.html

06 January 2017 flat worldwide device shipment expected (Gartner, http://electroiq.com/blog/2017/01/gartner-forecasts-flat-worldwide-device-shipments-until-2018/ )

Bernd Panzer-Steindel, Chief Technology Officer, CERN IT Department, Bernd.Panzer-Steindel@cernNOSPAMPLEASE.ch ,

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