AMD’s expands marketshare with its latest second generation EPYC server chip

Although Intel’s server chips will be launched next year, industry experts opine that machine learning features along with better memory management techniques could provide Intel the edge. Having said that, competition in the server chip space is always good since it lowers cost and improves efficiency. On Thursday, Advanced Micro Devices Inc stated, following the…

Microsoft unveils new cloud services, AI and blockchain tools

Software behemoth Microsoft Corp has unveiled artificial intelligence and blockchain driven software tools which can contribute positively for businesses. The unveiling is not limited to just software but hardware as well. It has released a developer edition of its HoloLens 2 headset as well. In a significant development, Microsoft Corp announced the release of a…

Amazon courts space industry, adds antenna service for satellites to its cloud business

The move is significant as it marks Amazon.com’s growing ambition to tap contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense. Amazon.com Inc, the world’s biggest online retailer and also the world’s top cloud computing company, stated it was starting a new antenna service for uploading and downloading data from satellites; the move underscores its efforts to…

Cloud-security firm Netskope raises $169 million in latest funding round

The funding round saw Netskope’s valuation top more than $1 billion. The cloud-security firm will utilize the funds to expand its R&D, sales and data centers. Netskope, a cloud-security firm, said it has raised $169 million in its latest fundraiser which valued it at more than $1 billion. Netskope will channelize the funds to expand…

Facebook to invest more than $1 billion in its 1st data center in Singapore, Asia

The expansion comes midst increased demand for cloud and mobile computing and e-commerce from countries across Asia. On Thursday, Facebook disclosed it would sink in more than $1 billion in its first data center in Asia which will be located in Singapore. It is slated to open in 2022. Facebook’s data center will be located…

DRAM chips have been the growth engine for SK Hynix for the 1st quarter of 2018

SK Hynix, the world’s second biggest memory chip producer, will boost NAND memory chip production by more than 30% in the second half of this year. NAND memory chips are easier to assemble than DRAM chips. On Thursday, South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc posted a record second quarter profit which underpins a continuation in…