Cisco has successfully completed its move out of its failed foray into consumer goods with the sale of its Linksys unit to Belkin. Belkin, maker of a multitude of consumer products including cables, power strips, web cams, networking products, etc. will gain an approximately 30% share of the retail home and small business networking market with this acquisition. This pits …Read More »
AMD Partners With Dot Hill for APU Virtual RAID Adapter Technology – Is It Better Than Hardware RAID?
Storage specialist Dot Hill has announced a partnership with AMD to provide virtual RAID adapter technology to be utilized with AMD’s newer generation of APUs. Dot Hill’s Virtual RAID Adapter technology is proving to be more flexible, and in many cases, better-performing than traditional RAID-on-motherboard or hardware RAID solutions. What is a Virtual RAID Adapter? Traditionally, RAID protection has been …Read More »
Kingston Digital is using CES 2013 to announce the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 USB Flash Drive. The DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 is the world’s largest-capacity USB 3.o flash drive in its 1TB capacity version. The 512GB version is available now; with the 1TB version expected to begin shipping later in the 1st quarter. The DT HyperX 3.0 is now the …Read More »
ROUND 1 SAMSUNG LOSES BID FOR NEW TRIAL BASED ON JUROR MISCONDUCT Federal Judge Lucy Koh, the U.S. District Court judge presiding over the court case that saw Apple win (at least temporarily) a $1.375 billion verdict over software patents for mobile devices, has denied Samsung’s request for a new trial based on “misconduct” by the jury foreman. Samsung said …Read More »
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO), the world’s largest computer networking equipment maker, has hired Barclays Plc to find a buyer for its Linksys division, according to a Bloomberg.com article. Linksys makes routers and networking equipment for home wireless access, whereas Cisco’s primary business is enterprise and business-related networking equipment. Cisco would like to sell Linksys as part of a strategy to …Read More »
Taiwan-based VIA Labs, Inc. has announced availability of two new USB 3.0 host controllers — The four-port VIA VL805 and the two-port VIA VL806. These new USB 3.0 host controllers in PCI Express form factor allow utilization of multiple Super Speed USB devices simultaneously for transfer rates up to 5 Gbps. The VL805 and VL806 both retain backwards compatibility with …Read More »
NVELO, Inc., pioneer of the innovative Dataplex caching software for HDDs and SSDs, has been acquired by Samsung Electronics. Previously privately held NVELO, based in Santa Clara, California, has become an industry leader with its flagship Dataplex caching software. All technology and personnel of NVELO are included in this acquisition. Samsung will now be able to include storage software expertise to …Read More »