18Apr17 – There is talk of an impending iPad Pro refresh. If so, will we see an A10X? Will we see and Apple GPU?
03Apr17 – It is not surprising that there is plenty of chatter around Apple’s decision to leave Imagination and go their own way with GPU’s. It is not surprising that Apple wants to control such an important component in the A-series parts. An article by AnandTech presented some thoughts on timeline and possible performance of any new GPU. It will be interesting to watch the story unfold.
31Mar17 – Yesterday’s coverage of US20170090134 i.e. Apple’s “Magnetic Charging and Optical Data Transfer System” patent application was sketchy at best. Bits of the article are cut and paste from the application. It is more important to think about the use case for combined wireless charging and data transfer. Wi-Fi?
27Mar17 – Even more info. about Intel’s 3D XPoint-based products was released today … two variants of an HDD cache. Some thoughts on these are here.
20Mar17 – AnandTech published some further information about Intel’s 3D XPoint-based products. we will be keen to see the memory cell once the RE houses get parts.
10Mar17 – It seems obvious, but it is useful to remember that energy is all about conversion. One is converting energy stored in chemical bonds or in photons to another, more useful form.
03Mar17 – On the face of it this is an interesting development. They claim to have greatly improved on Li-ion batteries with an all solid-state battery.
21Feb17 – There was some press today around a molten silicon grid storage system. There were some intriguing cost and capacity claims. There are plenty of areas of technical intrigue also, including heating the silicon to ~1400 oC, minimizing heat loss and extracting the energy.