Kingston Technology Co. has sold their Payton subsidiary to China’s Shenzhen Kaifa Technology Co. Ltd. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, and the deal still needs approvals from the Chinese government. Kaifa will assume one-hundred-percent equity stake in Payton. The deal will enable Payton to expand its horizons into wider areas for semiconductor packaging and testing as the computer industry continues to evolve.


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More and more consumers are moving towards PCIe technology as server virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure, in-memory computing applications, and the need for real-time analytics increases. Over 7,000 customers have already received more than a quarter million PCIe application accelerators from just SanDisk.


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Advanced Micro Devices is looking into data centers and high-performance PCs for long-term profitability. AMD is putting a good chunk of their chips on the table based on the theory that there will be a big spending spree in the near future for data center operators who will be demanding powerful new computer chips. “We see strong long-term growth opportunities across a diverse set of markets for the kind of high-performance compute and visualization capabilities only AMD can provide,” said AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su.


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On March 10, 2015, the information technology corporation Hewlett-Packard announced that they will be creating a group of servers specifically targeting a system for cloud providers. As a joint venture with the electronics contract company Foxconn, the two firms have been working together on creating cloud optimized servers in which they have dubbed Cloudline.


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SanDisk unveiled their latest microSD card this past weekend, one that sees a vast increase in storage capacity.The new card can hold up to a record 200 gigabytes of storage – an increase of over fifty percent from their last model. It was just about this time last year when SanDisk came out with a 128 GB card, also a record at the time. This sort of storage capability comes from the demand of the way most people use their phones nowadays. Instagram, Twitter, and other social media outlets have changed the way pictures and videos are shared, and has caused the necessary increase in how much storage is needed. “Mobile devices are completely changing the game. Seven out of ten images captured by consumers are now from smartphones and tablets. Consumers view mobile-first devices as their primary means for image capture and sharing, and by 2019, smartphones and tablets will account for nine out of ten images captured,” said Christopher Chute, Vice President of Worldwide Digital Imaging Practice at IDC.


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Project Ara’s use of Lattice Semiconductor components allows its users to customize their smartphones on an integrated circuit level, making for unique smartphone experiences for each individual user. Lattice Semiconductor’s FPGAs help the engineers behind Google’s Project Ara deliver that sort of desired uniqueness. This project empowers its users to have a say in how the device is made, what it does, and how it looks. Never before could you make a choice about your phone’s exact functions and use it to tell a story specifically written by you.


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The duo of Buffalo Technology and EOS Digital Services have been providing state-of-the-art video surveillance systems that are revolutionizing the way airports track all the happenings on their grounds. This sort of technology is not exclusive to airports with everyday busy travelers—executive airports also have a high demand for the most modern way to monitor every action. Some of the areas that they need to keep tabs on at all times include: runways, hangars, terminals, and offices. An executive airport in Houston needed just that, so they contacted EOS to do the job, who turned to Buffalo Technology for support.


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As American Airlines campus switches approached their end of life, the demands being placed on the network continued to increase. To cope with the demand, American Airlines looked to restore all 550 global locations by reaching out to an industry leader for switch replacement.


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As the first bank established in Australia, Westpac Bank has almost 12 million customers. Then in 2008, Westpac merged with St. George Bank. As a result, a major network consolidating program was needed. When it came time to consolidate its data center and network virtualization, the Westpac Banking Corporation turned to Avaya’s VENA Fabric Connect Technology.


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French global telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent has teamed with British satellite company Inmarsat to develop Long-Term Evolution (LTE) air-to-ground technology. This new, fully-integrated telecommunications network is set to deliver high-speed broadband services to commercial and business aviation passengers across the European Union. It is scheduled to be put in circulation by the end of 2016, and the one-of-a-kind network would give Europe the most modern passenger aviation connectivity.


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