intel

On April 14th 2016. Agam Shah wrote an article that was published on Infoworld that described about the new Pentium and Celeron chips from Intel that will be hitting the markets very soon. The Intel Core chips are dominating the PC market currently however that doesn’t mean that Intel is not working on the Pentium and Celeron brands. Intel is planning to release a new type of chip called the Apollo Bay sometime during the latter half of 2016.

The Apollo chip will be implemented in lower cost laptops as they are going to use the Goldmont. The Goldmont is considered a low powered CPU architecture code. In addition to all of this, the Future Atom chips will also be using the Goldmont.

As expected, the prices of low cost entry leveled PC that have the Celeron or Pentium chips will increase with the newly implemented core chips that will produce faster speeds.

The Pentium and Celeron N3000 chips, also known as the Braswell, will be succeeded by the Apollo Bay chips. The Braswell is based off of older designs such as the Airmont architecture was also used in lowered end laptops such as Chromebooks and even some tablets.

Intel is a semiconductor chip company that headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The company was founded in July 18, 1968 which was over 45 years ago. The founders include Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce. There are over 100,000 employees that work for Intel. The company’s slogan is “Experience What’s Inside.”

Here at Just IT Hardware, an ASAP Semiconductor owned company, we have the resources to supply a vast array of Intel products. We provide our customers with a simplified and speedy procurement process. We ensure that our customers production lines and prototype builds are always up and running effectively. We offer cost-effective aerospace and electronic component solutions by improving our customers’ negotiation power. If you are interested in getting a quote, please feel free to contact our friendly sales staff at sales@asapsemi.com or call us at toll free at 1-714-418-5034.

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Microsoft, the American multinational technology company, has recently announced that they will be increasing their security through the use of their Windows 10 hardware. Beginning on July 28, Microsoft will start to require new Windows 10 tablets, personal computers, as well as smartphones to ship to their customers with TPM 2.0, which is a hardware based security layer. This change will now place responsibility onto tablet, personal computer, and smartphone manufactures in order to secure Windows 10.

Microsoft has been working hard to create a hardware based security feature, which they are calling TPM, or Trusted Platform Module, 2.0. This feature will be a requirement on most Windows 10 devices starting July 28.

The Trusted Platform Module has already been available for multiple years, mainly on business computers though. The Trusted Platform Module 2.0 will offer a hardware layer which is intended to protect user data by storing and managing cryptographic keys in a trusted container. Microsoft suggested in a blog post that the Trusted Platform Module requirement "will be enforced through our Windows Hardware Certification program."

Hardware manufactures will be required to implement TPM 2.0, whether in the form of firmware or chips. Although it is currently uncertain if users will have the power to disable the Trusted Platform Module, it will be activated by default. The Trusted Platform Module 2.0 will be equipped with significant improvement in comparison to the aging Trusted Platform Module 1.2.

“Many new business laptops, hybrids and tablets with Intel chips already include TPM 2.0. Low-cost PCs typically don't have TPM, but will now need to comply with Microsoft's new hardware requirements. Some Windows laptops now ship with TPM 1.2,” reported Agam Shah from Computer World. “Microsoft is also making TPM 2.0 a requirement for Windows 10 smartphones. TPM 2.0 won't be a requirement for devices like Raspberry Pi 3 with Windows 10 IoT Core, a slimmed-down version of the desktop Windows 10 OS.”

"The goal is to make the PC a more secure platform,"

said a principal analyst from Tirias Research, Kevin Krewell. He also added that currently, Windows is one of the least secure OSes available on the market.


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samsung

On April 16th 2016, Kevin Gibb, Product Line Manager of TechInsights released an article on EE Times talking about Samsungs 48L 3D V-NAND Flash. This 48L 3D V-NAND Flash has been heavily anticipated by consumers around the world ever since its announcement which was in early August of 2015.

This V-NAND Flash was expected to be used in all different types of solid states drives. As it stands, the expectation appear to be true. This Samsung product can be seen in solid state drives such as in the mSATA, which has a capacity of 2 TB. The mSATA is a Samsung product.

If you were top open up the mSATA 2 TB drive, you will be faced with a double sided circuit board that has some goodies in it. These goodies include four of the 0.5 TB K9DUB8S7M. Within the drive is also the V-NAND we have been discussing. There are 16 of these within the mSATA 2 TB drive.

Here’s what Gibb has to say about how the 16 V-NAND dies are configured. The mSATA has a “package cross section showing the 16 dies stacked one on top of the other and connected using conventional wire bonding technology. The dies are an outstandingly 40 µm thin, perhaps the thinnest dies that we have seen in a package. By comparison, the dies in Samsung’s 32L V-NAND that we examined in 2014 were about 110 µm thick and stacked 4 dies high in their package.”

To get a little bit more information in terms of the specifications on the Planar and V-NAND Density of this new product, here is a little bit of more information. The process node is 21 with a capacity with of 256 GB, Die area of 99, and a density of 2,600.

Here at Just It Hardware , an ASAP Semiconductor owned company, we have the resources to supply a vast array of Samsung products. We provide our customers with a simplified and speedy procurement process. We ensure that our customers production lines and prototype builds are always up and running effectively. We offer cost-effective component solutions by improving our customers’ negotiation power. If you are interested in a quote, please contact our friendly sales staff at sales@asapsemi.com or call us at toll free at 1-714-418-5034.

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dell

Dell announced that they will be releasing its first purpose-built industrial PCs early this summer. Industrial PCs offer different features than consumer PCs in regards to reliability, compatibility, expansion options and long-term supply. The new Dell Embedded Box PC 3000 & 5000 are fan-less, and are built to fit the ruggedness of the harsh industrial atmosphere.

As part of Dell’s Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio, the Embedded Box PC 3000 series and 5000 Series will come with a long –term Dell Support and Development Services and flexible cost solutions for customers to preserve capital.   The portfolio was set up for existing building of equipment and data, ensuring maximum usage and complete technological investment.  They plan comprehensive solutions, and approach ideas pragmatically.

The Embedded Box PC 3000 Series & 5000 Series biggest feature is its fanless operation. Between the loud fan noises and the most common component failure, Dell has made these devises to stand the test of time. Also, these great machines have an operation temperature range of 0- 50 degrees Celsius.  With a 5 year life cycle and OEM ready options, customers are able to take advantage of Dell’s five year end to end hardware support.

With the expected market valued at over $23.10 billion by 20119, this move will help position Dell themselves into the booming industry. The price has doubled in value since its valuation of $11 Billion in 2014 due to low components cost, improved power efficiencies, and increased business ROI needs and demand from the IT hardware manufacturing industry.

Dell’s Embedded Box PC’s will be available in select countries starting Summer 16 and starting at the cost of $1,099 and $1,699. ASAP Semiconductor has the largest inventory of Dell parts & components. Learn more about us at www.justithardware.com. You can reach us 24 hours a day 7 days a week at +1-714-705-4780.

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Jared Newman of Tech Hive, released an article on PC World that talks about how he uses a $25 Bluetooth tracker in order to find his Apple TV remote. The fourth generation Apple TV remote has a light weight aluminum finish and a little bit of smooth glass. At retail, they cost $19.00 and use a CR 2032 battery. Although very sleek, the remote can be easily lost.

Newman found a way to retrieve his frequently lost Apple TV Remote: using a $25 bluetooth tracker. This $25 bluetooth tracker is called Tile. How Tile works is it is a device that attaches onto whatever object and can be activated to make a sound via mobile app.

Newman then goes on to talk about different Bluetooth trackers on the market. Some of the IT Equipment manufacturer that are Tile’s competitors are TrackR, Chipolo, and PebbleBeeHoney.

What’s what Newman had to say about his though process on purchasing the Tile over other Bluetooth tracker competitors: “In any case, I was drawn to Tile because its square, 37mm frame almost perfectly matches the 38mm-wide Apple TV remote. I planned to stick the tracker to the underside of the remote in a place that wouldn’t mess too much with the ergonomics, using some adhesive that Tile sells for an extra $5.”

Tile is also pretty straight forward. All you need is to download an app and push a button and the Tile sound activates. This is basically like a plug and play machine.

However although this Bluetooth tracker is very simple to use, there are some cons to the tracker. Tile insists that you have your location services enabled. The idea makes sense when you have misplaced something that is outside of your vicinity. However if you are using the tracker as a Bluetooth tracker for your Apple TV Remote as Newman is, chances are that your remote will not be outside of your home. If you turn off the location services, Tile will constantly remind you to turn back on the location services.


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3d Printer

3D printer Sales have exploded at an astronomical rate this past year. The majority of the 3D printer sales have come primarily through companies and schools with that number skyrocketing to nearly 70% increase last year. As an industry the sales of 3D printers have averaged a steady 25% annual growth over the past 27 years. According to the 21st edition Wohlers Report,  which shows that from 2014-2015, the retail price of a desktop printer has jumped from below $5,000 to 163,999 to a record high $278,385.

President of Industry Research firm Wohlers Associates Terry Wohler said that while relatively inexpensive, desktop 3D printers are still capable of producing exceptional models for your early concept modeling of new designs thus making them extremely cost-effective. Terry likens it to when AutoCAD was introduced in the early 1980s and how it could not do everything the normal version of the CAD software could but it did just enough making it a value-based alternative.

This was also true with the early PCs in comparison to the more expensive UNIX workstations/ mini computers that DEC supplied. Worldwide revenue figures estimate that the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry is on pace to reach $12.8 billion dollars by 2018 and by 2020 that figure is expected to exceed $21 billion. This estimate is a direct result of an annual study conducted by the Wohler’s Report compiling data on over 51 industrial system manufacturers, 15 third-party material producers, 98 service providers and numerous manufacturers of low-cost desktop 3D printers.

With the industry transitioning from a protyping past to a production future, the opportunities for additive manufacturing in production applications are booming. Tim Caffrey who is a senior consultant at Wohlers Associates and is the principal author of the report believes that the money is in manufacturing and not prototyping citing that in 2014 there were only 49 manufacturers selling industrial-grade additive manufacturing systems that were valued at more than $5,000. That figure has jumped to 62 as of 2015 which coincidentally is twice as many as the 31 companies that did so in 2011.

The compound annual growth rate of the additive manufacturing industry of the past 3 years is roughly 34% and over the past 27 years the compound annual growth for the industry as a whole is close to 27%. That number will only climb and has manifested to the tune of $5.1 billion dollars in sales or service this past year.

Here at Just It Hardware, we have a dedicated and expansive array of additive manufacturing systems products. We are your one-stop shop and go destination for a  simplified sourcing solution. We will  ensure that our consumers’ needs are addressed in the most expeditious and transparent manner all the while offering cost-effective component solutions therefore improving our your negotiation power and profit margins. If you are interested in a quote, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly sales staff at www.justithardware.com call us at toll free at 1-714-705-4780.

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computer hardware

It’s easy to find a distributor to facilitate your computer product business, but choosing the correct one can be hard. There could the off chance that the distributor currently prospecting isn’t the going to help you explode your business and the ones you work with now aren’t doing so well either.

However there should be one main distributor that handles the majority of the business as oppose to working with a multitude of different suppliers and giving the all different pricing. It’s best to stick to one distributor and build a solid relationship with them. That way, you do not spread yourself too thin and overextend yourself. With one distributor working on a large bulk of your business, it credibility will be built which in turn leads to faster services, which will then allow for qualifying for better credit terms.

Because of this existing relationship, your sales volume will increase and the whole cycle repeats itself.

In order to find the right distributor for your computer product business, We suggest that it is very wise to visit each distributor’s website to see if they offer products or services that support the product that you wish to supply to them. This comes in the form of related products and accessories.

You would also want to make sure your distributor is well connected with other major manufacturers that are within your selected computer product line.

Although this means that both your distributor and yourself will profit very well from this beneficial partnership, we suggests to always have a few back-up distributors just in case.

Your back up distributor will come in handy in the event that there could possibly be an issue with pricing and inventory which could happen occasionally. This could happen during the holidays season as your main distributor could have a different holiday schedule than that of your back up distributor and yourself.

Aside from looking at their website and doing due diligence. It should be a main focus to know that the distributor you will be choosing can supply the following services:

  1. Web access to online ordering, real time pricing and inventory
  2. Credit terms
  3. Free technical support
  4. Multiple payment options
  5. Same day shipping
  6. Drop-shipping
  7.   EFT
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Mini PC

Sparton Company subsidiary Stealth Computer has recently announced that they will move forward with plans to release a brand new fanless PC.  Dubbed as the LPC-720F, this fanless mini PC will feature two separate expansion slots capable of supporting a wide variety of aviation, transportation, and marine requirements.  Each expansion slot in the LPC-720F can be used to add additional features including specialized graphics, improved data acquisition, and increased memory.

The LPC-720F minicomputer has a unique fanless design that allows it to run at full efficiency, all while preventing harmful dust and debris from entering the device.  Instead of utilizing cooling fans like more traditional computers, the LPC-720F uses an aluminum chassis to that acts as a heat sink.  Additionally, the fanless design prevents the computer from making any noise when it is on.  Users can also custom configure each system, and the device is fully compatible with both Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.

Stealth Computer is a company founded upon an industry need for durable computer products capable of withstanding the harshest conditions.

According to Stealth Computer’s official website,

“We replaced office-grade PCs companies with equipment that was specified to deal with the dirt, moisture, heat, vibration and electrical noise that are just part of a factory floor. It wasn’t long before companies in many industries were asking us for help designing and building computers and peripherals that would survive the many challenges of operating reliably in their demanding applications. We’re now a recognized leader, globally, in ruggedized industrial products. Stealth stays at the forefront through steady innovation, providing customers with the latest technologies and features, and designing, integrating and manufacturing both off-the-shelf and customized vertical market solutions.”

Throughout the past two decades, Stealth Computer products have been used in an immense amount of industrial applications including mining operations, defense programs, security operations, utilities, telecommunications, and even public safety.  Stealth computers will likely be searching for even more opportunities to provide users with industrial computing solutions, so look for more hard wearing Stealth products in the years to come.

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At the 2016 Game Developers Conference, Sony announced that their new Playstation VR headset will finally be available for purchase this coming October.  The headset will replace the viewers’ vision with a digital world, and it can also pick up head movements via internal sensors.  Additionally, users will be able to play regular PS4 games on a virtual big screen tv displayed inside the headset.

Although Playstation VR will be release several months after competing products such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Sony still believes they will sell well due to a market leading $400 price point.  Sony has already sold 36 million PS4s since its release, so they will likely rely on their existing PS4 consumer base to boost Playstation VR sales.  Sony and third party developers are hard at work developing content the new headset, and the company expects nearly 50 titles to be available by the end of the year.

Once VR takes hold within the gaming industry, the next big step could be augmented reality.

"Today's devices are capable of very cool things. They can be used in various fields, for instance education," said Yoni Nevo, the chief executive of Cimagine, which creates augmented reality products for the retail industry. "If you are studying anatomy, then you can look at the book and the image turns into 3D, and you can manipulate it."

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Apple recently revealed that their next generation MacBook laptops could potentially receive Intel’s new lightning fast Optane memory drives. Justin Pot of online tech website Digital Trends had the following to say about the Optane chips

“Little has been said about how this tech will be put to work in consumer devices, including laptops. We won’t know much until Apple, Intel, or any other computer maker publicly announces support. But we’re sure every MacBook fan would love a hard drive with write speeds 1,000 times faster than an SSD.”

Seen by industry insiders as the first significant breakthrough in data storage since the development of flash memory, Optane drives utilize a three-dimensional mesh system known as 3D Xpoint to store over immense amounts of data. In fact, 3D Xpoint is so quick that it allows both the hard drive and the RAM to operate at approximately the same speeds.

Apple had previously pioneered the use of other speed upgrades such as PCI Express and NVMe hard drives, but this advantage has dwindled as more and more Windows computers have also started integrating the tech into their computer hardware products. That being said, if Apple can somehow secure the use of Optane drives within their Macbook line, they would likely regain their performance advantage over their competitors. Optane chips will likely hit stores at some point during the next year or two, and Intel hopes that the chips will appeal to a number of different niches within the computer industry including rig builders, gamers, and data centers.


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