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IBM last month unveiled its proof of concept for the world's first 2-nanometer transistor technology.

"Initial projections show the breakthrough could lead to 45% higher performance and 75% lower energy use than today's 7nm processors.

While 2nm technology is a few years away from coming to devices, IBM's success could benefit much of the chip industry. While AMD and TSMC's advancements in recent years put them in a competitive market position, the implementation of 2nm will pull Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and Intel into a new decade of chip manufacturing. For buyers, the forecast of strengthened competition and new capabilities could mean big gains in processing power and energy and space savings..."

Laptops with 11th Gen Intel chips will be available in late 2021

"Intel has announced a pair of new U-series chips, one of which will be the series' first 5GHz processor.

The U-series is Intel's low voltage chips, and the company had already announced the 11th Gen Tiger Lake-powered lineup for the series back in September 2020.

However Intel has now taken to the stage at Computex 2021 to unveil the new top-of-the-line Core i5-1155G7 and the Core i7-1195G7..."

With the massive proliferation of data-heavy services, including high-resolution video streaming and conferencing, cloud services infrastructure growth in 2021 is expected to reach a 27% CAGR

"Consequently, while 400 gigabit ethernet (GbE) is currently enjoying widespread deployment, 800 GbE is poised to rapidly follow to address these bandwidth demands.

One approach to 800 GbE is to install eight 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) optical interfaces or lanes. As an alternative to reduce the hardware count, increase reliability, and lower cost, a team of researchers at Lumentum developed an optical solution that uses four 200 Gbps wavelength lanes to reach 800 GbE..."

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