What’s New? Remaining issue with Intel CPUs, AMD’s rising market share and eMMC in the IPC-field

At the end of this year we have some important topics that will attend us in the upcoming year. On one hand we want to explain the recent problems with the Intel CPUs. On the other hand we want to introduce you to AMD Ryzen and the eMMC hard disk.

Intel’s CPU issue remains

We already mentioned the general shortage of electronic components in our last “What’s New?”-article. This affected mainly DRAM memory chips and passive components such as MLCC condensers. What complicates the whole situation now is the issue with the Intel CPUs.

In a statement Intel’s CEO announced that the company did not reckon with such a high request. As a result of this the whole electronic field is suffering from the enormous shortage of almost every sixth, seventh and eighth generation CPU. This also leads to an immense price increase.

It is still unsure how this is going to continue. We at spo-comm try to intercept the price increases in your as well as in our own self-interest. We kindly advise our customers to arrange the yet planned projects with us as soon as possible.

AMD Ryzen gains market shares

In the third quarter of 2018 AMD again gains in the field of x86-processors and therefore has more than 10 percent market share. Especially in the sector of mobile processors the company grows. Here the percentage rises for about 4.1 percentage points to almost 11%. And also considering desktop PCs AMD shows off with a market share of 13 percent.

Source: heise

eMMC: space-saving taught by smartphones

Where some time ago there was only the classic HDD, we nowadays have some alternatives to choose from. The most popular is the SSD (Solid State Disk). What exactly differs these two kinds of hard disks you can read in this article.

Meanwhile also “eMMC” is often talked about. But what exactly is this? eMMC stands for “Embedded Multi Media Card”. It is a storage medium that is constructed like the MMC standard. Thanks to its energy conservation, the space saving construction and the technical similarity to an SD card, the eMMC is mostly used in compact mobile devices.

Even though the storage capacity of eMMC is only 16 GB to 128 GB, the price is clearly under the price of SSDs. Comparing an eMMC and an HDD the eMMC really has its advantages in transferring 4K content.

Source: Wikipedia, SearchStorage

Our latest Mini-PC the spo-book BOX N4100 that will be released next week is also equipped with a 32 GB eMMC flash memory. Due to its HDMI and DisplayPort interface the embedded PC is mostly used as a digital signage player for simple 4K applications.

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