Saturday, March 25th, 2017

July 2016 – In a briefing with eNova CEO and founding engineer Robert Wann, we had a chance to hear about their new XWall MX+ disk controller. eNova, which has been in the disk controller business for over 16 years in the Asia market. The new MX+ is the latest generation of their fully integrated [...]

March 2016 – At GDC San Francisco a large number of inde developers and creators were showing off their games and accessories to publishers and tool developers. One of the areas of innovation was in the “non-standard controller section” of the show floor. There were several rows of these unique controllers that included a vacuum [...]

August 5, 2014, Sunnyvale, CA—PMC released a new family of FlashTech NVRAM drives to create a new level of storage devices. The PCIe-based card uses DRAM with a super cap for supply backup as the main storage medium, and backs up the data on flash. This combination provides the speed and endurance of DRAM and [...]

September 2013, we received one of the Kickstarted funded OUYA consoles to take a look at the new entry price point into the console to the big screen market. The Nvidia Tegra 3 based console supports a Bluetooth wireless traditional console-sharped game controller on an open hardware environment. The core of console is the open [...]

August 22, 2013, Hot Interconnects Symposium, San Jose, CA—This paper by Yashar Ganjali from the University of Toronto looked at the class of apps that are improved by extensions to OpenFlow in a software-defined network. A collection of smaller networks can be less expensive and complex than large ones, but the user needs to have [...]

June 2013 – The aftermarket for higher design and performance controllers is growing with the launch of the new platforms in 2013. New lower latency devices for interfacing to the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 were plentiful. We also saw next generation of console accessories for the Xbox One and PS4 as well as for [...]

January 2013 – Entering the headphone marketplace with a high performance rocker targeted audience is the Motorheadphone products. The product line with several full over the ear models and several in-ear models was shown at CES with an introduction by the front-man of the band for whom the products are named – Lemmy Kilmister of [...]

September 11, 2012, Intel Developers Forum, San Francisco—PMC, the parent company for Adaptec, showed off their new Series 7 RAID controller using PCIe 3.0. These new boards can improve throughput and reduce latency by enabling better storage flexibility and drive configuration flexibility. In addition to the high connectivity and throughput, the boards can connect to [...]

 August 1, 2012 – We had the opportunity to talk to Fusion IO CEO David Flynn before the big Woz 62 birthday event in SF on August first. David introduced their new ION software stack for their SSD products that allow for a software configurable storage system. This software allows the enterprise management console to [...]

 February 14, 2011 – San Francisco, CA – at the RSA Conference, Seagate introduced their full line of enterprise class Self Encrypting Hard Disk Drives (SED) to accompany their laptop and desktop drives. All of these drive follow the Opal standards as presented by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). These products are now available in [...]