Sierra Forest with 288 cores hits the stage
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Dual socket 576 E-cores

Intel surprised the audience at the Innovation 2023 event, showing a new Sierra Forest data center processor with a twist. Intel has previously announced that the Sierra Forest has up to 144 Efficiency cores. Still, Gelsinger surprised the audience by showing the two tiles on the same package, resulting in a 288-core CPU.

Intel denies Meteor Lake headed for most PCs
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We want a better class of user

Intel has warned that its Meteor Lake processor architecture is not headed for socketed desktop motherboards like the ones you'd find in a self-built PC or an off-the-shelf mini tower.

Samsung develops Low Power Compression Attached Memory Module
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Says it will transform DRAM

Samsung Electronics has developed the industry’s first Low Power Compression Attached Memory Module (LPCAMM) form factor, which is expected to transform the DRAM market for PCs and laptops — and potentially data centres.

Intel confirms Meteor Lake desktop CPUs for next year
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Kills those Meteor Lake-S cancellation rumors

While earlier rumors suggested that Intel might have canceled its Meteor Lake-S, it appears these CPUs will indeed launch, but sometime next year.

China stops exporting minerals for semiconductors
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Maybe that US-China trade ban was not such a good idea

China's exports of two rare minerals essential for manufacturing semiconductors fell to zero in August, a month after Beijing imposed curbs on sales overseas, citing national security.