Tech News Hub: WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP
Welcome to another session of Tech News Hub: Weekly News Roundup. This week, a lot has happened, such as; Microsoft hiking prices for its non-profit c customers, ending on-prem software grants, AMD announcing their Threadripper CPU supply lower than demand, businesses suffering from cyber-attacks, and plenty more. Our weekly stories remain on a smaller form factor at the Weekly Roundup.
AMD's acquisition spree continues with Pensando and Xilinx. The next generation of AMD CPUs will have threat intelligence and networking competence drilled inside. The new generation is called SmartNIC/DPU/IPU. To compete with Intel and Nvidia is AMD's next move.
Current generation computing influences the cloud culture. We have realised the benefits of the cloud, and being a guest with it will only bring drawbacks. With its integrated graphics chips, Nvidia brings machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities further. Whereas Intel, with the energy-efficient design, serves most of the data centres. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) with Pensando will bring complementary benefits to the CPUs with on paper "40x" improvement in overall cloud-based connection related performance.
We shared Google's $5.4 billion deal to acquire threat intel giant Mandiant by shareholders in another news. Mandiant purchase falls under Google's cybersecurity acquisition, where the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is involved. A batch of the proposal is given imported from Mandiant shareholder meetings. Check out our full story to learn the submissions and the acquisition dilemma.
We shared news related about Panasonic developing manufacturing plants in the US. Even though the location has not been mentioned, the move is excellent. The $4.89 billion investment will go towards software, EV batteries and equipment upgrades. The 104-year-old Japanese multinational is shifting its strategy from a sole manufacturer of batteries to a targeted commercial line of business.
At the moment, Panasonic is the largest manufactures of Tesla EVs. To tackle competition, the investment will go towards intelligent and efficient batteries. Telsa uses the new 4860 batteries, five times larger than the ones Tesla used in 2020. This kind of upgrade needs serious investment like this one.
One of the most anticipated topics we cover at Tech News Hub is stores regarding MSPs. This week, we got SourcePass acquiring Suite3 to complete its $500 million goals within 2026. MSPs are notorious for acquiring services, and SourcePass is one of the top vendors in North America.
The company purchased two service providers keeping a 30-day break in between. Network Solutions and Technology, Inc. (NST) and Suite3 are adding 190 employees serving IT, cloud, cyber security and similar services. The service providers want to become the best in the North, and the move is undoubtedly paving the way.
A UK spy chief warns that Russia is targeting newer ones who oppose their war against Ukraine on the darker side of things. GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre reported "sustained intent" by Russia against Ukraine. Along with the cyber threats, Russia is launching 1,000 mercenaries into the field to aid soldiers.
On the brighter side, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced an 11-billion-euro investment into the semiconductor and microchip sector. With the global shortage running and usability of these products growing every single day, the government of Spain finally found a motive to join the digital innovation.
Even though Spain has a clear idea of its goals, joining the semiconductor industry is no easy trait. On 30th March, Prime Minister spoke at a Parliamentary session in Madrid. After long consideration, Spain will finally join the semiconductor and microchip game.
Our last story of the week was also a fascinating one about innovation. Swiss researchers finally found a way to make spinning ice supercomputing efficient. It is truly a remarkable technological breakthrough. We discussed the technical details in our main story and recommended you check it out.
The speculative module of storage, computing a hundred years back compared to the day we are now, makes the future much more interesting in the sheer scale of innovation. The spinning ice supercomputing can help in application development, data storage, reconfigurable microwave circuits, encryption, and advanced tech.
Here's the previous Tech News Hub: Weekly News Roundup if you missed anything.