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January 13, 2021

Kingston announced its Workflow Station and Readers at the all-digital CES 2021

Kingston Technology, a world leader of memory products and technology solutions, today announced the launch of its upcoming NVMe SSD roadmap along with Kingston’s Workflow Station and Readers at the all-digital CES® 2021. Despite of adopting a new format this year, Kingston will bring its industry leading SSDs to the forefront for attendees to experience the best-in-class technology virtually. 


Kingston’s Workflow Station and Readers give users the freedom to create and customize a file offload setup that fits their needs allowing them to transfer video, photos, and audio from multiple sources at once1. Whether on a 4K/8K multi-cam shoot with portable audio recorders or filming B-Roll with drones and GoPros, with the customizable Workflow Station Dock you can simultaneously connect the USB miniHub, SD or microSD readers that the shoot requires to transfer footage quickly. Workflow Readers can also be used standalone by connecting to a laptop via the included USB-C® cable giving users the flexibility to have their workflow on-the-go. Whether shooting on location or working back at your desk, Kingston Is With You.

“It’s not just the flexibility of the Workflow Station and its Readers that is sure to aid content creators, but also the speed,” said Kingston. “Workflow Station products support incredible USB 3.2 speeds, which together with Kingston’s high-performance memory cards and USB flash drives get users through the post-production process faster than ever.”

Kingston is poised to continue its SSD market leadership position with both new client and data center U.2 NVMe drives this year. The new offerings include its first PCIe NVMe Gen 4.0 SSDs as well as an external USB 3.2 SSD:


Ghost Tree: Our upcoming High-Performance Gen 4.0 drive is perfect for the content creator and power user. Codenamed “Ghost Tree,” Kingston is targeting speeds of 7000MB/s read and write, stretching PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 8-channel to the limit with capacities ranging from 1TB-4TB.

NV Series: The latest Gen 3.0 x4 SSD is the ideal entry-level drive for first-time NVMe users with capacities up to 2TB.

XS2000: Kingston’s all-new USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 2 external drives with 500GB - 2TB capacities is perfect as additional storage for photos, videos and other files. The USB Type-C®1 interface allows for super-fast data transfers up to 2,000MB/s.

DC1500M: The Data Center 1500M is an update to the DC1000M adding support for multi-namespaces. The U.2 NVMe SSD is designed to support a wide range of data-intensive workloads including cloud computing, web hosting and virtual infrastructures. 

 “Now that CES is moving online, we have a greater opportunity to connect with new and existing tech communities around the world,” said Kingston. “CES is the best time to share what’s next from Kingston and we are very excited to launch our first Gen 4.0 NVMe SSDs as well as an external drive this year. When it comes to NVMe, we will have all customer segments covered from consumers to prosumers to data centers.”


January 12, 2021

GIGABYTE Launches GeForce RTX™ 3060 series graphics cards

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of premium gaming hardware, released the new NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 series graphics cards powered by NVIDIA Ampere architecture. GIGABYTE launched four graphics cards for the first wave – GeForce RTX™ 3060 GAMING OC 12G, GeForce RTX™ 3060 VISION OC 12G, GeForce RTX™ 3060 EAGLE OC 12G, and GeForce RTX™ 3060 EAGLE 12G. All graphics cards are designed to fulfil the demands of different customers. The GAMING OC series is the best choice for mainstream gamers. The VISION OC series is designed for creators who love elegant aesthetics but want to keep powerful performance. The EAGLE series is the best choice for those who pursue a unique outlook design, while maintaining both efficiency and durability. In addition, we’ll also release the AORUS series graphics card on the GeForce RTX™ 3060 series to bring the best gaming experience for you. Coming soon!


With its efficient, high-performance architecture and the second generation of NVIDIA RTX™, the GeForce RTX™ 3060 brings amazing hardware ray-tracing capabilities and support for NVIDIA DLSS and other technologies.

Like all RTX 30 Series GPUs, the RTX 3060 supports the trifecta of GeForce gaming innovations: NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex and NVIDIA Broadcast, which accelerate performance and enhance image quality. Together with real-time ray tracing, these technologies are the foundation of the GeForce gaming platform, which brings unparalleled performance and features to games and gamers everywhere.

 

GAMING OC – Gaming with Performance and Cooling 

GIGABYTE WINDFORCE 3X cooling system features three unique blade fans, alternate spinning, composite copper heat pipes direct touch GPU, 3D active fan and Screen cooling, which together provide high efficiency heat dissipation. These cooling technologies keep the graphics card at a low temperature at any time, resulting in higher and more stable performance. The middle fan spins in reverse to optimize airflow for heat dissipation, enabling more efficient performance at a lower temperature. Screen cooling extends the heatsink to allow air flow to pass through, providing better heat dissipation. In addition, graphene nano lubricant can extend the fan life by 2.1 times, close to the life of double ball bearing, and is quieter. RGB fusion 2.0 allows users to adjust the color of the lights and various special effects, and synchronize with other AORUS devices. Due to its Ultra-Durable components, cooling technology and RGB lighting, GAMING OC series is the best choice for performance gamers.


VISION OC – A stylish exterior for Content Creators

The VISION OC series is exquisitely designed for content creators. Instead of the black and gray often used by mainstream gaming graphics cards, it adopts a more elegant silver and white, with the simple lines for embellishment. The VISION OC is very suitable to rig up an all-white PC aesthetic and offers users another choice for their graphics card. In addition, the thermal design, components, and performance are just as good as GAMING OC, thereby ensuring users can not only appreciate the aesthetics but also enjoy powerful performance and stable cooling.

GIGABYTE graphics card uses the multi-phase power supply design to allow the MOSFET to operate at a lower temperature, and over-temperature protection design and load balancing for each MOSFET, plus the Ultra Durable certified chokes and capacitors, to provide excellent performance and longer system life. The back plate not only strengthens the overall structure but also prevents the PCB from bending or falling parts.

December 16, 2020

Huawei Announces Case Study Demonstrating How Artificial Intelligence Saves Time and Lives

Huawei Technologies, focused on the development of superb computing power and AI capacities, announced its case study of YITU Healthcare's use of the Huawei Atlas series to provide solutions for speedy and precise diagnoses.


In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, YITU Healthcare, a leading firm in the imaging sector, is providing an Automatic Evaluation System for chest CT scans for the disease. Different from the traditional manual evaluation process that usually takes two to three hours, the automatic system can analyze and classify pneumonia severity within three seconds. It can automatically compare a patient's historical and current records and is highly consistent with doctors' diagnosis.

For lung cancer screening, YITU Healthcare offers the care.ai® Intelligent 4D Imaging System for Chest CT scans. It comes with authoritative evidence-based clinical guidelines, as a vast volume of RWE- based training data. It not only detects lesions but also further suggests its malignancy score and assesses its progression.

A similar system – one that supports multiple standards – is applied for evaluation of children's bone age, where a diagnosis can be made within seconds. It is now commonly used for children's bone age assessment within a condensed timeframe: less than five minutes for X-ray, evaluation and reporting.

Huawei Atlas series represents a powerful AI computing platform

All these solutions require tremendous computing power to provide accurate and timely analysis. This is made possible by Huawei's Atlas series, which supports a wide range of medical scenarios that usually demand huge computing power for the best results. 

The Atlas series covers device, edge, to cloud computing settings. The core of the intelligent healthcare solution for YITU is the Atlas 300I AI inference card and Atlas 800 AI inference server. The solution provides the computing power for image and video analysis, shortening CT scan analysis to just two minutes, with an accuracy of over 98 percent. The Atlas 300I card boasts around 33 percent more computing power with double the number of full-HD video channels than some available products in the market.

Meanwhile, the Atlas 800 server comes with two Kunpeng 920 processors, 32 DD4 DIMM slots supporting up to 2,933 MT/s plus as many as eight Atlas 300I cards leading to a maximum of 640 channels for intelligent video analytics. It is a powerful server setting that works best for real-time inference that demands high efficiency with low power consumption. Pairing up with the digital vision pre-processing (DVPP) engine of Atlas 300I, the Atlas 800 server performs remarkably for real-time encoding/decoding and inference of up to 512 video streams.

The innovative use of resources – computing power up to 512 TOPS at INT8 – allows not just much faster diagnosis but also a vast boost in accuracy thanks to the improved recognition precision. It is highly flexible, and performs perfectly well with FlexIO cards and standard iNICs with storage of enormous capacity, which makes the system reliable and secure.

"Healthcare is once again under the spotlight, given the current global situation. Medical science has undoubtedly improved rapidly, extending life expectancy across the globe. Automation is among the most crucial tech breakthroughs in the sector, with Artificial Intelligence (AI) emerging as a powerful tool for medical success," said Tony Xu, President of Huawei Ascend Computing Business.

AI drives growth in medical imaging

There is a common myth in healthcare that many people expect robots to take over from doctors and nurses, rendering people obsolete. Patients might place trust in machines – rather than doctors – to make difficult decisions. However, AI is not replacing doctors. It is instead helping them improve diagnostic accuracy and efficiency. AI does its work by accessing substantial datasets of potentially life-saving information, such as treatment methods and their outcomes, and other data like survival rates, etc.

Therefore, incorporating AI into clinical workflows helps streamline medical procedures for doctors. Medical imaging analysis is one key area that requires an upgrade with the support of AI. Primary medical imaging represents tremendous potential for growth due to its increasing demand. With the help of AI, imaging services get a significant boost in resolving supply and demand discrepancies among current medical services.

In some countries, as many as two-thirds of primary hospitals serve as few as twenty percent of patients requiring diagnosis and treatment, while a small percentage of lower-tier medical institutions is where more than one-third of patients seek medical services. This resource mismatch represents another trend – AI empowers primary medical care, which further alleviates the imbalance between supply and demand of existing medical services. With the increasingly alarming shortage of radiologists in primary medical institutions, this development couldn't have come sooner.

A further observation in medical imaging is the marriage between hardware and software. Simply put, an AI algorithm works with hardware to boost intelligence density and lower the cost of building up the system. The demand for computing, meanwhile, will keep going up to meet the AI requirements for various scenarios in the new digital era. For AI to work effectively, it takes both software and hardware to work together - they go hand in glove.

And so with the power of AI, the application of imaging is brought to another level, where radiologists play more significant roles in the clinical decision-making process. Intelligent diagnosis systems are now used in chest examinations, mammography's, and for pediatric growth and development, allowing radiologists to participate more in giving advice upon receipt of results.


December 15, 2020

Kingston and MSI Team Up for the Ultimate Gaming Solution

Reinforcing its commitment to the gaming enthusiasts across markets, Kingston Technology, a world leader of memory products and technology solutions, and MSI, a world leading gaming brand of top-notch gaming hardware, today announced their strategic partnership to provide the ultimate gaming solution. The partnership comes on the back of both Kingston and MSI’s shared vision of empowering all gamers with a limitless gaming experience.

Aimed at bolstering the ever-growing gaming segment, the long-term partnership will power up your game by providing a compelling range of products from both companies designed for gamers of all levels. The two companies will also work together to launch channel promotions and digital campaigns across its APAC markets, in addition to product integrations and compatibility. 

Commenting on the partnership, Kevin Wu, VP- Sales and Marketing, APAC, Kingston Technology said, “Today, the gaming industry is growing at a burgeoning rate like never before. With the increase of this segment, gamers are more discerning and demand excellent solutions to amp up their performance. Keeping this in mind, we at Kingston have always endeavored to bring in best-in-class products for the ever-evolving needs of our customers. We are thrilled to partner with MSI, a company that commits to provide worldwide gamers and creators with most innovative rigs and technologies. Together, we will revolutionize the next wave of gaming across markets.”

Alex Tsui, Global Sales Lead from MSI said “The world of gaming is fast evolving, and hence we have been working at warp speed to come up with solutions that unlock the best performance for our customers. Taking this approach, we are happy to partner with Kingston Technology, one of the most innovative gaming companies of our times. Our two companies have a shared vision and passion for gaming excellence. We believe that the synergy between us is perfect and together, we will take the performance of the gamers to the next level.”

To provide a compelling and versatile gaming foundation, the two companies have come up with recommended solutions for gamers across casual (entry), high performance (mid) and extreme gaming (high) segments. The casual gamers can look at a combination of the MSI MAG series motherboard, HyperX FURY DDR4 memory and Kingston A400 SSD to experience top-notch gaming performance. For high-performance gamers, a recommended mix of the MSI MAG/MPG series motherboard, HyperX FURY DDR4 memory and Kingston A2000 NVMe SSD provides an extra edge on the battleground. For the discerning extreme gamer, a combination of the MSI MEG series motherboard, HyperX Predator DDR4 or HyperX FURY DDR4 RGB memory, and Kingston KC2500 NVMe SSD will deliver an immersive gaming experience with the most exceptional performance and quality ever. 

To help begin this great collaboration, valued customers of Kingston and MSI have an exciting opportunity to win a PC upgrade bundle. All they have to do is to participate in the giveaway contest on the official Facebook channels of Kingston and MSI by liking, tagging and sharing the giveaway post. Both companies will raffle out a PC upgrade bundle to up to two lucky winners in every country that runs the campaign based on the amount of post shares. The PC upgrade bundle will include one MSI motherboard and a Kingston DRAM+SSD combo. 

The giveaway contest begins December 15th, 2020 and will end on January 15th, 2021.
After participating in the exciting giveaway contest, all gamers can find a bundle that suits their requirements. Follow Kingston and MSI Facebook pages to get all the updates about the exciting offer. 
MSI offers the award-winning and best gaming motherboard lineup, accessing the maximum potential across chipsets and platforms. HyperX memory modules unlock power-packed performance and Kingston SSDs provide unmatched value and speed suitable for gaming across the board. The combination of MSI motherboards with HyperX modules and Kingston SSDs assures you the most compatible experience, and will undoubtedly unleash the power of all the products. So, don’t miss the golden opportunity to take advantage of the best bundle to upgrade to your ultimate gaming solution. 

Samsung MicroLED Opens a New Era of Breathtaking Picture Quality and Design

Samsung Electronics announced the launch and pre-sale of the groundbreaking 110” Samsung MicroLED beginning today in Korea. Unlike any other displays currently available on the market, Samsung MicroLED delivers astonishing color vibrancy and brightness with self-emissive LED display technology.

In 2018, Samsung’s first MicroLED display was introduced in the form of “The Wall”— a system of configurable modules that could be installed professionally. With the new 110” MicroLED, Samsung is delivering the MicroLED experience in a traditional TV form for the first time. Unlike its modular counterpart, installation and calibration is streamlined since the new 110” MicroLED model is prefabricated — offering stunning video, audio, and smart capabilities out of the box.

In the past year, consumer interest and demand for large screen TVs has continued to grow rapidly. With the launch of the 110’’ MicroLED, Samsung offers a breathtaking visual experience on an ultra-large next-generation TV display.

“As consumers rely on their televisions for more functions than ever, we are incredibly excited to bring the 110” MicroLED to the commercial market,” said Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung MicroLED is going to redefine what premium at-home experiences mean for consumers around the world.”

Innovative Engineering Delivers Next-Level Picture Quality
Ultra-large screen enthusiasts want excellent picture quality with vibrant colors and stunning resolution. With Samsung’s latest engineering innovations, the 110’’ MicroLED uses micrometer-sized LED lights to eliminate the backlight and color filters utilized in conventional displays. Instead, it is self-illuminating—producing light and color from its own pixel structures. It expresses 100% of the DCI and Adobe RGB color gamut, and accurately delivers wide color gamut images taken with high-end DSLR cameras. This results in stunning, lifelike colors and accurate brightness from the display’s 4K resolution and 8 million pixels.

The 110’’ MicroLED also has a processor powerful enough to live up to its display capabilities. Its all-new Micro AI Processor delivers stunning 4K HDR content — resulting in bright, vivid, realistic picture quality that is optimized to each scene.

What’s more, the 110” MicroLED makes that stunning picture quality last for the long term. MicroLEDs are made of inorganic materials which are long-lasting and durable — allowing a lifespan of up to 100,000 hours, or over a decade.
 
Previously, mass-producing a MicroLED screen as small as 110’’ for simple home installation wasn’t possible. But Samsung innovated to make it a reality by developing cutting-edge surface mount technology — along with a new production process derived from its semiconductor business — making MicroLED technology easier to manufacture, deliver, and install. These same innovations will allow Samsung to produce even smaller MicroLED models in the future, so even more consumers can enjoy the breathtaking MicroLED experience.

Immersive Design and Premium Audio
When you turn on the 110’’ MicroLED, you are treated to a spectacularly immersive experience thanks to its 99.99% screen-to-body ratio. The black matrix and bezel have been completely removed from the display — leaving only the screen, delivering consumers the most immersive content experience.
 
Samsung has innovated and optimized its Smart TV features to take advantage of the 110” MicroLED’s massive screen. For example, consumers can use the Multi View feature to comfortably watch up to four sources of content simultaneously on up to 55’’ sized split screens. When using this feature, the viewers can connect multiple external devices and enjoy watching news, movies, and other apps simultaneously on one screen — so they can keep up with multiple sports at once, or stream a walkthrough while playing a video game, all in stunning quality and size.

Plus, the 110’’ MicroLED’s dynamic audio experience is just as immersive as its visuals. It includes an embedded Majestic Sound System that delivers breathtaking 5.1 channel sound with no external speaker—transforming any room into a luxurious home theater. And its Object Tracking Sound Pro feature identifies objects moving on screen, and projects the sound to follow the action — so when you are watching an action movie and an airplane flies overhead, it will feel like its engines are roaring above you.

The 110’’ MicroLED will be available globally in the first quarter of next year following today’s unveiling in Korea.