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Dell Buys EMC in Biggest Tech Deal

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Dell buys network storage giant EMC for approximately $67 billion in cash-- the biggest-ever private transaction for a technology company to date.

Dell balloonsThe deal is also the 2nd-largest tech merger in history, following the $106 billion AOL-Time Warner tie-up from 2000. It was in part financed by MSD Partners (Michael Dell's investment firm) and Silver Lake, the private equity firm involved in the 2013 Dell self-acquisition.

According to the two companies the combination will create "the world's largest privately-controlled integrated technology company," one bringing together "strong capabilities in the fastest growing areas of the industry, including digital transformation, software-defined data center, hybrid cloud, converged infrastructure, mobile and security."

How to Add Liquid Cooling Right On Chip

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Georgia Tech researchers propose a means to add liquid cooling directly to processors, eliminating the need for heat sinks or cooling fans, by cutting microfluidic passages in chip dies before pumping water right through.

Liquid cooling chipInitial tests involved "popular" 28-nanometer chips from Altera, and show promising results-- the researchers say "monolithically-cooled" chips operate at temperatures 60% below those of similar air-cooled chips. The aforementioned microfluidic passages are 100 microns in diameter and just few hundred microns away from the chip transistors. A silicon layer seals the fluid passages (except for an inlet and outlet), which carry regular de-ionised water.

Water is pumped into the silicon passages at a temperature of 20°C with an inlet flow rate of 147 millilitres per minute, and allows the chips to run at a steady 24°C.

PC Slump Affects Intel Q3 Profits

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The struggling PC market hits Intel as it reports Q3 2015 profits worth $3.1 billion, a -6.3% Y-o-Y decline, from "approximately flat" revenues reaching $14.5 billion.

Intel Chipzilla does see improvements in the Data Centre and Internet of Things divisions-- where revenues are up by 12% Y-o-Y and 10% Y-o-Y respectively-- but PC is the main moneymaker. As such, the Client Computing Group reports revenues reaching $8.5 billion with -7% Y-o-Y decline (or 13% Q-o-Q growth), with desktop PC chip shipments falling by -15% and notebook chip volumes dropping by -14%.

The software and services operating segments report flat Y-o-Y revenue growth.

HP, SanDisk Team Up in Storage Class Memory

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HP and SanDisk announce a collaboration in Storage Class Memory (SCM), one involving the combination of HP Memristor technology and SanDisk non-volatile ReRAM in the creation of new Memory-driven Computing solutions.

HP Sandisk StorageThe partnership also covers the enhancement of solid state storage solutions.

According to the two companies, the resultant SCM technology will be 1000 faster and offer up to 1000 times more endurance than flash storage, as well as offer "significant" cost, power, density and persistent improvements over DRAM. Thus it will allow for systems employing "tens of terabytes (TB) of SCM per server node for applications such as in-memory databases, real-time data analytics, transactional and high-performance computing."

Made in Poland: An Edbak Interview

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We interviewed Sales Director Gregory Bak about Edbak, the Polish manufacturer of mounts and more, a company now targeting international growth...

In Poland, your display & videowall mounts, kiosks and other AV products are found in sports stadiums, in shopping malls, in railway & underground stations, in power stations---even the office of the President. Tell us about your ambitions for the rest of Europe...
Edbak's Gregory Bak

True. Although we work in a very competitive market, other mounting solutions manufacturers are no match for us in Poland. Our great customer service, product quality and delivery terms speak to our partners more than anything else.

In the last two years, we have noticed significant increase of interest in our solutions from number of pro AV partners across the world. Some of which we have decided to sign distribution agreement with us.

You can see and buy our products in over 40 countries across the world through different channels (web stores, distributors, dealers).

Only recently Edbak has teamed up with such well recognized pro AV companies as Charmex (Spain), EAVS (France), Four Traders (Germany), Senetic (UK) or our newest partner – One Display Solution (Netherlands)  and its charismatic COO, Sebastiaan van Tongeren.

What products in your range would most likely be of international interest?

Amongst our products you can find video wall mounts, monitor trolleys and stands,TV brackets, desk mounts, indoor and outdoor enclosures and info kiosks, and our latest product group-- POS mounts, dedicated to retail chains.

But the three main groups of products that stand out the most are video wall mounts and our top seller VWPOP mount, our trolleys with most popular TR5 model, and our indoor totems which are setting new sales records every month.

Also our POS mounts are gathering great feedback and interest but it is too early to say if they will be as successful as we think they should become. 

Edbak range

You are in a very competitive part of the AV business. How does your factory differentiate?
If I was to name only three things that make the difference I would need to say “people… people… and people.” We have a great team of professionals who do care about our partner’s businesses and about our good name.

AV world is rather small and we cannot afford to disappoint our partners if we want to stay in this business.

As we produce everything in our premises in Poland we can ensure really good delivery terms and production flexibility, which is really important when working with custom projects.  Our very modern, constantly modernized machine park and skilled personnel is what give us the necessary edge.

How important is customization in digital signage and other areas you compete in?

I think we can all agree that digital signage is mostly about customization and differentiation. Almost every project is a somehow different that the other. Dimensions, design, color schemes are really important when talking about enclosures and totems.

With video wall mounts it is very often that we need to adapt our product according to integrators or installers request and the situation they meet on site. It is not always cost efficient, but we do want to solve those issues for our partners. Having all production and design work done from our Polish headquarters allows us to be more flexible than our competitors.

What new developments do you have in the international arena?

We are currently in talks with some UAE, UK and US companies. And those directions are extremely important in our business development plan.

That does not mean that we are not looking to other markets as well and we are open for new propositions. So if I may, I would like to encourage any interested partners to give us a shout.

Go Edbak

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