Morning Tech News (15 May 2012) - The Tech Duel
Amazon’s next generation of Kindle, 802.11ac Buffalos, Intel announces new Xeons and plans for 5nm.
- Amazon to launch front-lit Kindle (source). – Massive global online retailer Amazon will launch new versions of its Kindle e-reader and tablet, including an e-reader with front lightingaccording to sources.
- Buffalo beats others to the 802.11ac WiFi punch, ships 1.3Gbps router and bridge. – Buffalo releases the first commercially available 802.11ac router. 802.11ac is the new wireless standard that promises high speeds and better connections that current 802.11n networks.
- Intel roadmap reveals plans for 5nm chips – Intel, the market leader in CPU’s, has shown off their roadmap for the future, showing a drop from the current 22nm manufacturing process used for the brand new Ivy Bridge chips, down to 5nm.
- Intel launches new Ivy Bridge Xeons. – Intel announces 28 Xeon server chips. Starting a mad TDW of just 17W these new chips will power the next generation of microservers, full sized servers and hopefully even Mac Pro desktops.