Andy Patrizio

Andy Patrizio is a freelance journalist based in southern California who has covered the computer industry for 20 years and has built every x86 PC he’s ever owned, laptops not included.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITworld, Network World, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.


Apple, LG pick Samsung for advanced smartphone memory

Word from Korea is that Samsung Electronics has agreed to provide advanced DRAM to LG Electronics and Apple for their new smartphones. The deal is said to be in the billions of dollars, and more important, reflects a warming in...

U.S. Army plans for a 100 petaflop supercomputer

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has laid out its needs to maintain competitive and tactical advantages for its land forces, and high-performance computing (HPC) is at the heart of it.

Sony is effectively no longer an electronics company

Sony, the Japanese giant that was once the king of consumer electronics, is now basically a movie studio and videogame company.

Intel reportedly delays release of Skylake CPUs

There are two reports from China that say Intel will delay the release of Skylake, its next-generation microarchitecture chips, by a few months. The reason is quite logical. Intel is just beginning to ship Broadwell, a 14nm shrink...

Seagate, Micron agree to storage alliance

Seagate has forged a strategic alliance with Micron Technologies, one of the biggest memory manufacturers, signing a multi-year agreement guarantees Seagate access to Micron NAND for making flash drives and promises strategic...

The Oracle-Sun merger 5 years on: How Sun's products have fared

The Oracle-Sun merger 5 years on: How Sun's products have fared

Larry Ellison vowed to grow Sun products. Let's look at how well he kept those promises.

Oracle says it still fully supports the Sparc processor

My blog post on the Oracle/Sun merger got quite a bit of attention, and a few folks from Oracle took exception to my portrayal of Sparc dying on the vine and a thin roadmap. After a few conversations, I have a better picture of...

Five years later, how is the Oracle-Sun marriage working out?

Five years later, how is the Oracle-Sun marriage working out?

Larry Ellison promised to grow Sun products. Let's look at how well he kept those promises.

Tests show DDR4 is useless for desktop PC users

After years of gestation, DDR4 had its big debut last year at the Computex conference in Taipei, the obvious place to show it off. Memory makers promised parts by the start of this year to coincide with Intel's new chipsets...

ARM ups its 64-bit game big time with new A72 processor

After a long quiet period with very little new product announcements, ARM Holdings took the wraps off its Cortex A72 processor, a high-end 64-bit chip with a new GPU and interconnect that will offer some major improvements. ARM...

Details on next-generation AMD CPUs leak

As the takeover/buyout rumors continue to surround AMD, a Swedish tech site has details on what it claims is the next generation of CPU architecture, and if the rumors hold up, AMD will be making a badly needed jump forward in...

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