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Micron Appoints Sumit Sadana as EVP and Chief Business Officer

BOISE, Idaho, June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micron Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq:MU) today announced that the company has appointed Sumit Sadana as executive vice president and chief business officer. His addition to the executive team will accelerate the company’s ability to execute on its strategic goals.

In this role, all four business units of the company will report to Sadana. In addition, he will have responsibility for driving corporate strategy and business development for the company. He will report to Sanjay Mehrotra, Micron’s president and CEO.

Sadana has 26 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including executive roles at IBM and Freescale Semiconductor, and served most recently as executive vice president, chief strategy officer and general manager, Enterprise Solutions at SanDisk.

The new integrated business and strategy organization aims to provide an agile structure to anticipate future customer demands and position the company for success.

“Sumit is a seasoned business leader who brings an exceptional track record of growing revenue and improving operating performance at leading technology companies,” said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and CEO of Micron Technology. “We are excited to welcome Sumit to the leadership team, and look forward to his immediate contributions.”

Sadana holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He serves on the boards of Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) and the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Additional career information on Sumit Sadana is available at


New spectral eye video database SPEED revolutionises eye-tracking

 For you VR Geeks and FPS’ers this could be gold.

Techniques to acquire spectral data have been static for a long time – until now. Exciting and novel spectral video technologies are emerging, allowing us to extract increasingly dynamic knowledge from light. Using a spectral video device in eye-tracking, computational spectral imaging and eye-tracking researchers from the University of Eastern Finland have created a novel – first of its kind – combined spectral video/spectral image database: the SPectral Eye vidEo Database, SPEED.

The potential of spectral imaging technologies has been shown in many fields, such as medicine, life science and industry where the spectrum has been used, for example, to differentiate healthy and unhealthy tissue or separate real and counterfeit objects. However, these technologies are often too slow to capture spectral images from dynamic objects. This created an evolutionary need for the extension of spectral imaging to the recording of spectral video. In a spectral video, each frame of the video stream contains a spectral image cube. In this way, spectral video systems capture spatial, spectral and temporal information, and combine the advantages of spectral imaging and video capture.

A recent PhD thesis completed at the University of Eastern Finland explored the potential of such spectral video technology by testing an existing spectral video system and challenging it in practical eye-tracking application. As a result, the study developed protocols for the characterization of spectral video that may serve as future guidelines on spectral video systems evaluation in this emerging field. In addition, the study used a spectral video camera to capture spectral videos of a fast-moving object: the human eye. As a very concrete outcome of the study, the SPectral Eye vidEo Database, SPEED, was born. 

The unique database, SPEED, was motivated by the challenges faced in eye-tracking, especially under harsh conditions. When users wear eyewear or make-up, reflections and extreme eye positions interfere with eye-tracking technologies. The team proposed and demonstrated that spectral signatures can be exploited to create new approaches for imaging, training, analysis and interpretation of eye-tracking data, especially in harsh conditions. SPEED consists of over 180 spectral videos, it continues to grow and it is publicly available to all researchers (e.g., for teaching-related needs or creating and testing new methods of dynamic eye analysis via spectra). Although published only in 2016, the database has already attracted attention from the scientific community and industry. Aside from its use in eye tracking, SPEED also has the potential to be utilised in other eye-related research areas, such as medicine, biometrics, and eye and vision research.

The findings were presented by Ana Gebejes, MSc, in her doctoral dissertation entitled Spectral video: application in human eye analysis and tracking, which is available for download at


Release of the ECLIPSE ADVANCE 900 series CPU coolers

The ECLIPSE ADVANCED 900 series CPU coolers by X2 are universal heat-pipe coolers ideally suited for those who require more performance and reliability. One of the amenities of this series
processor coolers is the universal build which enables it to be compatible with all processors such as the AMD, AM2, AM3, AM4, FM1, FM2 and the Intel LGA775/i3/i5/i7 and LGA2011 models.
Initially there are two new models, one build with six (6) copper heat-pipes with a diameter of 6mm and another more cost effective model with four (4) heat-pipes with a diameter of 6mm.
The heat-pipes do not only boost the performance but also make an impressive appearance in combination with the all matt black coated aluminum thin fins. Additional cooling enabled by the
two (2) included silent RGB multicolor 120mm PWM fans with anti-vibe rubber corners. Installation made easy and multi-socket compatible with Intel 115*/1366/2011 and AMD
AM2/3/4/FM1/FM2 up to 150W TDP.

Main Features:
* Matt black heat-sink coating
* All copper U-shaped 6mm diameter heat-pipes
* Two 12×2.5cm RGB multicolor silent cooling fans
* Pulse-width modulation controlled
* Anti-vibe rubber fan corners & metal wire-clips
* Supports AM2/AM3/AM4/FM1/FM2 socket and
* Best cooling performance up to 150W TDP
* Two years manufacturer warranty and service
X2-991B4-2RGB-PWM – Manufacturer Suggested Retail
Price: € 32.95 / $ 37.95 (incl. VAT)
X2-992B6-2RGB-PWM – Manufacturer Suggested Retail
Price: € 39.95 / $ 44.95 (incl. VAT)

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MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview @ ocaholic
The X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC is a new high-end motherboard from MSI. Compared to what could be seen as the predecessor, the X99A Gaming Pro Carbon, MSI apparently chose to reposition the Gaming Pro Carbon model in their portfolio more towards the high-end segment. Therefore you find many interesting features on this board such as two M.2 slots and an extensive RGB lighting implementation.  
AC1900 Wireless Routers @ TweakTown
If you’re on the market for an AC1900 Wi-Fi solution, read on as we pit the best of the best against each other!
AGESA Update tested – DDR4-3200 easy @ ocaholic
One of the really interesting things about Ryzen, especially when looking at it from a reviewers/testers perspective, is the fact that AMD can have a big influence on performance and/or compatibility rolling out so called AGESA upgrades though BIOS updates from motherboard vendors. 
I’ve been lucky enough to start toying with Ryzen months before the actual launch took place and already by then it was clear as day that this platform would require a lot of additional tweaking from AMD as well as from the motherboard vendors if we were to ever see what it’s really capable of. Back then memory compatibility was the least of the problems the platform hat do deal with. Even getting the thing to post was already a challenge of its own not to say changing values in the BIOS. In fact setting hex-values in the BIOS is something I used to do when I was a teenager, which is quite a while ago – actually.

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