News Summary - April 9th

Hello all, I've got news of new world records, future technology roadmaps and record-breaking industry revenues for you this week:

  • Jimmy Westenberg of Android Authority reports on how Xiaomi broke a Guinness World Record by selling 2.11 million smartphones in 12 hours as part of its Mi Fan Festival to celebrate the company's 5th anniversary
  • Jim O'Reilly from SearchServerVirtualization writes about how SDN and SDS are shaping future clouds, enabling organizations to segregate workloads while also enabling agility and rapid scaling.
  • Jessica Lipsky from EE Times reports TSMC has outlined plans to roll out a compact, low-power version of its 16nm FinFET process, writing, “TSMC has collaborated with ARM on a Cortex-A72 that leverages the 16FF+ to achieve 3.5x better performance than a Cortex A-15 while consuming 75 percent less power. TSMC and ARM will continue to collaborate on next generation process nodes.”
  • Leon Spencer of ZDNet tells readers that the global semiconductor market hit $340 billion in 2014 according to Gartner, a 7.9% increase year-on-year

If you see any news items you think are interesting or relevant, then please feel free to link them in the comments section below