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Employment Opportunity: Experienced NEW RAM/Memory Product Manager

Posted: 17 February

Our long term IGT / ICB member is looking for a NEW RAM/Memory experienced Product Manager.

The company’s core business is distribution and open market deals between EU/USA/ASIA of major brands in ITC: CPU, SSD, HDD, VGA/MB.

They have partners based all around the world and close daily deals with RAM.

They are looking for an experienced PM with strong expertise, product knowledge and how to make money on it.

Experienced, multinational colleagues;...

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Warning: Fake Emails from IPT

Posted: 15 February

Please be aware that there are FAKE emails being sent from what appear to be IPT email accounts.

These suspicious emails contain links to a FAKE IPT website as in the images below.

Please do NOT click on the links or attempt to login to the suspicious website.

Fake Email Alert

Please only ever enter your login details via our official IPT website. We will NEVER ask you via email to ‘Reactivate your Account.’

If you suspect that you’ve received...

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Major VAT scam with memory cards halted in the Netherlands

Posted: 11 February

With the support of Eurojust, the Dutch fiscal authorities have halted a major scam to avoid the payment of VAT via trading companies. By setting up a string of enterprises in the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland and Croatia, a network of traders in Secure Digital (SD) memory cards for mobile phones allegedly defrauded the Dutch fiscal authorities for an estimated amount of EUR 9 million between 2017 and 2020. During an action day supported by Eurojust...

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An Update on ITC Malta

Posted: 9 February

It is with regret we must announce that we have made the difficult decision to postpone ITC Malta 2021.
 
Until recently, we remained hopeful that the situation would greatly improve and allow us to come together again in Malta this year. However, the current safety COVID restrictions associated with hosting events in Malta are understandably rigorous and unfortunately adverse to the special atmosphere we create at ITC.
 
Rather than proceed...

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Warning: Cloning Attempt

Posted: 27 November

There is someone who is pretending/cloning BOMAX SRL in Italy

Their real email is - xxxx@bomax.it

The Fraudster is using xxxx@bomx.it.

Right now he is using s.luca@bomx.it

Please be careful!

Posted by IPT on behalf of BOMAX Srl

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Eurojust helps Italy and Slovenia unravel massive VAT fraud

Posted: 24 June

Eurojust helps Italy and Slovenia unravel massive VAT fraud

The Hague, 24 June 2019

With the assistance of Eurojust, the Italian authorities seized almost EUR 84 million after unravelling a VAT fraud scheme involving the marketing of technological and computer products in the region of Campania. A total of 49 suspects are under investigation for tax crimes committed through so-called ‘carousel fraud’ by collecting the VAT for themselves...

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PCMag News

Cooler Master Blames Parents for Thermal Paste Tube Redesign

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It no longer looks like a syringe, so parents can stop being suspicious their kid is doing drugs.
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CES 2020: The Hottest PC Cases and Modder Gear

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What's CES without a little desktop-PC excess? These dozen products were the ones that mesmerized the PC modder and builder in us.
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Hottest PC Components and Storage at CES 2020: AMD, and SSDs, Still Rising

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A 64-core/128-thread CPU. A new challenger in laptop processors. A feisty new fighter in midrange graphics. These three things have three letters in common. Plus: SSDs take on stunning new capacities, speeds, and looks.
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Razer Tomahawk Gaming PC First Look: Intel's NUC 9 Extreme Mini PC, in Luxury Digs

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The new NUC is taking all sorts of forms at CES 2020, but none is as slick or as snazzy as Razer's early stab at this power-packed mini-PC platform.
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Origin PC's Big O (Yep) Merges a Gaming PC and Console

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The Big O is two gaming machines in one: either an Xbox One or a PS4, broken down and attached to the same liquid cooling system as a fully customized gaming PC.
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MediaTek Announces Chips for Cheaper 5G Sprint Phones

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MediaTek announces a competitor to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765 for sub-$500 5G phones, but its success in the US will depend on whether carriers are okay with dropping millimeter-wave support.
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Corsair's CES Haul: A Sliding-Fan CPU Cooler, New K95 Keyboard

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In the new A500 CPU cooler, two 2,400rpm fans can move up and down on the heatsink for greater flexibility, accommodating large RAM modules. Plus, an old-favorite Corsair keyboard gets leveled up.
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AMD Teases Ryzen 4000-Series CPUs, 64-Core Threadripper

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Unveiled here at CES, the new Ryzen 4000 CPU family is the first to use AMD's cutting-edge 7-nanometer production process.
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Seagate Unveils 2 Portable SSD Drives for Gamers, Power Users

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Seagate's FireCuda Gaming SSD and BarraCuda Fast SSD will appeal to those looking for a convenient way to give their laptop a boost, starting at less than $100.
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What Do You Get When You Combine a Sheep With a Raspberry Pi?

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation is the educational partner for 'Shaun the Sheep Movie 2: Farmageddon,' which hits theaters today. We spoke to Raspberry Pi Foundation CEO Philip Colligan to get the backstory on these low-cost PCs built for tinkerers.
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Time to Patch: HPE SSDs Will Fail After 32,768 Hours

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HPE learned of the defect from the SSDs' unnamed manufacturer, and dozen of different products, including individual memory drives to server models, suffer from the bug.
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AMD Teases 64-Core Mega-CPU, the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

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Not content to dominate the high-end desktop (HEDT) market with its new 32-core CPU, today AMD announced the upcoming launch of its most powerful Threadripper yet: the 64-core, 128-thread Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.
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Hot on the Heels of Ryzen 3000 Series, AMD Tips 4 New Processors

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AMD is on a roll this year, and in the spirit of striking while the iron is still hot, the company will add four more processors to its swelling lineup of killer CPUs.
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32-Bit vs. 64-Bit OSes: What's the Difference?

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Chances are good you're running an x64-based operating system, but what does that even mean?
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Google Claims Quantum Computing Achievement, IBM Says Not So Fast

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Google's quantum computer performed a computation in 200 seconds that would have taken the world's fastest supercomputer 10,000 years to calculate. But IBM is dismissing Google's claim that it achieved quantum supremacy.
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Intel Core i9-9900K: Which High-End CPU to Buy?

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At around $500, neither of these high-performance CPUs comes cheap, and both are exceptionally good as the brains of a gaming or content-creation PC. So which one should you go with?
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How to Use a Raspberry Pi and Steam Link to Stream PC Games to Your TV

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Valve may have discontinued the hardware, but you can still can use the Steam Link app on your Raspberry Pi system to stream games to your TV or anywhere else.
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Intel Benchmarks Core i9 Chips, Preps New Xeon Desktop Line

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Intel has released some benchmarks for its next-gen Core i9 'Cascade Lake-X' processors, which will be arriving next month with a big price cut. The company is also slightly dropping prices on Core S-series chips that lack GPUs, and preparing to launch the Xeon W-2200 series.
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Essential Commands to Learn for Your Raspberry Pi Projects

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Most Pi projects run on Linux, so having some command-line chops makes the Pi much easier to work with. These commands can teach you a lot as you tinker.
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AMD's 16-Core Ryzen 9 3950X Chip Gets Delayed to November

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The good news is that AMD has confirmed a third-generation Threadripper chip is also arriving in November. However, it'll land with 24 cores, not 32, as some might have hoped.
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