InnoDisk won an award for its really unusual SSD, although it seems like at least for now it’s sadly only targeting the industrial PC market. The PCIeDOM II as InnoDisk calls it is a PCI Express x1 SSD available in capacities up to 128GB and although this in itself might not sound all that special, take a look at the pictures. It’s a really tiny SSD and it doesn’t need a rear expansion slot to be installed, as InnoDisk has developed a special clip that attaches to the PCI Express slot. This is also part of the reason why it’s so tiny. The performance isn’t bad either with sequential read speeds of up to 330MB/s. We might get to see a consumer version in the future, which should in theory be able to compete with SATA 6Gbps SSDs in terms of performance as even a PCI Express x1 2.0 slot offers 500MB/s of bandwidth and has next to no overheads.
VIA also scored an award for its 18-blade 2U server. Currently each blade is featuring a VIA single core 1.6GHz Nano processor, but a company representative we talked to admitted that at least the dual core Nano X2 would be fairly easy to add if more computational power would be needed. Each blade accepts up to 4GB of RAM and a 2.5-inch SATA drive and sports a pair of Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.
Finally we have a product that wasn’t part of the awards, a dual mode 2D/3D display from ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) which is a government run research company in Taiwan. The cool thin here is that the display uses glasses free 3D technology and can display 2D and 3D content simultaneously. This means that it’s easy to read text while still being able to watched windowed 3D content. As if this technology ever will make into retail, well, that’s anyone’s guess, but it’s at least an interesting concept of the kind of screens we might be using in a few years time.
You can find a full list of the winners here
Oh and we did of course snap a couple of pictures of the ladies showing off all the award winners…