TSMC CEO: Semiconductor industry to decline 5-9% in 2009

September semiconductor sales up 1.6% on year, says SIA

Large-size LCD panel shipments down 1% sequentially in Q3

UPDATED: British documentary cites science, sun responsible for both global warming and cooling

A documentary film broadcast on Britain's Channel 4 in March, 2007 entitled "The Great Global Warming Swindle," reports a very different take on global warming than is being widely reported here in the United States. Graphs depicting data gathered by independent research scientists show that in every instance of recorded temperature change, there is a direct corresponding change in the sun's intensity. When solar activity goes up the Earth warms up. When it goes down the Earth cools. Are we being misled as to the true nature of global warming? And cooling? Is this merely a political ploy? These scientists provide evidence that may be the case.

MIT scientists baffled by global warming theory, contradicts scientific data

Scientists at MIT have recorded a nearly simultaneous world-wide increase in methane levels. The first increase in ten years, this one is baffling science because the data contradicts modern theories which state man's contributions are the primary source of increase for this greenhouse gas. If man's emissions were responsible, it wouldn't be a simultaneous world-wide increase.

Samsung to build 11G LCD fab as early as 2010

Intel, AMD increase processor market share in Q3

NASA scientists discover more evidence of water on Mars

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified Martian rocks containing a relatively young hydrated mineral similar to opal. The first conclusion is that there was water on Mars much more recently than previously believed and life as we know it may have been supported for a much longer period of time.

Yahoo Opens Y!OS to developers

Yahoo has been taking steps in to open its platform to the developer community for some time now. Today, the Yahoo! Open Strategy (Y!OS) team opened their doors to a completely rewired Yahoo that allows developers access to both the Yahoo network and all of the social data.

Notebooks outsell desktops in the U.S. for the first time

Notebook sales have been growing at double-digit rates for some time now, keeping a PC market healthy despite negative growth rates for desktop PCs. The question was not if notebooks would be outselling desktops at some point, but rather when. And according to IDC, it happened for the first time in the third quarter of this year.

Tool developed to measure reality of virtual worlds

Dr. Mitzi Montoya of North Carolina State University has developed a way to put a number on how realistic online virtual online words are. His measure of realness is being sought after by corporations to identify better training tools and ways to conduct business. The idea is that virtual environments cost less than moving people around the globe, lodging them, etc. If businesses pick up on this idea of going virtual, then how soon until we will see a major push toward perfecting the technology? And how far away are we today?

Global LCD panel revenues grow 2% in September, says DisplaySearch

Netbook panel shipments to grow in Q4 despite economic woes

Spacesuits not required for NASA's 2020 Moon rover

Last Friday, NASA unveiled the new lunar rover vehicle our astonauts will use when they return to the moon in 2020. The vehicle has a pressurized cabin, leather seats and even bunks. While operating inside the craft, there will be no need for bulky space suits allowing for far more comfort and flexibility. When outside the craft, a separate drive station allows two astronauts to stand up while operating the craft. At speeds up to 10 km/h, the new rover can travel up to 1,000 kilometers on a single charge.

Apple AppStore increases demand for iPhone app developers

oDesk, a web service that connects companies with freelance developers said that it has seen a sharp increase in demand for iPhone developers. In fact, the firm claims that Apple may have created “a whole new marketplace” by itself.

September LCD TV prices down 22% on year for Internet shoppers, says DisplaySearch

Next-generation Intel Nehalem CPU to increase consumption of FC substrates

Mobile WiMax destined for mediocrity, says IMS Research

Study finds Text users accurately assess moods, are also more honest

A recent 88 person study conducted by Jeffrey Hancock and his team at Cornell University, found that people communicating over text messages can accurately gauge the other person's mood and emotional state. In a previous study from 2007, Hancock found that people are more honest in email or when texting than they are when face to face or on the telephone. 37% of his test sample group lied when on the phone, compared to only 14% in texts and emails.

AMD surrenders more CPU market share to Intel

AMD has not yet found an effective way to slow its market share decline in the x86 CPU market. According to new market estimates, AMD currently has a 17.7% share, while Intel is at 81.2%.