Dell has introduced five new Alienware gaming machines. The rigs - which were jointly developed with Alienware - include four overclocked liquid-cooled desktop systems and a 15-inch laptop.
Toshiba has unveiled a laptop targeted at high-end gamers and multimedia enthusiasts. The Qosmio X500 - which is powered by Intel's new Intel Core i7 processor - features a 18.4-inch diagonal widescreen display, DDR3 system memory, dual hard-drive configurations and Nvidia's GeForce GTS 250M with 1GB of GDDR5 video memory.
Intel has introduced two Nehalem-based processors for the mobile market. According to Dadi Perlmutter, the chips - formerly codenamed "Clarksfield" - provide the "best" laptop experience for high-end gaming, digital media applications and multi-threaded software.
Samsung has decided to end the current shortage of DDR3 chips by maxing out its production.
ATI has introduced its long-awaited Radeon HD 5800 GPU series. The 5800 - which is AMD's first DirectX 11 GPU - supports Eyefinity Technology, OpenCL and DirectCompute 11.
MCCI and Symwave are showcasing the world's "highest performing" USB 3.0 system at IDF 2009. The next-generation platform - powered by MCCI's optimized host software and Symwave's SuperSpeed SATA controller - is capable of achieving a blazingly fast transfer rate of 270MB per second.
Opinion Intel really seems to believe that the Atom is the CPU of the future. As we reported earlier today, it showed off future iterations of the Atom and has ambitious plans for the future too.
Intel has inadvertently offered a sneak preview of its afternoon keynote speech. Copies of the keynote to be delivered by Sean Maloney somehow appeared in the press room early this morning.
Mark Bohr talked in some detail of Intel's 22 nanometer process, and said that Intel is developing both CPU and SoC versions of each technology generation.
A senior Intel executive opened up this year's Intel Developer Forum this morning. Usually it's Pat Gelsinger who opens the show. Intel has thoughtfully provided white boards for people to write messages and some wag is scribbling "Where's Pat?" on them.
SGI has introduced a "personal" supercomputer capable of accommodating up to 80 high-performance cores and nearly 1TB of memory. According to SGI CEO Mark J. Barrenechea, the Octane III will help enable a "new era" of innovation in strategic science, research, development and visualization.
AMD has launched its first server platform with an indigenous chipset and six-core Opteron processor. The platform - code-named Fiorano - supports Hyper Transport 3.0 technology, PCI Express 2.0, IO-virtualization and IOMMU.
The USB Implementers Forum has officially certified NEC's SuperSpeed USB host controller. The component - which was introduced in May - could help spur the broad adoption of USB 3.0 amongst host and peripheral device manufacturers.
Seagate has introduced a 2 terabyte hard disk drive with a 64MB cache. The Barracuda XT - which features a 6GB/s SATA interface - is targeted at high-end gamers and multimedia developers.
IDF FALL 2009 - UPDATED - There's a two day countdown to the Fall Intel Developer Forum (IDF) being held at the Moscone - pronounced Mosconay and not Mosc One - and already the busy bees at the Santa Clara corporation have got just about everything ready.
IBM Microelectronics said that it has successfully created what it
claims is the smallest, densest and fastest on chip DRAM device.
The USB Implementors Forum said it will show off a number of USB 3.0 applications at the Intel Developer Forum next week.
Memory IP company Rambus has teamed up with Kingston Technology to
produce the development of a threaded DDR3 DRAM technology which will
boost data throughput by 50 percent and reduce power consumption by 20
An MIT team has succeeded in creating a hybrid chip, combining silicon and gallium nitride.
Super Talent has announced that it will be releasing one of the largest solid-state drives (SSDs) in the world.