AMD aims to ship more than million Socket 754 Sempron CPUs in emerging markets in Q3

AMD aims to ship a total of 1.41 million of Socket 754 Sempron CPUs in emerging markets in the third quarter, trying to clear the present inventory as well as enlarge its market share, according to sources at Taiwan-based motherboard makers.

Gateway intros $1200 Core 2 Duo desktop PC

Gateway today announced the new E-6610 series as flagship of its business desktop PC portfolio. The computers come standard with Intel's Core 2 Duo processor and can be configured with standard PC or workstation components. Prices start near the $1000 mark for a base system. Consumers are promised to get their PC by mid-August.

Apple security update plugs holes in Mac OS X

Apple Computer on Tuesday clamped down on a number of vulnerabilities in its Mac OS X operating system that could pose as backdoors for hackers or malicious users.

Holographic storage on track for December ship date

The first holographic storage media will begin shipping by Christmas, executives at media maker Hitachi Maxell have indicated.

KDE 3.5.4 released

The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.4, a maintenance release.

Nvidia to launch MCP61S IGP chipset by end of August

Nvidia is expected to launch its MCP61S integrated graphics processor (IGP) chipset for the AMD AM2 platform at the end of August, unspecified motherboard makers noted.

Intel unveils NOR flash products for low-cost handsets

Intel on Tuesday introduced its first NOR flash products aimed at the emerging low-cost cell phone segment.

UPDATE: First Core 2 Duo T7600 performance and battery benchmarks

Munich (Germany) and Chicago (IL) - Tom's Hardware has received one of the very few available final test units of Intel's Core 2 Duo T-series CPUs, formerly code-named "Merom". During its initial two benchmark runs, the chip delivered first evidence that it can be up to 20% faster than Core Duo ("Yonah"), while consuming less or equal power. Our update includes an slide show with benchmark numbers.

Autodesk announces 3ds Max 9 and Maya 8

Autodesk is demonstrating the upcoming versions of 3ds Max 9 and Maya 8 at the Siggraph convention in Boston. Both applications will support 64-bit Windows operating systems and Maya 8 will support 64-bit on Linux.

AMD and IBM try next-gen power saving architecture for 'System x' servers

New York (NY) - In an elaborate unveiling ceremony featuring no less than the Red Bull Formula 1 racing team, senior executives from IBM and AMD, including AMD CEO Hector Ruiz, introduced a new line of IBM xSeries blade servers - now re-christened "IBM System x" - that promises to slash operations and maintenance costs through the creative use of Opteron processors.

Nvidia intros 80 billion pixels/s graphics machine

If you wondered about Nvidia's business options once ATI has been acquired by AMD, here's one idea: High-end graphics.

After the AMD / ATI merger: Will Nvidia GeForce still compete with ATI Radeon?

Markham (Ontario) - The key reason processor producer AMD sought to merge with graphics card manufacturer ATI was to enable itself to produce a complete performance platform for mobile computers, complete with CPU, chipset, and GPU. That ATI was one of the world's two principal producers of high-performance graphics cards for OEMs and system builders was an incidental bonus, based on TG Daily's assessment of the information given it by both companies.

Mercury intros Cell accelerator board for PC workstations

Boston (MA) - If you are attracted by the processing power of the Cell processor, but don't want to give up your existing PC environment or invest in a completely new workstation environment, Mercury may have a solution for you: The company offers a PCI express accelerator board with Cell processor that promises a whopping 180 GFlops performance boost.

Delayed shipments of Intel G965 chipset may interrupt Conroe's march

On 27 July when Intel announced its Core 2 Duo CPU lineup based on the Intel Core microarchitecture, the chip giant did not yet start shipments of its G965 chipset that may later appear as the chip giant's first chipset with DirectX 10 integrated graphics processor (IGP), according to unspecified motherboard makers in Taiwan.

Thermaltake launches Cyclo module memory cooler

Thermaltake recently launched its Cyclo (CL-R0023) modular memory cooler that can cool four sticks of RAM all at once.

Acer to equip Veriton PCs with Intel vPro

Acer will introduce Intel vPro technology to its Veriton Professional business desktop PC lineup in order to enhance productivity and efficiency of small-, medium-, and large-businesses.

CPT to ship 22" widescreen LCD monitor panels in Q1 2007

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) will begin shipping 22" widescreen panels in the first quarter of 2007 at the soonest, according to industry sources.

AMD '4x4' technology discussed at analysts' meeting

A very small conference, gathering together certain selected AMD technology supporters, including VooDoo PC and Microsoft, was held last Tuesday, the topic of which was the company's upcoming double-dual-core hardware platform, code-named "4x4."

University hacker duo accused of boosting grades and ordering pizza

Two Cal State Northridge University students have been accused of hacking a professor's computer to raise grades, order CDs and send pizza. Lena Chen and Jennifer Ngan face up to a year in prison and will be arraigned next month. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles city attorney's office says the two students hacked the computer because they felt "the professor was unfair".

Nvidia to soon provide SLI support to Intel

Now that it has the resources of AMD behind, ATI Technologies is confident that it will be able to produce more compact, faster GPUs while being to reach the channel more effectively, and the graphics chip maker has indicated its rival is now standing alone in the market.