Hannstar to roll out 17" widescreen monitor panels

Hannstar Display plans to begin producing 17" widescreen monitor panels in small volumes in October.

Renesas: 90nm dual-core MCU for automotive to hit market by 2010

Renesas Technology anticipates that its dual-core microcontroller (MCU) for automotive vehicles could hit the market by 2010 at the latest, and possibly as early as 2008.

Tyan supports next-generation Opterons with 18 new products

Tyan Computer yesterday announced 18 server platforms and motherboards designed to support new AMD Opteron processors, including those utilizing the new Socket F (1207 pins) infrastructure.

Gigabyte to ship AGP version of GeForce 7600GS graphics card in volume

Gigabyte Technology has announced that it will start volume shipments of GV-N76G256D-RH, an AGP version of the GeForce 7600GS graphics cards.

Intel and Micron offer 8 Gbit NAND flash to spot market players

Intel and Micron Technology recently started releasing 8Gbit NAND flash memory chips, fabricated by their joint venture IM Flash Technologies, to the spot market, and customer feedback is satisfactory, according to market sources.

Intel to stop production of four Pentium D CPUs by year-end

Intel informed its channel partners in Taiwan that it plans to stop manufacturing four desktop-use Pentium D processors (model numbers 830, 840, 930 and 940) by the end of 2006, according to channel sources.

Microsoft to discontinue its virtual PC product for Macs

Microsoft will not develop a universal code version of its Virtual PC product to run on Intel-powered Mac systems and plans to discontinue the product.

MSI introduces HDMI-compliant graphics card for $250

Micro-Star International (MSI) on August 8 introduced its MSI NX7600GT Diamond Plus graphics card, the world's first, as the company claims, graphics card that is certified to support High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) technology.

DRAM inventory lowered to seven days on strong demand

Due to strong demand from PC OEMs, DRAM makers have seen their inventory time reduced to seven days, down from 10-14 days before, according to sources.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ in channel for $149, price cut to follow

As earlier expected, AMD started shipping its Socket AM2 Athlon 64 X2 3600+ dual-core CPU to channel partners ahead of the original schedule.

Hackers clone radio-chip passports

Passports and other ID cards incorporating radio chips can be remotely spied on, jammed and even copied, computer experts revealed at a major conference that ended on Sunday.

Unisys reports missing PC containing veteran personal data

Unisys has lost a desktop computer used for its work with the Department of Veterans Affairs that contains personal information on as many of 38,000 veterans.

Xilinx preps 45nm FPGA launch, admits stiff challenges in structured ASICs

Xilinx regards a process shrink on programmable logic as a "must" if its is to achieve a competitive cost structure, and the company expects to debut products at the 45nm node in 2008, said company Asia Pacific marketing director Cheng Hsin Nan.

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.

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.

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.