LG.Philips LCD to launch 19" and 22" widescreen LCD monitor panels in 1H 2007

LG.Philips LCD (LPL) plans to roll out 19" widescreen and 22" widescreen LCD monitor panels in the first quarter and the second quarter of 2007, respectively, according to market sources.

Microsoft rolls out six Windows patches

Microsoft rolled out several updates today as part of its monthly patch cycle, sometimes called "Patch Tuesday."

Lite-On IT launches 20x DVD burner

Lite-On IT has beaten rival first-tier optical disc drive (ODD) competitors, such as Sony and Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST) by launching what it claims to be the world's first 20x DVD burners.

AMD's PIC canned as OLPC production begins

AMD announced in its third quarter SEC filing that it has ceased the manufacture of their Personal Internet Communicator (PIC) product for emerging markets due to lack of material revenue.

Vista RTM downloads on Bittorrent

It hasn't even been out of the nest a full week yet, but already those nefarious software pirates who drive prices up for everyone else have taken the little birdie known as Windows Vista and begun passing it around the interwebs like a hot potato.

NEC develops new 3.5" LCD module

NEC LCD Technologies announced the successful development of a 3.5", quarter high definition (QHD) system-on-glass (SOG) LCD module (LCM) for mobile devices.

Exchange 2007 to RTM in December

Exchange Server 2007 will be released to manufacturing in December and be available to customers within a number of days after that, Microsoft officials have confirmed.

Intel announces volume shipments of 65 nm NOR flash MLC products

Intel has announced what it called the industry's first volume shipments of 65nm NOR flash multi-level cell (MLC) products, including the 65 nm 1Gb monolithic part for cell phones.

Via launches PCI Express chipset for Via processor platforms

VIA Technologies announced the Via CN800 digital media IGP chipset, featuring support for PCIe and integrated Via UniChrome Pro graphics with hardware MPEG-2 playback and DuoView dual monitor output.

SiS obtains PCI-SIG certification for two chips

Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) today announced that its SiS671FX northbridge and SiS968 southbridge have passed PCI Express 1.1 compliance testing conducted by the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG), and both products will be soon listed in the PCIe integrators list on the PCI-SIG website.

AMD brings X1900 graphics to the Apple Power Mac G5 Quad

AMD has announced the ATI Radeon X1900 G5 Mac Edition, a next-generation graphics card that combines workstation-class creative productivity and cutting-edge 3D game performance, according to the company.

Micro-Star to use Dual CoreCell technology in all motherboards

Micro-Star International (MSI) has applied its self-developed Dual CoreCell optimization technology to its Platinum and Diamond series motherboards and is extending the application to all motherboards in the first quarter of 2007, according to industry sources.

Nvidia announces new drivers for 3D software

Nvidia has announced the immediate availability of its MAXtreme 9 D3D and POWERdraft 2007 - new performance drivers developed in close collaboration with Autodesk, for 3ds Max 9 software and AutoCAD 2007 software.

Microsoft lanches 3D maps for Web search

Microsoft said on Monday it introduced three-dimensional maps of 15 U.S. cities in an effort to beef up its Web search offering to better compete with market leader Google.

Nvidia enables HD DVD and Blu-ray movies with PureVideo HD technology

Movie lovers can now build a PC to enjoy an HD DVD or Blu-ray experience with the release of new Nvidia ForceWare drivers featuring Nvidia PureVideo HD technology, the graphics company has announced.

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 applications to hit market in Q4

After Microsoft rolled out its Windows Embedded CE 6.0 operating system (OS) for embedded systems on November 1, the company said the OS has already been adopted by numerous makers with end products to hit the market in the fourth quarter.

Ben announces 19" LCD monitors with Windows Vista certification

BenQ recently announced two of its 19" LCD monitors, DP93GX+ and DP93GS, have received Windows Vista Basic certification.

Lite-On IT said to ship 18x LightScribe DVD burners to HP in November

While Lite-On IT is expected to start shipping 18x DVD burners to Hewlett-Packard (HP) this month, the growing tension in competition between Lite-On IT, Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS) and Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology (TSST) facilitated OEM prices to further drop, according to sources at Taiwan-based optical disk drive (ODD) makers.

Tul unveils PowerColor X1650 XT in PCIe and AGP

Tul, a Taiwan-based graphics card supplier, has announced the PowerColor X1650 XT, its second graphics card to include a chipset manufactured at 80nm process and to feature the new CrossFire Bridge Interconnect.

Sharp introduces 12.1" SVGA transflective display

Sharp Microelectronics has introduced a new 12.1" TFT LCD for outdoor and bright ambient applications in transportation, industrial, retail, medical and other markets.