Kingston to continue evaluating PCBs with embedded resistors

Long-time DRAM-module market leader Kingston Technology will continue evaluating the possibility of using PCBs (printed circuit boards) with embedded resistors in its DRAM-module product lines.

Memory upgrade slows Microsoft Vista right down

Vista has rather an illogical performance rating tool. It tests some of your computer subsystems and gives you a total score that can give you an indication whether or not your machine is fit for Vista.

Intel gives 910- and 915-chipsets one year to live

In addition to pushing the 945-series as the mainstream chipset solutions for entry-level PC systems in the first half of 2007, Intel has decided not to accept orders for 910- and 915-series chipsets starting from March of next year, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers.

Sharp introduces high-contrast in-car LCD display

Sharp announced the development of its high-contrast ratio in-car LCD applications and highlighted that the contrast ratio of 1500:1 achieves the industry's highest level.

OSD Displays releases low-cost 1.5" full color OLED display

OSD Displays recently introduced a new low-cost 1.5" color OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display.

Intel's PM96/GM965 chipsets to be rolled out as scheduled - sources

The development of Intel's forthcoming PM965/GM965 chipsets (codenamed Crestine) for its Santa Rosa platform is on track, which will allow the chip giant to roll out the chips in March 2007 as scheduled, according to sources at Taiwan notebook makers.

NEC to launch two TFT-LCD modules for portable information devices

NEC LCD Technologies today announced it will begin shipping samples of two new amorphous-silicon (a-Si) TFT-LCD displays at the end of December.

DVD Forum to offer China-specific HD DVD-ROM format

The DVD Forum plans to draw up a blue-laser HD DVD-ROM format specifically for and only available in the China market in response to the request by two China-based organizations, the government-sponsored Optical Memory National Engineering Research Center (OMNERC) and the state-run China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC).

Samsung introduces 30" widescreen LCD monitor

Samsung Electronics America yesterday introduced SyncMaster 305T, a widescreen, high-resolution 30" LCD monitor.

Transcend and TwinMos launch 4 GB and 8 GB SDHC cards

Transcend Information and TwinMos Technologies have separately launched 4 GB and 8 GB secure digital high-capacity (SDHC) cards.

Terra Soft moves past Apple with first Cell-based supercomputing cluster

The announcement last year that Apple was moving to Intel-based hardware might have seemed like a fatal blow to Terra Soft Solutions, a company best-known for the Yellow Dog Linux distro.

AMD schedules 65 nm "Taylor" launch for Q2 2007

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will announce the Rev G Turion 64 X2 and Mobile Sempron CPU lineups, which will debut as the chip vendor's first 65 nm-made mobile processors, in 2007, according to motherboard makers familiar with AMD's latest CPU roadmap.

Viewsonic launches DLP projector for less than $1000

Viewsonic announced a DLP (digital light processing) front-projector priced at less than $1000, for business and home use.

NEC to sample high-brightness 12.1" LCD module

NEC LCD Technologies recently announced that it will begin shipping samples of its new 12.1-inch super video graphics array (SVGA) TFT-LCD module.

Asustek rolls out 2ms 22" widescreen LCD monitor

Asustek Computer last week debuted its 22" widescreen LCD monitor (MW221U) featuring a response time of 2ms.

IBM demonstrates Ajax mashup tool for the rest of us

At Ajax World, IBM is demonstrating a tool that it will soon put up on its hosted alpha services site that would enable developers to build Ajax mashups.

Google extends searches to code, pie, mash

Google has unveiled a couple of new search services.

Tight supply of low-end CPUs delivers uncertainty for Q4

Charles Chou, an analyst at Fubon Securities, commented that the tight supply of low-end Intel Celeron and AMD Socket AM2 Sempron CPUs became apparent in the middle of September, with the two chip vendors gearing up to accelerate each platform's transition by the fourth quarter of 2006.

AMD validates 65nm CPU production at Chartered

Industry sources noted that AMD has validated its 65 nm CPU production at Singapore-based foundry Chartered Semiconductor and volume production of AMD's 65 nm CPU lineup at Chartered is slated for the first half of 2007.

Amazon's A9 search drops block view & yellow pages

Amazon-owned A9 never had much consumer usage but it was one of the most innovative and interesting search engines, with many distinctive features.