Sunnyvale (CA) – Following on the heels of the introduction of the quad-core Opteron processor "Barcelona", AMD has released the logo of the Phenom quad- and dual-core processor.
Pasadena (CA) - Desktop Factory is inching closer to the release of its first consumer 3D printer, announcing today that customers can place pre-orders for the $5000 device.
It kind of sounds like something from a Ray Bradbury novel. Create a three-dimensional figure in the form of a specific image format, and the 125ci printer will create a physical representation of the model before your eyes.
Milpitas (CA) – Flash memory cards, based on ExpressCard technology, and commonly referred to as SxS cards, are making their way into the market. Expect to shell out a hefty premium for the privilege of using one of those new cards.
Analyst Opinion – We have covered the launch of AMD's quad-core Opteron CPU extensively and talked about the good and the bad of the product introduction. What we haven't talked about are AMD's increasingly important relationships to its partners – which were highlighted during the launch event. Rob Enderle takes a look at this side of the story.
Bristol (UK) - On September 4, 2007, ClearSpeed Technology and BAE Systems jointly announced a licensing agreement which allows BAE to take ClearSpeed's silicon IP and implement it directly in proprietary hardware applications for use in space. Communications satellites and remote image processing engines could see a tremendous power-saving benefits from its massively parallel 64-bit FPU abilities.
Opinion - What do the power claims really mean? Is it just the power of illusion pulled over your eyes?
Samsung today said that it will begin mass-producing 60 nm DDR2 memory chips by the end of the year, which will result in memory modules that offer more capacity, speed and power efficiency.
Research Triangle Park (NC) – Lenovo unveiled a new ultra small form factor (USFF) PC, which the company claims will consume only 45 watts of power.
Fremont (CA) - Logitech today introduced a 2.1 speaker system for notebook computers that also incorporates a three-in-one USB hub.
Logitech's AudioHub system is comprised of a three-chamber speaker set with integrated subwoofer for surround sound playback of digital audio.
Additionally, it contains three high-speed USB ports, powered by one USB output that plugs into the computer. The system is designed to fit behind a notebook PC. There is room under the base speaker to house USB cables.
Opinion – AMD officially pulled back the curtain on its Opteron quad-core processor with an event held at the San Francisco's Letterman Digital Arts Center, home to Star Wars creator George Lucas. But the "most anticipated premiere of 2007" turned out to be a mostly lifeless feel-good event for AMD and some of its closest partners, leaving us somewhat confused and wondering: Did AMD deliver?
On September 10, AMD held its biggest ever launch event for Barcelona at The Presidio in San Francisco at 6:30pm PDT. On hand for the 1.5 hour event were several top executives and partners to AMD, all lending support for their native-quad core Opteron. Here is a brief summary of the event.