Micron has begun sampling 2 Gb DDR3 memory chips, enabling the production of 16 GB memory modules for servers and 4 GB modules for desktop and notebook PC.
Burlington (VT) – IBM said that it has found a way to repurpose scrap silicon wafers that otherwise would end up in landfills.
Chicago (IL) – There is another 30-incher coming your way as LG follows Apple, Dell and Gateway with an expensive LCD for the desktop. If that is too small, you could try a 32” desktop LCD TV for your PC.
Samsung says it has begun shipping what the company claims is the fastest DVD burner on the market today.
Hitachi is about to introduce green hard drive technology which lowers the maximum power consumption to 7 watts, only about 14% of the Energy Star 4.0 machine budget.
Santa Clara (CA) – Following servers with Intel’s Xeon processors, Sun today introduced workstations based on Intel’s Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors.
Seoul (Korea) – While its possible successor technologies have been discussed for years, flash continues to scale extremely well: Samsung says it has developed the first 30 nm chip, providing a 64 Gb capacity – four times of what is being offered by the highest capacity mass-production chips today.
Seoul (Korea) – Samsung has developed a 40” LCD TV panel that is just 10 mm (0.4”) thick.