San Francisco (CA) - Intel has opened its Fall IDF in San Francisco with a fireworks of initial announcements. The first 45 nm processors get a release date with a total of 15 such CPUs to be launched by year-end. Penryn's successor Nehalem will debut with the integrated memory controller "QuickPath" and 32 nm silicon has surfaced.
Sunnyvale (CA) – In an effort to regain a competitive edge over Intel, AMD today said that it has added a triple-core version of the upcoming Phenom processor to its roadmap.
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?