Qualcomm tapes out 45 nm chips

Evergreen converts Compact Flash cards into a solid state disk drive

Evergreen is selling in Japan a 2.5” “CF to SSD” case that houses two adapters for Compact Flash cards. In essence, the device provides a very simple opportunity to build a solid state disk (SSD) drive. There is no performance data available, but Gekkstuff4u.com, which sells the device, says that data transfer speed depends on the CF card that are being used in combination with the CF to SSD drive.    

IBM consolidates servers into mainframes

Armonk (NY) – In one of the largest virtualization efforts announced to date, IBM said that it will replace 3900 of its servers with just 30 mainframe systems – reducing power consumption by about 80% or enough to free up enough power to run a small town.  

AMD software lets defective graphics cards slip into the channel

AMD rumored to ship UVD-disabled Radeon HD 2400 for emerging markets

A comparison of next-gen display interfaces

Indianapolis (IN) – The world of graphics technologies continues changing at phenomenal rates. It is often difficult for the average consume to keep up with all of the advancements. Buzzwords like DVI, HDMI, UDI and DisplayPort are all the rage.  But, what is behind those phrases and how do they relate to one another? We have compiled the data into one comprehensive, easy to read overview.

Sharp to build complex with 10G LCD and solar cell facilities

Intel drops 32-bit dual-core LV processors

Intel has informed its customers that it has begun phasing out two of its three “Sossaman” processors.

NEC and Hitachi announce HDD watercooling technology

Chicago (IL) – After CPUs and GPUs, there’s now a device to watercool your hard drives as well.      

Xerox announces “greener” paper

Rochester (NY) – Xerox said that it has developed a new kind of digital printing paper that can be manufactured using trees more efficiently.      

Demand for 20" widescreen panels to pick up on Dell and Apple orders

Analysis: AMD's technology opiate

AMD made a very powerful presentation yesterday. No question about that. Anyone sitting in the audience or listening in, at least those who didn't have any reason to believe otherwise, is likely to be absolutely convinced about AMD’s vision. The company showed nothing but a solid purpose of mind. It was actually very refreshing to see such an upbeat AMD on that stage. The question now is: Will AMD’s vision be enough?>> In Pictures: Bulldozer, Bocat and AMD's roadmap update  

Dell delays XPS M1330 notebook

Dell has said that, although it has begun shipping the XPS M1330 notebooks, "the process to ramp production has taken a bit longer than we expected."

VIA introduces new Nano-ITX motherboard for embedded systems

Wrap-up: AMD outlines a bright future at Technology Analyst Day

Sunnyvale (CA) – If you have been waiting for some news on how AMD will counter Intel in the next one, two years, then the Technology Analyst Day provided many answers. Not a lot of finished products, but AMD outlined its ideas which the company hopes will shape the industry down the road. If you have missed the webcast, here’s our comprehensive wrap-up.  

Update 1: AMD gets more aggressive, announces next-gen CPU cores

Sunnyvale (CA) – There are very few options for AMD other than moving into the offense these days: The company’s chief technology officer today revealed at a meeting with analysts more details about the first Fusion processor “Falcon” as well as processors succeeding Barcelona: Bulldozer and Bobcat. And: The company plans to catch up with Intel’s production process in 2009.  

Motherboard makers doubt performance claims of upcoming Intel IGP drivers

SiS671-based ECS motherboard to enter mass production

Toshiba rolls out first HD DVD-R notebook PC

More than a year after recordable Blu-ray Disc media became available, HD DVD has finally made its way into the same market with Toshiba's latest notebook computer.

Intel to push new server platforms in Q2 08