Intel began the second day of its Spring IDF with keynotes covering the firm’s mobile processors – including the upcoming Santa Rosa platform, the 45 nm mobile Penryn processor, the first WiMax chipset as well as a new generation of UMPCs, which revives the 90 nm Pentium M processor.
Video professionals know that high-definition video can look great at high bitrates, but encoding such video can be a painful process. Mercury Computer Systems has announced a ten-fold improvement in AVC/H.264 encoding times with an encoding engine built on the Cell Broadband Engine, the same chip that is used in Sony’s PlayStation 3 console.
Intel and Sun demonstrated a Xeon 5100-based server running Sun’s Solaris operating system.
Nvidia today launched the second wave of DirectX 10 graphics cards, which now reach into the entry-level and mainstream market. The announcement comes several weeks before AMD is expected to introduce its first family of DirectX 10-capable graphics chips.
Toshiba today announced that the company has commercialized a new series of 16 GB embedded NAND flash memory devices which is compliant with the MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA) version 4.2 standard for mobile consumer products.
Beijing (China) – Intel has opened its Spring IDF in Beijing with a flood of announcements. The company revealed first performance numbers of its upcoming 45 nm Penryn processors, half a dozen technology projects including a floating point accelerator, an update to its 80-core research processor and a new enthusiast PC platform that will house two quad-core processors. Can you spot the AMD angle?
Beijing (China) – Intel has begun briefing media representatives on the day before the official opening of its Spring Developer Forum, which is held in Beijing this year. Mooly Eden, one of the key personalities behind Intel’s Core 2 Duo discussed the features of the upcoming Santa Rosa platform and the 45 nm CPU Penryn, which Intel believes will become a gaming monster.
Intel has scheduled to boost the proportion of dual-core processors in its product line up in the second quarter and will launch the quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6850 in the third quarter.
Columbus (OH) - As we continue to look back over the past 28 weeks of data, we have collected of processor prices, this week we delve into specific products that have seen the biggest changes in just six months.
Something we noticed right away is that there are completely different trends in the way AMD and Intel prices have shifted. While Intel provides us with sporadic peaks and drops, AMD has mostly seen constant price reductions over the previous 28 weeks.
The DVD+RW Alliance early this month announced that it had released the specifications for 12x and 16x DVD+R DL (single-sided double-layer) burning speeds (termed v1.2), and in response, Taiwan-based Lite-On IT has geared up R&D producing burners featuring the 16x recording standard and may begin volume production by the end of this year, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
If you are following the development of Art Lebedev’s OLED keyboard, then here is a new piece of information. The company published a brief animation that shows four OLED keys from different viewing angles.
Intel has notified system vendors that it will be phasing out three Netburst architecture-based Xeon processors.
Micron Technology has developed an anti-shake feature which it will incorporate into a 3-megapixel system-on-chip (SoC) camera suitable for handsets, webcams and PDAs.
Fujitsu is betting everything on solid-state drives and is stopping development of small 1.8-inch magnetic drives.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) this morning announced two enterprise multi function printers (MFP) that are capable of cranking out up to 50 pages per minute (ppm) in color – or 60 ppm in black and white.
Samsung has announced a 2.5-inch form-factor drive with 160 GB of capacity.
Jonathan Schwartz, chief executive officer of Sun, published the first pictures of Sun’s upcoming Ultra Sparc processor, code-named “Rock”. The new processor apparently is taking its first steps in initial tests and Schwartz claims that prototype chips “are running billions of instructions already.”
Yesterday, AMD issued a surprising revenue warning and said that especially the resale channel turned sour during Q1. Today, TG Daily learned that AMD’s market share in U.S. desktop retail dropped significantly and handed the majority of the market - which AMD had held for five subsequent quarters - to its rival. Is AMD in trouble?
NEC said it has developed a new LCD for portable devices that achieves a brightness of 550 cd/m2, which is 2.75x the brightness of a comparable conventional small form factor display.
Dell will have its OEM manufacturers in Taiwan volume produce 19-inch widescreen LCD monitors in April, as the popularity of the segment is growing fast in the market, according to industry sources.