Analyst opinion: Intel kicks laptops into high gear

There is a lot going on this week in terms of laptop PCs thanks to the arrival of Intel’s new Santa Rosa chipset. But this isn’t just about Intel, new AMD products are rolling to market as well and both come with refreshed graphics and storage options.

Sony debuts new Blu-ray Vaio notebook

Sony has unveiled its latest Vaio notebook computer to come pre-installed with a Blu-ray Disc (BD) player.

Samsung announces 65nm-made DTV receiver IC

AMD shows off upcoming boards and chipsets

AMD showed off their upcoming enterprise and consumer-level motherboards and chipsets at a press event in Monterey California.

AMD demos 8-core Agena FX enthusiast PC, stream processing

Monterey (CA) – AMD is getting more aggressive in discussing technologies that are cooking in the company’s labs. What we learned today is that Agena, the firm’s upcoming desktop quad-core processor in fact is alive and kicking and stream processing may very well reach beyond the enterprise application market and finally enable high-powered consumer applications the IT industry promised ten years ago.

Nvidia announces new GeForce 8 GPU for notebook PC

Nvidia unveils new Quadro FX mobile graphics solutions

Is Intel’s ‘Turbo Memory’ really turbo?

Flash memory is great for portable USB drives and cameras, but does it belong on your motherboard?

AMD showcases 45 nm silicon

Monterey (CA) – At an event held in Monterey today, AMD showed a wafer with “fully functional” 45 nm silicon for the first time. According to chief technology officer Phil Hester, the 300 mm wafer code-named “Typhoon”,  shown in public for the first time today, holds 45 nm dies combining SRAM and logic. The executive said that AMD’s 45 nm process is on track and recent notes from Intel that AMD is facing yield issues “are rubbish” and “wishful thinking  on their side”.  

TSMC to ramp up production of Intel Wi-Fi chips in 3Q

Intel fires up upgraded mobile Core 2 Duos

Santa Clara (CA) – Intel today launched four new Core 2 Duo processors as part of the much anticipated “Santa Rosa” platform, which not only enhances the Centrino platform core components, but offers completely new features such as optional flash cache as well as wireless broadband capability.

PNY releases factory-overclocked GeForce 8800 GTX

PNY Technologies has released a new Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX graphics card that is factory overclocked by approximately 10%.

Intel phasing out entry-level Netburst processors

Intel has sent a notification to system vendors that it has begun removing the Celeron D 331 and 336 models from its product portfolio.

HP announces Blu-Ray/HD-DVD player/writer plans

Hewlett-Packard will be adding multi-format Blu-Ray/HD-DVD readers and writers to future computers.

Albatron and Nvidia jointly introduce three new motherboards

AMD: Manufacturing alone not critical to product success

Investors and shareholders questioned the competitiveness of AMD’s current semiconductor manufacturing technology as well as the firm’s information policy about upcoming products during a shareholder meeting yesterday.

Micron introduces 78 nm-made DDR2-1066

Intel claims 2-year lead over AMD’s 45nm CPUs

New York (NY) – Intel is betting large parts of its business for the next two years on its upcoming 45 nm process technology. At an analyst meeting today in New York, the company updated its vision on how to “return to innovation” and showed confidence that its 45 nm technology is “18 to 24 months ahead of the competition.”  

AMD preps 65 nm Turion X2 processors

AMD today announced a much needed refresh of its first-generation dual-core notebook processor.

Intel to offer mid- and high-end processors for 2-way ECPD blade servers