Toshiba on October 2 unveiled a slim HD DVD drive for notebooks, the SD-L902A, that can read and write to HD DVD, standard DVD and CD discs with sample shipments of the new drive scheduled to start by year-end.
The collaboration between IBM, Infineon Technologies, Chartered Semiconductor and Samsung Electronics on 45nm production process has progressed, with the first tape out proceeding at IBM's 12" fab, and other members of the alliance stating they are on schedule to introduce their own production by end of 2006, according to officials from the companies at a recent Chartered technology forum in Santa Clara.
High Tech Computer (HTC) is expected to begin volume shipments of the Ipaq rx5915 GPS-enabled PDA to Hewlett-Packard (HP) this month, according to market sources.
Electronic Jane on the left, paper Jane on the right. Holding a paperback version of Pride and Prejudice next to the Sony Reader's prerelease e-book version is a study in similarities and contrasts.
Palo Alto (CA) - Stanford University's Folding@Home project today announced a new software that will enable the use of graphics cards within the distributed computing project. Project leaders will tap into the floating point horsepower of graphics chips and hope to see a massive jump in processing power that can lead to more research results in less time.
Intel plans to launch its second-generation quad-core processors - the Yorkfield series - as replacement parts for the upcoming Core 2 Quad (codenamed Kentsfield) CPUs in the third quarter of 2007, motherboard makers familiar with Intel's latest roadmap revealed.
During the ongoing Intel Developer Forum (IDF), Intel CEO Paul Otellini pointed out that Intel has shipped over 40 million 65nm-made CPUs while its competitors have shipped none, and he then noted that Intel's first 45nm CPU will be released in the fourth quarter of 2006.
Islandia (NY) - CA is pushing more aggressively into the consumer security software space. The company puts a new spin on providing users a piece of mind by including free ID theft and antivirus protection insurance with its latest software package. And you don't have to lose your ID online to be covered by the $5000 policy.
Microsoft released a patch for a critical security hole in its Internet Explorer web browser. The bug could allow hackers to take remote control of someone's computer.
Sharp announced that its has developed the first LCD panel that can display three different images simultaneously on a single screen.
In a press release, Sharp gave the example of an in-car video system, where the driver could be looking at a navigation system, while the passenger is checking out shopping and dining information in the area and someone in the back is watching a movie.
The display uses parallax barriers to separate the image displayed in three different directions. In other words, the image will be different depending on the angle from which it's viewed.
Lenovo announced a series of new desktop computers under the ThinkCentre brand. The new desktops will integrate Intel's Core 2 Duo processors and include the models M55p, M55e, A55, and A53.
Intel will introduce the 945GC chipset, which will support an FSB of up to 800 MHz for the Core 2 Duo E4000 and Pentium E1000 CPU families, in the first quarter of 2007, according to motherboard makers.
AMD will expand the roadmap for its 65nm-made Athlon 64 X2 CPU portfolio (codenamed Brisbane), with the series lineup adjusted to feature processor clock speeds differentiated by 100 MHz, instead of the 200 MHz, according to motherboard makers.
Kingston Technology has announced it will begin producing the new Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Class 2 card and enhance the function of its existing 15-in-1 Reader to support the growing storage demands of high performance digital still cameras (DSC), digital video cameras and other high resolution image recording devices.
Lite-On IT, the largest maker of optical disc drives in Taiwan, recently began volume production of an 18x Lightscribe DVD burner.
TwinMOS Technologies has added 16 GB versions to its X5 and Z4 series of USB 2.0 disks.
I'm at IDF (Intel Developer Forum) this week and this is Intel's big chance to prepare for Q4 sales, to embrace the developers, and to build confidence for the company and its products. You can't help but go to a show like this and be taken by the power that an industry leading company has. There is little doubt, regardless of its problems, that Intel leads the technology industry in microprocessors from the standpoint of volume - which generates the resources to create a show that only has its equal in Microsoft, the other industry leader.
ATI has won the race to get the graphics industry's first Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification for the upcoming Windows Vista operating system.
The new generation of flash cards is here, which, for the very first time, surpass the capacity of mini hard drives. Sandisk's new Extreme III Compact Flash cards will ship with 12 GB and 16 GB capacity in December of this year.
Appro and Velocity Micro were the first two firms to announce new workstations and servers based on Intel's upcoming "Kentsfield" and "Clovertown" processors. The quad-cores are based on two single Core processors and are expected to launch in November.