Single-core Conroe to appear as Pentium E1000 and Celeron 400 series

Intel's single-core Conroe-L processors will appear in two family series, with the Pentium E1000 scheduled for launch in the second quarter of 2007, while the Celeron 400 will arrive one quarter later, according to Taiwan-based motherboard makers that have reviewed Intel's latest desktop CPU roadmap.

Intel to restructure 1-way server product range

Intel will redefine its 1-way server product range into high-end and entry-level lines in order to tune to the growing adoption of servers for personal or home office use, according to industry sources.

GDDR4 set to rock the graphics world

GDDR4 is the fastest memory standard to date.

Worm alert: AIM users at risk

FaceTime Communications said Monday the security firm's researchers have identified a new worm that could potentially affect 21.7 million AOL Instant Messenger users.

CTIA 2006 Wrap-up: Phones, laptops and even some skateboarders

Los Angeles (CA) - Last week's CTIA Wireless convention at the Los Angeles Convention center drew thousands of attendees and exhibitors. Companies showed off their latest phones, laptops and other electronics in a setting that seemed eerily like the Consumer Electronics Show or the now defunct COMDEX convention. If you couldn't attend CTIA, the following picture gallery and links will help fill you in on the major product news.

Intel quad-core Kentsfield to be named Core 2 Quadro

Intel is expected by the end of this month to officially name its Kentsfield quad-core desktop processor as the "Core 2 Quadro," with the first model to be an Extreme version, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700, which will be available starting in mid-November, according to sources at leading Taiwan motherboard makers. The QX6700, which will be clocked at 2.66 GHz, will target the high-end gaming market as well as to counter AMD's fourth quarter introduction of its Socket-AM2 Athlon 64 FX-64 CPU (3.0 GHz core speed, 2x1MB L2 cache), the sources noted.

ATI to launch RD600 in October

ATI Technologies, set to be acquired by AMD, has rescheduled the launch of its RD600 chipset supporting the Intel platform until October, with motherboard makers showing reluctance to roll out products based on the new chipset, according to sources.

Dual-core Celeron M to arrive in Q1 2007

Intel is expected to introduce a lineup of 64-bit dual-core Celeron M processors to the notebook market in the first quarter of 2007, according to sources at Taiwan notebook makers.

The hidden potential in your graphics card: A supercomputer?

Redwood City (CA) - The most powerful computing device in your PC may not be that dual-core processor, but your average graphics card. Interest in tapping the hidden processing power in graphics processor has been growing over the past two years, but Peakstream is the first company to actually offer a solution to create a supercomputer based on graphics cards.

New version of Adobe Acrobat headed for November

Adobe announced a new version of its document management software Acrobat. Version 8 introduces the ability to connect to a virtual meeting room for real-time Web conferencing.

Nvidia beats ATI to 80 nm

With availability of the GeForce Go 7700 graphics processing unit (GPU), Nvidia has beat ATI Technologies to the punch in the 80 nm manufacturing process.

HP needs more discs for Lightscribe to keep edge, say disc makers

Hewlett-Packard (HP) needs to convince more Taiwan-based makers of optical discs to increase production of Lightscribe CD-R and DVD discs in order to remain competitive against Labelflash, the other competing direct disc labeling technology, according to makers of optical discs in Taiwan.

Qimonda and Nanya achieve qualification of 75 nm DRAM technology

Qimonda and Nanya Technology announced the successful qualification of its 75 nm DRAM trench technology and that they will first offer a 512 Mbit DDR2 memory chip as the first product using the technology.

80 nm may be transitional process in DRAM migration to 70 nm

DRAM makers using either trench or stack technology seem to be facing a bottleneck on their migration to 70 nm from 90 nm processes, and are putting out 80 nm products as a transitional process in the meantime, according to industry sources.

1 GB on the tip of your finger - Kingston's MicroSD Card on video

Los Angeles (CA) - How small can flash memory go? Well, Kingston has released a 1-GB MicroSD card that can fit on your fingertip. At the CTIA Wireless convention, Mike Sager of Kingston told us the card is mainly meant for mobile phones, but it does come with an adapter to fit an SD card slot. We show on video just how small the cards are... just don't sneeze or you may never find the card again.

Microsoft releases Office system 2007 tooling

Taking another step towards the release of the next version of Office, Microsoft has just made available tooling for Visual Studio developers who want to turn out applications for the upcoming Office 2007.

AMD shelves FB-DIMMs

AMD took FB-DIMMs off the roadmap for 2008.

VIA C7-D processor targets the environmentally conscientious

VIA Technologies on September 13 announced its VIA C7-D processor for desktop PCs, with a power consumption of 20 watts at 1.8 GHz.

Asustek G965-based motherboards with Shader Model 3.0 support expected later

Products utilizing Intel's G965 Express chipset with Shader Model 3.0 support are not among Asustek Computer's current motherboard offerings, though the company released its ASUS P5B-V series in August, featuring the Intel Core 2 processor/G965 chipset platform without Shader Model 3.0, sources indicated.

Segway PTs recalled

Segway today announced that it has "voluntarily" recalled its Personal Transporters (PT).