Intel and Micron Technology recently started releasing 8Gbit NAND flash memory chips, fabricated by their joint venture IM Flash Technologies, to the spot market, and customer feedback is satisfactory, according to market sources.
Sunnyvale (CA) - AMD today unveiled its first answer to Intel's Core micro architecture. An updated version of the processor that is driving the firm's revenue growth and market share gains claims to not only close the gap to "Woodcrest" but even surpass it in speed and power consumption. And then there is the promise that quad-cores won't consume more power than today's dual-cores.
Intel informed its channel partners in Taiwan that it plans to stop manufacturing four desktop-use Pentium D processors (model numbers 830, 840, 930 and 940) by the end of 2006, according to channel sources.
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Microsoft will not develop a universal code version of its Virtual PC product to run on Intel-powered Mac systems and plans to discontinue the product.
Micro-Star International (MSI) on August 8 introduced its MSI NX7600GT Diamond Plus graphics card, the world's first, as the company claims, graphics card that is certified to support High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) technology.
Due to strong demand from PC OEMs, DRAM makers have seen their inventory time reduced to seven days, down from 10-14 days before, according to sources.
AMD today officially confirmed that it will be announcing its-next generation Opteron workstation and server processor next Tuesday. The new processor will use the new Socket F as well as the Socket AM2 previously introduced for the desktop processors Sempron, Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2 and FX.
Intel continues to quietly but consistently expand its open source Linux driver initiative. The company recently added support for the just released 965 version, which is currently shipping as a new-generation chipset for Core 2 Duo computers.
As earlier expected, AMD started shipping its Socket AM2 Athlon 64 X2 3600+ dual-core CPU to channel partners ahead of the original schedule.
A beta tester working with build 5472, the July Community Technology Preview of Microsoft Windows Vista, has posted an MP4 video of his own desktop, showing an apparently successful demonstration of Vista's new speech recognition features.
Santa Clara (CA) - If only four graphics cards deliver enough pixel power for your PC and you just weren't ready to shell out more than $5000 for a new PC, then here's your solution: Nvidia today posted the first generally available driver to support do-it-yourself quad-SLI graphics.
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Round Rock (TX) - Dell Computer corporate communications specialist Liem Nguyen told TG Daily this afternoon that a problem with the installation of the cooling assembly in the company's top-of-the-line enthusiast desktop system, the XPS 700, has been pegged as the culprit responsible for shipment delays, a series of which has plagued the product since its announcement late last May.
Passports and other ID cards incorporating radio chips can be remotely spied on, jammed and even copied, computer experts revealed at a major conference that ended on Sunday.
Unisys has lost a desktop computer used for its work with the Department of Veterans Affairs that contains personal information on as many of 38,000 veterans.
New York (NY) - At an early morning session of Day 2 of the SpeechTEK conference, which is focused on speech recognition technologies, Microsoft demonstrated more of the integrated speech recognition features that the company plans to unveil in its upcoming Office Communications Server 2007, an enterprise networking extension to Office.
San Francisco (CA) - Banners outside Moscone Center - the site of today's Apple Worldwide Developers' Conference - were unveiled this morning, revealing the latest look at Apple's marketing campaign for its next version of Mac OS X, formerly code-named "Leopard." The signs read, "Introducing Vista 2.0."
Raleigh (NC) - AMD scored another design win today with Lenovo announcing that it will build Athlon 64 and Sempron processors into a business-targeted desktop PC: After the J series for home users, the Thinkcentre A60 series is the second model to offer AMD's CPUs as an alternative to Intel processors.
It's Intel Xeon 5100 processors - not Core 2 Duos - that will be at the heart of the new Mac Pro series announced this morning. In fact, they'll have a dual-processor configuration for four simultaneous cores, replacing the old Power G5 "quad" configuration. And confirming speculation from last week, Nvidia's 7300 GT card will come standard, although an ATI Radeon is being offered as an upgrade.
Google has begun warning users about visiting websites that include malware capable of damaging computers. Security software, including the latest beta of McAfee's upcoming Internet Security Suite and Microsoft's OneCare Live, have been offering a similar functionality, but a warning delivered directly by a search engine is a fairly new trend.