AMD has gone in hard to defend its marketshare in the wake of some earth shattering dual-core chip releases by Intel due this week.
UPDATE 26 July 3:20 PM EST: Samsung's 4 GB Vista flash SSD to be priced under $200
San Jose (CA) - Samsung on Tuesday announced a solid state disk drive that promises to completely eliminate hard drive delays on PCs. The disk is designed to take advantage of Microsoft's ""Ready Boost"" feature in Windows Vista and will be available ""around"" the time the new operating system launches.
It appears Mac's are now equipped to get into the Blu-ray game.
Apple today introduced a wireless version of its Mighty Mouse. Sporting the same overall look and providing the essentially same functionality as the original Mighty Mouse, the updated model offers a reliable, secure connection to Mac computers.
Santa Clara (CA) - Samsung, which has been leading the NAND flash market with more than 50% market share and is the typically first to introduce a new production process for flash memory may see more competition down the road: The NAND flash joint venture between Intel and Micron, IM Technologies, is first to announce sampling of a 50 nm chip.
I cannot believe that I am saying this, but AMD has managed to make itself sexy and alluring. It has done so by buying ATI. Sure, I did harp on in the past about Nvidia buying AMD, but it seems that Nvidia is a mite too arrogant and cocksure for AMD, at least that is the feeling coming from jilted Texan hearts.
Social networking site MySpace.com was inaccessible for more than 90 minutes as a result of a power outage in its data center.
PC makers are gearing up to announce their refreshed lines of desktop and notebook PCs when Intel will launch its Core 2 Duo processors this Thursday. One of the first companies to announce a system is Powerspec - the desktop brand of notebook builder Winbook - which will be offering a decked out enthusiast system.
Santa Clara (CA) - Intel today confirmed that it will introduce its Core 2 Duo processor will officially launch this Thursday at an event held at the firm's Santa Clara headquarter. Several hundred journalists and analysts are expected to attend the event.
Abit today said that its quality control department found that "rough handling during shipments" may have damaged "a small number of units from the early manufacturing of the AN9 32X product line."
Sunnyvale (CA) - Following a rather sobering quarter result, AMD answers Intel's challenge and the intent to bring new processors faster to market than initially planned: The company announced during its Q2 conference call that it will launch 45 nm processors in the first half of 2008 or about six months earlier than expected by industry experts.
Computer users who are interested in building a high-definition capable home entertainment PCs will soon be able to purchase graphics cards that support HD input and output.
AGP isn't dead yet and graphic chip developers and add-in-card manufacturers are responding to apparently still existing demand. Nvidia quietly launched an AGP version of its 7600 GS with first cards surfacing today.
When you're a digital camera enthusiast, missing a critical action shot can be embarrassing; but when you are a pro, a missed shot is costly. Sandisk has announced a new line of fast Compact Flash cards that could help eliminate missed shots.
Acer recently launched a 22" widescreen LCD monitor.
Santa Clara (CA) - Intel today said that it has notified its partners that it has accelerated the roadmap for its quad-core processors. The launch has been pulled from the first half of 2007 into the fourth quarter of this year - in time to compete with AMD's 4x4 platform. Intel also indicated that the Pentium brand will move into the value segment of PCs.
New York (NY) - Sony confirmed that it will be shipping its first Blu-ray burner "on or around" 18 August. The model BWU-100A will sell as an internal drive for $750.
MP3 players and memory cards could soon see a substantial upgrade with the arrival of higher-capacity Flash chips that recently have entered mass-production. Samsung says it will ship 8 GB NAND Flash memory chips this quarter and heats up the speculation about a possible 8 GB Ipod Nano to be announced in the not too distant future.
Fujitsu on introduced three Primequest 500-series models that feature the 64-bit Intel dual-core Itanium 2 processor and delivers up to 2.5 times the performance of previous models.
While announcing the success of its design collaboration with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on the new 65nm low-power test chip, ARM indicated that shipments of its core processors will grow more than double to hit 4.5 billion units in 2010.