UMC and TI collaborating on 45 nm and 32 nm processes

Apple demonstrates “near final” Vista beater

San Francisco (CA) – Apple today took the wraps off a refreshed and almost complete new version of MacOS X: “Leopard”, widely perceived as Apple’s answer to Windows Vista, introduced several new and is on track to launch in October. After a surprising delay of the operating system, Apple has delivered on its promise to show what the company calls a “near final” version of MacOS X 10.5, commonly referred to as “Leopard”.

iPhone to support third-party Web 2.0 applications

Apple has taken first steps to create a developer community around its upcoming iPhone platform.

Apple announces Safari 3 browser for Windows

San Francisco (CA) – Apple today introduced the third generation of its Safari browser for Windows and Mac computers at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). Joining the browser battle on the Windows PC, Apple today released a beta version of Safari 3, which the company claims is the fastest browser available. According to the company, Safari can render web pages twice as fast as IE7 and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2.

Tessera unveils technology to produce tiny wafer-level digital cameras

San Jose (CA) – Tessera, an IP company specialized on semiconductor packaging technologies, introduced a wafer-level digital camera, which is about half the size as today’s digital cameras that are integrated into mobile devices such as cellphones.

Netgear intros 2-in-1 Powerline Network Extender

Netgear today announced a power adapter with built-in HomePlug 1.0 network interface.

Adobe gives Apollo a breath of fresh AIR

Apollo today announced several new features for “Apollo,” an application runtime that aims to provide a software bridge between operating systems, and introduced the brand name for the technology: AIR.

AMD announces it has begun shipping Radeon HD 2400 and 2600 GPUs to customers

DRAM makers offering more of their chips in eTT form

Freescale claims world's thinnest 3-axis accelerometer

Diamond preps 1 GB Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics card

Chatsworth (CA) – Diamond Multimedia will begin offering a Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics card that offers twice the GDDR4 memory of standard 2900 XT cards on June 14.  

AMD’s OSRC takes first steps to speed up software with new hardware

AMD is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of its Operating System Research Center (OSRC) in Dresden, Germany. The unit has been put in place to bridge real gaps seen between the software and hardware communities - and to help AMD produce better software and hardware solutions for operating system vendors. Here’s a quick look of what has happened in the OSRC’s first year.

New Netscape browser makes debut

Reminding everyone that it's still in the browser game, Netscape has released a beta version of Netscape Navigator 9.0.

Dell PCs (mostly) cheaper at Wal-Mart than online

More than 3300 Wal-Mart stores will be putting Dell desktop PCs on their shelves this weekend. The computers will be available from $500 – and differ in price from what Dell charges through its website.

Update: Qualcomm phone chips banned in US

The United States has barred the importation of certain cell phone chips from Qualcomm, after a trade panel deemed it infringes on patents owned by rival Broadcom.

Intel CEO: Silverthorne most important product since the introduction of the Pentium processor

Chicago (IL) – In an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) Intel chief executive officer Paul Otellini compared the importance of its upcoming mobile processor “Silverthorne” with the company’s original 8088 CPU and the 1994 Pentium processor.

DivX Pro available for free

In an unexpected promotion, DivX today is offering free downloads and serial keys to customers who want DivX Pro, a video codec that normally costs around $20.

Intel mobile devices to get Peppered with Linux support

Pepper Computer announced this week that it will launch Pepper Linux for mobile Internet devices to OEMs later this year.

Ricoh introduces sub-$400 color laser printer

Ricoh today introduced a new desktop color laser printed that will compete in the increasingly popular segment of $400 devices.

Microsoft details six updates for June security bulletin

Next Tuesday's security update from Microsoft will fix six vulnerabilities, including four crticial remote code execution holes.