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.
Panasonic today launched the Toughbook CF-29, the first Toughbook that comes with Cingular's 3G Broadband Connect service as standard feature.
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.
The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) association says that it will preload its $100 laptop computers with a snapshot of select Wikipedia articles. In a statement releases with the announcement, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales was quoted saying "OLPC's mission goes hand in hand with our goal of distributing encyclopedic knowledge, free of charge, to every person in the world. Not everybody in the world has access to a broadband connection. This is exactly the type of project that advances Wikipedia's core mission."
Nvidia will soon announce that Merom-based notebooks (Merom is a codename that Intel used for its recently announced T-series mobile Core 2 Duo processors) support its dual-graphics SLI technology, according to sources at Taiwan notebook makers. The sources pointed out that Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of Nvidia, attended Intel's recent launch of Core 2 Duo processors in Silicon Valley, considering this as a sign of possible cooperation between Intel and Nvidia.
Notebook vendors, including Dell, Acer and Hewlett-Packard (HP), have begun cutting prices for Intel Core Duo notebooks that feature the Yonah T2300E CPU, in an attempt to accelerate inventory clearance of Sonoma models prior to the launch of Merom-based systems, according to sources.
Intel has updated the software behind its Centrino chip bundle to fix three security vulnerabilities that, in one case, could allow an attacker to execute code remotely on a laptop.
An entire industry has been formed around managing the guessing game of what Apple will announce next. But as with any industry that constitutes a good part of the American economy, when speculation becomes part of the business, meeting the expectations of the best speculators can be interpreted by the market at large as a disappointment. If Apple doesn't give any hints as to an "iPhone" or an e-book next Monday at the WWDC in San Francisco, will that be seen as bad news?
Xilinx regards a process shrink on programmable logic as a "must" if its is to achieve a competitive cost structure, and the company expects to debut products at the 45nm node in 2008, said company Asia Pacific marketing director Cheng Hsin Nan.
AMD aims to ship a total of 1.41 million of Socket 754 Sempron CPUs in emerging markets in the third quarter, trying to clear the present inventory as well as enlarge its market share, according to sources at Taiwan-based motherboard makers.
Taiwan-based Alpha Networks is ready to mass produce Google Talk-enabled WiFi phones, with commercial production set to begin in accordance with clients' product roadmaps, according to company CTO Tim Kang.
Inventec Appliances may not be able to start volume production of Palm's PDA phone, the Treo 700p, until September, due to related software problems, according to market sources.
Gateway today announced the new E-6610 series as flagship of its business desktop PC portfolio. The computers come standard with Intel's Core 2 Duo processor and can be configured with standard PC or workstation components. Prices start near the $1000 mark for a base system. Consumers are promised to get their PC by mid-August.
Apple Computer on Tuesday clamped down on a number of vulnerabilities in its Mac OS X operating system that could pose as backdoors for hackers or malicious users.
The first holographic storage media will begin shipping by Christmas, executives at media maker Hitachi Maxell have indicated.
The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.4, a maintenance release.
Dell apparently halted R&D development of PDA products since the middle of 2005, when Dell's Taiwan Design Center (TDC) completed development of the PC vendor's last Axim-series device, which was manufactured by High Tech Computer (HTC), according to market sources.
Nvidia is expected to launch its MCP61S integrated graphics processor (IGP) chipset for the AMD AM2 platform at the end of August, unspecified motherboard makers noted.
Intel on Tuesday introduced its first NOR flash products aimed at the emerging low-cost cell phone segment.