Items tagged with Logic

Few things on the Internet are both as necessary and annoying as CAPTCHAs, but it’s difficult to otherwise verify that a human being is attempting to access a site or send information. There have been and continue to be plenty of methods to improve CAPTCHAs, including an oddball empathy-based version, a twisted image that requires the user to drag sliders around to re-orient the image, taking the two-birds-with-one-stone approach of combining ads and CAPTCHAs, and more. One company that has developed a novel idea is AreYouAHuman, which offers a game-based verification system called PlayThru.... Read more...
Not news gamers or uber-geeks are likely to take well, as NVIDIA has admitted that their 790i chipset may cause data corruption if overclocked.Apparently, when computer enthusiasts overclock processor system bus (PSB) and memory clock-speeds on systems that are based on Nvidia nForce 790i-series core-logic, they may experience data corruption on hard disk drives. Earlier end-users complained about the same issue on systems powered by previous-generations Nvidia nForce chipsets.“Nvidia has received reports of data corruption when using certain high speed memory and overclocking the front side bus. ... Read more...
In a symbolic technological move geared towards telling the U.S. to read between the lines, Cuba has announced it will be ditching Microsoft for open source in order to protect national security. Open source as a movement is based on a network of members who work together by contributing code compiled for programs and applications which can then be freely distributed in order to help provide an alternative to expensive software required to run a PC. In other words, the open source movement is about freeing PC owners from having no alternative but to pay for software needed to use... Read more...
LSI Announces $500 Million Stock Repurchase Program LSI Logic Corporation and Agere Systems Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will be combined in an all-stock transaction with an equity value of approximately $4.0 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Agere shareholders will receive 2.16 shares of LSI for each share of Agere they own. Based on the closing stock price of LSI on December 1, 2006, this represents a value to Agere shareholders of $22.81 per share. The combined company, to be called LSI Logic Corporation, will... Read more...
AnalogicTech Announces New 2MHz Step-Up DC/DC Converter Optimized for OLED Applications Advanced Architecture Combines Fast Transient Response, High Stability, and Low Leakage Current SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Advanced Analogic Technologies Incorporated (AnalogicTech) (Nasdaq: AATI), a developer of power management semiconductors for mobile consumer electronic devices, today announced the AAT1230, a new 2MHz, 18V, 100mA step-up converter optimized for powering both Organic LED (OLEDs) and general purpose LCD and CCD modules in portable systems. Using an advanced architecture developed by AnalogicTech,... Read more...