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It took longer than most power users would have liked for Nvidia's GF100 architecture to show up on retail shelves, and part of the reason for that can be traced back to manufacturing issues at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the chip maker producing Fermi parts for Nvidia. This isn't something Nvidia has wanted to talk a whole lot about, but according to recent statements made by David White, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Nvidia, things are starting to improve. "Supply constraints are finally easing," White explained during a quarterly conference call... Read more...
As if on cue after HotHardware's News Item about the future of solid state memory, USA Today has a article today about the plentiful supply of flash memory chips, and how that oversupply is putting downward pressure on prices. Some are even being sold at a loss to shed supply. Memory bargain hunters, start your engines.Some wholesale flash prices tumbled 22% in the first quarter from the previous quarter, Semico Research says.That's bad news for companies that manufacture flash, including Samsung, Toshiba and Hynix (formerly a division of Hyundai). But it lowers the cost of making everything from... Read more...
The Inquirer reports this morning that their sources are indicating the yields for Sony's upcoming CELL processor are "horrible". Serving as the foundation for the highly anticipated Playstation 3 gaming console, these rumors of poor yields are disconcerting to say the least. With an estimated arrival of November and tens, if not hundreds of thousands of gamers waiting in line to purchase it, the Playstation 3 could be in serious trouble. Then again, this could just be an ugly rumor meant to strike fear in the hearts of Sony fans worldwide. Per usual, time will tell.... Read more...