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Dave Altavilla

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With 18 years of sales engineering experience in the Semiconductor industry, Dave Altavilla founded HotHardware.com over 15 years ago with perspective as an industry insider and a passion for the wonders of system-level development and performance that culminate into next generation, cutting-edge devices of tomorrow. Cultivated with the sweat-equity of time spent in the engineering backrooms and offices of Chief Architects of Wall Street bellwethers like Motorola, Cisco and EMC, Dave's insight into the design and manufacturing of leading-edge technologies, brings a laser-sharp understanding of what it takes to deliver a best-of-class product to market. Dave handles final editorial responsibilities of HotHardware's content, along with the site's creative vision and business development efforts. In addition to feature product launch articles at HotHardware for major OEM releases, Dave is also a published author in various technology-based print publications and has been a featured guest on various webcasts and Tech radio shows. In his spare time Dave likes to spend time on the ocean and coaching youth Baseball.  - Contact: davea(at)hothardware(dot)com and follow him on Google Plus and Twitter if you like. He also has an About.me page here. 

Recent posts

Good morning all... I've gone in and made updates to two sections of our ATi Radeon X800 article, that I think you all will find somewhat interesting. First, we discovered that the particular NV Forceware driver revision we were using in our Wolfenstein Enemy Territory tests, had issues relative to its setting of... Read more...
Hello All,   I don't think we need much of a flowery introduction here!   ATi's Radeon X800 XT and Radeon X800 Pro are live and on showcase at HotHardware:... Read more...
  There is no question, the year ahead in 2004, is shaping up to be a banner one for leading edge PC technology.  New features and performance abound, as new technologies such as PCI Express, DDR2 and GDDR3 find their way into the... Read more...
Hello all... I'm sure a few of you have found a few miscellaneous issues with the site here and there.  This is all part of the deal unfortunately.  The move of our static html site to a database driven engine and importing all our content... Read more...
Well then, how do you like them apples huh???   :) Welcome to our new home here at HotHardware.com.  What you're looking at now is a fully dynamic version of our site built on a Cold Fusion database backend.  We hope you like it.  Please leave your feedback in the poll on the top right of... Read more...
Good afternoon folks! After a somewhat stressful commute into New York City (the traffic was insane), we're back at the home base with some fresh pictures of Abit's ACON4 event. Today's activities at web2zone consisted of a "1 on 1" tournament of Warcraft III specialists...    ... Read more...
Morning gang. Yesterday was one of the most stressful days in a long time at the day job. We lost our T1 at the office all day and Verizon really didn't act like they cared. Guess we'll be looking for a new provider soon! Anyhow, while we get back... Read more...
Welcome back friends :) My apologize about the late news update today.  My trip into Toronto lasted longer then anticipated.  Needless to say, it is getting late, so lets get down to business.... NVIDIA 6800 Ultra Previews/Reviews -->... Read more...
Good morning HotHardware fans! Today is the day NVIDIA officially unveils their NV40 GPU architecture, and the new GeForce 6 series of cards that will be powered by it. We put the flagship GeForce 6800 Ultra through the wringer, comparing its performance and image quality to a GeForce FX 5950 Ultra and a Radeon... Read more...
Welcome friends :) Things around the lab have quieted down for the evening, and most have gone home. However, before I follow suit, lets see what the Juicy Fairy brought in this afternoon. Here is your PM Nightcap... PimpRig Review: X-Micro... Read more...
GeForce FX Go 5200 and 5600 Mobile GPUs NVIDIA's New Mobile FX Offering Unveiled By - Dave Altavilla March 13, 2003 The PC Graphics Industry certainly has been heating up over the past few weeks, to say the least. NVIDIA and ATi alone are making... Read more...
Last week we offered you all our picks for mobile tech goodies for good girls and boys this holiday season. Nothing says I love you and care, now get into this selfie with me, like a new smartphone, tablet or notebook -- even if that... Read more...
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