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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

It seems that high-end graphics cards are always in the lime light upon the initial launch of a new graphics processor architecture from any of the major players.  Although there's a limited number of potential consumers, relatively speaking... Read more...
Good morning all.  Here's a quick cold shot of hardware news to get you going today.  There's a lot going on behind the scenes here at HotHardware, so make sure you stick around over the next week as well.  We'll have new graphics cards, motherboards and even a new Shuttle XPC coming at you this... Read more...
Good morning all! VIA is officially unveiling their latest chipset for the Athlon 64 / Opteron today, the K8T890.  The K8T890 sports all of the features of the popular K8T800 Pro, with the added benefits of PCI Express.  The... Read more...
Brutally honest. That phrase is a bit of an oxymoron, is it not?  Seriously, what's so brutal about truth and honesty, anyway?  Perhaps this term stems from another old saying: the truth hurts. Certainly that is the case with respect to... Read more...
  Turn any PC into a High End TV and Personal Video Recorder With ATI's Revolutionary Video Processor September 14, 2004 - Multimedia personal computers take a giant leap forward today, finally reaching the video quality levels associated with high-end $2000 consumer televisions. ATI Technologies Inc... Read more...
Happy Sunday all!  It's turning out to be another gorgeous day here in the North East.  Makes a guy almost want to get out in it and get a life...  What is that round bright yellow thing in the sky anyway?  OK, so once you're... Read more...
Good Evening All, DJ Jazzy Jay Gibson, spins all the hot stacks of wax and all the platters that matter, through the new Philips PSC724 Ultimage Edge PCI Sound Card tonight.  This is a 24bit/192kHz capable sound card that steps up and takes on the likes of a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS and for a bit less out... Read more...
  As the old saying goes, "hindsight is 20/20".  That is to say, if you were in the market for a new high end graphics card, back in early August, as a direct result of the launch... Read more...
Heya Folks, how goes it?  We're plenty busy around the HH Labs this week and we have a ton in store for you in new hardware showcases.  Looking into the queue here I see we've got a i915 Motherboard Round-up in store, something new in the... Read more...
Wow... With over 1900 entries into our 1G Corsair Pro Series RAM Give-Away contest, I'd say it was a huge success!  Go figure, you folks like free RAM?  Who'd a thunk it?  The only thing better than top quality, high end DDR RAM is, free top quality, high end DDR RAM I guess!  ;-) And our 4... Read more...
HotHardware's Jeff Bouton steps up to the plate tonight with a showcase of the HIS X800 Pro VIVO Edition with IceQ II cooling.  A cooler and quieter ATi X800 Pro based card?  Come find out!... Read more...
Well it's about time I showed my face again around here, eh?  ;-)  Between all the backend work here with the new forums , our new site design and new product launches, I've become a real stranger here, a real behind the scenes guy. ... Read more...
Shuttle steps into the flat panel LCD arena tonight at HotHardware.com and we've got their 17" XP17 display on showcase.  With its all glass black bezel, base free chassis and zip up and go carrying case, this LCD seems to be a perfect accompaniment to a Shuttle XPC.  Take a look here and see for... Read more...
When Shuttle augmented their marketing strategy for their Small Form Factor PC line-up not long ago, they moved from a barebones only model to a full system approach, which also required them to compete in a different arena.  Full system sales... Read more...
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