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As expected, PCI Express turned 2.0 by fiat of the PCI Special Interest Group, the industry cooperative that governs the specification and announced the new version on Monday. PCI Express -- a modernised sequel to the original PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) that spread to essentially every server and PC since it was introduced in... Read more...
Seagate Technology today introduced the world's fastest hard drive -- the Savvio 15K drive, the new 15K-rpm addition to the Savvio family of 2.5-inch Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) enterprise drive solutions. The Savvio 15K drive provides the highest hard drive performance density and reliability while ensuring... Read more...
According to a report at CNET, Intel is in the process of launching a new fabrication facility in China. The new facility will focus on producing multi-core processors at the 65nm level. Inside sources were unable to give exact details on date and costs of the facility, but considering previous facility projects, the new plant is estimated... Read more...
Intel's 45nm CPUs might get here sooner than later DailyTech reports: Sources inside Intel have confirmed the company recently received the taped-out 45nm Penryn processor. Reports from the ensuing champagne toast claim the first Penryn boot was capable of booting Windows. Even though the processor is labeled as "A0" silicon,... Read more...
Sprint has just announced its WiMAX build-out schedule for 2007, and initial service is set to be provided to Chicago and Washington, DC. These are test markets for Sprint, which hopes to roll out the high-speed technology to 100 million people by the end of 2008. The company will drop more than $800 million on WiMAX upgrades this year, and... Read more...
Japan's Sharp Corp. introduced a 108-inch LCD panel Sunday (Jan. 7) at the Consumer Electronics Show here, calling it the largest unit yet. Sharp is the world's sole operator of an eighth-generation LCD line, which uses 2,160 x 2,460-mm substrates. The panel announced Sunday is the largest size that can be laid out on the glass substrate.... Read more...
"Reverse Slingbox" takes revolutionary approach to delivering the full-blown web and PC digital media experience to the TV. While the current Slingbox enables consumers to placeshift their favorite TV programming to a PC, Mac or mobile phone, one of the most requested features from the Sling Community has been to provide the ability... Read more...
Capping literally years of speculation on perhaps the most intensely followed unconfirmed product in Apple's history -- and that's saying a lot -- the iPhone has been announced today. Yeah, we said it: "iPhone," the name the entire free world had all but unanimously christened it from the time it'd been nothing more than... Read more...
Intel Corporation formally introduced three more quad-core processors, including the first to carry the Intel(R) CoreTM2 Quad processor brand name that begins the expansion of quad-core PC sales to mainstream buyers. Intel now offers a total of nine quad-core processor versions in the desktop and enterprise market segments. The Intel Core... Read more...
Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod has conquered the portable music market, is making inroads in video, and may turn out to be a video game player as well, game maker Electronic Arts Inc. is betting. Many potential gamers already carry iPods, easily the most popular portable music players sold. Now they can listen to music while also playing EA... Read more...
Skype, which has popularized Web telephone calling, on Monday marked progress in extending its low-cost calling services beyond computers to new types of phones. At the Consumer Electronics Show here, Skype, a unit of online auctioneer eBay Inc., said it was introducing 12 new phones and related phone accessories in conjunction with telecommunications... Read more...
There has been a lot of news lately on Set Top Box (STB) System-on-Chip (SoCs) and dual High Definition (HD) mode devices, you can read more here, here and here. The latest news is a dual format, HD DVD/Blu-Ray decoder chip to be manufactured at 65nm for STBs. TMicroelectronics (NYSE:... Read more...
While I use a Time Warner service, this may be a step in the right direction for content providers. Allowing users a broader line of options. TiVo Inc. said on Monday it hopes to start testing its first integrated digital video recorder service with Comcast Corp., the leading U.S. cable operator,... Read more...
Hot on the heels of Broadcom's announcement STB SoC yesterday, STMicroelectronics has announced the STi5107. Integration of the latest security specifications seem to be the biggest selling point of the new chip, although other performance enhancements have been added. STMicroelectronics, the world's largest supplier of silicon chips for... Read more...
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