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Asus made quite a splash at the Computex show last week with the introduction of their Eee PC, a low cost, highly portable machine slated to compete with the OLPC project. At price points of $199 and $299 for 4GB and 8GB Solid State Flash drive-equipped models, respectively. This exclusive first-ever hands-on showcase of the machine shows the two interfaces of its Linux-based operating system as well as its modes of operation, pre-installed open source Office software, and other applications like Skype. Head on over to the site and check it out...Asus Eee PC Hand's On Preview... Read more...
One of the biggest news stories out of this year’s Computex wasn't of a new chipset, GPU, or graphics card, but rather of the announcement of the ASUS Eee PC, a small, slim, and light portable computer that is priced at $199. Introduced by Jonney Shih, Chariman and CEO of ASUS at Intel’s keynote address the first day of the show, the Eee PC has already made headlines world wide.   The Eee PC’s main competition is the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project that originally aimed to bring to market a laptop priced at $100 for children in developing countries. However, the OLPC project has seen numerous delays and even a price increase to the $170 range.... Read more...
Motorola, Inc., has received the 2006 IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Corporate Award in recognition of its "outstanding contributions to IEEE standards, which allow people to be mobile and connected across the globe." Motorola has been a leader in the creation of many IEEE standards. Most significantly, it has contributed substantially to the broad family of IEEE 802 wireless standards by participating in over 50 IEEE 802 working groups and task groups. For instance, it has held numerous leadership positions in working groups for IEEE 802.11 (local area networks), IEEE 802.15 (personal area networks), IEEE 802.16 (metropolitan area networks) and IEEE 802.22 (regional area networks)... Read more...
Despite the rumors, ATI has not bought out graphics card vendor XGI. However, ATI has hired away a significant number of XGI exmployees from the company's Santa Clara location. In addition, ATI has purchases XGI's partner company Microsynergy. With NVIDIA having purchased ULI and ATI now having plenty of ex-XGI employees, it should be interesting to see how these events shape the GPU's coming down the road. Speculation was fuelled by XGI's decision to move away from desktop graphics and focus on embedded applications instead. It's highly likely, then, that ATI's new US hires were formerly working on desktop products at XGI.... Read more...
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