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Interesting interview of Texas Instruments' CEO Richard Templeton over at Business Week. He outlines the niche his company has  carved out in the chipmaker world, and points to some of the big opportunities out there for chip innovators. While its supply contracts with mobile-phone manufacturers including Nokia and Motorola grab all the headlines, the bulk of Texas Instruments' business comes from chips that are nowhere near as attention-getting. Accounting for about 40% of the company's sales in 2006 are its so-called analog chips. Analog chips measure "real world" inputs—from the temperature in a room or the sound of a voice to the touch of a button—so they can be converted into a digital... Read more...
Jon Peddie Research Reports First-Quarter PC Graphics Shipments: Nvidia leaps to first place in desktop graphics chips displacing Intel Overall market down 5.5% quarter-to-quarter; laptops soar 24.6% year-to-year TIBURON, CA - May 2, 2007- Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's leading research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced estimated graphics shipments and supplier market share for the first calendar quarter of 2007.  Detailed First-Quarter results are available in the Q1 2007 edition of Jon Peddie's First Look,... Read more...
IBM has announced a new breakthrough in chip-stacking technology in a manufacturing environment that paves the way for three-dimensional chips... "The IBM breakthrough enables the move from horizontal 2-D chip layouts to 3-D chip stacking, which takes chips and memory devices that traditionally sit side by side on a silicon wafer and stacks them together on top of one another. The result is a compact sandwich of components that dramatically reduces the size of the overall chip package and boosts the speed at which data flows among the functions on the chip."The release states that IBM is already running chips using the new through-silicon via technology in house and that the company will... Read more...
We Just got word from Dell that the company is planning to offer a free subscription to a theft protection service to XPS owners... Sticky-fingered PC pilferers take note: Dell is the first notebook supplier to offer a complimentary one year subscription to theft protection service on select notebook computers. Notebook computers are venturing farther from home and office, and are facing a greater risk for theft. Whether it's a sleek and light ultraportable that's easy to carry everywhere or a power-house gaming notebook that makes the rounds at LAN parties, mobile users want to use their notebooks on the go. Now Dell customers in the U.S. can have more peace of mind, because all XPS notebook... Read more...
Intel Aligns New Technologies To Enhance PC Network Management Capabilities New Products from Intel, Microsoft Build on New Industry Management Specifications SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 19, 2007 - Intel Corporation will make managing business PC networks less costly and simpler by aligning Intel vPro technology with the newly released versions of Microsoft* System Center* management solutions and incorporating new PC management standards. The next generation of Intel vPro technology (codenamed "Weybridge") will add support for the new Web Services Management (WS-MAN) standard and include new Intel Active Management Technology features to reduce the spread of viruses and worms. In addition,... Read more...
You've got your CEO, CFO, Division Managers and so forth. CIO came with the importance of electronic communications and the internet. But now we add another title to the alphabet soup of corporate management: CSO, or Chief Security Officer. Research from the Economist Intelligence Unit shows the number of CSOs taking ultimate responsibility for the security of a business has almost doubled year-on-year. Although the CIO still has sign-off on security decisions in 30 per cent of organisations, 12 per cent of respondents said they now have a CSO who assumes that responsibility. This is up from seven per cent last year. Denis McCauley, director... Read more...
Intel Releases Energy Star Implementation Guidelines New paper developed in conjunction with the EPA designed to aid system integrators in developing more energy-efficient platforms SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 19, 2007 - Intel Corporation announced today that it has released a new implementation guide, developed in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that helps PC manufacturers and system integrators deliver ENERGY STAR*-qualified PCs based on Intel microprocessors and other system components. The new implementation guide provides large and small system integrators with key understandings on how to specify and test desktop PC, notebook PC, workstation computer and... Read more...
Seagate cranks it up a notch with their latest Momentus 7200.2 drive: Perpendicular recording 3.0Gb/sec Enhanced shock protection 40GB larger capacity than prior Momentus 7200.2 drives   "Seagate Technology today announced the worldwide availability of the Momentus 7200.2, its 2.5-inch notebook-use hard drive series with 7200rpm rotational speed and a SATA2 (3Gbit/second) interface. The Seagate Momentus 7200.2 combines capacity-boosting perpendicular recording technology with free-fall protection for beefed-up laptop durability." It seems that laptops are certainly the hot item at the moment.... Read more...
Intel And AmberWave Systems Corporation Announce Settlement of Strained Silicon Patent Infringement Litigation and License Agreement SALEM, New Hampshire and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 5, 2007 - Intel Corporation and AmberWave Systems Corporation have settled all patent infringement suits pending between them related to AmberWave Systems strained silicon patent portfolio. Under the agreement, Intel has received a license to all AmberWave patents and patent applications either existing today or filed during the agreement's ten-year term. The companies also have agreed to continuing discussions and evaluation of AmberWave's ongoing technology research and development efforts. Intel will... Read more...
Intel Announces Investment in Rio Rancho, New Mexico Site Fab 11X Retooled to Become Intel's Fourth Factory for Next Generation, 45 Nanometer Technology RIO RANCHO, N.M., Feb. 26, 2007 -- Intel Corporation today announced that it will invest $1 billion to $1.5 billion in its Rio Rancho site to retool Fab 11X for production on Intel's next generation 45 nanometer (nm) manufacturing process. Fab 11X will be the company's fourth factory scheduled to use the 45nm process, with production in New Mexico scheduled to start in the second half of next year. Marking one of the biggest advancements in fundamental transistor design in 40 years, Intel's 45nm high-k and metal gate process consists... Read more...
Frances E. Allen, a 74 year old woman with a 45 year career at IBM, is the first woman ever to receive the coveted A.M. Turing Award given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery. The award, plus $100,000, was given to Allen on Wednesday in recognition of her contribution to the optimization of computer compilers used for translating one computer's language to anothers. Allen has worked on many prestigious projects including software for the National Security Agency to IBM's Blue Gene supercomputer. Retired from IBM since 2002, Allen has remained active in programming and encourages girls and women everywhere to study computer sciences. One of the most prestigious... Read more...
AMD Appoints Douglas Grose to Lead Worldwide Technology Development and Manufacturing Operations - Brings a range of industry experience with broad responsibilities managing multi-billion dollar manufacturing operations - SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - Feb. 5, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Douglas Grose has been appointed to the role of senior vice president of technology development, manufacturing and supply chain at AMD. In this role, Grose will have global responsibility for AMD's global manufacturing and process technology operations as well as overall supply chain management. Manufacturing responsibilities include AMD-owned facilities as well as all current foundry relationships.... Read more...
Corsair 2GB DDR2-667 SODIMM Memory Modules Bring Performance Enhancement to Notebooks and Mini-PCs -- Designed for current and upcoming Vista-ready platforms, the new ValueSelect SODIMMs provide maximum memory bandwidth to accelerate end-user experience -- FREMONT, CA (January 30, 2007) - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today unveiled production-ready 2GB DDR2-667 (PC5300) ValueSelectTM SODIMMs. Designed for current generation notebooks and mini-PCs, the new high density SODIMMs allow users to maximize memory bandwidth and minimize performance bottleneck to deliver superior user experience. The Corsair ValueSelect SODIMMs are optimized for Microsoft Windows... Read more...
Epic's Unreal Tournament 2007 is getting a name change, so say hello to Unreal Tournament 3. Creative, eh? More important though, is you can now expect to see it on Microsoft's XBOX 360, which joins the Playstation 3 and PC as its chosen formats. Unreal Tournament 3 is expected to be out in the 2nd half of 2007. "The new game comprises a vast number of changes from increased aggressiveness and intelligence in the AI to better, more ridiculously powerful weapons to new characters, game modes, and online improvements. New weapons are highlighted by the long-range Shock Rifle and the shorter range Flack Cannon, and more than two... Read more...
Sun and Intel Announce Landmark Agreement SAN FRANCISCO , Jan. 22, 2007 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and Intel Corporation today announced a broad strategic alliance centered on Intel's endorsement of the Solaris Operating System (OS) and Sun's commitment to deliver a comprehensive family of enterprise and telecommunications servers and workstations based on Intel Xeon processors. The scope of the agreement spans Solaris, Java and NetBeans software and Intel Xeon microprocessors, as well as other Intel and Sun enterprise-class technologies. The alliance also includes joint engineering, design and marketing efforts. As part of today's announcement, Intel is embracing Solaris... Read more...
Organizing the world's information is a big job. The Library of Congress has been trying to do it for years. Is Google doing it better, for free? While Google talks to corporations and Wall Street about its desire and means to drive the sky's-the-limit profits to Google shareholder coffers, The Library of Congress reaches out to individuals and organizations for development "support" of "a key resource for an informed electorate." Google Inc.'s $150 billion market cap belies its corporate public serving mission statement. Nevertheless, Google's "philosophy" that "democracy on the web works" combined with its 50%+ search market share leads many to view Google as a public service and expect... Read more...
AMD Announces Development of DTX Open Standard to Help Enable Broad Adoption of Small Form Factor PCs SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Jan. 10, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced development of DTX, an open standard specification designed by AMD to enable the broad adoption of small form factor PCs. The DTX standard will be designed to empower OEMs, ODMs, and component vendors to deliver innovative solutions to market that are smaller, quieter, and desktop-friendly, while leveraging commonalities within the ecosystem that benefit both customers and end users. The DTX standard will take advantage of the existing ATX infrastructure and benefits, including cost efficiency, system options and backward-compatibility,... Read more...
Wired News has ranked the top ten tech towns in America, and it's worth reading just to get a peek at the algorithms they used to judge who's who, and who's a robogeek. These include   Number of attendees at local meetings of dorkbot, a group for "people doing strange things with electricity" Comic book stores per capita Get your geek on. Go Boston!... Read more...
Intel and CinemaNow Advance Burn-to-DVD Entertainment Experience with Intel(R) ViivTM Technology SANTA CLARA and MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Jan. 4, 2007 - Intel Corporation and CinemaNow, a leading Internet provider of downloadable videos, today announced a collaboration that will allow consumers using Intel technology-based media PCs, such as those with Intel(R) ViivTM technology, to legally download and record major motion picture movie content to blank DVD discs for playback on both the PC and consumer electronics devices, including most standard DVD players. Intel Viiv technology-based PCs currently provide consumers with the ability to view their movie content locally on the PC, sync it with... Read more...
Intel's Multi-Core Entertainment and Innovation at the Core of CES WHEN: Jan. 8-11, 2007 WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), Intel booth at Central Hall #7153; plus other venues WHAT: Major themes will surface at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show including: the emergence of Internet-delivered entertainment as the PC grows even cozier with the TV; the "renaissance" of the PC with new Intel dual and quad core processors and exciting new operating systems; and the ongoing growth of PC gaming. Throughout the event, Intel will highlight its in-home and on-the-go product lines and entertainment- and gaming-related partnerships that build upon the introduction of... Read more...
Finally, a government program regarding technology that I can support. HotHardware has reported in prior articles Seagate Announces Encrypted Hard Drives for Notebooks and How To Turn Your Stolen Laptop Into A Snitching Doorstop both concerning the issues that are being served by this memorandum. After story after story of government laptops being stolen and compromised, the U.S. government is making progress in encrypting all information stored on its data devices. On June 23, 2006, a memorandum (PDF) from the Executive Office of the President mandated that all government mobile computers and devices must fully encrypt all data. The document... Read more...
Digitimes is reporting that a batch of about NT$20 million (US$306,000) worth of DDR chips from Hynix Semiconductor was stolen yesterday in Taoyuan, Taiwan. "The 20 boxes filled with DDR chips were robbed while in transit, with sources saying most of the chips were 400MHz frequency parts. This DDR chips were being delivered to distributors, though ownership of the chips is still unknown." Luckily, the shipment was small enough that DDR prices didn't spike after the news broke.... Read more...
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