ProMOS DDR2 ratio to increase to over 30% in 1Q

At the end of 2005 the memory companies were cutting DDR2 production and increasing Flash memory lines to make more money. Now we are seeing an increase in DDR2 demand and now companies are starting to change back. This is the tip of the iceberg if you ask me. Just wait till Intel’s Conroe and …more

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US judge approves Sony settlement

Sony may start giving away free music downloads, but not by choice! Millions of people look set to get free downloads from Sony BMG as a judge provisionally approves a settlement for many lawsuits against the music maker due to their root kit. When played on PCs, this software installed a proprietary media player and …more

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Rambus Stock Jumps After Good Legal News

Rambus (RMBS) shares jumped up more than 15% at one point this afternoon, after a financial analyst predicted the company could garner nearly $1 billion in royalties and damages stemming from various legal battles. Shares of Rambus Inc. rocketed in morning trading on Wednesday after a financial analyst predicted there could be $936 million in …more

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Fujitsu to spend $1 bln to build new chip plant

apanese electronics conglomerate Fujitsu Ltd. said on Wednesday it would spend 120 billion yen ($1.05 billion) to build a new microchip plant at its manufacturing complex in Japan to meet growing demand. Sales must be doing real good to drop one billion dollars! The new plant, located in central Japan’s Mie prefecture and set to …more

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt expecting baby!!!

Angelina Jolie is expecting a baby this summer with Brad Pitt, according to People magazine?s Web site. I’m sure we all saw this coming, but a bunch of guys just got their hearts broken! ?Yes, I?m pregnant,? the magazine quoted Jolie as telling a charity aid worker Monday in the Dominican Republic, where she is …more

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Levi Strauss debuts iPod-ready RedWire DLX Jeans

Denim giant Levi Strauss said Tuesday it had designed jeans compatible with the iPod music player, featuring a joystick in the watch pocket to operate the device. A source that we contacted told us that the RedWire DLX will be launched in August, and will cost approximately $200. Just in time for the back to …more

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Google Video Store goes live

The Google Video Store was online for the first full day after being announced last Friday–and judging from first impressions it seems okay from what we have heard and seen. I got bored and did a search for HardOCP looking for Quakecon footage and sure enough I found some footage. I also found some of …more

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Merrill Lynch Says Storage Spending To Remain Flat in 2006

Storage spending will remain relatively flat in 2006, remaining at about 10 percent of the overall IT budget spending, according to a report by Merrill Lynch & Co. issued this week. I guess those IT departments didn’t read our CES 2006 coverage of the Western Digital Raptor X hard drive! I still can’t wait for …more

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DRAM spot pricing shows momentum

The stabilizing DRAM spot prices seen at the end of last year have turned to a market uptrend this month, with all DRAM parts enjoying significant price rises amid strong demand and tighter supply. Low-density NAND flash chip pricing, in the meantime, has also shown signs of stabilizing, thanks to solid demand. Spot prices for …more

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AMD Athlon 64 FX-60’s In Stock For $1,399.00!!!!!!

A forum member has pointed out that the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 is actually in stock over at Newegg for those who would like to buy one. The bad news is that Newegg has them at $1,399.99 even though the MSRP is only $1,031 when bought in bulk. To make things worse Newegg is charging …more

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Analyst Says Dell Will Use AMD Processors By Years End

Shares of Advanced Micro Devices rose Tuesday after a financial analyst predicted that Dell, the world’s largest PC maker, would begin using AMD’s chips this year. This is big news for consumers as they will finally get to see what AMD has to offer and the ability to pick between Intel and AMD. In a …more

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Apple Unveils New iMac with Intel Core Duo Processor

Apple just hours ago unveiled the new iMac featuring Mac OS X running on the new Intel Core Duo processor, delivering performance that is up to twice that of its predecessor. Today is a great day for all the iMac fans out there! The new 17-inch 1.83 GHz iMac lists for a suggested retail price …more

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Seagate Launches 500GB SATA Hard Drive (Half-Terabyte)

Seagate Technology today announced the availability of its latest NL35 Series SATA disc drives to the worldwide distribution channel. With a half-terabyte (500GBs) of capacity, the latest NL35 Series SATA disc drive provides the bulk storage necessary for cost-effective nearline RAID storage in the enterprise. The NL35 Series SATA drives are optimized for tasks such …more

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ATI Radeon Xpress to support HDMI

ATI didn’t say much about the future of its Radeon Xpress chipset line at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but it did indicate that the next generation of the product will support the HDMI interface. Looks like HDMI is going to be the technology to have on electronics moving further into 2006. ATI …more

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