Large-size LCD panel prices on the decline in early 2006

iSuppli believes that large-size LCD panel prices on the decline in early 2006, but soon to rebound in 2H06. It seems that prices will continue to drop this month after preliminary findings indicate inventories of finished product in the monitor distribution channel were higher than normal so far this month! Pricing for panels used in …more

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Micron Consolidates Memory Operations

Micron Technology announced an internal reorganization late Thursday as it pushes forward with its plan to diversify into more profitable, higher-growth markets. The move, announced a day before Micron’s annual analysts meeting, comes as Micron is taking steps to shift its focus from commodity DRAM memory to higher-margin semiconductor products like NAND flash memory, image …more

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Intel’s Korean Offices Raided

Korean authorities raided Intel’s offices earlier this week, as part of an investigation into whether the world’s largest chipmaker violated the country’s anti-monopoly rules. The raid was unsheduled, but does happen to companies as large as Intel. Intel spokesperson Chuck Mulloy confirmed that the Korean FTC paid an unscheduled visit to Intel’s offices in Seoul …more

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Reasons to upgrade to Vista: Halo 2?

It’s official, Halo 2 for the PC has finally been announced, but there’s a catch: You’ll need to upgrade to Vista to run it. At best, this means a Holiday 2006 release. The question remains though, how much impact would a two year old game have on upgrade sales of Vista? And will it really …more

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Gateway CEO resigns, future uncertain

Gateway CEO Wayne Inouye, of former eMachines fame has announced his departure from the company. In the two short years since Gateway acquired eMachines and made Inouye the company CEO he completely turned around the company and for the first time since 2000, helped Gateway post profits. Inouye also helped improve customer service enough to …more

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SanDisk becomes the No. 2 seller of MP3 players

Did you know that SanDisk is the number two maker of MP3 players? While Apple has the number one spot locked down with their iPod series SanDisk is right behind them with their non-iPod players. SanDisk is looking forward to strong sales of the upcoming Sansa MP3 player next month, which looks like the iPod. …more

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A-Data and Transcend lower NAND flash memory production

A-Data Technology and Transcend have reduced their NAND flash shipments in January to avoid losses due to the falling prices on flash products. NAND flash is going to continue to be a huge part of the memory industry, but now with everyone producing it the price war has clearly started. A-Data claims its sales have …more

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Intel’s Merom Mobile Processor Delayed Till Q4

Rumor has it that the Intel Merom processor has been pushed from Q3 to Q4 due to unknown reasons. Intel has had rough times launching products when listed on their roadmaps, which makes us wonder why they still send them out to press. If they didn’t send them out no one would know they were …more

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Information Yahoo Gave Lands Chinese Man In Jail

The internet giant Yahoo has been accused of providing China with information that led to the jailing of a second internet writer. Last year Yahoo was accused of giving information to Beijing which led to the imprisonment of reporter Shi Tao. Now Sho Tao has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for posting things …more

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RIM unveils plan to keep BlackBerrys alive

Research In Motion on Thursday unveiled a plan that it says will let its addictive BlackBerry e-mail device work even if it loses a patent dispute, and said the workaround will prevent a shutdown of service in the United States. This is great news for the millions of CrackBerry users around the world as they …more

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VIA Announces The P4M890 PCI Express Desktop IGP Chipset

VIA Technologies today announced the VIA P4M890 IGP chipset featuring leading edge interconnect and video display technologies, further expanding VIA’s broad support for the Intel Pentium 4 platform and delivering new levels of performance and functionality for mainstream computing solutions. The VIA P4M890 utilizes the 533MB/s VIA V-Link interface for connection to the latest VIA …more

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Forget the leg warmers, get one of these:

WidowPC, a maker of custom built gaming computers has today announced plans for an SLi laptop with the latest 7800 series GPUs. People who ogled at the proof-of-concept MXM SLi card MSI showed at CES a few weeks ago now have something tangible to save up for. Somehow the word has gotten out that WidowPC …more

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Upcoming NVIDIA MCP55 Chipsets Leaked

The guys over at tbreak have leaked out all the upcoming nVidia chipsets. They go into detail on four chipsets. The below line pretty much matches the current nVidia lineup where you have the X16 sitting on top and then the nF4 SLI followed by the nF4 Ultra and nForce4 chipsets. Bring on the new …more

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US Hardware Branding Procurement Costs Taxpayers Half a Billion Dollars

The inclusion of brand-name specifications in federal computer hardware procurement lead to harmful consequences that needlessly cost U.S. taxpayers up to $563 million, according to a new economic study. I didn’t know that prior to 2005, the United States Air Force (USAF) purchased only Intel processors and specified this requirement in all of its procurement …more

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