No Shocker Here – AMD Not Going To Use FB-DIMMS

The Inq is reporting on rumors that AMD has removed FB-DIMMs from their roadmap for 2008, which doesn’t shock us as Intel was the major force behing getting FB-DIMMs out the door and to the market. AMD TOOK FB-DIMMS off the roadmap for 2008. They are gone, wiped, no longer pining for the fjords. With …more

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Micron, Toshiba Settle Lexar Litigation

Toshiba and Micron Technology have agreed to settle all pending NAND flash memory-related litigation between Toshiba and Lexar Media, which Micron acquired in June. Under the deal, Toshiba will purchase certain of Micron’s semiconductor technology patents and license patents previously owned by Lexar Media in exchange for a total $288 million payment. “We appreciate that …more

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Spam fighter hit with $11.7 million judgment

The nonprofit group behind a popular blacklist used to block spam has been hit with a multimillion-dollar judgment, but the order may not be enforceable. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ordered Wednesday that Spamhaus must pay $11,715,000 in damages to e360insight and its chief, David Linhardt, who sued the U.K.-based …more

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PC Sales Under Pressure – Expected Decrease in Revenue

Competition from snazzy consumer electronics and the absence of Microsoft’s Vista operating system this holiday season will force PC vendors to reduce prices, pushing PC revenue down 2.5% for the year. Worldwide revenue in the PC industry is expected to total $198.3 billion in 2006, compared with $203.3 billion in 2005, according to a new …more

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Rumor: OCZ and ATI working on 1333MHz DDR 2 memory

The Inq claims that ATI and OCZ Technology have teamed up to produce some 1333MHz memory, but guess what no launch dates or chipsets have been mentioned. Legit Reviews has been able to use Corsair PC2-8888C4 memory to reach over 1220MHz on the test bench here on AMD AM2 based nForce 590SLI chipset, but had …more

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Rumor: Foxconn has no plans to acquire Quanta Computer

Taiwan-based EMS giant Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry) currently has no plans to acquire Quanta Computer, according to JT Wang, chairman of Acer. While of the opinion that it is still too early to see a super merger deal among Taiwan’s large-scale IT makers, at the moment, Wang nevertheless …more

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ECS to make mobos for Intel to help break into internet cafes

Elitegroup Computer System Co yesterday said that it will start supplying motherboards to chip giant Intel Corp in a deal designed to tap into China’s massive Internet cafe market. “Intel has chosen us to supply motherboards. The deal is simple as Intel wants a supplier with ample supplies to forge a long-term relationship,” said an …more

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Sun, IBM launch tape encryption technology

Sun Microsystems and IBM are both introducing data tape encryption technology this week, protecting against a security breach that can endanger or embarrass an enterprise. Sun unveiled on Wednesday the StorageTek Crypto-Ready T10000 tape drive (base price: $37,000), which can be set to encrypt data as it records it on the drive. This is one …more

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Rumor: Intel to launch Core 2 Duo T5200 CPU in October

Intel plans to start offering an entry-level Core 2 Duo processor, the T5200, for OEM notebook makers in October, in order to compete with AMD’s entry-level Mobile Turion 64×2 CPUs, according to sources at Taiwan notebook makers. The T5200 CPU, which will pair with Intel’s 945 chipsets, will gradually take over the role currently being …more

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VIA Announces World?s First Carbon Free Processor

VIA Technologies, Inc today announced the VIA C7-D processor for a new breed of PC desktop solutions. The VIA C7-D processor with a maximum power consumption of just 20W at 1.8GHz not only sets the benchmark for performance-per-watt operation, but enables further power savings through the use of smaller power supplies and cooling fans, with …more

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Delisting Notice for Marvell Sent

Marvell Technology on Tuesday said it has received a delisting notice from the Nasdaq Stock Market, as a result of its delay in filing its second-quarter earnings report. The news was not unexpected, given that Marvell announced in August that it would be unable to file its quarterly report on time due to its internal …more

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TiVo Debuts High Definition Digital Media Recorder

After a very long wait, TiVo has announced their HD recorder – the Series 3. Retailing for $799, this box features dual-tuners, THX, CableCARD, and 32 hours of HD programming (300 hours of standard def). One can only hope that these boxes are as “upgradable” as previous TiVos! TiVo Inc., the creator of and a …more

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AMD Announces The AMD Virtual IT Experience

AMD today unveiled the AMD Virtual IT Experience, a revolutionary online event that offers a new way to approach audiences seeking access to information about AMD and its partners. The AMD Virtual IT Experience is an interactive, content-rich venue to help customers quickly locate information, tools and advice to combat IT problems and advance their …more

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ECS takes a leading position in environmental protection

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), a leading motherboard, barebone system and notebook manufacturer, has launched the ?ECS Green Competitive Advantage and Quality Plan? by implementing innovative green product designs, manufacturing processes and component control. Having a Biology degree I’m happy to see companies like ECS trying to become more green friendly. Under this plan, ECS has …more

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