Spansion to sell shares to the public next week

Flash memory maker Spansion, the joint venture between Advanced Micro Devices and Fujitsu, appears set to sell shares to the public next week. If you like buying IPO’s you’re in luck as next week more than a dozen companies are being offered for sale. Spansion is tentatively set to price its initial public offering on …more

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Is Firewire dead?

According to a source at Apple talking to ZDNet it is. I was genuinely surprised when Apple dropped FireWire sync from the iPod nano. So much so that I almost returned mine when I first made the gruesome discovery. I thought for sure that FireWire would live forever in the bigger iPods and that it …more

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AMD stops production of Socket 939 Opterons

Say it ain’t so! The Inquirer is reporting that AMD will stop production of its ever popular socket 939 Opteron chips. Seems to me that when something is selling well, you up production to meet demand, not kill it. Oh well! You can see that the company has stopped production of Sempr0n 2500+, 3100+ and …more

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AMD Gaining on Intel

Is AMD gaining on Intel? Intel thinks so… Of course, consumers have been saying that for quite some time. Intel acknowledged for the first time Thursday that rival Advanced Micro Devices may be gaining market share, and the two companies are locked in “hand to hand combat.” The Mercury News

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Asustek launches Nvidia GeForce Go 7300-powered notebooks

Asustek Computer announced the launch of its 15.4-inch widescreen Intel-based A6Vm and AMD-based A6Km notebook series worldwide on December 7. The company claimed the models are the world’s first notebooks to adopt Nvidia’s latest GeForce Go 7300 graphics processing unit (GPU). ?By adding a GeForce Go 7-series mobile GPU, it’s clear that the ASUS A6Vm …more

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Intel Announces New Transistor Technology Breakthrough

Intel just sent out a press release stating that they have come up with a new, ultra-fast, yet very low power prototype transistor using new materials that could form the basis of its microprocessors and other logic products beginning in the second half of the next decade. Intel also said this find will extend Moore’s …more

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64th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack

Today marks the 64th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor where 2,390 people were killed and another 1,178 were wounded. It seems that after 9/11 many people have seemed to foget what happened on December 7, 1941, which is a shame. Survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor will join sailors, community leaders …more

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South Korea fines Microsoft $32 million

The Korea Fair Trade Commission has fined Microsoft $32 million (33 billion won) for abusing its market dominant position, and ordered the software giant to modify the way it packages its Windows products. Not a huge fine, but these have got to add up over time. According to a statement released Wednesday by the KFTC, …more

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2 Million Virgin Atlantic Frequent-flier miles translate to spaceflight

Richard Branson?s Virgin Atlantic Airways said on Tuesday that it is offering its frequent fliers free trips to space in two and a half years? time. I average nearly 40,000 miles a year on AA alone, so that means in 50 years I can get a free ticket to space if AA would offer such …more

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AMD Shows Off Their 65nm Processor Progress

In papers presented at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in Washington, D.C., IBM and AMD today detailed their progress in bringing new, advanced semiconductor process technologies and materials to the 65 nanometer technology generation. Looks like a bit more than SOI is going to be needed to reach the 65nm package size! The companies …more

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Released With New Pricing

Does your company use customer relationship management software? If you do you might want to take a look at Dynamics CRM 3.0, which was released late Monday. If you are a small company don’t worry because for the first time Microsoft is allowing subscription-style pricing, which will help smaller companies. It also adds marketing management …more

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Microsoft faces lawsuit over Xbox 360 system freezes

The lawsuit, filed on Friday in a federal court in Illinois, seeks unspecified damages and litigation-related expenses, as well as the replacement or recall of Xbox 360 game consoles. If you can’t wait to get yours recalled or fixed we suggest lapping the heatsink or installing some water cooling. That should take care of the …more

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Stealth Rootkits Are Bombarding XP SP2 PC’s

Did you know that more than 20 percent of all malware removed from Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2) systems are stealth rootkits? We suggest that you run your spyware/malware removal utility now after making sure it’s been updated! Clean computing is fun computing. Jason Garms, architect and group program manager in Microsoft’s Anti-Malware Technology …more

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Intel’s move to 45nm will bring 6MB of Cache on Desktop CPU’s

You think 2MB of cache on a CPU is enough? Looks like some Intel roadmaps are talking about 6MB of cache on 45nm CPU’s by 2008. Recent months have proved that Intel’s roadmap can change on short notice, so don’t make any bets on this. ‘Wolfdale’ and ‘Ridgefield’, for example, two dual-core, single-die desktop chips …more

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