Rumor: Intel might sell memory chip unit

It is rumored that Intel has separated their memory and processor production, which is making some industry analysts believe that Intel might spin something off. Since Intel isn’t going to spin off their processor line anytime soon some are thinking that they might kick the memory portion of the blue chip giant. Intel Corp., the …more

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Microsoft Xbox 360 HD DVD Player Due for Holidays

Microsoft Corp. will release an HD DVD player for its Xbox 360 video game machine in time for the 2006 holiday season and will have 10 million of its next-generation consoles to market before its rivals debut their new systems Microsoft got a head start when it released the Xbox 360 in November. Rivals Sony …more

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Dell Price Cuts Helping Only So Much

Is Dell fighting yesterday’s war? That’s one possibility that weighed on the shares of the world’s No. 1 PC vendor in the wake of its announcement Monday that its first-quarter financial results would once again come up short. Faced with slowing demand and increased competition, Dell unsheathed its most trusted weapon in the first quarter: …more

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The $499 Sony PlayStation Leaves People Shocked At E3 2006

Aiming to hang on to the hard-core gamers who have propelled Sony to the top of the $25 billion video game industry, the company gave tantalizing demonstrations of the games planned for its upcoming PlayStation 3 on Monday as the industry’s biggest trade show started in Los Angeles. Sony’s announcement Monday kicked off the Electronic …more

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Nvidia to launch nForce 500 chipsets May 23rd

According to a DailyTech report, Nvidia recently told its partners the nForce 550, 570, 570 SLI and 590 SLI will ship supporting AMD’s upcoming Socket AM2 interconnect and, separately, Intel’s Core 2 Duo desktop processor line aka ‘Conroe’. nForce 590 will be the highest performance NVIDIA chipset for AMD AM2 and Intel Socket 775. The …more

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AOpen reduces capital 40%

AOpen plans to downsize its capital by 40% to NT$1.56 billion (US$50 million) in an attempt to overcome huge losses from its ODD manufacturing business and improve its financial structure, according to the company in a May 8 filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). I didn’t even know that AOpen was hurting! Although AOpen …more

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Study Shows Online gamblers doubled in 2005

The number of Americans who gambled online doubled to about 4 percent of the population last year, as people were lured by its convenience, an industry group report released on Monday said. The survey was part of a broader study by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The gaming revenue reflects strong growth from companies like …more

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More Bad Dell News — Dell Will Undershoot Wall Streets Expectations

With PC sales slowing, Dell will undershoot Wall Street’s bottom-line expectations by 5 cents a share, the company warned investors after Monday’s closing bell. This week has started out rough for the PC giant! Dell said that it now expects to earn about 33 cents in the first quarter on revenue of about $14.2 billion; …more

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Discrimination Class Action Suit Filed Against Dell Financial Services

Thomas K. Equels, Managing Shareholder of the Holtzman Equels law firm, and attorney Benjamin R. Alvarez filed a class action on behalf of Miami resident Juan C. Arteaga against Dell Financial Services, LP. in United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Case #06-21123). The complaint alleges the organization, a joint venture between …more

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Samsung to invest $313 mln in new chip lines

Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest memory chip maker, said on Monday it would spend 290.9 billion won ($312.6 million) on new chip lines to boost its non-memory production. Interesting to see a memory company investing in non-memory technology when memory has been so hot lately! Non-memory, or system LSI, chips represent a relatively small portion …more

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Intel Says Core 2 Duo Will Replace the Pentium 4 Line

Intel Corp. on Monday plans to unveil a single brand name for a new generation of chips for laptop PCs and desktop machines, calling them the Core 2 Duo. Looks like the Extreme Edition is a thing of the past and Core 2 Extreme is the gaming processor for everyone to envy. Core 2 Duo …more

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Patent suggests Apple had a plan for mobile phone

The smoldering rumor that Apple could someday unveil a mobile phone has been re-ignited. On Thursday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office made public a December 2004 patent application by Apple describing a hypothetical wireless mobile device, as well as how a person could use such a device to mark media items — video, ring …more

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ATI Sued over HDCP Claims in American Class Action Suit

A class action lawsuit has filed alleging that ATI Technologies’ graphics cards don’t support HDCP although ATI claims they do. Not good news for ATI, their investors, or the consumers who bought the cards. filing made by Stanley Batsalkin and Kenny Vargas on behalf of themselves and others in a San Jose district court alleges …more

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Rumor: Kingston in talks with Samsung on NAND flash partnership

Kingston will strengthen its ties with Samsung Electronics on NAND flash in order to diversify its supply source from long-serving supplier Toshiba, according to sources. This is some interesting news, if it proves to be true! Kingston has been securing NAND flash from Toshiba because of cost benefits. Toshiba is the leading chipmaker that produces …more

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