AMD preps ‘Pacifica’ push

AMD sees 2006 as the year for Pacifica!  For those that don’t know Pacifica is designed to enhance 64-bit client and server virtualization technologies for x86-based servers, workstations, desktops and mobile computers. AMD would focus next year on adopting its Pacifica virtualization technology for its dual-core processors. Pacifica enables a microprocessor-based machine to run multiple …more

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Nokia and Intel push to get WiMAX out this year

Mobile phone and network company Nokia and chip giant Intel said on Friday they would step up their efforts and collaboration to make WiMAX a new standard in mobile broadband Internet access. Intel has been the driving force behind WiMAX, touting it as the long-distance broadband Internet sibling of Wi-Fi which it turned into a …more

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Longhorn improves graphics by 55%

Longhorn It’s a new operating system that will replace various Windows XP modifications approximately in 2006. Unlike Windows XP and Windows 2000, based on different versions of the same kernel and having almost identical driver models, Longhorn promises considerable changes not only in its interface and API, but also in the heart of hearts of …more

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Do Google Ads Help Fund Spyware?

A security researcher says Google’s search-based ads play a part in browser toolbars that violate the company’s stand against spyware and questionable download practices. Very interesting read for all you Google users that hate spam. With the IBIS WebSearch Toolbar, Edelman examined the ads that appear when a user enters a search query in the …more

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Taiwan DRAM makers may flood spot market with DDR2

DRAM makers in Taiwan plan to accelerate the market?s migration to DDR2 by shipping all of their 50-60 million DDR2-667 chip inventory to the spot market in the third quarter in an attempt to drive down DDR2 spot prices below DDR prices, sources with the makers said yesterday. The makers hope that the low prices …more

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Windows to be sold without Media Player

Microsoft is about to start selling copies of Windows XP without Media Player — a result of the antitrust agreement between Microsoft and the EU. The name? A somewhat uninspiring “Windows XP Home Edition N” (or Professional, depending on the version). These products will be made available to computer manufacturers on June 15 in English, …more

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Seagate Goes Perpendicular With New Drives

Looks like Seagate is going to be the first to market with a new hard drive that records data perpendicular — meaning that the bits of data actually stand on end, instead of lying flat on the recording surface like current drives. 160GB notebook drives anyone? Perpendicular recording is the next phase of drive storage, …more

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ULi single-chip AMD Chipset M1697 may come in July

AMD K8 users should have another chipset to pick from next month. ULi has been going full steam ahead and at a time when VIA is suffering ULi is gaining ground. ULi Electronics expects to begin volume production of its M1697 single-chip solution, which supports all Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) K8 processors, as early as …more

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Kingston HyperX Winbond BH5 auctioned off

This week Kingston Technologies will be auctioning the 3rd of 5 kits of KHX3200 memory built with Winbond BH5 memory IC’s.  Proceeds from auction are going to Community Service Programs, Inc. (CSP) is comprised of six model programs assisting over 80,000 persons a year, including abused children, victims of crime, struggling families, acting out adolescents, and …more

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Intel Dempsey cores to clock at 3.80GHz

The Inq has some details posted on the upcoming Dempsey core this morning.  Seems as if the Xeon is getting a 1066FSB and 3.8GHz of 65nm dual core power. Chip firm Intel anticipates that when Dempsey is released in the first quarter of the next year, the Xeon will have a front side bus of …more

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Rambus files memory suit against Samsung

Intellectual property rights are a hot topic in court rooms lately and for good reason.  Late today Rambus has ADDED Samsung to their memory technology lawsuit & terminated a license agreement with them.  Big news for those in the memory industry, as these two heavy weights prepare to do battle in future months.  SAN JOSE, …more

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New breakthroughs in IC physical design!!!!

Magma Design Automation, Apache Design Solutions, and Sierra Design Automation are pitching new IC physical design technology in advance of next week’s Design Automation Conference.  This is big news because it is the first time that a next-generation IC can have a physical-verification completed.  This means that work on next-gen IC’s can advance quicker now.  …more

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Office Goes XML

Office Goes XML

Get ready to say goodbye to .doc and hello to XML. The next version of Microsoft Office, due in the second half of 2006, will save files in the Extensible Markup Language by default. The new format will make files smaller, more effectively prevent corruption, and make it easier for files to share data, Microsoft …more

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50% of AMD’s HSF’s will use heatpipes in 2H 2005

Heat sinks that are used to cool your have not changed much the past few years, but that is about to change later this year.  AMD has been slowly moving over to using HSF’s that utilize heat-pipes to better channel heat away from the processor.  Digitimes is reporting that 50% of the cooling solutions that …more

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