DRAM makers slashing DDR2 prices to clear out inventory

In an attempt to stimulate demand and clear out inventory, several DRAM makers have slashed the spot prices for their 512Mbit DDR2 eTT parts to a new low, according to sources. Analysts hold the viewpoint that DDR2 prices will continue to fall in the near future, as DRAM buyers will be cautious in buying parts …more

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Cisco goes for video

Networking company giant Cisco Systems may soon have in its clutches something we use in our home for our viewing pleasure: Cable TV. Cisco has bought Scientific-Atlantic, a maker of cable TV equipment, in a shift from business technologies in the networking field to technology used in our homes. This is a good shift in …more

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What’s in a name? For town of DISH, free TV

Here’s a crazy bit of news coming out of Texas: they renamed one their towns Dish in order to receive free Dish TV. Formerly Clark, Texas, Dish will be getting free equipment and service in their town for the next 10 years, as the whole name change was apparently for a bit of advertisement. What …more

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VIA starts shipping PCIe-enabled P4 and K8 chipsets

After seeing chipsets like the NForce4 and the Intel 9xx series (all of which support PCI-Express), VIA is finally jumping on the bandwagon with their offering, the P4M900. VIA Technologies has begun shipments of its PCIe-enabled integrated chipsets supporting Pentium 4 and K8 platforms this quarter, albeit in small volumes, according to company sources. The …more

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Why Intel won’t benchmark Paxville

The Inq. is reporting that AMD has sent out a press release on why AMD Intel has declined their dual-core challange. Pretty funny way to get your day started! Top 10 Reasons Intel will not Participate in the Dual-Core Duel 10. Tried to follow their own roadmap to get to the duel 9. Decided to …more

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Google shares top $400 threshold with ease

When shares of GOOG were first launched I remember people upset with the pricing. Looking back now how wrong could they have been! Google shares are currently at $402.89 just 15 months after the firm’s $85 a share flotation. Google shares closed up $5.30, or 1.3%, at $403.45, giving the firm a higher market value …more

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Chinese Internet users prefer IM to e-mail

Over in China it seems that internet users prefer instant messaging to e-mail, and they are relying on the Internet more frequently than before to contact others who have the same professions, hobbies and political interests. Sounds like the norm to me! “I think Chinese people prefer instant contact. Very few Chinese use answering machines …more

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Infineon Tech Losing Memory Division

Infineon Technologies is betting that the parts are more valuable than the sum with a plan to separate its memory division from the rest of the company. Infineon joins Advanced Micro Devices, which has filed IPO registration documents for Spansion, its memory subsidiary that is a joint venture with Fujitsu. Other companies have sold their …more

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Intel 65nm Yonah names revised

Revisions to Intel?s naming convention for its upcoming 65nm Yonah processor line have recently been revealed, according to motherboard makers.Looks more confusing if you ask me! All 65nm Yonah CPU lines will be designated by one letter followed by four numbers, the makers said. The four numbers following the ?E,? ?T,? ?L,? and ?U? TDP …more

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U.S. reaches Net detente with U.N.

Remaining the primary guarantor of the Internet, the US has managed to keep the UN from gaining regulatory powers over this form of free-media. Though the Internet should be an international undertaking, it’s good in a way this control is maintained, due to how information is disseminated over the Net (read: freely). However, a compromise …more

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4 Cores In 2007 We’ll Go

In an obvious response to Intel’s future ambitions to get a quad-core processor solution out on the market by 2007, AMD is planning much the same with their Opteron line of processors. With plans to support DDR3, it will definitely be a good match for servers and high-end enthusiast solutions alike. The new processor will …more

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Samsung introduces 2MB smart card IC

Samsung is stirring about a little competition in the smart card market with their newest 2 MB IC, something that will be implemented soon in 3G handsets and provide for more memory in 3G handsets for the important things: gaming, directory services, and Internet services. Samsung Electronics announced the introduction of its 2MB flash memory-embedded …more

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Intel’s ‘Presler’ 65nm dual-core chip ‘unstable’

Digitimes is reporting that motherboard makers are having stability issues on the upcoming Intel Presler processor. If this is true this is another blow to a rough year for Intel’s desktop division. Sampling Intel?s 65nm dual-core Presler processors has revealed some stability problems, according to unspecified motherboard makers, adding that the problematic CPUs include the …more

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AMD Shows Emerald Cluster Featuring 576 Opteron Cores

AMD today unveiled its Emerald cluster installation. The AMD Developer Center’s Emerald is its newest and largest system, as well as its first publicly-available cluster based entirely on Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) processors with Direct Connect Architecture. AMD is offering use of Emerald to industry partners, developers, customers and end users as a cutting-edge, multi-core test …more

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