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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SanDisk Introduces 4GB miniSDHC Flash Card for Mobile Phones

SanDisk Corporation today announced a 4-gigabyte 1 miniSD High Capacity (SDHC?) flash card at the CTIA Wireless Show, where the company is exhibiting in Booth #1147. The 4GB SanDisk miniSDHC card will be able to provide the fast speed and large capacity required to support increasingly popular but storage-intensive applications such as digital imaging, music …more

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Mushkin Announces 2GB EM2-4200 CL4 Memory Modules

Mushkin Enhanced today announced the addition of the 2GB EM2-4200 memory module, as well as the corresponding 4GB dual kit into the Enhanced Performance line. if you are looking for a PC2-4200 memory kit be sure to check it out. With most manufacturers? production facilities now completely focused on DDR2, the industry has officially made …more

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Canon says to recall copiers that can catch fire

Japan’s Canon Inc. said on Tuesday it would recall more than 140,000 personal copiers because they could produce smoke or catch fire, costing the office equipment maker about 200 million yen ($1.7 million). The company said in a statement it would inspect and replace three compact personal copier models made in Japan between 1987 and …more

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AOL to offer insurance to subscribers

Free insurance coverage for identity theft and computer damage is among the premium security offerings AOL is making available to its dwindling base of paying subscribers. The move, which AOL said it would announce to its members Tuesday, follows last month’s decision to give away AOL.com e-mail accounts, software and other features once reserved for …more

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OCZ Announces PC2-6400 Platinum DFI Special Memory – 1T CMD

OCZ Technology Group today announced the PC2-6400 Platinum DFI Special Edition, a new series of modules optimized for 1T memory command rate on the new DFI NF590 SLI-M2R motherboard. With the aim of delivering enthusiasts a different method of attaining high-speed performance results, OCZ developed the industry?s first dedicated 1T DDR2 module for AMD AM2 …more

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EC takes over German antitrust inquiry into Intel

Regulators with the European Commission have taken over a German Intel antitrust investigation involving allegations the chip giant pressured a major electronics retailer to forgo using processors from competitor Advanced Micro Devices. This case has been going on for some time and it seems to just keep on going. Germany’s antitrust agency, Bundeskartellamt, received an …more

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