Profits drop at PC giant Dell

Dell stocks too a small hit just before the weekend, but it looks like they knew it was coming and was a trade off for tax breaks next year. “Computer industry bellwether Dell has reported an 11% drop in quarterly profit because of a one-off tax charge. Net income in the three months to 28 …more

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Only “good” Pentium 4s have EM64T enabled

“ ONLY THE CYNICAL survive. Long after they are supposed to, probably. Intel has told everyone on the record now that it will soon switch all of its desktop processors over to support for 64-32 extensions – or iAMD64 as we dub it. How will it do this? Well, the engineers at a fab will throw …more

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AMD FX57 coming soon?

“ OVER here you will find a guide to the Athlon 64 guide, probably one of the most complete. Mentionned over therer is the forthcoming but still unannounced FX 57. A very complete handbook which can be translated using Google. “ The Inquirer

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Macromedia and Nokia to bring Flash to phones

Get ready to start seeing compelling Flash content for mobile devices from here on out! “Macromedia and Nokia announced an agreement to integrate Macromedia Flash technology into Nokia’s Series 60 Platform for mobile devices, including smart phones. The partnership hopes to foster development work to create Flash content and applications for mobile phones. There are …more

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Samsung TCCD IC’s — Still Making News!

Seems like The INQ published an update to their Samsung TCCD article and try to claim our information is all wrong.  The only thing our article states is that there is nothing to freak out about. The Samsung TCCD supply is going to last months even if they stopped 100% of their production today.  The …more

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Winbond and ProMOS pursue capacity expansion amid industry downturn

It should be interesting to see what IC’s these two companies will be producing in the future.  Hopefully something good for enthusiasts!  IC’s like the BH-5′s or TCCD’s wouldn’t hurt on the DDR2 side of things! “Despite most observers forecasting an industry downturn in 2005, both Winbond Electronics and ProMOS Technologies recently secured bank loans …more

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ULi to unveil PCIe-enabled northbridge with K8 support in February

“ULi Electronics plans to unveil its first PCIe-enabled northbridge chip, the M1695, for the Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) K8 platform by the end of this month, according to company sources. The new chip joins ULi?s M1573 southbridge to provide a complete PCIe-enabled chipset. The M1695, which is comparable to the SiS756 chipset from Silicon Integrated …more

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Intel standard cooler not really good enough

“ IT’S BEEN A a little while since we first saw Intel’s 775 Pentium 4 stock cooler. As you know, as soon as Intel launched the LGA775 socket, cooling manufacturers had to come up with some new ideas. The final shipping cooler is mounted on four holes in the motherboard, and the cooler works using a …more

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2MB L2 caches in store for Opteron?

“ THE GUYS over at Siliconinvestor.com have an eye for anything AMDish, particularly so because they track stock like we run out of stockings. And so to this German page at the forums of Deluxxpc.de, here, which lists all sorts of Athlerons on the way, with different sockets, cache sizes, wattage and the like. Yes, an …more

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Abit USA announces 2004 results

Abit Computer Corporation (USA), a manufacturer of PC motherboards and graphics cards, has announced strong sales growth in the US market in 2004.  Things are really looking up lately for ABIT.  The stock price was nearing just one dollar even per share and has already bounced back to $2.84 a share today on the stock …more

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Getting to grips with Sony’s PSP

The Sony PSP is catching some news headlines today.  I didn’t know that it would have an 8 person multi-player mode that operates via wi-fi!  Looks more and more interesting every time I look at it! “In just over four years since the PS2 was launched, the technology that went in to that version of …more

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Here’s a shout out to our Chinese friends in wishing them all a very Happy New Year! Today marks the year of the Rooster! For information on the Chinese New Year, check out some of these links off Google’s News search engine! “” None

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Nforce 5, C19 to arrive in April

While everyone is referring to it as NForce 5, we have it on good authority that this isn’t the case. Expect some sort of NForce 4 nomiclature “ AT LEAST some Nforce 5 motherboards should be available in April. We looked at some secret plans and mysteriously saw C19 based motherboard scheduled for April. This board, …more

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Hewlett-Packard Dismisses Fiorina

“Hewlett-Packard announced Wednesday that its board of directors has dismissed Carly Fiorina as the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. Fiorina, who has been HP’s CEO for the past six years, is to be replaced on an interim basis by HP’s current chief financial officer, Robert P. Wayman, the company says in a statement. Wayman, …more

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