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AMD To Sample 90nm CPUs In Q2 2004

AMD is scheduled to deliver chip samples using a 90nm manufacturing process on 8-inch wafers in the second quarter of next year. The chip samples will be cranked out from AMD’s Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany. The fab, which uses a 0.13-micron process, will migrate to 90nm in the second

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MemoryNews

Corsair TwinX1024-4400 DDR550 SDRAM

Corsair Memory today announced the worlds first XMS4400 products. The two new parts, TwinX1024-4400 and CMX512-4400, will begin shipping immediately. Based on 550MHz DDR technology, Corsairs new XMS4400 parts deliver extreme memory performance when used with the Asus P4C800E and other hyper-overclockable 875P-based dual channel DDR motherboards. Corsair designed these

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PLANET Hot Spot Wireless Subscriber Gateway

PLANET today unveiled WSG-401 Hot Spot Wireless Subscriber Gateway. With "any IP plug and play technology", PLANET WSG-401 is the perfect solution for setting up Hot Spot Internet service applications. Via built-in billing mechanism and receipt printing capabilities, WSG-401 can easily provide Internet access of businesses and deliver perfect PWLAN

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Intel Itanium 2 Solution Challenge

With its Intel® Itanium® 2 processor boasting record-setting performance, several operating systems and the availability of 1,000 applications, Intel Corporation is challenging companies to compare Intel Itanium 2-based servers head-to-head against proprietary systems during a free trial period that is part of a new "try-and-buy" program. Called "The Intel Itanium

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palmOne and Handango Extend Worldwide Alliance

palmOne, Inc. and Handango have announced the extension of their worldwide, multiyear strategic alliance. The new agreement builds on the foundation of two years of successful collaboration with aggressive new initiatives expanding the palmOne Software Connection into Asia Pacific markets and raising customer awareness of software for palmOne handhelds and

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CPL On NVIDIA GeForce FX Cards

NVIDIA has renewed and expanded its sponsorship of the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL), the world’s largest professional gaming league, to include support for all CPL tournaments and events held in North America, Europe and Asia, including two new “Super Bowl” style events slated for 2004. As a worldwide sponsor, NVIDIA

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AMD Future High-Speed Transistors

AMD provided additional details on its next-generation, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) transistor design for use in microprocessors. AMD's transistor design uses three gates and is geared for the 45-nm node, although the circuit can be scaled down to 20-nm and below. The transistor is not dependent upon the use of high-k gate

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VIA PT890 PCI Express Chipset In Jan

VIA will begin sampling the PT890, an 800MHz FSB Pentium 4 chipset supporting dual-channel DDR400 DDRII and PCI Express, next month. Motherboards using the PT890 chipset are expected to be exhibited at CeBIT in March. VIA hopes to overtake SiS in the P4 chipset market before the second quarter of

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Vantec Spectrum Fan Card & Mouse Pad

Vantec is going to release Spectrum Fan Card & Mouse Pad in January, 2004. Spectrum UV LED Fan Card w/Adjustable Fan Control(Blue) MSRP: $ 18.99. Spectrum mouse pad with blue cold cathode light (Blue) MSRP: $ 24.99   (more…)

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Mobo & Graphics Cards Shipments In Nov

With shipments for the upcoming Christmas holidays reaching their end, major Taiwanese motherboard companies sustained an average of 10-15% month-on-month decline in November shipments, compared to 12% in the same period of last year. Asustek which was more seriously hit by falling sales in Europe, reportedly endured about a 20%

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IBM Demos Silicon-On-Polymer Method

IBM has created a non-volatile memory using the self-assembly of polymer molecules. In addition, the engineers have demonstrated the compatibility of this nanometer scale activity with conventional sub-micrometer scale semiconductor processing. The engineers used the self-organizing tendency of certain types of polymer molecules to pattern critical device features that are

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Micron Shipping DDR2 SDRAM

Micron has begun producing large numbers of DDR2 chips, a new generation of memory for computers and is now assembling DDR2 chips into memory modules. It has been shipping those modules in sizes up to 4GB to chipmaker Intel and several PC makers. The improved performance it offers is expected

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Microsoft to Start Charging for FAT

Microsoft will soon be charging manufacturers of flash memory card devices and those which use them US$ 0.25 per unit or up to US$ 250,000 to use the FAT filesystem. This is a very interesting move as all along, Microsoft has never signalled any intention to charge the industry for

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BarebonesNews

MSI Mega 180 Barebone System

MSI will begin selling the Mega 180, a mini-barebone system supporting the AMD Athlon XP processor, in January. The Mega 180 is a combination of PC, stereo, MP3 player and DVD/VCD player. In addition to an AMD Athlon XP processor, the Mega 180 features an Nvidia nForce 2 integrated chipset,

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FIC P4-800T Board

FIC introduces one of the newest in its long line of ingenious and quality motherboards – the P4-800T. A full featured, ATX form factor motherboard, the P4-800T is based on the VIA PT800 chipset. The VIA PT800 supports the new generation of Intel Pentium 4 processors and provides the highest

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Chipset Makers Nov Revenues Drop

VIA monthly revenues continued to fall sequentially, hurt by a low ASP for its PT880 dual-channel Pentium 4 chipset that resulted from a late introduction to the market. SiSposted NT$ 1.416 billion in revenues last month, down 9.5% on-month. Revenues for the first 11 months of 2003 came to NT$

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Intel Q4 Revenue Report

Buoyed by the holiday season's strong demand, Intel narrowed its fourth-quarter revenue estimate toward the high end of its previous forecast. But the semiconductor giant also warned of a $ 600 million charge. Intel expects revenue to be between $ 8.5 billion and $ 8.7 billion. In October, the company

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Intel Centrino 2004 Roadmap

  Q1 '04 Q2 '04 Q3 '04 Q4 '04 Platform Centrino Centrino (Sonoma) Processor Dothan 1.6A/1.7A/1.8Ghz Dothan-LV 1.3Ghz Dothan-ULV 1AGhz - Dothan 2Ghz Dothan-LV 1.4Ghz Dothan-ULV 1.1Ghz Dothan 1.6B/1.73/1.87/2A/2.13Ghz Dothan-LV 1.4Ghz+ Dothan-ULV 1.1Ghz+ Chipsets Montara-GT : 533/400Mhz FSB, DDR333, Portora Gfx core, ICH4-MMontara-GM+ (855GME) : 400Mhz FSB, DDR333, Portora Gfx

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Intel Shipping 800Mhz ULV Celeron (Banias)

Intel has quietly made available the first member of what next year will become a new generation of mobile Celeron processors. The chipmaker has begun shipping a new 800MHz "ultra low voltage" Celeron chip to tablet PC manufacturers such as Motion Computing. It makes sense for Intel to release the

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