QuoteOn April 17, Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) announced that it has already lined up over 13 motherboard and notebook clients for its 800MHz FSB (front-side bus) Pentium 4 SiS648FX chipset, scheduled to begin volume production by the end of April. It is also planning to later introduce a series of discrete and integrated chipsets – the SiS660FX, SiS655FX and SiS661FX. VIA Technologies will be comparatively slower to reach volume production, despite being the first to obtain technology licensing for the 800MHz FSB (front-side bus) standard. Though VIA’s first 800MHz FSB-supporting chipset, the PT400, is only entering sampling now, the company is expected to be ready for the high season in the second half.
QuoteManufactured on 0.13-micron processing, the new P4-M features a 400MHz FSB (front-side bus) and 512KB L2 cache memory. Adopting the same processing technology, the 2.2GHz and 1.26GHz mobile Celeron processors support only 256KB of L2 cache memory. The 2.2GHz mobile Celeron offers a 400MHz FSB while the 1.26GHz chip features a 133MHz FSB.
QuoteAt $340, the Opteron 240 will likely compete in price against Intel's 2.8GHz Xeon chip for one- and two-processor servers, although it will run at a far lower clock speed. The 2.8GHz Xeon sells for $455 in volume, while the 2.6GHz Xeon sells for $284 in volume quantities. The Opteron 242 and 244, meanwhile, cost more than any of the Xeons for single- or dual-processor workstations and servers. These chips, however, are less expensive than the Xeon chips for four- and eight-processor servers, which start at above $1,000.
QuoteThe chip manufacturer lost $146 million, or 42 cents per share, during the quarter, which ended March 30. Revenue was $715 million. That compares with a loss of $9 million, or 3 cents per share, on revenue of $902 million in the same period a year ago.
QuoteBut once Phoenix--the name of a mythical bird that regenerates from its own ashes every five or six hundred years--headed for prime time, Mozilla.org found that it ran afoul of trademark owner Phoenix Technologies, which markets a browser of its own.
QuoteOne advantage of using carbon nanotube interconnects within integrated circuits is that these interconnects have the ability to conduct very high currents, more than a million amperes of current in a one square centimeter area without any deterioration, which seems to be a problem with today's copper interconnects," said Jun Li, lead scientist of the team at ARC that developed the new process.
QuoteToshiba, for instance, is working on a slate-style tablet design that's about the size of a large postcard, while Intel researchers have put together what they call the "micro tablet," a full-fledged PC that is about the size of two credit cards. Meanwhile, other companies such as Motion Computing are looking in the other direction and aim to bring out tablets with 14-inch screens, two inches larger than the largest ones on the market in the more immediate future.
QuoteMott singled out customer focus, low-cost provision with an eye on controlling expenses and being founder-led. He said both Sam Walton and Michael Dell are "not so much worried about what outsiders say as what's right for their companies".
QuoteAOL on Monday confirmed that it has begun testing a feature that lets subscribers swap video clips over its instant messaging software. The feature, dubbed "record and forward," lets people record video through a Webcam and send the file to another AOL IM user via a peer-to-peer connection. Recipients play back the video as a downloaded file, not as a live stream.
QuoteIntel is set to revise the price of its 400/533MHz FSB (front-side bus)-supporting 3GHz Pentium 4 processor down to US$401 when it introduces its 800MHz FSB-version product. Later next month, when it launches 800MHz FSB 2.8 and 2.6GHz processors, Intel will also lower prices of the respective 533MHz versions to US$262 and US$193.
AMD is planning to cut prices on its Athlon XP processors, ranging from the Athlon XP 2000+ to Athlon XP 3000+, at the same time it introduces its new 64-bit K8-core Opteron processors on April 22, according to local distributors. The greatest price cut is expected to be seen in the Athlon XP 3000+, exceeding 30%.
Quote"The thermally optimized micro-architecture of the Intel Pentium M processor allows us to design highly dense mobile infrastructure solutions with the maximum processing performance per square foot." said Ari Virtanen, vice president of Nokia's Network Platforms unit, in a statement.
QuoteThe possibility of a problem with the 3GHz Pentium 4, discovered at the last minute, forced the company to delay the chip late Sunday. During tests, Intel found "anomalies" with the new chips and decided not to deliver any more of them to PC manufacturers.
QuoteLittle did they know that their pet project, a humble application named Mosaic, would fundamentally change everyday life. While Web browsers with graphical interfaces had traded hands among academics years earlier, Mosaic was the first to be widely adopted and introduce the masses to the Internet.
QuoteBut the 875P will also be known for what it does not include. The chipset is Intel's first offering in about six months for high-end PCs that does not include Rambus RDRAM. Instead, the 875P includes dual-channel support for 400MHz double data rate SDRAM, or DDR400.
QuoteMySQL CEO Marten Mickos acknowledged that it would take time for big businesses to embrace MySQL in a major way. He predicted that open-source database software will eventually reach a tipping point in terms of adoption by big business, much the same way Linux did. A few years ago, Linux use was primarily an underground software movement taking place behind the backs of company executives. Now, it's a major player in the operating system market, embraced by companies ranging from Oracle to IBM to Intel.
QuoteThe bill, sponsored by Montana Republican Sen. Conrad Burns and Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden, takes aim at a popular spam tactic by requiring Internet marketers to provide legitimate return addresses on their messages. Spammers often hide behind false return addresses to avoid the ire of their targets and to slip through filtering software.
QuoteNetGear's revenue last year increased by 23 percent to $237 million, compared with the previous year. And the company posted a net profit of $8.1 million last year, compared with a net loss of $19.5 million a year earlier.
Quote"This is a big psychological benefit to have the seal of approval from a major game company," Maher said. "I don't see this as a big thing that sweeps through the industry and each of the graphics chipmakers has their pet game developers. But Nvidia has been working on this deal for a long time, and it's really important to them."
QuoteMySQL is aiming for speedier development cycles than most database companies. The company is currently focusing on two products: MySQL versions 4.1 and 5.0. It released the binaries of 4.1 this week and plans to unveil a final version in about eight months. A final version 5.0 should be available about six months after that.
QuoteSqueezing more memory into tight spaces is crucial the the success of the flash-memory industry. Demand for flash memory, used to store data and code in cell phones and other consumer devices, is growing dramatically. The amount of flash in some phones has more than doubled within a year. Shrinking the size of chips, however, is getting harder. Clever packaging effectively allows semiconductor manufacturers to accommodate the demand for memory without putting too much stress on their manufacturing plants.