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After 100 days, companies count SARS costs

Today marks the 100th day since the World Health Organization (WHO) first alerted the world to the threat of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and companies that do business in China are beginning to count the cost of the disease.

Acer unveils new line of Aspire home PCs

Acer on Wednesday introduced the two latest models of its Aspire home PC line, which are designed to blur the distinction between home computing and home entertainment.

Intel introduces faster Celeron chips

After pushing its low-power Pentium M mobile processor and related Centrino platform for the past several weeks, Intel Monday turned its attention to the low end of its desktop processor lineup, releasing two faster Celeron desktop processors.

Shift to new chip-making technology could take years

Chipmakers around the world are gearing up to begin commercial production of semiconductors using a new technology that promises faster and cheaper chips, but the transition could take years to complete, the chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufactu...

Overclock your PC with a twist of your wrist

Users looking to squeeze a little extra performance out of their Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) or Intel Corp. processor now have an easier way to overclock their CPU (central processing unit) thanks to Elitegroup Computer Systems Co. Ltd. (ECS).

SIS to ship Xabre 2 graphics chip in July

Looking to break into the end-user market for add-in graphics boards, Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SIS) plans to release an upgraded version of its Xabre graphics chip in July, according to a company executive.

Intel's Canterwood, Springdale get early debut

Intel is not expected to officially launch its Canterwood and Springdale chipsets for several weeks yet, but that isn't stopping some motherboard makers from pushing products based on the as-yet-unreleased chipsets at the CeBIT exhibition, which open...

Intel cuts prices on desktop P4s, some Xeons

For the second time in as many months, Intel Corp. Monday reduced the prices for some models of its processor line, with the price of desktop Pentium 4 processors and some Xeon processors being cut by as much as 21 percent.

SIS joins Asustek, Samsung and Rambus for RDRAM push

Taiwanese chip maker Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SIS) has teamed with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Asustek Computer Inc. and Rambus Inc. to help push a next-generation chipset that will support RDRAM (Rambus Dynamic RAM) memory, the company sa...

BenQ to launch Symbian-based smart phone in Q3

Hoping to cash in on expected growth in demand for mobile data services, Taiwanese electronics maker BenQ plans to release in the third quarter a smart phone based on Symbian's operating system.

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