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AMD lowers Q2 sales forecast ... again

For the second time in two months, chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has cut its sales forecast for the second quarter, which ended on June 30. The company now expects to report second-quarter sales of around US$600 million, down from its ...

TSMC breakthrough shrinks transistors 10-fold

Contract-chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) Wednesday announced it has produced a working device that incorporates a new transistor type which will allow the company to produce transistors that are 10 times smaller than the...

Motorola on course to ship MRAM samples in 2003

Motorola is on track to ship sample MRAM (Magnetic RAM) chips next year, with commercial production of the next-generation non-volatile memory chips slated to begin in 2004, the company said Monday.

Bag-toting buyers find nothing new

The Computex Taipei 2002 exhibition is over. And for another year, the Taipei World Trade Center exhibition halls will be quiet, without the crowds of bag-toting hardware buyers and jet-lagged tech journalists who prowl the show floor each year in se...

AMD to let Thoroughbred loose on June 10

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is planning to revamp its line of Athlon XP desktop processors, including the company's fastest desktop processor to date, with the launch of its 0.13-micron Thoroughbred core on Monday, June 10, sources inside the company...

Benq shows off prototype LCD TVs

Benq Corp. is gearing up for entry into the LCD (liquid crystal display) TV market later this year, displaying two prototype TV sets at the Computex Taipei 2002 exhibition.

Motherboard maker hints at Hammer speed

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and its hardware partners are taking advantage of the Computex Taipei 2002 exhibition to show off motherboard and chipset support for AMD's upcoming Hammer family of 64-bit processors, with at least one motherboard m...

Via gets C3 processor to 1GHz

Via Technologies Inc. has launched a 1GHz version of its C3 processor, unveiling the chip at the Computex Taipei 2002 exhibition.

Acer expects modest start to Tablet PC sales

At the Comdex exhibition in Las Vegas last November, Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates made the prediction that Tablet PCs would become the most popular computing form factor within five years. While Gates' prediction m...

Acer launches Pocket PC as Palm OS falls short

Acer Inc. took the wraps off two PDAs (personal digital assistants) based on Microsoft Corp.'s Pocket PC 2002 software at the Computex 2002 exhibition here Monday, including one model that offers integrated wireless LAN support.

Acer adds TV capability to new Aspire PCs

Showcasing its efforts to bring entertainment capabilities to the home PC, Acer Inc. plans to display the latest additions to its Aspire line of PCs, which offer the ability to receive and record TV shows, at the Computex 2002 exhibition to be held h...

Concerns raised about AMD's Opteron demo

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will demonstrate a four-way server based on its 64-bit Opteron processor at the Computex 2002 exhibition here on June 3. However, there appears to be some question about the performance of the Opteron chips to be used in ...

Via launches P4 chipset with 533MHz bus support

Via Technologies launched its Apollo P4X266E chipset for Intel's Pentium 4 processor on Wednesday. The chipset offers support for both the 533MHz and 400MHz front-side bus used by the newest members of the Pentium 4 family, as well as support for Cel...

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