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Researchers develop 100G-byte optical disc

A team of researchers at Taipei's National Taiwan University (NTU) have developed a prototype rewritable optical disc that can store 100G bytes of information and is compatible with existing CD and DVD technology. The new disc offers far more storage...

Report: Microsoft to launch online gaming service

In a bid to boost sales of its Xbox game console, Microsoft will announce on Monday plans to invest more than US$1 billion [B] to create an online video-game service, according to a report by The New York Times.

The PC needs improvement, Microsoft exec says

In a presentation that would have been familiar to any user that has grumbled about their Windows-based computer, a Microsoft executive called on Taiwanese hardware manufacturers to help address a long list of PC shortcomings, saying improvements to ...

Second-quarter revenue looks flat, Intel CEO says

The PC industry is not going to see a sequential increase in revenue during the current quarter, as corporate spending on IT infrastructure remains weak, according to Intel Corp.'s chief executive officer.

AMD licenses 64-bit chip design from MIPS

Expanding its future chip offerings for handheld computers and other non-PC devices, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has signed an agreement to license a 64-bit microprocessor design from MIPS Technologies Inc., the companies announced Monday.

IDF - Intel to ship new mobile processor in Q1

Intel Corp. recently produced the first silicon for its upcoming line of Banias processors for mobile computers and expects the chip to begin shipping during the first quarter of 2003, according to Anand Chandrasekher, vice president and general mana...

Mobile AMD Athlon XP to hit streets in May

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) today announced that the first laptops based on its mobile Athlon XP processor will begin shipping early next month in Europe and Japan. However, the company did not say when notebooks based on the new chip would be avail...

AMD launches low-power processor for handhelds

Breaking into the market for processors used in handlheld computing devices, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has begun sampling its Alchemy Au1100 processor, a low-power chip designed to be used in mobile and handheld devices.

TSMC helps develop next-generation memory technology

In a move that may lead to the development of cheaper memory that is able to store data without power, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) has entered into an agreement to jointly research and develop magnetic RAM (MRAM) technology wit...

Infineon in capacity deal with Taiwanese DRAM makers

With the price of some memory chips having increased in recent months, German memory-chip maker Infineon Technologies has boosted its access to production capacity for DRAM (dynamic RAM) chips in deals struck with two Taiwanese memory makers.

AMD to start shipping 0.13-micron chips this month

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is ready to start shipping Athlon processors, code-named Thoroughbred, made using a 0.13-micron process to customers later this month, the Sunnyvale, California-based company announced at the CeBIT trade show in Hanover, G...

Infineon in capacity deal with Taiwanese DRAM makers

With the price of some memory chips having increased in recent months, German memory-chip maker Infineon Technologies AG has boosted its access to production capacity for DRAM (dynamic RAM) chips in deals struck with two Taiwanese memory makers.

Sony Ericsson brings cameras, games to handset line

As operators and handset makers alike look to broaden the range of mobile devices on offer, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB officials Tuesday pulled the wraps off three mobile-phone models that offer a slew of multimedia capabilities and are s...

Java brings mobile gaming to Sony Ericsson phones

In a move intended to smooth the deployment of online gaming services, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB has signed a licensing and cooperation agreement with Sun Microsystems for Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) technology, Sony Ericsson announced T...

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