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NEC partnership opens door to Japan for TSMC

Contract chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (TSMC) strengthened its foothold in Japan on Wednesday, striking a deal with NEC Corp. under which the Japanese electronics giant will optimize designs of some of its chips for produ...

Nokia joins rivals for wireless gaming standard

Nokia Corp. has joined L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co., Motorola Inc. and Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group in an effort to develop a wireless gaming standard. On Tuesday, the companies announced the establishment of the Mobile Games Int...

Rambus chips to exceed 1GHz, executive says

Rambus unveiled its updated product road map for RDRAM (Rambus dynamic random access memory) on Wednesday, saying the company plans to take the computer memory chips beyond existing frequencies of 800MHz to 1GHz and faster.

Few vendors show ATI-based graphics boards

ATI Technologies Inc. used to be the only company that made graphics boards using its line of graphics chips. But faced with a shrinking share of the graphics-chip market and growing competition from rival chip maker NVidia Corp., the company recentl...

Computex: Intel demos Tualatin-based notebook

Intel demonstrated a notebook PC based on a 1.16GHz Tualatin microprocessor on Monday. Scheduled to ship during the third quarter this year, Tualatin is the code name for a low-power version of the Mobile Pentium 3 processor to be produced using a 0....

Computex: NVidia takes wraps off integrated chipset

NVidia Monday demonstrated an integrated graphics chipset that includes audio technology originally developed for Microsoft's Xbox game console. The chipset was demonstrated at the Computex exhibition being held here in Taipei this week.

Intel demonstrates 2GHz Pentium 4

Intel officials turned up further pressure on rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) by demonstrating a 2GHz version of the Pentium 4 at the Intel Developer Forum held in Taipei. AMD's fastest processor currently available is the 1.33GHz Athlon launched ...

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