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Intel rolls out 'Woodcrest' chip

As it seeks to fend off competitive threats from Advanced Micro Devices, chip maker Intel Monday released its dual-core Xeon processor, code-named 'Woodcrest,' the first based on its new Core microarchitecture.

AMD to open US chip fab

Advanced Micro Devices will open a US$3.2 billion chip fabrication plant in New York State to produce 300-millimeter wafer chips, said the company Friday in a joint announcement with New York state officials.

IBM builds security into microprocessor

IBM researchers have developed encryption technology that can be built directly into a microprocessor to help lock down data in mobile phones, PDAs (personal digital assistants), digital media players and other devices, the company said Monday.

Bluetooth SIG sides with Wi-Media Alliance

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has picked sides in the battle between two competing UWB (Ultra Wideband) short-range, high-speed wireless technologies, choosing the Wi-Media Alliance's MB-OFDM (multiband orthogonal frequency division mult...

Red Hat releases Fedora Core 5

Red Hat has released the latest version of its Fedora Core Linux community distribution with new desktop applications, security capabilities and virtualization technologies.

Sun to light up public grid on Monday

Sun Microsystems on Monday is set to light up its long-delayed public computing grid allowing users to book CPU (central processing unit) hours with a credit card through a Web-based portal, company officials said.

Symantec settles adware dispute with Hotbar

Symantec on Friday said it has reached an out-of-court agreement in its adware lawsuit against New York-based Hotbar.com. The deal calls for Symantec to dismiss its suit, but continue to classify Hotbar's program files as low-risk adware.

HP revenue rises in Q1

Hewlett-Packard Wednesday reported net revenue of US$22.7 billion for its fiscal first quarter of 2006, ended Jan. 31, a 6 percent increase from the year-earlier period.

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