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Sanyo, Soma working on wireless broadband gear

Japan's Sanyo Electric is working with Soma Networks, a provider of last-mile wireless broadband wireless access systems, to develop consumer electronics and infrastructure equipment incorporating Soma technology, the companies said Tuesday.

Portable media player makers look to digital TV

With the iPod having established itself as a hot product, companies at last year's Computex were bullish on the prospects of portable media players in the year-end shopping season. But the season came and passed with few sales and so many of the manu...

Reports: Apple to switch to Intel chips

Apple Computer will announce this week that it intends to transition its computers to Intel's architecture over the next few years, according to several published reports.

Inspired by Apple

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then Apple Computer executives walking around the Computex show in Taipei last week should have been feeling pretty good. Several products were on display from local Taiwanese vendors that, while perhaps...

ECS shows dual Intel, AMD motherboard

Computer motherboards, the main circuit board of a PC around which the entire system is built, are big business at the Computex exhibition and motherboard makers are showing walls full of the things. Almost all of the boards on display in Taipei this...

Luxpro shows new iPod Shuffle-like players

Taiwan's Luxpro unveiled two new digital music players bearing a superficial resemblance to Apple Computer's iPod Shuffle player at the Computex trade show in Taipei this week.

Hitachi's higher capacity Microdrive due in Q4

Hitachi Global Storage Technology is planning to launch a higher-capacity version of its Microdrive 1-inch hard-disk drive in the fourth quarter of this year, a company representative said Thursday at Computex in Taipei.

BenQ shows new portable storage line

BenQ is preparing a new range of optical disc-based portable storage products with plans to introduce the first in the line in September, it said on Monday.

Epson improves its 3LCD projection technology

Seiko Epson has made an improvement in its 3LCD (liquid crystal display) technology that could mean clearer images from next year's projectors and projection TV models, it said Wednesday.

Computex heralds dual-core desktop era

At least four things will be on the minds of many attendees at next week's Computex trade show in Taiwan: the dual cores of Intel's Pentium D processor and the dual cores of Advanced Micro Devices' Athlon 64 X2 processor.

Hitachi unveils 4Gb Fiber Channel drives

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) will next month begin shipping its first drive that supports the new 4Gbps (bits per second) Fiber Channel interface standard.

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