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Monday, December 31, 2012
Happy New Year to All Our Readers!
X-Bit Labs Wishes Prosperous 2013
Friday, December 28, 2012
Intel Delays Launch of Core i 4000 “Haswell” Chips, Expands Mobile Line - Alleged Documents.
Intel Sets Introduction Timeframe for Next-Generation Core i “Haswell” Microprocessors
Toshiba to Showcase SDHC Card with Wireless Transfer Tech Next Month
PC May Be Coming Back as Leading-Edge Gaming Platform
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Sony Ceases to Sell PlayStation 2 in Japan.
Sony PS2 Ends Life in Japan After Twelve Years on the Market
Carnegie Mellon University Wins Patent Infringements Case Against Marvell
Popularity of E-Books Grows as Tablets Gain Market Share
Intel May Still Offer Broadwell Chips in LGA1150 Packaging
HTC Readies 7” Tablet with Phone Call Capability and Windows RT, 12” Slate in Plans
Samsung Intends to Sell Over Half a Billion of Cell Phones in 2013
Google Android Apps Find Way to Apple Macs
Toshiba Unveils Highly-Sensitive 20MP BSI CMOS Image Sensor
Locals Protest Building of TSMC’s First 450mm Fab in 2014
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
LG Display to Demonstrate AH-IPS 4K Display at Consumer Electronics Show.
LG to Show Off AH-IPS Monitors with Extreme Resolutions at CES 2013
AMD to Launch FX-8300 Processor Before Year’s End
Intel Designs Integrated VRM for Chips to Further Cut Power Consumption
Michael Goddard Becomes Chief System Architect of Samsung
Acer’s New Iconia B1 Slate to Fight Kindle Fire and Nook Tablets
Popularity of Stereo-3D Increases Despite of Higher Prices and Limited Amount of Content
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Huawei Shows Off Smartphone with 6.1” Full-HD Display.
Huawei Readies Smartphone with Ultra-Large 1080p Display
Apple’s Fifth-Generation iPad Due in March, Say Reports
Microsoft’s Visionary Craig Mundie to Retire in 2014
Nokia Readies Media Tablet with Special Case Equipped with Keyboard, Battery
Gaikai May Become Key Part of Next-Generation PlayStation Gaming
Sony’s Next PlayStation May Carry “PlayStation Omni” Name
Monday, December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas, to All X-Bit Labs Readers.
We Wish Happy Holidays to All Our Readers
Blu-Ray 3D Now Makes Up 8% of Physical Video Business in the U.S.
Structural Technological and Economic Changes May Eliminate Consumer LGA Chips for Intel
Sharp: IGZO Display Panels to Revolutionize Resolutions and Pixel Density of Displays
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Micron and Elpida Announce Clearance of Transaction by Japan Fair Trade Commission.
Japanese FTC Let Micron to Buy Elpida
Friday, December 21, 2012
Google Designs X Phone with Motorola Mobility to Challenge Apple, Samsung.
Google and Motorola Mobility to Finally Release Own Smartphone, Tablet
“Quantum Spin Liquid” Could Have Applications in New Computer Memory Storage
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Asustek: No Intel Move Will Bury DIY and Enthusiast PC Market Segments.
Asustek Remains Optimistic About High-End Mainboards Market Despite Intel’s BGA Plans
Research In Motion to Pay Nokia for Wi-Fi-Related Patents
President of THQ Sees Bankruptcy as New Beginning
Apple iPad Mini 2 Expected to Feature Retina Screen, Advanced Processor
Global 4G/LTE Smartphone Shipments Will Reach 275 Million Units in 2013
Micron Shares SSD and NAND Flash Progress: New Drives and NAND Memory Types on Track
Samsung Reaches 14nm FinFET Process Technology Development Milestone
As DRAM Prices Remain on Low Level, Manufacturers Reduce Investments
TSMC Set to Expand Global Presence to Satisfy Different Clients
Samsung Preps Demonstration of Flexible Screens for Smartphones, TVs
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Pricing of DRAM Grew Slightly In the First Half of December.
Contract Price of 4GB DDR3 Module Rises to $15.5
Patriot Reveals World’s Smallest USB Flash Memory Drives
Imagination Tech to Obtain MIPS Business for $100 Million
Display Panel Makers See More Prospects for 4K Ultra High-Definition TVs
Nintendo TVii Service Approaches the U.S. and Canada
Arris to Acquire Motorola Home Business
THQ Evaluating Linux Operating System for Upcoming Releases
Samsung Becomes World’s Largest Mobile Phone Vendor
Apple TV May Not Be Released Even Next Year
Nintendo DS Outsells Legendary Sony PlayStation 2
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Others Acquire Kodak’s Patents for $525 Million
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Smartphones Are Rapidly Destroying Markets of Portable Game Consoles and Digital Cameras.
Digital Cameras and Portable Game Players Suffer at the Hand of Smartphones, Says ABI Research
UCLA Develop Energy-Efficient Memory Using Magnetic Materials
Trustonic: The New Standard of Trust and Security for Connected Devices
Samsung No Longer Wants to Ban Apple’s iPhone, iPad Sales in Europe
Sony Yuga C660 to Feature Full-HD 5” Display, Quad-Core Chip and Much More
Court Rejects Apple’s Demand to Ban Samsung’s Phones and Tablets in the U.S.
Nvidia Tegra “Wayne” to Get Massive Performance and Capabilities Improvements
Monday, December 17, 2012
Nokia Confirms Low Initial Volumes of Flagship Model.
Stephen Elop: There Is Frustration Because of Lumia 920 Limited Supply
OCZ to Restate Previous Financial Statements
Toshiba Launches World’s Fastest NAND Flash Memory Card Ever
First Specs of AMD Radeon HD 8000M Get Published
PLX and Kontron Demonstrate 5.6GB/s PCIe 3.0 Fabric
Computers to Receive Five Human Senses in Five Years
Dying Microprocessor Technology Developer May Get $100 Million for Business
Chinese Acquire Two Million Apple iPhone 5 Phones in Three Days
Specifications of High-End Mobile Core I “Haswell” Chips Revealed
Sunday, December 16, 2012
OCZ Technology Tests Linux-Based SSD Caching Solutions.
OCZ Tests SSD Caching Solution for Linux Systems
AMD to Reveal Next-Generation Mobility Radeon HD 8000 “Solar System” GPUs at Consumer Electronics Show
Market Observer Reveals Intel’s Average CPU and Wafer Prices to Support Custom Foundry Biz’s Viability
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Nvidia Set to Reveal Next-Generation Tegra “Wayne” and “Grey” Chips at CES.
Nvidia Tegra 4 Announcement May Be Near, But Actual Products May Be Far Away
World’s Largest Foundry Ups CapEx from $8.3 to $9 Billion per Year
Amazon’s Smartphone Reportedly Slips to Next Year
Samsung’s Acquisition of Nvelo Will Enable Samsung to Design Hybrid Storage Solutions
Friday, December 14, 2012
Samsung Galaxy Note III Set to Have 6.3” Screen – Rumour.
Samsung’s Next-Gen “Phablet” Expected to Blend Smartphones and Tablets
STM Unveils New Strategy
Texas Instruments Jacinto 5 Replaces Nvidia Tegra 3 in Audi Vehicles
Intel’s “Ambidextrous” Strategy with Atom Starting to Pay Off
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Intel and Nvidia in Talks About Merge – Rumour.
Intel May Acquire Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang May Lead New Company
Samsung Set to Continue to Invest into Expansion of Austin, Texas Factory
Google Android Platform Becomes the “New Windows” of Mobile Internet Age
Seagate Introduces New Hard Drive for Always-On Applications
GE Develops 4mm Thick Cooling Solutions to Modern PCs
Asrock and Nick Shih Set World’s Record in AMD Fusion A-5800K “Trinity” Overclocking
Flextronics Projects Dramatic Changes on the Global Assembly Labor Market
AMD Unsure About Transition Timeframe to 20nm Node
Nvidia Aims Denver at HPC Space, Boulder Set to Fight for Servers
Kingston Ships 128GB Wi-Drive for Apple iOS, Google Android and Amazon Kindle Devices
Dell Has No Smartphone Plans
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Electronic Book Readers: The End of An Era Is Near.
E-Book Readers Face Inevitable Decline
Asus Set to Adopt Via’s ARM Chip for $99 Media Tablet
End-Users Mostly Concerned About Endurance of NAND Flash Memory
ImgTec and Ceva Raise Their Offers for MIPS Business
Toshiba Initiates Sample Shipments of MG-Series Hard Drives
BitMicro Launches First maxIO PCI Express Solid-State Drives
Initial Shipments of Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 May Be Constrained
MediaTek Unleashes Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC
Nvidia Receives $20 Million to Fund Research of Extremely-Efficient Processing
Apple Moves Closer to Making TV-Set
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
AMD Blasts Intel Atom Chips for Micro-Servers.
AMD: Intel Is Too Late with Chips for Micro-Servers
Globalfoundries Calls Europe to Support Chip Manufacturing
Toshiba and Hanrim Develop Wireless Power System Based on the Qi Standard
Intel Will Roll-Out Haswell Chips for Desktops in Two Phases, Starting from April
Microsoft Confirms Expanded Availability for Surface Media Tablet
Motorola Mobility Gets Rid of Production Capacities
Nintendo Sells Over 300 Thousand Wii U Game Consoles in Japan During Launch Weekend
Intel’s Server-Class Atom Chips Consume 6W, Win First Designs
Monday, December 10, 2012
TI Expands Development of Wireless Power Technologies.
TI Joins A4WP Wireless Power Alliance
Huawei Invests €70 Million to Boost R&D in Finland
Toshiba’s New Chip Cuts Power Consumption of Mobile Processor by Two-Thirds
IBM Finds Way to Build Silicon Nanophotonics into Chips
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Valve Pre-Announces Its Own-Brand Game Console.
Head of Valve Mulls Benefits of Own Hardware
Showa Denko’s Ultra High-Capacity to Enable Multi-Terabyte Hard Drives for Notebooks
AMD Interested Only in High-Volume Design Wins
Numerous Transitions Incoming This Decade Will Reduce the Number of Semiconductor Companies - Paul Otellini
Friday, December 7, 2012
Analysts: Apple’s Production in the U.S. Will Be Negligible.
Despite of All Hype, Only a Small Part of Apple’s Products Will be Assembled in the U.S.
Microsoft to Compete Against Its Own Customers with Surface in Non-Microsoft Stores
Apple to Stick to “the Fewer the Better” Principle for Products
Samsung’s Next-Gen Galaxy S IV Flagship to Utilize Bendable Materials
Intel to Show Off New Mobile and Ultra-Mobile Products Running Atom and Core i Chips
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Hitachi to Cease Chip Manufacturing by Early 2014.
Hitachi Pulls the Plug on Semiconductor Business
Plextor to Make Enterprise-Grade SSDs
Apple to Invest $100 Million into Manufacturing in the U.S
Paul Otellini: There Are Numerous Foundry Projects in the Pipeline
Research Analyst Believes Nintendo Set to Become Irrelevant in Coming Years
Qualcomm Unveils QCA1990 NFC Chip
Intel Set to Find New CEO Inside the Company
AMD Amends Wafer Supply Agreement with Globalfoundries for Second Time in 2012
Apple Brings Some of the Production Back to the USA
TSMC Ramps Up 28nm Capacity Ahead of Plans
Apple Considers Today’s TVs Dramatically Outdated
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
European Commission Imposes €1.47 Billion Fine on TV, Monitor Makers.
EC Finds TV and Monitor Makers Guilty of Cartel Creation
Consequence of Patent Wars Is Impossibility of Innovation by Smaller Developers, Says Eric Schmidt
AMD: FX and A-Series Lines to Come in Socket-Compatible Packaging
Nvidia Remains Committed to TSMC, 20nm GPUs in Development
Plextor’s New “Xtreme” Firmware Enables 100K IOPS on M5 Pro SSDs
Qualcomm Ranks World’s No. 3 Semiconductor Company
Intel to Launch Core i and Pentium “Ivy Bridge” Processors with Extremely Low Power Consumption
Nokia Reveals Affordable Lumia 620 Smartphone for $249
Intel Remains Committed to Enthusiast and Channel Markets
Mushkin Drives Capacity of mSATA SSD to 480GB
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Sharp Set to Sell TV Factories to Foxconn for $667 Million – Report.
Sharp to Sell Overseas TV Assembly Plants to Foxconn to Get Cash
Qualcomm Introduces High-Performance Quad-Core SoC with Krait Cores, Adreno 305 Graphics
Microsoft Surface on Windows RT May End Up as Success for Microsoft
Qualcomm Confirms Investment into Sharp
Apple Restarts PC Manufacturing in the USA
AMD Will Not Benefit from Globalfoundries Rapid Transition to 14nm
Marvell Unveils Advanced Wi-Fi Chip
Nokia Trades Headquarters for Cash
AMD Introduces New Opteron Chips for 1P and 2P Servers
Monday, December 3, 2012
Nintendo Wii U Debuts in Europe.
Nintendo Wii U Now Available in Europe
Qualcomm and Sharp Could Jointly Develop Displays
WD to Update Green and Red HDD Lineups in Q4 2013
Computer Memory Remains Stable at $15 per 4GB Module, Shows Slight Decline
AMD to Update Server Processors in Two Years from Now