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Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Microsoft Sells Four Million Windows 8 Upgrades in First Three Days of Availability. Microsoft  Windows 8  Windows  Apple  Mac OS  Mountain Lion
[12:35 pm]

Only Four Million Windows 8 Upgrades Sold Over the First Weekend

Microsoft Windows 8 Will Not Spur Demand for Computer Memory. DRAM  Microsoft  Windows  Windows 8  Business  DDR2  DDR3  Samsung  SK Hynix  Micron  Elpida  Powerchip Semiconductor  Inotera  Nanya
[12:36 am]

Release of Windows 8 Will Not Catalyze Demand for Higher-Performance Hardware

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Apple Is a Low-Volume Player on Every Market, Except Tablets, Says Chief Exec of Microsoft. Microsoft  Windows  Windows 8  Windows Phone  Office  Apple  iOS  Mac OS  iPhone  iPad  iPod  Mac  Macintosh
[5:48 pm]

Steve Ballmer Criticizes Apple, But Follows Its Business Approach

 

Monday, October 29, 2012


Apple Restructures Itself as Key Executives Leave the Company. Apple  iOS  Mac OS  OS X  Macintosh  Mac  iMac  MacBook  iPhone  iPad
[10:53 pm]

Jonathan Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi Add Responsibilities

ORNL Debuts Hybrid Titan Supercomputer with 20PFLOPS of Compute Power. Titan  ORNL  Cray  Cray XK7  AMD  Opteron  Nvidia  Tesla  Kepler  Interlagos
[9:58 pm]

Titan Employs Multi-Core AMD Opteron, Nvidia Tesla Compute Accelerators to Hit 20PFLOPS

 

Sunday, October 28, 2012


IBM Opens Up the Path for Commercial Fabrication of Carbon Nanotubes. IBM  Semiconductor  Carbon Nanotubes
[11:02 pm]

IBM Gets One Step Closer to New Types of Semiconductors

 

Friday, October 26, 2012


Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 8 Operating System. Microsoft  Windows  Windows RT
[3:11 pm]

Microsoft Opens New Windows… for Windows

Apple Reports Record Quarter Results amid Lack of Major Product Introductions. Apple  iPhone  iPad  iPod  Mac  Macintosh  iOS  Mac OS
[2:22 am]

Calm Before the Storm: Apple Reports Record Quarter, But a Breakthrough is Ahead

 

Thursday, October 25, 2012


TSMC: 450mm Fabs and EUV Lithography Critically Important for 10nm, 7nm Nodes. TSMC  Semiconductor  450mm  EUV  ASML  7nm  10nm
[10:51 pm]

TSMC to Build Center to Research and Develop 7nm Process Technology, 450mm Manufacturing

ARM, AppliedMicro and Red Hat Aim to Develop 64-bit Server Platform. ARM  AppliedMicro  Applied Micro  Red Hat  ARMv8  X-Gene  Linux
[8:28 pm]

ARM, AppliedMicro and Red Had to Co-Develop ARMv8 Server Platform

Apple’s New Ultra-Slim iMac Lacks Optical Disc Drive, Features Hybrid Storage. Apple  iMac  DVD  Blu-ray  Intel  Ivy Bridge  Core  Nvidia  Kepler  Geforce
[7:10 pm]

Apple Gets Rid of Optical Disc Drive in New iMac Desktop PC

TSMC Increases Output of 28nm Chips by Two Times in One Quarter. TSMC  Semiconductor  28nm  40nm  65nm  55nm  80nm  90nm  130nm  150nm  Business
[10:54 am]

28nm Production Now Accounts for 13% of TSMC Revenue

Leading Tech Companies Form Cyber Security Research Alliance. AMD  Honeywell  Intel  Lockheed Martin  RSA  EMC  CSRA
[7:06 am]

AMD, Honeywell, Intel, Lockheed Martin and RSA/EMC Create CSRA

 

Monday, October 22, 2012


TSMC Lays Process Technology Roadmap Out. TSMC  Semiconductor  20nm  16nm  10nm  FinFET
[6:26 am]

TSMC’s Roadmap Points to 16nm in 2014, 10nm in 2016

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


ASML and Cymer Provide Status Update Regarding Development of EUV Lithography Tools. ASML  Cymer  Semiconductor  EUV  22nm  20nm  14nm  16nm  Business
[7:37 pm]

ASML Continues to Expect Commercial EUV Tools in 2014

ASML to Acquire Cymer to Accelerate Development of EUV Technology. ASML  Cymer  Semiconductor  EUV  22nm  20nm  14nm  16nm  Business
[3:07 pm]

ASML to Buy Lithography Light Source Maker

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Microsoft Starts to Take Pre-Orders on Surface Windows RT Tablets, Reveals Prices. Microsoft  Surface  Tegra  Nvidia  Windows 8  Windows RT  Apple  iPad  iOS  Google  Android
[7:57 am]

Microsoft Surface Tablets's Prices to Be Comparable with Apple iPad

 

Monday, October 15, 2012


Dell to Continue Offering Windows 7 PCs after Windows 8 Launch. Microsoft  Windows  Windows 7  Dell
[9:32 pm]

Enterprises Still Migrating to Windows 7 from Windows XP, Says Dell

AMD Mulls Massive 10% to 30% Layoffs. AMD  Business  ATI
[7:40 pm]

AMD Plans to Reduce Headcount Once Again

Amazon May Acquire Texas Instruments - Paper. Amazon  TI  Texas Instruments  OMAP  Apple  Samsung  Business
[12:04 pm]

Amazon In Talks to Buy TI Chip Designer

 

Friday, October 12, 2012


Lenovo Becomes World's Largest Maker of PCs amid Market Decline. Lenovo  HP  Dell  ASUS  Apple  Toshiba  Business
[2:42 pm]

PC Market Struggles Ahead of Windows 8 Launch

Microsoft Windows 8 Prices and Packaging Revealed. Microsoft  Windows  Windows 8  Windows RT
[12:01 pm]

Microsoft Windows 8 to Cost $99, Professional Version to Retail for $139

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


MIT Begins In-Depth Exploration of Lithium-Air Battery Technology. Lithium-Air  MIT
[9:07 am]

Lithium-Air Battery Tech Could Store Four Times More Energy than Today's Accumulators

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Microsoft to Continue Offering Own-Brand Hardware and Services, Mimic Apple's Business Approaches. Microsoft  Windows  Xbox  Surface  Apple
[10:40 pm]

Microsoft to Boost Hardware and Services to Provide Premium "Out-of-the-Box" Customer Experience

Lenovo Plans to Increase In-House Manufacturing of Laptops. Lenovo  ThinkPad  Ideapad  Compal  Quanta  Wistron  Business
[8:36 pm]

Lenovo to Boost In-House Manufacturing, May Start Building Its Own Components

TSMC Unveils 20nm and CoWoS Reference Flows for Chip Developers. TSMC  20nm  CoWoS  Semiconductor
[5:43 pm]

TSMC's New Reference Flows Enable Double Patterning, Multi-Die Integration

Calxeda Secures Another Round of Funding. ARM  Calxeda  Cortex  HP
[1:55 pm]

Developer of ARM Chips of Servers Gets $55 Million

 

Friday, October 5, 2012


Apple Will Require Approval of All Third-Party Lightning Accessories - Report. Apple  iPhone  Lightning  iPad  iPod
[3:22 pm]

Apple to Review All Third-Party Devices for Lightning Infrastructure

 

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Cloud Computing, Hyperscale Datacenters and Extreme Low-Energy Servers - Main Growth Opportunities for Servers. intel  xeon  amd  opteron
[10:55 pm]

Only Innovative Server Makers Will Get High Profit Margins in Coming Years

Russian Orthodox Christians Swap Apple Logo with Crosses. Apple  iPhone  iPad  iPod  Mac  Macintosh
[2:20 am]

Orthodox Christians Find Apple Logotype "Anti-Christian"

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Valve Expands Steam Beyond Games, Starts to Sell Consumer Apps. Valve Software  Steam  Windows  Windows 8  Valve  Microsoft  Linux  Apple  Mac OS
[9:56 pm]

Initial Set of Non-Game Apps in Valve's Steam Does Not Impress

HP Projects Micro-Servers to Account for 15% of Server Market in Three Years. HP  Hewlett-Packard  Moonshot  ARM  Atom  Intel  Centerton  Calxeda  Cortex
[9:23 pm]

HP Expects Cloud/HyperScale Ultra Low-Power Servers to Rapidly Gain Popularity

Qualcomm Joins Heterogeneous System Architecture Foundation. Qualcomm  Snapdragon  AMD  Fusion  GPGPU
[4:44 pm]

AMD-Led HSA Foundation Gains Another Crucial Partner

HP Reveals Turnaround Strategy for All Business Units at Investor Meeting. HP  Business
[4:31 pm]

HP to Concentrate on Cloud, Data Security and IT Services

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


IBM and Globalfoundries to Use High-Productivity Combinatorial Tech for Development of Next-Gen Nodes. IBM  Lenovo  Intermolecular  Semiconductor  10nm  14nm
[7:58 pm]

IBM and Globalfoundries Team Up with Intermolecular for Next-Gen Nodes

Lenovo Restarts PC Manufacturing in the United States. Lenovo  ThinkPad  ThinkCentre
[7:34 pm]

Lenovo to Open Computer Manufacturing Line in North Carolina

 

Monday, October 1, 2012


AMD Teams Up with Oracle to Explore Heterogeneous Computing for Servers. AMD  Oracle  Opteron  Sun
[12:31 pm]

AMD and Oracle to Jointly Investigate Heterogeneous Computing for Servers