U.s. Environmental Protection Agency Honors Amd

Subject: General Tech | March 16, 2005 - 09:56 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - March 16, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded AMD's Cool'n'Quiet(tm) technology with an ENERGY STAR(r) Certificate of Recognition for advancing computer energy efficiency. All AMD Athlon(tm) 64 desktop processors have the innovative Cool'n'Quiet technology, a system-level feature that lowers the power consumption of a computer whenever maximum performance is not needed. AMD received the certificate on March 15 in conjunction with the 2005 ENERGY STAR Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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Intel Honors 17 Companies With SCQI Award

Subject: General Tech | March 16, 2005 - 09:52 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 15, 2005 -- Intel Corporation today announced the 17 winners of its Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) Award for outstanding commitment to quality and performance excellence in 2004. The SCQI, the company's most prestigious award for suppliers, recognizes companies that provided products and services deemed essential to Intel's business success. This select group will be honored at a ceremony in Burlingame, Calif. on March 15.

Intel Honors 26 Companies...

Subject: General Tech | March 16, 2005 - 09:50 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 15, 2005 -- Intel Corporation today announced that 26 companies will receive Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for outstanding commitment to quality and performance excellence. These suppliers provided products and services deemed essential to Intel's business success in 2004. They excelled at meeting and exceeding high expectations and tough performance goals to distinguish themselves from the thousands of suppliers that worked with Intel last year. Winners will be honored at a ceremony in Burlingame, Calif. on March 15.

David Vigliarolo Bauer Of New York Named Top High School Scientist

Subject: General Tech | March 16, 2005 - 09:48 PM |
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WASHINGTON, D.C., March 15, 2005 - Intel Corporation awarded a $100,000 scholarship to David Vigliarolo Bauer of Bronx, N. Y. He is the first-place winner of the 2005 Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), America's oldest and most prestigious high school science competition.

Bauer, 17, of Hunter College High School, designed a new method using "quantum dots" (florescent nanocrystals) to detect toxic agents that affect the nervous system. Bauer believes his research could save thousands of lives by rapidly evaluating individual exposure to these agents.

Intel First-Quarter Business At High End Of Expectations

Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2005 - 09:30 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 10, 2005 -- Intel Corporation expects revenue for the first quarter to be between $9.2 billion and $9.4 billion, as compared to the previous range of $8.8 billion to $9.4 billion.

The first-quarter gross margin percentage is expected to be approximately 57 percent, plus or minus a point, as compared to the previous expectation of 55 percent, plus or minus a couple of points, primarily due to lower than expected 65nm start-up costs and microprocessor unit costs. All other expectations are unchanged.

Enhanced Intel® Wireless MMX2(TM) Technology

Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2005 - 09:28 PM |
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CTIA, New Orleans, March 15, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced enhanced technology to provide mobile handset users with a better multimedia experience, including clearer graphics, faster video, and improved power efficiency.

Intel® Wireless MMX2™ technology offers advanced features to simplify the development of feature-rich audio, video, graphics and voice applications, providing users with innovative, reliable communications solutions that can run the latest multimedia content.

VIA Grease Monkey Review

Subject: General Tech | March 13, 2005 - 03:00 AM |
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Have you checked out the VIA Grease Monkey service yet?  It offers users a way to easily find out what patches they are missing on their games and keeps them constantly updated with the lastest mods, downloads and drivers related to their installed hardware and software.  The gang at PCStats has reviewed the service, so check it out.

We're of two minds about the VIA Grease Monkey software.

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AMD Press Releases

Subject: General Tech | March 10, 2005 - 02:04 PM |
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Intel Press Releases

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AMD Announces Specification For Open Platform Management Architecture

Subject: General Tech | February 28, 2005 - 12:02 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- February 28, 2005 --AMD (AMD: NYSE) today announced the release of the Open Platform Management Architecture (OPMA) specification that defines a common hardware interface between the server platform and its server management subsystem. This specification will provide hardware vendors with a more flexible approach to system management when designing their commercial grade server products.

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Intel Announces Intent To Acquire Oplus Technologies, Inc.

Subject: General Tech | February 25, 2005 - 08:31 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Oplus Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of video processing products and technologies for digital television and digital displays. The acquisition would provide Intel with access to valuable technology, expertise and products that complement the company's offerings of standards-based silicon and software for the growing consumer electronics market segment.

AMD To Help Make Bono's wish a reality

Subject: General Tech | February 25, 2005 - 08:30 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA - Feb. 25, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it will provide significant support to legendary musician Bono of U2 to make his wish of accelerating Internet connectivity to hundreds of thousands of Africans a reality. Bono's wish to connect every hospital, health clinic and school in Ethiopia to the Internet is one of three wishes granted to him by Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED) as part of the 2005 TED Prize.

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AMD To Present At Goldman Sachs Technology Investment Symposium

Subject: General Tech | February 23, 2005 - 06:38 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- February 17, 2005 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that AMD Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Robert J. Rivet will present at the Goldman Sachs Technology Investment Symposium at 3:30 p.m. MT (5:30 p.m. ET) on Thursday, February 24, 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona. Forward-looking and other material information may be discussed during the presentation.

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AMD And Microsoft Partner To Move Enterprise Customers To 64-Bit Computing

Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2005 - 07:33 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- February 3, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it will partner with Microsoft to bring the first x86-based 64-bit servers to Microsoft Technology Centers (MTC) worldwide. Microsoft plans to deploy and use enterprise-class HP ProLiant DL145 and DL585 servers powered by the AMD Opteron™ processor at MTC locations in North America, Europe and Asia. These systems will enable MTC customers to migrate, test and validate 64-bit applications while preserving their investment in 32-bit applications.

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AMD Appoints Morton L. Topfer To Board Of Directors

Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2005 - 07:32 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA. -- February 7, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the appointment of Morton L. Topfer, formerly executive vice president of Motorola and vice chairman of Dell Computers, to its board of directors. Topfer, 68, was elected at AMD's most recent board of director's meeting.

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AMD Announces ASI Corp. As AMD Processor Distributor In North America

Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2005 - 07:29 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- February 8, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today a distribution agreement with ASI Corp., a leading distributor of computer components and peripheral products in North America, to deliver the full range of AMD processors for desktop, mobile, server and workstation computing. With this agreement, AMD is building on its success in the channel serving partners and customers throughout North America.

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Intel Declares Regular Cash Dividend

Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2005 - 07:27 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 3, 2005 — The Intel Corporation board of directors has declared a $0.08 per share quarterly dividend on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable on March 1, 2005 to stockholders of record on Feb. 7, 2005.

Bank Negara Indonesia Adopts More Than 10,000 Intel-Based PCs

Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2005 - 07:26 AM |
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JAKARTA, Indonesia, Feb. 7, 2005 — To deliver better customer service across its 800 branches nationwide and offer new integrated banking services in future, Indonesia's oldest state-owned bank, Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), is upgrading its computing infrastructure with more than 10,000 Intel-based PCs. More than 12,000 employees will use the new high-performance Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel® 915G chipset-based PCs to serve tens of thousand of customers each day.

Intel's Worldwide Reseller Channel Program Turns 10

Subject: General Tech | January 27, 2005 - 11:01 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 24, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced the 10-year anniversary of its reseller channel program, a worldwide network of distributors, resellers, dealers, local integrators and sales teams that has helped drive a dramatic increase in markets served and sales of Intel-based solutions. Collectively, sales from this organization now account for approximately one-third of all Intel processor sales.

Onkyo To Issue 760 Million Yen Convertible Bond To Intel Capital

Subject: General Tech | January 27, 2005 - 10:59 PM |
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Intel and Onkyo to Cooperate in Audio and Visual Technology Development to Accelerate PC and CE Convergence

TOKYO , Jan. 24, 2005 -- Onkyo Corporation announced today that its board of directors has approved the sale to Intel Capital of a convertible bond having a face value of approximately ¥760 million (approximately US$7.4 million at present exchange rates).