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Subject: General Tech | April 6, 2005 - 08:26 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 29, 2005 - Intel Corporation's Software and Solutions Group today announced the creation of the IntelÂ® Software Network, a collection of software development products, tools, training and expert advice designed to help software developers bring more innovative products to market even faster on Intel platforms. The announcement was made during the introduction of the company's high-end IntelÂ® Xeon™ processor MP line.
Subject: General Tech | April 4, 2005 - 02:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The big-screen Sin City was shot almost entirely against green screen, with all the stylised backgrounds added in virtually. AMD is cooing, because Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios used a setup entirely of AMD64 machines to create and edit the film and its special effects.
Subject: General Tech | March 28, 2005 - 08:38 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- March 23, 2005 --Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) today announced it has commenced a registered exchange offer to exchange up to $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.75 percent Senior Notes due 2012, which have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, for all outstanding 7.75 percent Senior Notes due 2012 which were issued and sold by AMD on October 29, 2004 in a private placement offering.
Subject: General Tech | March 28, 2005 - 08:36 AM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 23, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced that two senior executives are leaving the company to pursue other interests. They are John H.F. Miner, vice president and president of Intel Capital, Intel's strategic investment arm; and Pamela L. Pollace, vice president and director, Corporate Communications Group.
Subject: General Tech | March 28, 2005 - 08:35 AM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 24, 2005 - The Intel Corporation board of directors has declared an $0.08 per share quarterly dividend on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable on June 1, 2005 to stockholders of record on May 7, 2005.
Subject: General Tech | March 24, 2005 - 09:56 AM | Ryan Shrout
In case you didn't already know, today is the launch date of the new PSP, portable Playstation unit. Mine should be delivered sometime this afternoon, but if you want one I suggest you head out to the stores ASAP to have a chance at one. The guys at Engadget covered the PSP launch party in New York, where some people like Carson Daly showed up. At the launch in Toronto, Wayne Gretzky was there, and ByteSector was on hand to cover the event.
Subject: General Tech | March 17, 2005 - 02:50 PM | Ryan Shrout
I saw this post on HardOCP about an article at Wired.com that discusses fab companies being able to use chips that fail stringent quality tests for other uses. Rather than quote the article, I am going to quote Steve of HardOCP's joke instead! :)
There is an idea circulating that maybe some of the chips that are tossed in the trash every year by big companies can be 'good enough' for other things.
Subject: General Tech | March 16, 2005 - 09:56 PM | Joe White
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.
Subject: General Tech | March 16, 2005 - 09:52 PM | Joe White
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.
Subject: General Tech | March 16, 2005 - 09:50 PM | Joe White
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.
Subject: General Tech | March 16, 2005 - 09:48 PM | Joe White
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.
Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2005 - 09:30 PM | Joe White
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.
Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2005 - 09:28 PM | Joe White
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.
IntelÂ® 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.
Subject: General Tech | March 13, 2005 - 03:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: General Tech | February 28, 2005 - 12:02 PM | Joe White
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.
Subject: General Tech | February 25, 2005 - 08:31 AM | Joe White
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.
Subject: General Tech | February 25, 2005 - 08:30 AM | Joe White
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.
Subject: General Tech | February 23, 2005 - 06:38 PM | Joe White
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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