Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Announces Intention to Offer Senior Notes

Subject: General Tech | October 13, 2004 - 06:53 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- October 13, 2004 --Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it intends to offer $600,000,000 in principal amount of Senior Notes due 2012 pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

AMD intends to use the net proceeds generated from the offering, together with existing cash, to prepay the full amount owed by the company's indirect wholly-owned German subsidiary, AMD Saxony Limited Liability Company & Co. KG, under its existing term loan.

Source: AMD

AMD Reports Third Quarter Results

Subject: General Tech | October 7, 2004 - 09:26 PM |
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Sunnyvale, CA -- October 7, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported sales of $1.239 billion and net income of $44 million for the quarter ended September 26, 2004. Net income amounted to $0.12 per diluted share.

Source: AMD

Intel Collaborates With Nokia, Symbian...

Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2004 - 10:47 PM |
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SYMBIAN EXPO, London, Oct. 5, 2004 - Intel Corporation, Nokia Corporation and Symbian Ltd. announced today a collaboration to bring smartphones based on the Nokia Series 60 Platform to market using Intel technology as part of Intel's recent membership in the Nokia Series 60 Product Creation Community. Also, Intel and Symbian have agreed to invest in the joint development of a reference platform to enable a new class of 3G devices based on Symbian OS™ and Intel® XScale® Technology.

Source: 3DCenter

Intel Cooperates With Japanese PC, CE And Content Industries

Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2004 - 10:43 PM |
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TOKYO, Oct. 5, 2004 - Intel Corporation called for the importance of industry-wide cooperation based on industry specification-based technology, including content copyright protection, in order to promote the use of premium content to create a new digital home market segment to provide products and services that meet the needs of consumers.

AMD Updates Third Quarter Outlook

Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2004 - 08:43 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- October 4, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that net income for the third quarter ended September 26, 2004 is anticipated to increase from the $32 million reported in the second quarter of 2004 despite slightly lower sales. The company's prior guidance for the third quarter was for sales to be up moderately from second quarter sales of $1.262 billion.

Source: AMD

Difficulties Writing 64-Bit Code? Intel Introduces Suite Of Tools, Expertise To Help

Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2004 - 08:40 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced new software tools to help developers design, analyze and optimize applications running on Intel-based platforms supporting Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel® EM64T). Intel already offers similar products for its Intel® Itanium® 2 processor family.

Doom III 1.1 Patch out...

Subject: General Tech | September 28, 2004 - 07:46 PM |
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Doom III players rejoice, the awaited 1.1 patch is released.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


STABILITY
- Fixed desktop crash when loading a QuickSave made when during influence in EPD Lab in Alphalabs 1
- Fixed game freezing if in-game MP menu is opened just after a change map vote
Passes and just before the map changes.

Source: 3DCenter

VIA Releases PadLock SDK for Windows and Linux

Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2004 - 11:47 AM |
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VIA Releases PadLock SDK for Windows and Linux-Based Information Security Software Developers


Easy to use Software Development Kit assists third party developers in integrating support for the VIA PadLock Hardware Security Suite


Taipei, Taiwan, September 10th 2004 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the release of the VIA PadLock SDK, a step by step programming guide designed for third party software developers who want to capitalize on the performance

RIAA Playing Defense

Subject: General Tech | September 10, 2004 - 11:55 AM |
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Yes, you did indeed read the title correctly. The RIAA is now on the defensive side of things concerning this case...

SUING MACHINE, the RIAA is on the legal defensive after a P2P software company has accused it of nicking its technology.

Altnet is suing the RIAA and several of its partners of pirating its patent covering technology for identifying requested files on a P2P network.

Source: The Inquirer

NewEgg Announces Weekly Sweepstakes

Subject: General Tech | August 26, 2004 - 08:34 AM |
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Newegg.com today announced the launch of its Weekly Online Sweepstakes promotion. This web-based initiative offers Newegg.com visitors a weekly opportunity to win prizes ranging from Canon's latest 6MP Digital Camera to powerful Compaq/ Hewlett Packard Notebooks.


"The sweepstakes program is a fun, yet strategic endeavor crafted to supply rewarding incentives to Newegg.com visitors" says Stuart Wallock, Newegg.com Director of Marketing.

Source: Email

AMD Fortifies PC Security Protection

Subject: General Tech | August 9, 2004 - 06:14 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- August 9, 2004 --Bringing a new level of security to desktop and mobile PC computing, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that with the release of Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) can now be enabled on all AMD Athlon™ 64 processors.* This unique hardware and software combination is designed to keep computers protected against certain malicious viruses, computer worms and Trojan horses.

Source: AMD

Red Flag Delivers First Commercial Version Of Linux Compiled With Intel Compiler

Subject: General Tech | August 3, 2004 - 08:06 PM |
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3, 2004 - Intel Corporation and Red Flag Software Co., Ltd, today announced that Red Flag is the first company to use the Intel® C++ Compiler 8.0 for Linux* to compile a commercial version of its Linux operating system. Red Flag used Intel's tools to optimize its Red Flag Server 4.1 series products. Red Flag will include 60-day evaluation copies of the Intel Compiler in its distribution to enable customers to use the tool to optimize their own applications.

AMD Unveils Professional Design Support Services

Subject: General Tech | August 3, 2004 - 05:11 PM |
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SAN FRANCISCO -- August 3, 2004 --At LinuxWorld today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) formally introduced its Professional Design Support Services program, available through the AMD Boston Design Center. Created to help speed a customer's design and time-to-market, the Professional Design Support Services program supports development of AMD64 processor-based products, from embedded systems and client products to high-end High Performance Computing (HPC) servers.

Source: AMD

2 Press Releases from the Intel Press Room

Subject: General Tech | August 2, 2004 - 08:49 PM |
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Intel discusses a new ultraviolet technology (EUV) for making future processors in this press release and also talks about a new generation of Xeon based platforms in this press release.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 2, 2004 - Intel Corporation today unveiled a new generation of Intel® Xeon™ processor-based server platforms.

AMD Reports Second Quarter Results

Subject: General Tech | July 14, 2004 - 08:11 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- July 14, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported sales of $1.262 billion and net income of $32 million for the quarter ended June 27, 2004. Net income amounted to $0.09 per diluted share.

Second quarter sales increased by 96 percent from the second quarter of 2003 and increased by two percent from the first quarter of 2004. In the second quarter of 2003, AMD reported sales of $645 million and a net loss of $140 million, or $0.40 per share.

Source: AMD

Intel Second-Quarter Revenue $8.05 Billion

Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2004 - 07:25 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 13, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced second-quarter revenue of $8.05 billion, approximately flat sequentially and up 18 percent year-over-year.

Second-quarter net income was $1.8 billion, flat sequentially and up 96 percent year-over-year.

Security News

Subject: General Tech | July 9, 2004 - 09:45 PM |
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AMD Explores Eenterprise IT Management Challenges

Subject: General Tech | June 23, 2004 - 05:23 PM |
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NEW YORK -- June 23, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the completion of its third annual CXO Summit. More than 100 senior IT executives from Fortune 1000 companies joined AMD executives to discuss how technology solutions are helping enterprises address IT management challenges. Held on June 22, 2004, in New York City, the summit focused on computing infrastructure investments that help businesses address today's challenges and support future growth.

Source: AMD

More Than $2 Million Presented To 20 U.S. Schools

Subject: General Tech | June 22, 2004 - 06:45 PM |
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NEW ORLEANS, June 22, 2004 - At an awards ceremony last evening, 20 schools were named as Intel/Scholastic Twenty-First Century Schools of Distinction Award winners. The winners were chosen from more than 1,200 applicants around the country.

Key Telecom Companies Adopt Intel-Based Modular Communications Platforms

Subject: General Tech | June 22, 2004 - 04:57 PM |
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SUPERCOMM, Chicago, June 22, 2004 - Intel Corporation announced today that Huawei Technologies and Korea Telecom are developing Intel-based modular communications solutions for wireline and wireless network infrastructure. This adds to the growing list of telecommunication equipment manufacturers (TEMs) and service providers that have moved away from specialized and costly proprietary systems toward adopting standards-based platforms to deliver new services with faster time-to-revenue at more affordable costs.