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

Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2005 - 04:29 AM |

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.

Source: AMD

Intel Declares Regular Cash Dividend

Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2005 - 04:27 AM |

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 - 04:26 AM |

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 - 08:01 PM |

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 - 07:59 PM |

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).

Teen Scientists Move To Finals In Prestigious Competition

Subject: General Tech | January 27, 2005 - 07:57 PM |

SANTA CLARA , Calif. , Jan. 26, 2005 — Intel Corporation today recognized the 40 finalists who will vie for more than $530,000 in scholarships in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), America 's oldest pre-college science competition for high school seniors.

'These finalists reflect the best accomplishments of solid, project-based, curiosity-driven education,' said Intel CEO Craig Barrett.

AMD Reports Fourth Quarter And Annual Results

Subject: General Tech | January 27, 2005 - 07:49 PM |

SUNNYVALE, CA -- January 18, 2005 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today reported record sales of $1.26 billion and operating income of $20 million for the quarter ended December 26, 2004. The fourth quarter net loss of $30 million, or $0.08 per share, includes charges of $49 million, or $0.13 per share, largely associated with the conversion and retirement of debt.

Source: AMD

Game Connection @ GDC

Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2005 - 11:46 AM |

For those PCP readers who happen to be developers, there is an important upcoming event at this year's GDC which will give you the opportunity to showcase your goods to leading publishers around the world. If you're looking for your big break, this could very well be the opportunity you've been waiting for.

Game Connection is the premier event for innovative game developers to meet with top publishers in the game industry.

Source: Email

PC Perspective and the Folding Frogs Recognize a tremendous milestone!

Subject: General Tech | January 22, 2005 - 10:52 AM |

The Folding Frogs (Team 734) is our very own Folding@Home distributed computing team. The Folding Frogs use their spare CPU cycles to simulate protein folding in an attempt to unlock the mysteries behind mis-folding proteins that result in diseases like alzheimers disease, cystic fibrosis, BSE (Mad Cow Disease), and many types of cancers.

One of the ways Folding teams/members use to track contributions made to the project, as a whole, is thru points that are assigned to each simulated protein based on complexity.


AMD Extends Technology Sponsorship With Lance Armstrong...

Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2005 - 03:21 PM |

 SUNNYVALE, CA -- January 12, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced an extended technology sponsorship agreement with Lance Armstrong and the newly unveiled Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. AMD technology solutions play a critical role in the team's success, allowing riders and coaches to collect, analyze and interpret training data, and enabling team partners to design and develop state-of-the-art equipment.

Source: AMD

AMD Updates Fourth Quarter Outlook

Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2005 - 03:19 PM |

 SUNNYVALE, CA -- January 10, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced sales for the fourth quarter ended December 26, 2004 are expected to be up slightly from the $1.239 billion reported in the third quarter. Fourth quarter operating income is anticipated to be positive, but down significantly from third quarter operating income of $68.4 million. The Computation Products Group (CPG) continued its upward trajectory and fourth quarter sales are expected to increase compared to the prior quarter. CPG is expected to be profitable.

Source: AMD

Intel Announces Record Quarterly And Annual Revenue

Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2005 - 03:17 PM |

 SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced record quarterly revenue of $9.6 billion, up 13 percent from the third quarter and up 10 percent year-over-year. For the year, Intel achieved revenue of $34.2 billion, up 13.5 percent from 2003 and higher than the previous record of $33.7 billion set in 2000.

Intel Aligns Around Platforms

Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2005 - 03:14 PM |

 SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced a broad reorganization bringing all major product groups in line with the company's strategy to drive development of complete technology platforms based on Intel ingredients.

In addition, two new organizations have been created to address growing opportunities for Intel-based technologies in digital healthcare and in serving Intel's worldwide distribution channel.

Saitek R440 Force Feedback Wheel and Pedals

Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2005 - 03:54 AM |

Saitek was founded in 1979 when they launched their first Chess Computer. They entered the gaming market back in 1993 and since then have been producing gaming peripherals such as keyboards, joysticks, game pads and steering wheels.

AMD Jions HP As The Exclusive Partner Of The "You + HP Experience"

Subject: General Tech | January 10, 2005 - 06:59 AM |

 SUNNYVALE, CALIF - January 10, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the company will join HP as the exclusive partner of the "YOU + HP Experience," powering HP desktop and notebook PCs featured on the tour with AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processor technology. The "YOU + HP Experience" features custom, hands-on demonstrations that showcase the versatile power of AMD64 technology for music, photography, video, home/office computing solutions and gaming.

Source: AMD

AMD Powers Hebei Province, China Long-Distance Education Project

Subject: General Tech | January 10, 2005 - 06:53 AM |

 Beijing -- January 10, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Lenovo, Dawning and AMD have jointly won one of China's most ambitious long-distance education projects — the Hebei Long-Distance Education Project. As part of the win, AMD, Lenovo and Dawning will provide over 26,000 AMD processor-based systems, including AMD Sempron™ processor-based Lenovo Qitian M 6200M PCs and AMD Opteron™ processor-based Dawning Tiankuo A Series i200-A servers, to Hebei Education Bureau.

Source: AMD

VIRTUAL PRESS KIT -- 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show

Subject: General Tech | January 9, 2005 - 08:36 AM |

 Intel Corporation CEO Craig Barrett teams with Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler to sing "Walk This Way" during a demo of new music-mixing software from Cakewalk at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Cakewalk's UMIXIT software, tied to a track on Aerosmith's latest album, 'You Gotta Move,' is optimized for PCs based on the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology, and gives users the power to transform their PC into a virtual music studio.

Quick links for a rainy day

Subject: General Tech | January 7, 2005 - 06:49 AM |

To start us off lets take a look at the D-Link Express EtherNetwork DI-604 4-Port Ethernet Broadband Router reviewed in brief at PC-Base

"The D-Link Express EtherNetwork DI-604 4-Port Ethernet Broadband Router is a wise choice with its no-brainer setup wizard and easily configurable features such as IP and MAC address filtering, domain and URL blocking and a robust firewall at an extremel
Source: PC-Base

HardOCP's 10th Round KO

Subject: General Tech | January 4, 2005 - 01:07 PM |

Nearly everyone in the industry is familiar with the epic saga involving Infinium Labs suing HardOCP for this article outlining the facts behind the upcoming Phantom console. Being one of the few people in the industry who is always willing to fight for the truth (regardless of who's on the other side of the ring), Kyle appropriately gave Infinium the finger. A few months and obscene amounts of cash later, Infinium Labs has motioned to relent all of Kyle's claims.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Of Mice and Men

Subject: General Tech | January 2, 2005 - 11:24 AM |

Here's the latest mouse/keyboard combo review, the Microsoft® Wireless Optical Desktop, Comfort Edition @ XYZ Computing

"When it came time to actually use the keyboard and mouse, they did not disappoint. Though I am very attached to my small, minimalist Eluminx keyboard, I am very much a fan of ergonomic keyboards.