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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We are adding this news section to keep our readers informed on a more routine basis, of the latest information about virus, software and spyware risks. By way of the mentions you see below, I'd like to thank the various security sites and their employees and contributors who attempt to make the internet a safer place. At the same time, our readers will know the caliber of information we will bring to you.

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.

Intel® Teach To The Future Program Expands

Subject: General Tech | June 21, 2004 - 04:04 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 21, 2004 - To help students develop higher-level thinking skills, Intel Corporation has introduced a new workshop series to teach K-12 educators how to effectively use new Web-based tools to engage students and enhance learning. The workshops are an expansion of the successful Intel® Teach to the Future Essentials Course.

Socket 939 PIBs and More Getting Cheaper

Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2004 - 10:42 AM |
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I was looking through our Pricegrabber engine today and noticed that some of the prices for Socket 939 processors were going below the AMD 1KU pricing already.  The Athlon 64 3800+ Retail is for sale for around $710, while the Athlon 64 3800+ OEM is for sale for $696 or so in some places.  The other 939-pin proce

Bits & Pieces

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2004 - 06:21 AM |
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Welcome to this edition of Bits & Pieces™! Looking for my latest ramblings? Head to the latest edition of the Inside Perspective! :)

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Intel Invites Industry In Design Of Technology To Succeed Bios

Subject: General Tech | June 1, 2004 - 06:13 PM |
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Looks like the BIOS is on it's last legs, and a replacement is in the works.   Added bonus, can you spot the non-sequiter in the quote.


More than 20 years old, the BIOS (Basic Input-Output System) is the oldest software technology in PC platforms. It operates in the "pre-boot environment," which is the first few seconds after a PC is turned on, and before the operating system loads.