Intel First-Quarter Business At High End Of Expectations

Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2005 - 06:30 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 - 06:28 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 - 12:00 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.

Source: PCStats

AMD Press Releases

Subject: General Tech | March 10, 2005 - 11:04 AM |
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Intel Press Releases

Subject: General Tech | March 10, 2005 - 10:52 AM |
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AMD Announces Specification For Open Platform Management Architecture

Subject: General Tech | February 28, 2005 - 09:02 AM |
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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.

Source: AMD

Intel Announces Intent To Acquire Oplus Technologies, Inc.

Subject: General Tech | February 25, 2005 - 05:31 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 - 05:30 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 - 03:38 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.

Source: AMD

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

Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2005 - 04:33 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.

Source: AMD