Intel, Shanda Work To Advance The Digital Home

Subject: Processors | June 9, 2004 - 04:11 AM |
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SHANGHAI, China, June 8, 2004 - Working to develop the next generation of interactive entertainment solutions for the burgeoning online industry in China, Intel Corporation and Shanda Networking today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate on software development for the digital home. The MOU outlines efforts the companies will undertake to advance interactive gaming and digital entertainment in the home.

China's online gaming and entertainment industry is growing robustly, with industry analyst firm IDC estimating up to 54 million gamers by 2008.

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IBM, Intel Announce Mobile Workstation Pilot For Design Engineers

Subject: Processors | June 9, 2004 - 04:09 AM |
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DESIGN AUTOMATION CONFERENCE, SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 7, 2004 - IBM and Intel Corporation today announced their collaboration on a new Linux-based mobile workstation pilot designed to increase the productivity of engineers working in one of today's most demanding computing fields -- Electronic Design Automation (EDA). The new platform combines the strengths of Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology, IBM ThinkPad notebooks and Cadence Design Systems software.

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AMD Set To Deliver New Processor Family That Redefines Everyday Computing

Subject: Processors | June 9, 2004 - 04:06 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- June 7, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it will introduce a new brand of PC processors to be named AMD Sempron™. The AMD Sempron processor family is expected to redefine everyday computing for today's value-conscious buyers of desktop and notebook PCs.

AMD Sempron processors are being developed to meet the evolving day-to-day needs of home and business PC users. Basic computing is no longer just about email, Web browsing or word processing. Today it's also about downloading and playing music, or sending pictures to family and friends.

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Socket 939 CPU's

Subject: Processors | June 1, 2004 - 05:11 AM |
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And here they are, the Socket 939 CPU's. Top performance, a little confusion over naming, but looking good. Now we just need motherboards.

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Looking at the new 939-pin Processors

The long anticipated 939-pin transition for Athlon 64 processors is now here, and we look at the two premium releases and what the change means to you.

AMD Announces IBM and Oracle Support...

Subject: Processors | May 25, 2004 - 09:13 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-May 25, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced additional enterprise software support from IBM and Oracle with availability of AMD64 product optimizations. The migration of these core business applications to the AMD64 platform will help ensure enterprise customers have access to x86-based 64-bit software optimized for improving e-business and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

The new solutions represent offerings from the industry's leading database and ERP companies.

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AMD Establishes Advanced Micro Devices (China) Co., Ltd.

Subject: Processors | May 19, 2004 - 06:45 AM |
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BEIJING - MAY 19, 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it has established AMD (China) Co., Ltd., and co-hosted an inaugural ceremony with officials from the Zhongguancun Science Park in Beijing, where the company will be headquartered.  AMD (China) Co., Ltd. is registered as a foreign-invested holding company, managing all AMD investments in China and enabling it to conduct an increased scope of business operations in the country.

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Opteron 150 and 250 processors &more

Subject: Processors | May 18, 2004 - 02:53 AM |
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They are bumping them up again. It's the X50 2.4Ghz model of Opteron. You should have a pretty good idea of how they perform by the time you get to the end of this massive benchmark comparison. Haven't seen these in the price engine yet, but curious what an 850 will go for. Yikes.

Quote: "TODAY AMD IS LAUNCHING its Opteron 150, 250, and 850 processors.

Worlds First Purpose-Built 64-Bit 300mm Manu Facility

Subject: Processors | May 17, 2004 - 08:45 AM |
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DRESDEN, GERMANY - 17 May 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) marked an important milestone in the construction of its next-generation 300 millimeter (mm) manufacturing facility, AMD Fab 36, with a "topping-off" ceremony held today.

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Sun completes 'Niagara' chip design

Subject: Processors | May 13, 2004 - 06:42 AM |
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Looks like Sun is finally making strides towards the x86 market, even while they adopt Opteron servers into their foray of products.  The question is, just how far can they go to be a top of the line competitors of today's x86 market.  If some of the uniqueness of their x86 processor line is as accurate as described below, its possible they will give everyone a run for their money.

Niagara is notable for an unusual design that includes eight processing engines, or cores, each of which is capable of handling four instruction sequences called threads.