Matsushita announced the development of an ultra-slim speaker.
Unlike traditional speakers using cylindric voice coil in the magnetic gap, Matsushita´s novelty utilizes sandwich-type magnetic curcuit. According to the company, Sound Slim speaker uses a magnetic circuit which produces a horizontal magnetic flux in the repelling magnetic field formed by two magnets with the same polarity, arranged vertically in parallel to each other. Such speaker is said to be twice shorter and thinner than a similar traditional speaker. Besides, as the magnetic field is almost fully inside, there´s no need to shielding the speaker from the sensitive electronics.
New SiGe BiCMOS process AT46700 was developed after the commercial launch of AT46000 for creating 12 GHz chips for telecommunications equipment.NVIDIA published the new press release timed to the official announcement of new-generation 64-bit Itanium 2 from Intel. It states that Itanium 2 platform will be supported by NVIDIA Quadro-based solutions.
According to NVIDIA, now the Quadro family is optimized for high-performance workstations based on Intel Itanium 2.
Today we expect different companies to announce servers and graphics workstations based on the new platform. It´s already known that Intel Itanium 2 workstations from Hewlett-Packard will feature NVIDIA Quadro4-based solutions.
The chip interconnects phone chips and a digital camera and performs audio and video processing. It´s directly connected to 640È480-pixel sensor, enabling digital zooming and multiple picture overlapping onscreen.Prolink announced the new satellite TV card PixelView DTV3000. The novelty bases on Conexant 878A chip.
PixelView DTV3000 specifications:
I-O Data presented two new Secure Digital (SD) flash memory cards of 256 and 512 MB capacity.
They were presented earlier than planned (in August). Some technical specifications: consumption current up to 80 milliampere, weight: about 2 gr.
The main specifications are:
EP-8K5A2+ delivers superb overclocking capabilities for gamers, featuring CPU Vcore and CPU Clock adjust functions. In addition EPoX has also enabled users to tune both memory and AGP voltage. Besides, "Magic Health", EPoX´s newest system monitor, shows main system component parameters to allow accurate computer system management. EPoX 2 digit debug LED enables users to quickly and efficiently check and correct any installation errors.
Intel Itanium 2 is the second in the Intel Itanium family, that has been developed for enterprise high-end applications. Intel Itanium 2 processor is hardware compatible with two future generations of this family.
Intel Itanium processors are supported by Microsoft Windows; Hewlett-Packard HP-UX; Linux from Caldera, MSC.Software, Red Hat, SuSE, and TurboLinux. Besides, Microsoft plans to release Windows.NET Datacenter and Enterprise Server for Intel Itanium 2, and HP is going to present versions of its OpenVMS and Non Stop Kernel operating systems, optimized for all Intel Itanium processors.
Intel Itanium 2 will be supported by Intel E8870 chipset that is to be released this fall. It is capable of supporting 2 to 16 processors in a system. Besides, some OEM vendors plan to present own chipsets and begin selling them this summer.
Intel also plans to present system builders the structure-forming component platform based on Intel Itanium 2. SR870BN4 will be released in the second half of this year. It supports 4 processors, features module design and is intended for high-density environments for high-performance enterprise computing.
Itanium 2 platform Intel SR870BN4
NVIDIA is expected to officially announce its new nForce 2 chipset for AMD platform on July, 16.
Provisional data indicate two products to be announced: Crush 18D discrete version and Crush 18G integrated version. First shipments or new chipset-based motherboards are expected in August.
New nForce 2 will support DDR400 memory; USB 2.0, IEEE 1394, ATA-133 interfaces; the built-in graphics will be almost equal to GeForce4 MX440. NVIDIA is said to make the price of Crush 18G "more attractive" from the very beginning instead of repeating the situation with nForce 420-D.
DFI, Epox, and Acorp reported the successful June sales results. DFI profit (about NT$250 million) is mainly tied to the ACP (applied computing platform) products shipments.
Despite the excellent results of June (31.9% growth comparing to May), Acorp expects losses due to currency exchange rates losses and inventory price declines. Nevertheless, the company is optimistic, having enough OEM-orders from North American and Asian customers and expecting good sales of its barebone systems.
What´s so interesting about them? First, the new method of CPU and system cooling: N1000v utilizes two special coolers with thermal channels and copper base. Second, the cooling systems feature 10-step cooler speed adjusting capability.
The most powerful model P2200/15p/256/40/W/C/XP features 15" 1400È1050 (SXGA+) LCD screen, 2.20 GHz Pentium 4 CPU (Intel 845MP chipset), 256 MB RAM (up to 1 GB), 40 GB HDD, ATI MOBILITY RADEON 7500 (32 MB) video, 8/8/8/24x DVD/CD-RW combo, and a wide range of modern interfaces.
The novelty size is 327È268È43 mm, weight 3.3 kg. Also expected: 2A GHz Pentium 4 and 1.5 GHz Mobile Celeron versions. All systems will have Windows 2000/XP Professional preinstalled. Deliveries to Japan will start in the end of July for the price from $1400 to $2400.
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