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Creative is to ship new wireless mouse

Dell starts sales of the new Dell/EMC CX400 SAN server

Intel launches Fab 11X in Rio Rancho

Fujitsu PC announces new LifeBook S with 60GB HDD

Serial ATA II specs published

NVIDIA: "Are you ready?"

Sanyo announces chip for camera-enabled mobile phones

Creative is to ship new wireless mouse

In the nearest time Creative is to ship new wireless optical mice under its brand. All feature classic three buttons and wheel and can work under Windows 98/Me/2000/XP.

Using 27 MHz frequency range enables to use the devices in 1.5-radius. Noise tuning out is provided by single-channel eight-ID data transfers. Optical sensor resolution makes 400 dpi.

Dell starts sales of the new Dell/EMC CX400 SAN server

Dell started sales of the new Dell/EMC CX400 midrange server.

Dell/EMC CX400 is designed for SANs (Storage Area Networks), being a data storage system, capable of working with various data, including streaming video. 2GB FibreChannel guarantees up to 680 MB/s throughput at up to 4.4 TB (terabytes) capacity and up to 60,000 request/min processing, enabled by up to 60-hard-disk configurations.

The module features 3U form-factor (450x603.3x134mm), weighing up to 40 kg. It utilizes 1-inch high 36GB 10K/15K RPM or 73GB 10 RPM FC-AL hard disks and supports RAID 0, 1, 1/0, 3, 5. Each drive bases on 800 MHz Xeon. The price with 3-year warranty makes over $60.000.

Intel launches Fab 11X in Rio Rancho

According to the schedule, Intel announced the grand opening of new Fab 11X in Rio Rancho, N.M. for making semiconductor products on 300-mm wafers. $2 billion fab is initially built for 300-mm volume production using 0.13-micron process technology. In 2003 Fab 11X is planned to transit to 0.09-micron process.

The Fab size is over 1 million square feet in size. Clean room space makes about 200,000 square feet.

According to Intel, the company has at least 6 fabs for 300-mm production. The first — D1C- is in Hillsboro, Ore. After Fab 11x Intel plans to launch 300-mm production at Fab 24 in Leixlip, Ireland in H2 2003. This fab will be the first to make 0.09-micron chips. Another fab in Chandler, Arizona, was re-equipped from 8-inch to 300-mm wafers. D1D located in Hillsboro near D1C, will also make chips from 300-mm wafers simultaneously with transition to 0.07-micron. The sixth is the $250 million RP1 R&D Fab in Hillsboro, opened last year for researching 300-mm silicon wafer processing technologies.

Source: EE Times

Fujitsu PC announces new LifeBook S with 60GB HDD

Fujitsu PC updated its LifeBook S series with the new model, based on 1.2 GHz Mobile Intel Pentium III, and having 60GB hard disk.

Like other LifeBook S models, the novelty features modular design, enabling to plug DVD/CD-RW, DVD, CD-ROM, floppy, or additional battery into the same bay. The notebook features 13.3-inch XGA TFT, WiFi (IEEE 802.11b) module, Smart Card reader, other intefaces. The price will be over $1499.

Serial ATA II specs published

Serial ATA Group posted the document, describing final specifications of Serial ATA II.

You can download "Serial ATA II: Extensions to Serial ATA 1.0 Specification" (Revision 1.0, 16-October-2002) here.

84 pages describe additional capabilities of Serial ATA 1.0, along with advancing while keeping backward compatibility.

NVIDIA: "Are you ready?"

NVIDIA posted the interesting "Are you ready?" page in numerous languages on its website.

All willing to receive updates and exclusive information from NVIDIA, can fill in the form in their own language.

This might be the beginning of new GPU campaign...

Sanyo announces chip for camera-enabled mobile phones

Sanyo Electric announced new high-speed image processor for mobile phones with digital cameras.

LC82215 chip includes JPEG compression/decomression and transfer module. VGA image is processed in 0.3 s, that´s 20 times faster than typical performance/ The chip requires up to 20mW or 1/5 of typical performance.

Sanyo will ship samples in November. The suggested price is $25 per unit. LC82215 volume production will start in Q1 2003, shipments rate will make about 200,000 units monthly.

Source: Nikkei Net

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