iiyama introduced two A4 notebooks that will go on sale in the beginning of September, N9133HC-1 and N9133HC-2. The entry-level model (indexed "1") features 1.40 GHz Pentium M. The "extended" versionn is equipped with 1.60 GHz CPU and 512Mb RAM, with all other features being the same.
Soltek Computer announced new SL-K8AV2-RL motherboard on VIA K8T800 for AMD Athlon 64 processors. Here we post the correct photo of this novelty:
SL-K8AV2-RL features VIA VT8237 Southbridge supporting 800MHz Hyper-Transport, AGP 8X, Serial ATA RAID (the initial version, SL-K8AV-R, has VT8235 Southbridge).
The new baseboard also has 8 x USB2.0, 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet and provides a wide list of overclocking features in BIOS, including FSB, Vcore, AGP, DIMM and CPU multiplier adjust."
P.S. The Soltek SL-K8AN-RL on NVIDIA nForce3 (below), photo of which we posted before by mistake, belongs to the same Black Thunder series for Athlon 64 and will be announced later.
We got to know more about Intel ´s IDF Fall 2003 in San Jose (September 16-18) already described in our new. The company is also going to offer some information about the high-end Itanium chips codenamed "Tanglewood".
Tanglewood will host up to 16 CPU cores in a single package. Initially it´s expected to be released as a 4-way model made using 90nm process. 8- and 16-way chips are to arrive after the 65nm process is launched.
Though it´s still early to speak of Tanglewood release dates, considering the approximate release dates of dual-core Itanium codenamed "Montecito", we assume that Tanglewood might be announced in 2006. Already today Intel plans Tanglewood energy consumption not to exceed that of today´s Itanium. By the way, 16-way core is not an innovation for the company that already ships 16-core server chips.
Tiano – this name will be given to BIOS being the first development of Intel´s EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) initiative. Launched several years ago, EFI is expected to replace usual 8-bit BIOS sometimes.
We added more exhibits to our Hardware Museum: Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 CT4500 and CT4520 soundcards. Just imagine, some three years ago these were the pinnacle of our desires dreams!
I-O Data announced its USB 2.0-drive EasyDisk Platinum, that will go on sale by the end of September. The model will be represented with three versions with different capacities – 256, 512 MB and 1 GB (EDP-256M, EDP-256M, EDP-1G), their recommended prices are $102, $187 and $311 respectively.
According to the manufacturer, read speed of the device is about 9 MB/s, write speed – 7.4 MB/s. The dimensions of the EasyDisk Platinum– 21 x 78 x 13.5 mm, as for the weight – about 20 g.
Due to the bundled QLock software one can use the drive as USB-key for PC.
By the beginning of ´back-to-school´ season Japanese iiyama unveiled several LCD-monitors positioned for several niches of the market. New models are represented with 15, 17 and 19" models. In the tables below models in brackets has black body color.
Here are the 15" models:
And, finally, the 19" model:
Albatron — KX18D Pro 2 — on NVIDIA Nforce 2 Ultra 400 for AMD Athlon XP, Athlon, Duron processors. Gigabyte K8NNXP motherboard on NVIDIA Nforce 3 (K8 Triton series) for AMD Athlon 64 processors.
According to the latest info, Intel plans to ship these chips in volumes in Q4 2003. At least, currently the company is sure that OEM orders will be delivered fully by the moment of official release.
Today the 90nm process is implemented at D1C fab (Hillboro, Oregon) that works with 300mm wafers. At Fab 11X in New Mexico this process will be launched in Q4 2003; in Leixlip, Ireland, the 90nm process will be launched in H1 2004.
It´s interesting that the first 90nm Intel Xeon codenamed Nocona is also to arrive in Q4 this year to be showcased at IDF. The first 90nm Xeon MP Potomac is scheduled to H2 2004.
And there are some more novelties to be shown at IDF, according to provisional info:
Source: EE Times
Hynix Semiconductors Inc., announced successful validation of its Pseudo SRAM for next-generation mobile applications from multiple customers. As a result, Hynix is expecting a significant increase in its Pseudo SRAM revenue for the remainder of this year and projects $100M in Pseudo SRAM sales for 2004.
Hynix is currently mass-producing its16M and 32M Pseudo SRAM devices using its 0.15-micron process technology. The firm expects to begin mass production of its 64M-density device by first quarter of next year. The Hynix Pseudo SRAMs support supply and I/O voltages ranging from 1.8 to 3.0 volts, 75-ns or 85-ns access times and can go as low as 2-microamps in deep power down mode.
Hynix has already begun supplying low-power DRAMs for adoption in next-generation mobile application and will begin mass production of its NAND Flash by the first quarter of next year.
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