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LaCie to ship new 4x DVD±RW

VTV-101 Watch TV: 1.5", 55g — intimate contact

Soltek introduces EQ3801 barebone on NVIDIA nForce3-250Gb

Infineon samples 2GB planar registered DDR2 SDRAM DIMM

LaCie to ship new 4x DVD±RW

This month LaCie is to launch shipments of new portable DVD±RW drives designed by Porsche Design. The novelties support 4x recording and feature FireWire/USB 2.0 interfaces.

LaCie Slim DVD±RW Drive will be bundled with DVDMax Player 2.0 and Roxio Easy CD Creator 6.2 and will cost about €205 in Europe.

VTV-101 Watch TV: 1.5", 55g — intimate contact

We´ve already mentioned that NH Japan developed a miniature on-wrist TV set and showcased its sample at CES 2004. These days we got to know some more details. It turns out that VTV-101 device will go on sale in Japan already early in May.

VTV-101 is sized just 45.7x49.7x18.2mm weighing just 55g. In its upper part the device features a tiny monochrome LCD clock, while below it is a 1.5" 280x220 TN LCD television display (22.2x29.5mm). Besides, the device utilizes Sony´s tiny TV tuner with automatic and manual channel search features. The novelty utilizes earphones cable as an antenna. The built-in Li-Ion battery provides up to 2-hour operation.

The on-wrist TV set is expected to cost about ¥19,800 ($190).

Source: PC Watch

Soltek introduces EQ3801 barebone on NVIDIA nForce3-250Gb

Soltek Computer officially introduced its EQ3801 barebone on NVIDIA nForce3-250Gb for AMD Athlon 64 processors that features the following:

Chassis Soltek Mini Barebone Systems "QBIC" Series
Model EQ3801 Series
Size 21.5x33x20cm
Front panel Reflective/aluminium
Body material Aluminium (black/white/silvery)
Front-panel I/O S/PDIF-out, headphones-out, mic-in, 2 x USB 2.0/1.1, 1 x IEEE1394a
Back-panel I/O 2 x COM, optional parallel port, PS/2 keyboard and mouse, 4 x USB 2/0/1.1 (2 more headers onboard), Fast Ethernet 1/10/100/1000Mbps LAN, line-in/out, Front Surround-Out, Subwoofer-Out, Rear, Surround-Out, 1x IEEE1394a
Drive bays 2 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5"
Motherboard SL-B9A-FGR (EQ3801)
Model SL-B9A-FGR
Form-factor Mini (180x270mm2)
Processor AMD Athlon64 Processor (Socket 754)
Chipset NVIDIA nForce 3 250Gb
Memory 2 x sockets for DDR 400/333
IDE 2 x ATA-133/100 channels
Expansion slots 1xAGP (AGP 8X), 1xPCI
Audio C-Media CMI8768 Plus 8-channel AC´97 Audio
LAN Gigabit Ethernet
RAID 0, 1, 0+1

Infineon samples 2GB planar registered DDR2 SDRAM DIMM

Infineon Technologies started sampling 2GB DDR2 planer Registered DIMM modules based on 512Mbit DDR2 SDRAM 60-pin FBGA chips. Before modules of over 1GB capacities have utilized stacked components technology, but Infineon now offers modules with single-crystal components being 4.1mm thick.

According to experts, 2GB novelties should become the most preferable for server builders. iSuppli informs that middle-range and high-end server markets will grow from 800,000 units in 2003 to about 1 million in 2006 at about 9% yearly growth rate.

2GB Registered DIMM Infineon modules feature 36 x single-crystal 512Mbit DDR2 SDRAM components that meet JEDEC requirements, i.e. provide 400 and 533 Mbps throughput. PC2-3200 and PC2-4300 modules are organized as 256 Mbit x 72 (2 Rank x4) and are available for about $700 and $910, respectively. According to the press release, the volume production is scheduled to H2 2004.

Considering the novelties, Infineon´s DDR2 SDRAM DIMM family includes 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (all planar) and 4GB (stacked) modules.

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