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Asustek To Outsource Motherboard Production To Flextronics

AMD Announces Two New Turion 64 Processors

Fujitsu Unveils 160GB 2.5" Hard Drive

Asustek To Outsource Motherboard Production To Flextronics

Motherboard giant Asustek Computer plans to outsource 20% of its own-brand motherboard production to electronics manufacturing service (EMS) giant Flextronics International for the first time, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) reported today. Under the outsourcing relationship, Flextronics will also assist Asustek with desktop PC assembly using its worldwide production bases, the paper indicated.

In a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE), Asustek declined to comment on the report, except to state that it has established some cooperation with foreign EMS makers for its clone motherboard and system assembly business.

EDN further indicated that part of the outsourcing production will be fulfilled at one of Flextronics’ Guangdong plants in China. The strategic alliance between Asustek and Flextronics will help Asustek lower production costs and raise its competitiveness worldwide, the paper added.

As reported on June 20, the combination of Asustek’s R&D and Flextronics’ production capabilities will be a threat to EMS-giant Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry), which has extended its customer base through recent acquisitions of diversified IT specialists including handset manufacturer Chi Mei Communication Systems (CMCS) and WLAN-equipment maker Ambit Microsystems, whose major customers include Motorola and Intel.

Source: DigiTimes

AMD Announces Two New Turion 64 Processors

AMD today announced two new processors belonging to the AMD Turion 64 series — MT-40 and MT-37. These new additions are expected to be available in new ENVY Featherweight and ENVY Middleweight notebook computers from VoodooPC.

The first notebooks based on the latest AMD Turion 64 mobile technology MT-40 and MT-37 can be ordered now from VoodooPC’s web site, and they are expected to be available for delivery soon throughout North America.

AMD Turion 64 mobile technology MT-40 and MT-37 are available immediately worldwide. AMD Turion 64 mobile technology products are now available in models ML-40, ML-37, ML-34, ML-32, ML-30, ML-28, MT-40, MT-37, MT-34, MT-32, MT-30 and MT-28.

MT-40 and MT-37 are priced at $359 and $268, respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities.

Source: AMD

Fujitsu Unveils 160GB 2.5" Hard Drive

Fujitsu unveiled the new 160GB 2.5" hard drive (model name: MHV2160BT) which is expected to go on sale later this month.

The novelty features 3 plates, thus it´s thicker than usual hard drives of this form-factor — 12.5mm instead of 9.5mm. At the same time, the energy consumption is only 1.6W during reading/writing/seeking and 0.5W in the idle mode and 0.13W at standby.

The HDD has SATA interface and operates at 4200rpm producing 23dB noise. The operational shock reaches 300G for up to 2ms, the non-operational is 900G for up to 1ms. Sized 70x100x12.5mm, it weighs 135g and meets the RoHS requirements (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment).

Source: PC Watch

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