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GlacialTech Offers Four New Coolers For LGA-775 Processors

Apple Announces iPod nano

Motorola Unveils ROKR Handset With iTunes Support

A-Data sampling DDR2-533 and DDR2-667 FB-DIMMs

GlacialTech Offers Four New Coolers For LGA-775 Processors

GlacialTech announced four different Igloo 5071 coolers for LGA-775 processors.

GlacialTech Igloo 5071 LGA-775

Comparing to a similar Igloo 5070 series, at the same noise level Igloo 5071 reduces heat by additional 1-2°C and weighs 130g less. The specs of the series are below:

The price is expected to be about $14.

Source: GlacialTech

Apple Announces iPod nano

Though it wasn´t hard to predict the arrival of this novelty, still, iPod nano represents the complete triumph of multimedia in the minds of Apple´s top managers. That´s natural — according to the latest reports, iPod players and iTunes service are the primary source of company income.

iPod nano offers 4GB and 2GB capacities with respective MSRP in North America of $250 and $200. Just 6.8mm thick and weighing 45g, the player features a 1.5" display and a 30-pin cradle connector identical to those of iPod and iPod mini. The novelty utilizes the Click Wheel that allows to control it with one finger.

iPod nano specs:

  • 14 hours of operation
  • Supports AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF
  • 88.9x40.6x6.8mm dimensions
  • 43g weight
  • USB, cradle interfaces

Motorola Unveils ROKR Handset With iTunes Support

Almost simultaneously with the announcement of iPod Nano, Motorola and Apple together announced the release of the first mobile handset with iTunes support — Motorola ROKR ("Rocker") - available in USA, Australia, and a number of European, Asian countries tomorrow.

Motorola ROKR (E1 in North America) specs:

  • iTunes support: shows artist, album information, syncs with PC
  • Sidelighting in games and at music playback (resembles Philips Ambilight)
  • Photo caller ID, voice dialling
  • GSM 800/1800/1900 MHz, GPRS Class 10
  • MMS, SMS, EMS 5.0, Wireless Village
  • TFT 176x220, 262,144 colors
  • J2ME MIDP 2.0/CLDC 1.0 + API
  • WAP: (WSP/HTTP 1.1, WTCP/IP, xHTML, Mobile Profile, WCSS, Cookies, WTLS class 2, TLS 1.0/SSL 3.0)
  • Fullscreen MPEG4/H.263 and image playback
  • Flight mode
  • Bluetooth
  • Up to 260-560 minutes of talking
  • Up to 160-320 hours of standby
  • Up to 15 hours of music playback
  • Dimensions: 108x46x20.5mm
  • Weight: 107g

A-Data sampling DDR2-533 and DDR2-667 FB-DIMMs

A-Data Technology, ranked by iSuppli as the number three third-party DRAM-module supplier in the world and number one in Asia, announced that it has started offering DDR2-533 (PC2-4200) and DDR2-667 (PC2-5300) Fully-Buffered DIMMs (FB-DIMMs) for testing and evaluation purposes. The company is aiming to officially launch its FB-DIMM product line early next year.

Available in capacities of 512MB, 1GB and 2GB, the FB-DIMMs from A-Data utilize DRAM from Samsung, Elpida and Hynix, according to the company. A-Data’s suppliers of Advanced Memory Buffer (AMB) chips, the key to FB-DIMM technology, are Intel, Integrated Device Technology (IDT) and NEC, the company said. NEC declared the availability of its AMB samples in September 2004 and a similar announcement from IDT followed three months later. Two weeks ago at IDF Fall 2005, IDT stated that interoperability has been achieved between FB-DIMMs that use both IDT’s and Intel’s AMB devices.

A-Data said its FB-DIMMs will initially target server platforms with up to eight DIMM slots. According to Intel, FB-DIMM technology will provide systems with support of up to 192GB of memory through six channels, eight modules per channel and 4GB per module incorporating 1Gbit DRAM devices. Last month, Elpida, Infineon and Micron announced their 4GB FB-DIMMs.

Some DRAM-module houses, such as the US-based Kingston Technology and Taiwan-based Apacer Technology (placed 1st and 5th respectively in the iSuppli’s ranking for 2004), showcased their FB-DIMM samples earlier this year at Computex 2005. Taiwan DRAM vendor Nanya Technology is currently sampling FB-DIMMs with capacities of 512MB, 1GB and 2GB, and the company expects to begin regular production of 512MB and 1GB products in the fourth quarter this year.

Source: DigiTimes

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