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SanDisk Introduces 8GB SanDisk Extreme III SDHC Card

Motorola to Join Sony Ericsson in Ownership of UIQ

Matrox Announces Millennium P690 Series of Fanless Graphics Cards

Fujitsu Introduces US$900 LifeBook A6110

Corsair Announces TX PSU Series for PC Enthusiasts and Extreme Gamers



SanDisk Introduces 8GB SanDisk Extreme III SDHC Card

More capacity and fast transfer speeds are the chief benefits of the SanDisk Extreme III 8GB SDHC flash memory card (20MB/s read/write), which was introduced by SanDisk Corporation. The 8GB SDHC card will be packaged with a SanDisk MicroMate USB 2.0 Reader. The bundled card and reader are expected to ship within the next 30 days to U.S. retailers at a suggested price of $179.99. It will also be available in Europe.

All SanDisk Extreme III cards offer ESP Technology to streamline data transfer, RescuePRO software to recover accidentally deleted files and images, a dedicated technical support telephone hotline and a limited lifetime warranty. The cards can operate at extreme temperatures (-13 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit or -25 to 85 degrees Celsius).

Source: SanDisk Corporation

Motorola to Join Sony Ericsson in Ownership of UIQ

Sony Ericsson and Motorola announced a definitive agreement under which Motorola will acquire a 50% interest in UI Holdings BV, the parent company of UIQ Technology AB, which is currently wholly owned by Sony Ericsson. Under the agreement, Motorola and Sony Ericsson will work together and jointly invest in the development of the UIQ open user interface platform. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. As previously announced, Sony Ericsson acquired UIQ Technology from Symbian Ltd in February 2007.

UIQ Technology licenses the UIQ open user interface and development platform to mobile phone vendors around the world. Motorola and Sony Ericsson are committed to further advancing UIQ as an independent cross-vendor user interface for smartphones and media-centric phones.

Motorola and Sony Ericsson also plan to significantly increase their cooperation and support for the UIQ developer program.

Both companies have agreed that UIQ will be vendor and chipset independent. In addition, UIQ will be licensed on equal terms to all mobile device vendors in the industry.

Source: Sony Ericsson

Matrox Announces Millennium P690 Series of Fanless Graphics Cards

Matrox Graphics announced the availability of its Millennium P690 Series fanless graphics cards. These cards are available in several form factors, offer low power consumption, and unified display drivers for easy deployment across multiple systems. In addition, the P690 Plus LP PCI/PCIe products can be upgraded (via a Quad-HD15 cable) to drive 4 analog monitors, and up to 8 analog or 4 digital monitors in a joined graphics card configuration.

Millennium P690 features:

  • Work with two digital or analog monitors as one large desktop, or at independent resolutions and display orientations.
  • P690 Plus DualHead cards can be upgraded to support up to four analog displays.
  • Pair two P690 Plus cards for a multi-display solution which supports a stretched taskbar across four DVI or eight analog monitors.
  • Power consumption of 12W or less
  • Fanless design
  • Multiple form factors allow standardization across a wide variety of systems

P690 products ship with Matrox PowerDesk software, and are compatible with the free Matrox PowerSpace software that allows users to manage multiple virtual desktops.

The Matrox Millennium P690 Series graphics cards will be available in October, and list at the following prices:

  • P690 PCIe x16 128MB $199.00 USD
  • P690 PCI 128MB $199.00 USD
  • P690 LP PCIe x16 128MB $249.00 USD
  • P690 LP PCIe x1 128MB $249.00 USD
  • P690 Plus LP PCIe x16 256MB $289.00 USD
  • P690 Plus LP PCI 256MB $289.00 USD
  • Quad-monitor upgrade cable (CAB-L60-4XAF) $99.00 USD

Source: Matrox Graphics

Fujitsu Introduces US$900 LifeBook A6110

Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation expanded its line of low-priced notebooks announcing the LifeBook A6110 with a 15.4-inch wide Crystal View LCD and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

The LifeBook A6110 notebook features Fujitsu Intelligent Shock Sensor technology safeguarding the hard drive from accidental bumps, vibrations and drops, and a spill resistant keyboard. The LifeBook A6110 also secures data with an optional biometric fingerprint sensor.

The LifeBook A6110 notebook also offers a variety of connection options with the Atheros Super AG Wireless LAN, Gigabit Ethernet LAN and quad mode Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN providing access to the new Intel "Connect with Centrino" wireless N Access Points and Routers.

Connecting to other data sources is easy through 5 x USB 2.0 ports and an IEEE 1394 port. In addition to Memory Stick/SD/xD slots, the LifeBook A6110 notebook offers both a dedicated ExpressCard and PC Card.

An optional built-in camera and digital microphone, centered just above the display, make it easy to take still pictures, capture video and enjoy videoconferencing. In addition, the LifeBook A6110 notebook features an optional Point and Write touch-pad option for snipping images, navigation and short note taking.

The LifeBook A6110 notebook is equipped with the Mobile Intel GM965 Express chipset with the Intel GMA X3100 graphics core. It can also be equipped with an optional Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer.

The LifeBook A6110 notebook, priced starting at $849 with a $50 rebate, is immediately available.

Source: Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

Corsair Announces TX PSU Series for PC Enthusiasts and Extreme Gamers

Corsair announced the latest addition to its PSU lineup: the Corsair TX Series, engineered the TX Series to be a family of high-wattage, high-performance power supplies that meets and exceeds the most demanding specifications of enthusiasts and performance seekers.

The Corsair TX power supplies feature dedicated single +12V rails, Active Power Factor Correction (PFC), 140mm/120mm fans.

Available in 650W and 750W models, the Corsair TX Series can operate at 50C ambient temperature. Additionally, the TX Series includes 2 and 4 PCI-Express 8-pin (6+2) cables on the 650W and 750W models respectively. The TX Series is compatible with NVIDIA SLI and ATI Crossfire solutions.

The Corsair TX Series, including the CMPSU-650TX (650W) and CMPSU-750TX (750W), is available immediately priced at US$179.99 and US$199.99, respectively. All TX Series power supplies are backed by a 5-Year Limited Warranty complete with customer support.

Source: Corsair

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