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Dell To Ship Streak Tablet

Zotac Rolls Out GeForce GTX 480 AMP! Edition and GeForce GTX 470 AMP! Edition Graphics Cards

Sony Develops an OLED Display That Can Wrap Around a Pencil

Kingston Adds 'blu' to HyperX Lineups

Dell To Ship Streak Tablet

Yesterday, Dell released plans for Streak, a 5-inch Android-based tablet based on 1GHz Snapdragon CPU designed to provide people with "on-the-go" entertainment, social connection, and navigation experience. Early this June the Dell Streak will be available across the UK. Pricing and data plans for the UK will be announced by O2 ahead of availability. Later this summer, Dell plans to make Streak available in the U.S.

Tablet's 5-inch screen is well-suited for experiencing thousands of Android Market widgets, games and applications. Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and available 3G connectivity brings easy access for downloading and listening to music, updating social networking status in real-time, and staying connected to friends and family through e-mail, text, IM, and voice calls.

The Dell Streak was designed with the future in mind and will support for over-the-air updates including platform upgrades, Adobe Flash 10.1 on Android 2.2 later this year, video chat applications and other software features.

Key features:

  • Integrated Google Maps
  • 5-inch capacitive multi-touch WVGA display
  • Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
  • 5MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash, VGA front camera, removable battery, built-in Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth
  • 2GB of internal storage
  • Packaged with cushions made from 100% sustainable, compostable bamboo


  • Android platform complete with Android Market and Dell user interface enhancements
  • ARM-based processor: Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset and software platform with integrated 1GHz processor
  • UMTS / GPRS / EDGE class 12 GSM radio with link speeds of up to HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / HSDPA
  • User accessible Micro SD expandable memory available up to 32 GB

Source: Dell

Zotac Rolls Out GeForce GTX 480 AMP! Edition and GeForce GTX 470 AMP! Edition Graphics Cards

Enhancements to the Zotac GeForce GTX 400 series AMP! Editions begin with a completely tweaked PCB engineered to maximize performance and overclocking. The Zotac GeForce GTX 400 series AMP! Editions received a revamped cooling system that delivers improved cooling performance with reduced noise levels.

The revamped cooling system (Zalman VF3000) features a heatsink made of a pure copper base and heatpipes attached to pure aluminum fins. A pair of 92mm fans delivers optimum airflow while minimizing noise levels. Both Zotac GeForce GTX 480 AMP! Edition and GTX 470 AMP! Edition feature original black heatsink covers with orange fans for a stylish look.

Zotac GeForce GTX 480 AMP! Edition is overclocked to 756 MHz engine, 1512 MHz shader and 3800 MHz memory clocks while the GeForce GTX 470 AMP! Edition is boosted to 656 MHz engine, 1312 MHz shader and 3402 MHz memory clocks.

Other features:

  • Zotac GeForce GTX 480 AMP! Edition (ZT-40102-10P): 480 unified shaders, 1536MB GDDR5 memory, 384-bit memory interface
  • Zotac GeForce GTX 470 AMP! Edition (ZT-40202-10P): 448 unified shaders, 1280MB GDDR5 memory, 320-bit memory interface
  • Dual dual-link DVI-I outputs
  • Mini HDMI 1.3a output
  • PCI Express 2.0 interface (Compatible with 1.1)
  • DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 compatible
  • OpenGL 3.2 compatible
  • Support for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround, NVIDIA CUDA and PhysX, NVIDIA PureVideo HD

Source: Zotac

Sony Develops an OLED Display That Can Wrap Around a Pencil

Sony Corporation announced today that it developed a super-flexible 80-micrometer-thick 4.1-in 121 ppi OTFT-driven full-color OLED display which can be wrapped around a thin cylinder.

To create the display, Sony developed OTFTs with an original organic semiconductor material (a PXX derivative) with eight times the current modulation of conventional OTFTs. This was achived due to the development of integration technologies of OTFTs and OLEDs on an ultra-thin 20Ám-thick flexible substrate (a flexible on-panel gate-driver circuit with OTFTs which is able to get rid of convetinal rigid driver IC chips interfering roll-up of a display) and soft organic insulators for all the insulators in the integration cuircuit. By combining these technologies, Sony successfully demonstrated its first OLED panel which is capable of reproducing moving images while being repeatly rolled-up -- around a cylinder with a radius of 4mm -- and stretched.

Technology features:

  1. High performance OTFT with originally developed high-mobility and highly-stable organic semiconductor materials, PXX derivatives.
    Sony has developed organic semiconductor material, peri-Xanthenoxanthene (PXX) derivative, which is stable under exposure to oxygen, moisture, light and heat and improved current modulation of eight times that of conventional OTFT with organic semiconductor of pentacene. Improvement of this OTFT achieved the world's highest-resolution OTFT-driven OLED display with resolution of 121 ppi and 432 x 240 x RGB (FWQVGA) pixels.
  2. Integration of a flexible gate-driver circuit with OTFTs.
    This is the world's first demonstration of an OLED display with an integrated gate-driver circuit with OTFTs. The improvement of the OTFT described above enables integration of a flexible gate-driver circuit with OTFTs on a display panel. The roll-up capability is possible because the rigid driver IC chips has been removed from the display.
  3. Enhancement of flexibility with all organic insulators in the OTFT and OLED integration circuit.
    In order to enhance flexibility of the display, Sony has developed organic insulators for all the insulators in the OTFT and OLED integration circuit. These organic insulators can be formed with the solution process in the atmosphere which is requires fewer steps, and consumes materials and energy more efficiently - thus has a smaller environmental footprint -- compared to the conventional high temperature vacuum semiconductor process which use inorganic/silicon materials.
  4. Achieved display capable of reproducing moving images while rolled-up around cylinder with 4mm radius.
    The OTFT-driven OLED display with the aforementioned technologies (1-3) can reproduce moving images while rolled-up around a cylinder with a radius of 4mm. Even after 1000 cycles of repeatedly rolling-up and stretching the display, there was no clear degradation in the display's ability to reproduce moving images.

OTFT specifications:

  • Organic semiconductor: peri-Xanthenoxanthene(PXX) derivative
  • Hole mobility: 0.4 cm2/Vs
  • Current on/off ratio: 106
  • Channel length: 5Ám
  • Threshold voltage: -5V

Rollable OTFT-driven OLED display specifications:

  • Panel size: 4.1 inch wide
  • Pixel number: 432 x 240 x RGB pixels
  • Pixel size: 210Ám x 210Ám
  • Resolution: 121 ppi
  • Colors: 16,777,216
  • Peak luminance: >100 cd/m2
  • Contrast ratio: >1000:1
  • Minimum bending radius: 4mm
  • Driving scheme: 2T-1C voltage programming with OTFTs
  • Panel thickness: 80Ám

Source: Sony Corporation

Kingston Adds 'blu' to HyperX Lineups

Kingston Technology Company released an entry-level line of HyperX memory modules for overclockers and gamers. HyperX blu is available in dual-channel DDR3 1600MHz and 1333MHz 4GB and 2GB kits. blu is also available in DDR2 800MHz, single modules and dual-channel kits. Kingston HyperX memory is backed by a lifetime warranty.

Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3 & DDR2 specifications:

  • KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX -- 4GB 1600MHz (CL9-9-9-27 @ 1.65v) dual-channel kit optimized for XMP, $132.00
  • KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4G -- 4GB 1600MHz (CL9-9-9-27 @ 1.7v) dual-channel kit, $132.00
  • KHX1600C9D3B1K2/2G -- 2GB 1600MHz (CL9-9-9-27 @ 1.7v) dual-channel kit, $71.00
  • KHX1333C7D3B1K2/4GX -- 4GB 1333MHz (CL7-7-7-20 @ 1.65v) dual-channel kit optimized for XMP, $143.00
  • KHX1333C7D3B1K2/4G -- 4GB 1333MHz (CL7-7-7-20 @ 1.7v) dual-channel kit, $143.00
  • KHX1333C7D3B1K2/2G -- 2GB 1333MHz (CL7-7-7-20 @ 1.7v) dual-channel kit, $76.00
  • KHX6400D2B1K2/4G -- 4GB 800MHz (CL5-5-5-15 @ 1.8v) dual-channel kit, $116.00
  • KHX6400D2B1K2/2G -- 2GB 800MHz (CL5-5-5-15 @ 1.8v) dual-channel kit, $62.00
  • KHX6400D2B1/2G -- 2GB 800MHz (CL5-5-5-15 @ 1.8v) module, $58.00
  • KHX6400D2B1/1G -- 1GB 800MHz (CL5-5-5-15 @ 1.8v) module, $31.00

Source: Kingston Technology Company

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