Samsung Develops World's First DDR4 Memory Module

From X-bit Labs: Samsung Electronics, the largest producer of dynamic random access memory (DRAM), on Tuesday said that it completed development of the industry's first DDR4 memory module last month, using 30nm-class process technology.

Marvell Weds Solid-State Drives and Hard Drives

From X-bit Labs: Marvell, a leading designer of various controllers and system-on-chips, has developed a controller that can combine benefits of solid-state drive and hard disk drive in one system. The 88SE9130 controller uses intelligent algorithms to automatically pin hot data files and directories to a Serial ATA SSD while enabling all data to be safely stored on a larger capacity Serial ATA HDD.

Oversupply sends DRAM prices to one-year low

From InfoWorld: DRAM chip prices reached a one-year low on Tuesday and approached their cheapest ever due to a post-holiday oversupply. The cheap memory chips are pushing PC prices lower too, a Taiwan-based trading platform said.

Dell buys SecureWorks for IT security services

From InfoWorld: Dell announced Tuesday it is purchasing security services vendor SecureWorks, expanding its range of IT management offerings. Terms were not disclosed.

SecureWorks handles more than 13 billion "security events" and spots some 30,000 varieties of malware each day, according to a statement. Its customer base of about 2,900 clients includes more than 1,500 financial institutions and more than 15 percent of the Fortune 500.

Garmin Launches StreetPilot Navigation App for IPhone

From PC World: Garmin on Tuesday announced StreetPilot, its first turn-by-turn navigation app for the iPhone. StreetPilot offers voice-prompted directions-with text-to-speech capability for reading aloud street names-along with a variety of more advanced GPS features.

Report: Microsoft to debut Windows TV at CES

From CNET With CES fast-approaching, the rumor mill is at full bore, and one of the latest items to come out of it is that Microsoft will be rolling out a "stripped-down version of Windows" that will run on set-top boxes and upcoming TV sets.

The report comes courtesy of The Seattle Times, which says the boxes will cost somewhere in the ballpark of $200, will run the Windows Media Center interface, and will be on the market sometime this year.

CES: Nvidia unveils site for 3D video, photos, sports

From CNET Graphics chipmaker Nvidia, eager to hasten the arrival of the 3D graphics era and spur demand for new 3D hardware, today unveiled a site for content called 3DVisionLive.

At the site, people can share their own 3D photos and see more from professional photographers; watch short videos, trailers, and sports; and rate the content they see. The site supports Nvidia's 3D Vision technology and old-school anaglyph technology with the blue and red glasses.

AMD Fusion Netbook Processors Promise 10+ Hour Battery Life, DX11

From DailyTech: Intel thundered into the week of the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, with its official announcement of its second-generation Core i-Series lineup, based on the company's new architecture Sandy Bridge. Today, AMD has is countering with a new processor family aimed at Intel’s popular Atom processor and low-end Sandy Bridge processors.

HP Unveils Slew of New, Updated Notebooks and Desktops

From DailyTech: HP has tossed a truckload of new computers onto the market for CES. The machines include offerings in the consumer desktop and notebook line as well as a few new machines for the enterprise and business users. Some of the machines get new HP CoolSense tech and Beats Audio for superior listening experience.

Rumour Points to Extreme Performance of AMD's Bulldozer Microprocessors

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices, the world's second largest supplier of x86 microprocessors, reportedly wants to return the FX moniker to its microprocessors aimed at performance-minded consumers. If the rumour is true, it may indicate that AMD expects its next-generation desktop central processing units (CPUs) to offer very high performance in desktop applications.


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