Intel Confirms 450mm Nature of New Production Facility

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp. confirmed that its yet-to-be-built D1X manufacturing facility is constructed to be compatible with equipment that processes large 450mm wafers. Unfortunately, the company yet has to outline concrete plans to transit the fab to 450mm and whether the company is actually looking forward to be the first chipmaker with the next-generation 450mm production facility.

Amazon integrates Apple iPhone, iPad, and Android with cloud

From InfoWorld: Amazon Web Services (AWS) is making it possible for developers to directly integrate mobile applications for Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and also apps for Android-based smartphones, with its cloud using two new beta SDKs (software development kits), it said in a blog post on Thursday.

Dell in Talks to Buy Storage Vendor Compellent

From PC World: Dell said Thursday it is in advanced talks with storage vendor Compellent Technologies regarding a merger that would call for Dell to pay US$27.50 per share, or roughly $876 million, for the company.

The companies gave no assurances that a deal will be consummated, and said they do not plan to make additional comments "until an agreement is reached or discussions are terminated."

Twitter: We aren't blocking Wikileaks info

From CNET Twitter yesterday put an end to rumors that it's blocking WikiLeaks-related terms from its list of trending topics--the most popular phrases appearing at a given time throughout the microblogging service.

The reason why terms like #wikileaks and #cablegate fell off Twitter's trending topics list, according to a post on the official company blog, is simply because not enough people are talking about them.

Apple to tap Intel's graphics for future MacBooks

From CNET Apple has decided to use Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge processors in its MacBook line, a transition that will occur in 2011, squeezing out Nvidia's graphics processors in at least some models of the popular laptops, sources have told CNET.

Intel: 35 Atom Tablets Coming in 2011, Atom Smartphones are Delayed

From DailyTech: Determined not to be left behind as society transitions towards a more mobile computing paradigm, Intel vowed to deliver strong entries to the tablet and smartphone sectors. At a Barclays Capital 2010 Global Technology Conference, it delivered an update on its progress. Long story short, things are looking good on the tablet front, but not so good on the smartphone front.

Verizon CEO: LTE Will Compete with Cable

From DailyTech: Verizon Communication's CEO Ivan Seidenberg believes that his company's 4G LTE network could one day become a "modest substitute" for traditional cable and Internet, The Wall Street Journal reports.

AMD Has No Plans to Intro Brand-Names for Ontario and Zacate Hybrid Chips

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices does not plan to give a special brand-name to its code-named Ontario and Zacate accelerated processing units (APUs) with x86 and graphics engines in the same chip, but will instead market the new chips under already established "Vision" technology brand. The decision seems be a yet another response to the trend of the so-called platformization in the PC industry.

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 570 Offers Explosive Performance and Quiet Gaming

From X-bit Labs: Nvidia Corp. has unveiled its second graphics board based on the GF110 graphics processing unit (GPU). The novelty offers performance levels similar to those of previous-generation GeForce GTX 480 flagship solution, but with much lower power consumption, quieter operation and at $349 price-point.

HP claims edge over Cisco with next-gen switches

From InfoWorld: Taking clear aim at networking giant Cisco, HP today claimed that its new line of E-Series zl modules aren't just the first devices on the market based on the IEEE's new Energy Efficient Ethernet standard (IEEE 802.3az). The company also boasted that the hardware runs circles around Cisco's Catalyst line.


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