Western Digital Becomes World’s Largest Maker of Hard Drives

From X-bit Labs: Western Digital has become the largest maker of hard disk drives (HDDs) in the world, based on the company’s own financial report for its third quarter of fiscal 2010, which ended on the 2nd of April. Apparently, WD shipped 800 thousand of hard drives more than Seagate Technologies in the first quarter of calendar 2010.

Globalfoundries Develops 20nm Process Technology

From X-bit Labs: Globalfoundries, the contract maker of semiconductors controlled by Advanced Technology Investment Company and Advanced Micro Devices, said that it would develop 20nm process technology, along with 22nm fabrication process. Besides, the company indicated that the so-called half-node process technologies would continue to exist, despite of the recent trends.

McAfee promises to reimburse consumers for bad update

From InfoWorld: McAfee will reimburse its consumer customers for "reasonable expenses" they have incurred dealing with last week's faulty anti-virus update, the company said.

Google Casts Doubt on Verizon Nexus One

From PC World: Verizon Wireless subscribers should stop waiting for the Nexus One and buy a Droid Incredible instead, Google says.

"In the US, if you've been waiting for the Nexus One for Verizon Wireless' network, head over to [Verizon] to pre-order the Droid Incredible by HTC, a powerful new Android phone and a cousin of the Nexus One that is similarly feature-packed," says the Nexus One blog. The phone's online order page has a similar recommendation.

Nvidia exec says Intel hindering graphics

From CNET News.com: An Nvidia executive appearing on a local San Francisco TV show on Friday said that Intel is denying consumers the chance to use Nvidia chips, likely presaging more verbal sparring and future legal wrangling between the two chip giants.

Sony delivers floppy disk's last rites

From CNET News.com: The days of the 3.5-inch floppy disk are now officially numbered.

Sony, which boasts 70 percent of the anemic market, announced Friday that it would end Japanese sales of the ancient storage medium in March 2011, according to a report in the Mainichi Daily newspaper.

Blackberry Pearl 3G, Bold 9650 Debut

From DailyTech: RIM's Blackberry is one of the best selling brands of smartphones on the planet for both consumers and business users. RIM has many different models that operate on different networks and carriers globally.

PS3 May Finally Finally Profitable Thanks to New 40-nm RSX Graphics Chip

From DailyTech: Sony has endured a rough run this generation. It has yet to profit on its PlayStation 3 hardware and its sales have lagged behind competitors Nintendo and Microsoft. Occasionally, the veteran player has snagged a solid month in sales, but such bright spots have been few and far between. Still, the console has slowly garnered millions of loyal fans, and is unlikely to go away anytime soon.

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