Globalfoundries Claims 300mm Fabs Are Enough for Modern Chips



From X-bit Labs: Globalfoundries, one of the leading contract semiconductor makers, said that 300mm chip factories still have a lot of potential. The company claims that it does not make sense to transit to 450mm wafers and change loads of manufacturing equipment since modern semiconductor...

Microsoft customers face licensing hurdle to online apps



From InfoWorld: Microsoft promoted more of its Web-based software offerings at its Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans this week, but some analysts say the company's enterprise licensing terms provide little incentive for large customers to move away from its on-premise products....

Kindles Crack, Amazon Sued



From PC World: Those who opted for a $30 protective case with the e-reader are reportedly seeing the Kindle itself crack under pressure, and one customer is suing Amazon for his troubles.

Matthew Geise, executive director of a property management firm in Seattle, bought the second...

End of an era for Office 2000



From CNET News.com: Support for Microsoft Office 2000 finally ended on Tuesday, 10 years after the productivity suite was launched.

Office 2000 had mainstream support until mid-2004, when its extended support period began. It is that extended support period that has now ended, according to...

Rambus Allegations Against NVIDIA Rejected



From DailyTech: Rambus and NVIDIA have been fighting a legal battle in court over alleged patent infringement by NVIDIA. Rambus filed suit against NVIDIA in June alleging that technology having to do with memory circuits in NVIDIA GPUs infringed on 17 different Rambus held patents.

NVIDIA...

Google Voice App Comes to Blackberry, Android



From DailyTech: Google is steadily rolling out all sorts of new products and offerings and is doing well at turning itself from a search firm to a company that competes with Microsoft on many levels from software to email.

Google has been talking up its Chrome OS over the last few weeks and...

Intel Clarksfield Chips Could Launch Late Sept



From Tom's Hardware: According to Digitimes, Intel's next-generation chips for notebooks, codenamed Clarksfield, CPUs will debut around the end of September and October in the flavors of Core 2 Extreme XE at 2 GHz, Core 2 Quad P2 at 1.73 GHz and Core 2 Quad P1 at 1.6 GHz.

Of course, those...

OCZ Speeds Up Solid-State Drives by Overclocking Memory Buffer



From X-bit Labs: OCZ Technology, a leading supplier of advanced components for personal computers, last week unveiled its new family of solid-state drives (SSDs) that features host controller and DRAM memory buffer operating at increased clock-speeds. The new SSDs will hardly be much faster...

HTC smartphones left vulnerable to Bluetooth attack



From InfoWorld: If you have an HTC smartphone running Windows Mobile 6 or Windows Mobile 6.1, you may want to think twice before connecting to an untrusted device using Bluetooth. A vulnerability in an HTC driver installed on these phones can allow an attacker to access any file on the phone or...

Mozilla Upgrades Jetpack Browser Booster



From PC World: Jetpack, Mozilla Labs' open source technology for building functional add-ins to personalize the Firefox browser, has been fitted with more capabilities in an upgrade detailed over the weekend, including enhancements to the SlideBar information access capability.

Jetpack 0.1...
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