Nvidia to Rename GeForce Models at CeBIT

Intel Promises Sub-10W Processors Based on Nehalem Micro-Architecture

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp. is about to reveal more details about the family of microprocessors made using 45nm high-k process technology based on the Nehalem micro-architecture at the upcoming IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) that will be held in San Francisco, California, from the 8th to the 12th of February, 2009.

Acer Vows to Become the World’s Top Supplier of Notebooks

From X-bit Labs: Acer, the world’s third largest supplier of personal computers, said at a press conference in Taiwan that it would work hard to become the world’s top vendor of mobile computers. Besides, the firm also asserted that in 2009 it would at least sustain its market share and revenue, but if all goes well, both would be up.

Microsoft plans critical patches for IE, Exchange

From InfoWorld: Microsoft Thursday said it will deliver four security updates on Tuesday, two of them pegged "critical," and will finally issue a patch for SQL Server that it's been working on since last April.

RIM's New Bid for Certicom Trumps VeriSign's, Says Board

From PC World: Research In Motion has doubled the value of its previous offer to buy elliptic curve cryptography specialist Certicom, one of its suppliers. Certicom's board of directors says RIM's latest offer is superior to the bid it accepted from VeriSign last month. The board is waiting for a counterbid from VeriSign.

Google going mobile with Book Search

From CNET News.com: Google is opening a new chapter in its book digitization saga, this time taking on the likes of Amazon.com's Kindle and Sony's eReader.

Intel Cuts SSD Prices to Fight OCZ Apex, Other Competitors

From DailyTech: Intel has announced a series of price cuts on its lineup of SLC (Single Level Cell) and MLC (Multi Level Cell) Solid State Drives. Their NAND flash is produced by IM Flash Technologies, an Intel joint venture with Micron Technologies.

Intel Delays "Tukwila" for Enhancements

From DailyTech: Intel is the biggest CPU maker in the world with AMD taking a distant second place. Intel is most known for its x86 CPUs, but the chipmaker also produces CPUs that are RISC-based. The company has announced delays in its next RISC-based processors.

Samsung Claims First 40nm DRAM, GDDR5 Possible

From DailyTech: Previously, DailyTech reported on how DDR3 DRAM produced on 50nm production lines would be much cheaper and faster than those being produced on current production lines.

Elpida, Samsung, and even beleaguered Qimonda are either in the process of or planning to transition to these new geometries in order to lower costs and increase profits. DDR2 DRAM is currently selling at below the breakeven point for most DRAM manufacturers.

Intel Now Shipping Atom N280 Processor

From PC World: Intel confirmed on Thursday that it's shipping the Atom N280 processor to PC makers, which should bring more performance and improved graphics capabilities to netbooks.

The new single-core Atom processor is paired with a chipset that allows users to watch high-definition content on netbooks while drawing less power. The new GN40 chipset includes a hardware-based high-definition video decoder that allows users to watch 720p HD video content.

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