Sony to Launch PSP-3000 on October 16 in Japan

From DailyTech: Sony Corp will launch the PSP-3000 in Japan on October 16 according to Japanese game site Famitsu. The new model of the PlayStation Portable will sell for 19,800 yen ($182), the same price as the current PSP model.

Intel lists new low-cost processors

From CNET Intel updated its processor pricing list with low-cost quad-core and Core 2 Duo desktop processors. A new Celeron D model was also listed.

Intel lists the Q8200 at $224, one of the least expensive quad-core chips that the company now offers. The venerable Q6600 is the only Core 2 Quad that is less expensive.

Microsoft Looks to Build One-stop Mobile Apps Market

From PC World: Microsoft is preparing to launch in the next few months a Web site called Skymarket to sell Windows Mobile OS applications, a job advertisement suggests.

The clue to the launch is a job advertisement spotted by blogger Long Zheng. Microsoft is looking for a senior product manager who would oversee the marketing and development for the service, intended to complement the eventual release of the next mobile OS, Windows Mobile 7.

Hyundai booth raided at German tech fair

From CNET The Hyundai IT booth at the IFA electronics fair in Berlin got some unwanted visitors on Saturday: German customs police.

Global semi sales up 2.8% in July

From EETimes: Sales of semiconductors in Europe in July grew by 0.7 percent to reach $3.39 bn according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization, up 3.3 percent on the corresponding period last year. On a year to date basis, sales increased by 1.6 percent against the same period last year.

Articles Roundup August 31, 2008

Car computer: Good or bad idea?

Good! I have one.
10% (17 votes)
Nice idea, I want one.
53% (89 votes)
Nah, bad idea
37% (63 votes)
Total votes: 169

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AMD to Start Transition to New Platform Form-Factor in March, 2009

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices plans to start transition of its desktop processors to a new form-factor socket in the first quarter of 2009, which is considerably later than the schedule set originally. The new AM3 form-factor for central processing units (CPUs) will enable faster memory and some other improvements.

Atom supply still stymied by testing bottleneck

From InfoWorld: Demand for Intel's Atom processor is strong, with computer makers clamoring for more chips to plug into the small, portable laptops called netbooks, but the chips remain in short supply. The problem isn't that Intel can't make enough of the silicon chips -- the company can, and it is -- but availability remains stymied by a testing bottleneck that prevents the chip maker from meeting demand.


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