ATI Begins to Fight Back Market Share from Nvidia in Desktop Discrete Market Segment

From X-bit Labs: Despite of introduction of new graphics processing units (GPUs) by both ATI, graphics product group of Advanced Micro Devices, Nvidia Corp., average selling prices (ASPs) for desktop discrete graphics cards were down in Q3 2008. Nevertheless, unit shipments increased noticeably, which is a good news for both companies.

Intel's Atom Processor No Longer in Short Supply

From PC World: The low-cost Atom processor is primarily used in low-cost laptops, called netbooks. The popularity of these devices initially exceeded Intel's expectations, resulting in a shortage of the chips for hardware makers eager to cash in on high netbook demand. In a bid to catch up with demand, Intel repeatedly increased its Atom output this year.

Report confirms AMD gains on Nvidia

From CNET News.com: Advanced Micro Devices' new graphics chips are taking market share from Nvidia, a report issued Wednesday confirmed.

"AMD has by all accounts exceeded expectations with its Radeon HD 4000 series," according to report issued by market researcher Jon Peddie Research (JPR).

Nvidia Tegra Possible Debut by April 2009

From Tom's Hardware: The new Tegra chip will have an ARM based processor core, high-definition video decoder, a variation of the GeForce graphics core, among other promising components. According to Jen-Hsun, Nvidia’s president, the lineup would launch with the Tegra 600 operating at 700 MHz, and the Tegra 650 operating at 800 MHz, Tegra APX 2500 operating at 600 MHz.

IBM Ready to Manufacture Chips for Clients Using 45nm Process Technology

From X-bit Labs: IBM on Monday officially started to offer its customers to manufacture chips using 45nm silicon-on-insulator process technology, just days before Advanced Micro Devices – which uses fabrication processes developed with IBM – plans to start shipments of its new microprocessors made using 45nm SOI node.

Dell Ships Laptops With Self-Encrypting Drives

From PC World: Dell announced Monday that it is offering Seagate 's self-encrypting hard drives in its Latitude laptops, Precision Mobile Workstations and OptiPlex desktops as a security precaution to those machines being lost or stolen. Seagate also announced today that it has begun shipping its 320GB and 500GB self-encrypting disk drives to laptop manufacturers worldwide.

Adobe delays Photoshop.com, CS4 goodies

From CNET News.com: Adobe Systems has delayed by a few weeks the release of some upgrades to its Photoshop.com online service and to its high-end Photoshop CS4 software.

New Toshiba Gaming Notebook Uses Three NVIDIA GPUs

From DailyTech: The GPUs used in the X305-Q706 and X305-Q708 are the new NVIDIA 9400M integrated GPU and a pair of NVIDIA 9800M GTS cards in SLI. The use of three GPUs allows the gamer to go for quiet, power frugal integrated graphics to the performance needed to run today's hottest video games at high detail settings as needed.

MGM first to post full-length features to YouTube

From CNET News.com: Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios, better known as MGM, will be the first major movie studio to post full-length feature films on YouTube, the company announced Sunday.

CNET News reported on Thursday that YouTube was preparing to launch a feature-film service after spending months smoothing over fractured relationships in Hollywood.

Has Dell Quit the Fight Against the iPod?

From PC World: Dell has reportedly decided not to launch any new MP3 players in time for this holiday season. After promising last year an ambitious return in the digital music player market, Michael Dell has so far failed to deliver any new devices this year.

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