DRAM prices soar after Qimonda bankruptcy

From InfoWorld: The price of the benchmark chips, 1-gigabit DDR2 (double data rate, second generation) DRAM chips that run at 667MHz, rose 27 percent to US$1.08 each, DRAMeXchange Technology reported at 6 p.m. in Taipei. DRAMeXchange runs an online chip clearinghouse.

Another Judge to Rule in Favour of Micron in Rambus-Micron Case

From X-bit Labs: A Federal District Court judge told a hearing on Friday that he will likely rule for chip maker Micron and against Rambus in a controversial patent case. This will be another ruling against Rambus in less than a month. However, the ruling will not extend to other companies in a legal battle against technology developer Rambus.

Flash on iPhone Hopes Dashed

From PC World: Adobe has confirmed that Flash capabilities won't be coming to the iPhone anytime soon. Company CEO Shantanu Narayen recently discussed the difficulties in bringing Adobe's most well distributed product to the iPhone. "It's a hard technical challenge, and that's part of the reason Apple and Adobe are collaborating," Narayen told Bloomberg Television at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "The ball is in our court. The onus is on us to deliver."

Intel: use our CPU (not their GPU) for game coding

From CNET News.com: The chipmaker will attempt to promote its silicon for sophisticated game effects at the upcoming Game Developer's Conference in March, as it strives to make a case for quad-core processors in lieu of graphics chips from Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices.

Nintendo Reveals Best Selling Games for Wii, DS

From DailyTech: Nintendo has revealed sales figures for 26 first-party games that have sold over a million copies. Sales figures for top selling Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii games were provided. Sales include games that were sold as part of hardware bundles.

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Dell May Introduce Smartphone at GSMA Mobile World Congress

From DailyTech: The economy is down meaning that sales of computers and other technology items like high-end TVs have slowed greatly. The slow sales of computers have hurt many firms in the technology world from the computer maker to the suppliers of the components inside the machines.

AMD Set to Release DDR3-Capable Processors

From PC World: Advanced Micro Devices will soon introduce processors that are capable of supporting DDR3 memory, earlier than the company had anticipated.

The company in the next few weeks will launch new processors targeted at desktops that will include DDR3-capable memory controllers, said John Taylor, an AMD spokesman.

Yahoo's Briefcase to Close March 30

From PC World: Yahoo's Briefcase online storage service, which soldiered on for almost 10 years with a distinctly Web 1.0 capacity of 30MB, is finally being shut down.

Users of the free service, which lets people upload files as big as 5MB and organize them in folders, are being greeted by a message that says they have to download or delete their files by March 30. After that, the accounts will be closed and files deleted.

Microsoft suit alleges ex-worker stole trade secrets

From CNET News.com: Microsoft has sued a former employee for allegedly lying when he applied for a job there and stealing trade secrets that were later used in a lawsuit against Microsoft partners.


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