AMD’s Fusion chip launched on slew of netbooks

The timing of AMD's release of its AMD Fusion APU (accelerated processing unit) chip couldn't have been better for the netbook market.Faced with lagging sales on one front and the growing consumer interest

Published on: January 14th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Build your own Windows 7 power PC from scratch without breaking the bank

Microsoft is set to release its newest operating system, Windows 7, on October 22. "Oh no," you might be groaning, "not another Windows upgrade!" Those of us who have been through one or

Published on: August 7th, 2009 Frank J. Ohlhorst

AMD lays off 500 staff as financial troubles continue

"We can confirm a worldwide reduction of 500 positions across various departments, levels and locations," AMD spokesman Mike Silverman said in an e-mail. Most of the affected employees were notified on Wednesday, he

Published on: November 6th, 2008 Sumner Lemon

15 new technologies that will revolutionize our work and lives

The Next Big thing? The memristor, a microscopic component that can "remember" electrical states even when turned off. It's expected to be far cheaper and faster than flash storage. A theoretical concept since

Published on: October 30th, 2008 Christopher Null

IT mega-deal: HP buys EDS for $13.9 billion

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Published on: May 14th, 2008 IDG News Service

Frugal Dell PowerEdge servers aimed at SMBs

Dell last Monday launched new single-socket servers for small and medium-size businesses, replenishing its overhauled PowerEdge line of servers.The PowerEdge T300, with a tower chassis, and PowerEdge R300, a rack server, are designed

Published on: March 24th, 2008 Agam Shah

AMD admits preferring OEMs to system builders for months

Edmonton's Hard Data Ltd. has had trouble getting AMD Opteron processors since last fall for the high-end servers it builds for customers from Brazil to British Columbia.In fact company president Maurice Hilarius said

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Howard Solomon

AMD integrates ATI graphics on chipset

Infrastructure AMD introduces AMD 690 series chipset AMD introduced the AMD 690 series chipset, the company's chipset to bring together the combined strengths of AMD CPU and platform technology with the features of

Published on: March 1st, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

AMD introduces energy-efficient desktop processors

Infrastructure AMD releases high performance desktop processors AMD introduced desktop processors designed for users seeking the energy-conscious or high-performance computing. The 45-watt AMD Athlon(tm) 64 single-core processors 3500+ and 3800+ can help consumers

Published on: February 20th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

AMD unveils Opteron processor model updates

Infrastructure AMD announced availability of AMD Opteron processor AMD announced availability of AMD Opteron processor models in 68 watt and mainstream 95 watt thermal envelopes.AMD has expanded the breadth of its solutions with

Published on: February 8th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Intel tackles AMD threat by increasing its help to ISV community

Intel Corp. has expanded its ISV support program as it continues efforts to distance itself from the fierce competition coming from rival chipmaker AMD.The Intel Software Partner Program (ISPP) replaces the Early Access

Published on: October 30th, 2006 Howard Solomon

AMD to push 64-bit computing with approved motherboard platforms

Font color=red>Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has announced a new channel program that it says will help solution providers sell commercial systems based on its AMD64 technology and best-of-breed platform solutions. Dubbed AMD Validated

Published on: October 4th, 2006 Buket Oktem

Intel says Tulsa will reduce single, dual-CPU servers in enterprise

Another week, another new CPU.That's how it seemed this week when Intel announced its latest top-of-the-line Xeon dual core processor, the 7100 series.The chipmaker says the family of processors, for four- to eight-way

Published on: August 30th, 2006 Howard Solomon