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EE Times: SRAM market consolidates as Sony exits

Last week, for example, U.S.-based SRAM maker GSI Technology Inc. acquired the assets related to Sony Corp.'s SRAM product line. ''The deal eliminates Sony as a competitor. Additionally, we expect the NEC/Renesas combination to further consolidate the SRAM market,'' said Edwin Mok, an analyst with Needham & Co. LLC, in a report.

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Report: Intel's Braidwood flash memory module could kill SSD market

Intel's upcoming Braidwood NAND flash memory module, which is aimed at giving users faster boot-ups and application launches, could undermine solid-state disk (SSD) demand, according to a recent report on the new technology.

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EU to Probe Oracle-Sun Deal

The European Commission opened an antitrust investigation into Oracle Corp.'s $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems Inc., dealing a blow to Oracle's efforts to keep Sun customers who are increasingly being wooed by rival technology companies.

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Nvidia touts rapid GPU performance boost

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has predicted that GPU computing will experience a rapid performance boost over the next six years. According to Huang, GPU compute is likely to increase its current capabilities by 570x, while 'pure' CPU performance will progress by a limited 3x.

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CPUs gear up for--and some avoid--Hot Chips

The preliminary program for the annual Hot Chips conference says a lot about the state of the microprocessor industry both for what's on it, and for what's not.

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NVIDIA pops out five new mobile GPUs to fill invisible gaps in its 200M series lineup

NVIDIA is filling in what it presumes to be holes in its next-generation GPU lineup.

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Nvidia: For smartbooks, Windows CE beats Android

Despite the hype surrounding Google Inc.'s Android operating system, Nvidia Inc. sees more immediate promise in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows CE for ARM-based netbooks.

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Sun Is Said to Cancel Big Chip Project

According to two people briefed on Sun’s plans, the company has canceled its Rock chip project, putting an end to one of its biggest revitalization bets.

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Intel's Lynnfield chip expected to ship in late August

Intel's upcoming Lynnfield processor will be in the spotlight at the Computex exhibition in Taipei next week, as hardware makers and computer vendors gear up for the release of the chip later this year.

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Chip sales improve for second month in a row

The three-month moving average of global chip sales is expected to come in $15.2 billion in April, up by 3.4 percent from the $14.7 billion reported in March, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).

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All news items by Russ Joseph — last modified 2008-06-26 18:34
 

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