Intel is moving to a more advanced, 34nm manufacturing process for its NAND flash-based Solid State Drive (SSD) products, an alternative to a computer’s hard drive. The move to 34nm will help lower prices of the SSDs up to 60 percent for PC and laptop makers and consumers who buy them due to the reduced die size and advanced engineering design.
Fujitsu received an order from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) for a new supercomputer system which will be the most powerful in Japan when it goes online in 2010.
NVIDIA announced that its NVIDIA Quadro line of professional solutions is optimized for Autodesk AutoCAD 2010.
NXP Semiconductors and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced their cooperation to deliver the industry’s first single-chip 45nm global LCD TV platform, TV550.
NXP announced a collaboration with Siemens on an RFID-based supply chain pharmaceutical project designed to improve efficiency from manufacture to retail.
HP announced the integration of the Six-Core AMD Opteron 2400 Series processor into the family of HP Workstations.
Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s mobile network operator and leader in the adoption of next-generation mobile services, to build the mobile backhaul network for its Long Term Evolution (LTE) service with Alcatel-Lucent’s Ethernet transmission solution.
Samsung announced the latest in its ARM11 series of application processors, the S5P6440. Designed using Samsung’s 45nm low power CMOS process technology, the S5P6440 offers a low power, high performance, and cost effective solution for consumer electronic (CE) products such as personal navigation devices (PND).
In an effort to achieve energy-aware computing, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), and IBM announced plans to build a first-of-a-kind water-cooled supercomputer that will directly repurpose excess heat for the university buildings.
The 33rd edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers is still led by Roadrunner and Jaguar, but shows that two of the top 10 positions are claimed by new systems in Germany. The latest listing also includes a brand-new player, an IBM BlueGene/P system at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, ranked at No. 14.
Intel and Nokia announced a long-term relationship to develop a new class of Intel Architecture-based mobile computing device and chipset architectures which will combine the performance of powerful computers with high-bandwidth mobile broadband communications and ubiquitous Internet connectivity.
Freescale Semiconductor’s sensor technology innovation has helped global customers differentiate their automotive, consumer, industrial and medical products throughout the past three decades. The company recently reached a major milestone of one billion sensors shipped.
Nokia Siemens Networks will provide mobile television provider DMTV with a Digital Video Broadcasting Handheld (DVB-H) solution in Ghana, Kenya, Namibia and Nigeria. The system will allow operators across the region to provide an enhanced TV viewing experience on multiple devices, including the latest Nokia phones.
ARM announces that LG Electronics has licensed ARM technology to power its digital TV (DTV) development revolution.
The University of Toronto’s SciNet Consortium, Compute Canada, and IBM announced the completion of a new supercomputer facility at SciNet that has a peak processing power of more than 300 trillion calculations per second, making it Canada’s most powerful supercomputer and one of the most powerful and energy-efficient supercomputers in the world.
IBM and Siemens PLM Software announced offerings that help companies improve the management of products throughout their lifecycle – from design and manufacturing to end-of-life planning and recycling – and simplify the process of sharing key product data and manufacturing plans.
Broadcom announced that its integrated BCM3549 digital TV (DTV) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution has been selected by LG Electronics for its new ‘Broadband HDTVs.’
Kingston Technology announced the release of the DataTraveler 200 (DT200), the world’s first 128GB USB Flash drive. The large capacity along with password protection gives users the flexibility to carry critical data with them at all times in a very small form factor.
With this week’s scheduled launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, imaging technology from Kodak will again play a key role in the exploration of our solar system. Using images captured by KODAK CCD Image Sensors, the orbiter will be used to create a comprehensive atlas of the moon’s features and resources to aid in the design of a future manned lunar outpost.
Avaya and IBM announced an expansion of their alliance relationship to deliver unified communications solutions backed by newly Avaya certified security products for enterprise clients and government organizations, worldwide.
STMicroelectronics has introduced the thinnest three-axis digital MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) accelerometer. The LIS302DLH is a high-performance high-stability 16-bit device that is only 0.75mm high and shares the 3 x 5mm footprint of other devices in ST’s Piccolo MEMS family for use in ultra-space-saving product designs.
HP, Intel and Yahoo! announced that three new research organizations will join Open Cirrus, a global, multiple data center, open source test bed for the advancement of cloud computing research.
Sun announced the supercomputer JuRoPA2 went online last week at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany. The new high-performance computing (HPC) system at Jülich Supercomputing Centre is the most powerful Sun technology-based computer in Europe, featuring 2,208 nodes supported by the Sun Constellation System and Sun Blade X6275 server modules.
The Cyberscience Center, Tohoku University, the Cybermedia Center, Osaka University, National Institute of Informatics and NEC announced the successful demonstration of one of the world’s fastest vector supercomputing environments by creating a single virtual system through the connection of two remotely located vector supercomputers on NAREGI (National Research Grid Initiative) middleware developed by NII.
Juniper Networks and Nokia Siemens Networks announced that the two companies plan to form a joint venture to address the Carrier Ethernet Transport market.