The global semiconductor industry is in a slowdown that one industry analyst doesn't see it coming out of time soon, if ever.
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Information Builders Monday rolled out a new mashup application for integrating business intelligence data with <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=Google+Maps">Google Maps</a> without any developer coding.
After struggling with delayed products and bad market and mindshare woes through 2007, a lot of industry pundits started writing off AMD. And while AMD struggled, Intel held strong over the last year and a half, coming out with quad-core chips and a 45-nanometer (nm) processor family and staying well ahead of AMD's roadmap.
Dell Inc. Friday began selling an updated version of its <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=Dell+Inspiron">Inspiron</a> laptop with a Blu-ray drive for less than US$900.
Advanced Micro Devices, which took a lot of heat for falling off its game last year, looks to be back in the fray with Thursday's unveiling of three desktop processors.
As the crew of the space shuttle Endeavor gets ready to return home Wednesday night after a 16-day mission, scientists at NASA and the Canadian Space Agency credit them with taking the first step in a robotic partnership that will help humans press further out into the solar system.
Via Technologies is sampling what it's calling a faster x86 microprocessor for laptops and mobile Internet devices. The new chips are based on the company's new Isaiah Architecture.
Voltaic Systems is getting ready to release a solar-powered laptop bag that is designed to charge the computer carried inside it.
IBM Monday announced that its scientists have built a switch that can control the flow of information on a chip using pulses of light instead of electrons.
Advanced Micro Devices plans to show off the first two processors to come out of its new 45 nanometer manufacturing process at the Cebit trade show in Germany.
Intel has unveiled five new processors and a chipset for the embedded market.
Cisco Systems has unveiled its QuantumFlow Processor, a networking semiconductor that has 40 cores on a single chip.
Intel unveiled its latest gaming and high-end computing platform, which includes two quad-core processors and graphic cards.
Toshiba, Sony and Sony Computer Entertainment plan to form a US$924 million joint venture to manufacture high-performance computer chips, including those that run Sony's PlayStation game console.
The fourth quarter of 2007 mirrored the entire year when it came to worldwide PC shipments.