PC maker Psion was awarded a trademark for the term ‘Netbook’ in 2000. Intel argues that the term should not be a trademark as it is now being widely used to describe a new category of small, low-cost laptops that run basic applications. Intel asked court to cancel the trademark for the term. Dell has also tried to remove Psion’s stranglehold on the netbook term.(Continue reading)
Intel has reduced prices on select quad-core and dual-core processors to push the demand for faster chips. Prices of about five quad-core and one dual-core LGA775 socket based 45nm technology built processors have been slashed by Intel, effective from January 18, 2009. Full Story : Techtree…..(Continue reading)
Moore’s law describes an important trend in the history of computer hardware. Since the invention of the integrated circuit in 1958, the number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit has increased exponentially, doubling approximately every two years. But some observers have predicted that law cannot be sustained indefinitely. The McGill scientists , though, think they may have a way around those roadblocks. The research conducted by the McGill scientists may be the answer to continuing Moore’s Law .(Continue reading)
The power is everywhere, like god. You wouldn’t know where the power is coming from. You don’t need cords or batteries for your gadgets and computers. The laptop could be recharged when the machine gets within several feet of a transmit resonator. This reasoner could be embedded in tables, work surfaces, and even behind walls. This is one of the Intel’s technology which relies on an idea called magnetic induction. A principle similar to the way a trained singer can shatter a glass using the voice (frequency). Power can be put into magnetic fields at a transmitting resonator at the wall socket. The receiving resonator is tuned to absorb energy from the magnetic field.
In this research, Intel has built a sample light bulb to make a 60-watt glow from an energy source 3 feet away. This was achieved with high efficiency and only a quarter of the energy has been lost. Researchers admitted the technology will be on market in at least five year.
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The world’s largest semiconductor company Intel corp. has named its new low power processor as ‘Atom‘. The Intel Atom processor will power mobile Internet devices and ultra low-cost and small notebook and desktop personal computers. The new processor is based on a new micro architecture designed for small devices and low power consumption.(Continue reading)
Neal Nelson & Associates, an independent computer performance consulting firm has reported that AMD opteron based servers are more power efficient than equally configured Intel Xeon-based server. The tests also revealed that Intel’s power efficiency advantages decrease as memory size increases while AMD’s power efficiency advantages increase as memory size increases.(Continue reading)