Intel unwraps Core 2 Duo
Intel has officially taken the wraps off its Core 2 Duo processor, the dual-core version of its Core microarchitecture-based chip.
Pricing ranges from $183 for the Core 2 Duo E6300 (a bottom-end part with only 2MB Level 2 cache, 1066MHz FSB and a 1.86GHz clock speed) and rises up to $999 for the Extreme Edition X6800 (which boasts a 2. ...more
Optical disc giant to buy optical disc giant
Optical disc giant Imation is to buy rival Memorex in a deal worth up to $375m.
Imation will pay $330m in cash, with further potential payments of up to $45m depending on performance in the three years following the acquisition.
Following the deal, Imation expects Memorex to add up to $36m in operating income to the balance sheet. ...more
Motorola and Intel shake for joint WiMAX push
Motorola and Intel are joining forces to push development of the WiMAX wireless standard and ensure they get to market quickly with products that work well together.
WiMAX works using the proposed IEEE 802.16e standard to offer a much more powerful version of the hot-spot, both in terms of bandwidth available and range. ...more
EU Microsoft probe will continue
Having dealt with media players and servers, the EU will now turn its attention to two further areas in which Microsoft has been accused of acting unfairly.
Competitors in both instant messaging and mobile phones markets have accused the company of using Windows XP to strengthen its position.
Any future ruling will be based on the precedent set today, said EU competition commissioner Mario Monti. ...more
Intel measures up to a 90 nanometer chip-making process
Advanced transistors, strained silicon, and high-speed copper are elements of Intel's next-generation 90 nanometer (nm) manufacturing process.
To put things in context, a nanometer is one-billionth of a metre, and the new process involves the use of gates one two-thousandth the width of human hair.
The 90nm process is regarded by Intel as the 'next generation' after the 0. ...more