In a conference call on 31st July, 09, chief financial officer of Sony Corp., Nobuyuki Ondea said that there Sony PS3 Manufacturing costs have dropped by 70% from the time it was launched to the public in the year 2006. Back in 2006 when Sony had launched the PS3, it was a known fact that Sony was facing huge losses on each PS3 sold

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AMD first hybrid processor which will have 4 cores and an inbuilt GPU supporting Dx11 and built on the 32nm fabrication process will be launched in 2011 as reported by the spoke person from the company. This hybrid of processor and GPU will also support UVD3 and will have 4MB of cache at L3 level.

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The Chairman of TSMC, Morris Chang today in a news conference said that the yield from 40nm manufacturing process has now increased considerable to 60% which will thus help the company in delivering goods in high quantity to its clients. A 60% yield means that out of every 100 chips produced by TSMC, only 60 of them are free from any manufacturing defects.

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ATi had demonstrated their Dx11 based Graphics Card during the Computex Show in Taipei in early June this year. After that ATi has been keeping mum on their Dx11 supporting, RV8xx core based graphics card.

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The back to school season is coming in the U.S and ATi looks all set to take full advantage of it with the Radeon HD4680. The HD4680 graphics card is based on the RV790 core and uses 512MB of GDDR5 memory and is equipped with 640 stream processors and the memory bus bandwith is limited to 256bits.

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Acer and Asus have decided to stop producing Netbooks till January, 2010. Both the companies have decided to wait for Intel Pine Trail platform which will feature the Atom N450 processor. I think both the companies have now realized that its totally useless to continue producing netbooks which use the N270 Atom processor as the processor is hardly capable of handling multi-tasking.

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SSD’s have been stealing the limelight from traditional HDD’s for quite sometime now, but today Western Digital has launched a 1TB HDD having a form factor of 2.5inch which will surely bring back the traditional HDD’s back in the spotlight. These new 2.5inch 1TB HDD from Western Digital will be called “Western Digital Scorpion Blue” and they will be crammed with 333GB of of storage space per platter.

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Create a single iPod compatible audio book file by merging multiple MP3 files together.

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If rumours are to be believed, then Apple is set to launch a ”TabletBook” next year. The ”TabletBook” will feature 3g connectivity and a 10” screen as reported by Apple Insiders.

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AMD today posted their financial results for the Q2 of the year 2009 and this time again they have faced loss, though this time the figures are more encouraging. AMD reported a loss of 330 Million $ and had a total revenue of $1.18 billion, better than the total revenue of $1.13 billion which the analysts at Wall Street had predicted.

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Intel has launched new SSD’s which uses 34nm flash NAND chips produced by IM technologies. 34nm flash chips were supposed to be went into production last year in november but due to some technical issue’s IM technologies could not mass produce 34nm flash chips, which Intel required so as to use the 34nm flash chips in their SSD’s.

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Thanks to a global recession, analysts have predicted that the global graphics card market will shrink by 12% this year. The graphics market has evolved a lot thanks to recession and the high degree of competition between ATi and Nvidia. ATi understood the needs of the consumer and came out with killer graphics card like [...]

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Facebook has been complaining about how their latest racks of server from AMD and Intel have been unable to provide them the performance improvement which both the companies have been claiming. Facebook Vice President Jonathan Heiliger said that the engineers at Facebook have hardly seen any performance improvement and energy saving from the new processors from Intel and AMD which both the companies tout. Jonathan Heiliger said, “The biggest thing that surprised us … is the less-than-anticipated performance gains from new micro architectures. The performance gains they are touting in the press, we are not seeing in our applications.”

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Intel today launched 2 new ‘Celeron’ branded processors namely the Intel E3200 and Intel E3300. Both the processors are made on 45nm fabrication process and feature twice the L2 cache of their predecessor at 1mb. Most importantly both the processors support virtualization which is very important for using the inbuilt virtualization feature in Windows 7.

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Intel Core i7 processors still have not become popular among the masses due to its high price but still Intel Core i7 processors provide a killer performance and have a great overclocking potential. But Intel Core i7 processors run extremely hot and their maximum temps. under load with the stock cooler can easily reach in excess of 80c. This is the reason why many manufacturers are coming out with cpu coolers for Core i7 processors.

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