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US judge rules Hynix must pay Rambus $396 million

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A U.S. judge issued a final ruling on Tuesday ordering Hynix Semiconductor Inc (000660.KS) to pay memory chip designer Rambus Inc (RMBS.O) $396 million in a long-running patent dispute. The judgment of $349,035,842 in damages and an… Go To Full Article

Pillar Data Systems preparing SAN powered by Intel X25-E SSDs

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SSDs, everyone's favorite inevitability, have been penetrating the market most notably at two points at opposite ends of the storage market: low-end netbooks and high-end SAN applications. The SAN end of the equation may soon be seeing some love later… Go To Full Article

Nvidia plans a Geforce GTX 285 with 2Gb

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Since Radeon HD 4870 already comes in 2GB, and the HD 4890 will likely also come in 2GB versions, Nvidia doesn’t really have any other choice than to launch its 2GB card in the same market segment. … Go To Full Article

Intel under scrutiny over EU pricing

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Intel could be slammed by a massive fine by EU regulator over charges its pricing policies were aimed to suppress competition in retail channels. If EU regulators have their way, the company could be forced to pay… Go To Full Article

Windows 7 build 7048 vs. Windows 7 beta 1 vs. Vista vs. XP performance shootout

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How does the latest leaked build of Windows 7 (7048) compare to the beta 1 (build 7000), Vista SP1 and XP SP3 in terms of performance? According to my Hardware 2.0 inbox, this is a question that you want answered.… Go To Full Article

Foxconn jumps onto Netbook bandwagon

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FOXCONN IS THE latest firm to get in on Via's Global Mobility Bazaar (GMB) alliance, aiming to flood the Chinese market with cheap white-box netbooks. A Via executive has said Foxconn will now join the likes of… Go To Full Article

Sun adds SSDs to their Blade Servers

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Sun has announced that it is now adding SSDs to its line of x64 blade servers. Sun uses an approach to integrating SSDs that it claims will provide up to 70% faster response time and up to 98% less power… Go To Full Article

ARM CPUs to Surpass Atom in Netbooks by 2012

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Intel's netbook dominance has yet to be challenged in a serious way, but at least one business analyst thinks that's going to change in the next 2-3 years. The netbook market is extremely new; Atom itself isn't even a year… Go To Full Article

Hack an Acer Aspire One to add eSATA Support

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This mod was pretty simple. Basically I salvaged an eSATA socket from a desktop bracket and some thin 2-conductor shielded microphone cable from inside a broken laptop - shielded cable is important because SATA uses LVDS. Then I connected the… Go To Full Article

A-DATA 256Gb SSD promises 250Mb/s Read & 160Mb/s Write

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The 300 Plus line includes 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB variants, and A-Data claims those drives can reach a sustained 250MB/s during reads—that's about 9% faster than the 500GB XPG's 230MB/s. However, top write speed ratings are the same for… Go To Full Article

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