Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Intel will sell boxed Pentium CPUs as Core-based processors in Q1 2010

While it’s fun to target the latest Intel “Extreme” processor and hear about the performance tweaks that have been implemented over the previous iteration, the fact is that most buyers can’t afford to drop $1,000 on a CPU, or even $200-$300 for its still-powerful but more affordable siblings. Even Intel is aware that people are still satisfied with a Pentium dual-core processor instead of a Core i5; according to Fudzilla, Intel projects that Pentiums not only will outsell Core i3s, i5s, and i7s this first quarter of 2010, but also Core 2 Duos and Core 2 Quads. In other words, the company’s humbler assistance will outpace all of the other boxed Intel CPUs, including the few bargain-priced (and -powered) Celerons that will still be available.

While the latest games and certain applications like Adobe Photoshop or Premiere Pro can make use of some of that extra processing horsepower, most people are using Microsoft Office, surfing the Web, and maybe doing their taxes on their PCs. They can run multiple applications like these at the same time and use Windows 7 with a Pentium-based PC. Most users don’t need Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost technologies, and certainly won’t pay for them with the economy still in flux.

In case you’re curious, here’s the approximate breakdown in terms of projected sales of Intel’s other boxed processors:
  • Celeron (both single and dual core), 11%
  • Core 2 Duo, 12%; Core 2 Quad, 7%
  • Core i3, 5%; Core i5, 5%; Core i7, 2%
  • Core i9, 4%.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sony Vaio CW Series - Fiery Red

Sony’s renowned Vaio range of laptops deliver good performance but come with outrageous price tags. However, back in November the company put to fore its CW Series of power-packed multimedia notebooks. The CW series is where the company really worked on lowering the price points yet offering an efficient performance. The device emerged as a powerful multimedia device at an affordable price, bringing in some competition to manufacturers like Dell. Well, the CW series wasn’t just about performance as Sony maintains its love for style and elegance. The device is splashed with several colors. As the Sony Vaio CW Series Red notebook hops onto their desks, here’s an exclusive review of the Sony machine that runs on Windows 7.

Sony Vaio CW - Fiery red

Well, the impressively designed Fiery Red Vaio caught their attention from the moment the device was unboxed. It oozes super-stylish looks with a bright Red color to woo the ladies. All tech-savvy style icons with a budget can opt for the Sony Vaio CW notebook and if Red is not your color then Sony lets you pick among the hues of Black, Pink, Blue and White.

Talking about its design, the eye-catching device is dipped in glossy Red hue. The stylish 14-inch notebook’s lustrous outer body (lid) and the palm rest reflect style and sophistication. But one cannot escape the smudged finger prints on the lid and palm rest. As each time we used the notebook, our fingerprints settled on its glossy textured body. The other parts of the notebook sport a matte black finish.

Fiery Red Sony Vaio

Notebooks usually come with a small locking system to securely fold back the notebook. However, the Sony Vaio CW does not follow the usual game and features a slightly smaller lid (breadth-wise). This leaves a narrow horizontal space which houses LED indicators for power, battery and Wireless mode. The front part also equips memory slots for Standard SD cards and proprietary Memory Stick Duo cards. Well, we wonder if Sony wanted to add to the style (didn’t look like) with the distinctly designed lid. However, it leaves the device with smooth, rounded edges for additional comfort.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Intel Corporation -PC chipset stores

Intel AMT enhances the security and central remote management of business PCs by providing a firmware-based out-of band communication channel through which a management console can reach the PC even when it is powered off or the operating system (OS) is non-functional or missing. A management engine within the PC chipset stores authentication information in non-volatile memory that it uses to pass information across the same physical network interface used by the host OS, but with its own logical identity and IP address.

This mechanism allows system administrators to dramatically extend their management reach, including the ability to remotely discover hardware and software, power machines up and down, and deploy security patches and other software, regardless of system state. Using Intel AMT, support organizations can also isolate PCs from the rest of the network if they become compromised by malware.

Industry Challenges that Inspired Intel Trusted Execution Technology

Where the traditional focus of network protection has been. Coupled with the fact that a compromised PC may offer the means to obtain access to servers and other network assets, these characteristics have created an incentive for hackers to focus their efforts on client computing platforms.

Attack tools are widely available on the Internet, and IT organizations too often find themselves in a reactive mode in trying to fend off malicious intruders. The diversity and flexibility of intrusion attempts has largely outpaced the ability of today's protection models to cope with them.

As vulnerabilities in popular operating systems and application software are publicized, exploits are generated, often before security patches can be created to guard against them.

Financial incentives associated with the theft of data will continue to grow and encourage attempts to breach system defenses. Because of the increasing significance of the business PC in overall security, it has become necessary for IT organizations to look beyond perimeter defenses in protecting their networks.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Memory-chip company - Folsom

When it’s not operating as the largest privately held, global technology company in the Sacramento region, Numonyx B.V. could serve as a marketing extension of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, the city council and the mayor’s office.

Headquartered in Switzerland, the privately held company, which claims to be the world’s third-largest supplier of memory technology and the number one provider of memory chips for mobile phones, is a major booster of doing business in Folsom.

Numonyx picked the city as its North American headquarters and opened nearly 100,000 square feet of office and laboratory space at 2235 Iron Point Road in December. The site is staffed by nearly 450 employees working in or supporting strictly research and development. There’s no manufacturing.

Folsom won the nod partly because of the nearness of the Numonyx facility to the Intel Corporation campus. Numonyx was formed in 2008 when Intel and STMicroelectronics joined their flash memory businesses to create the independent company focused solely on memory technologies. Until the move into its new building, Numonyx employees temporarily worked at the Intel site.

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BMO Capital Markets Maintain Nokia (NOK) and Intel (INTC) Ratings

Analyst Tim Long from BMO Capital Markets met with Nokia Corp. Executive Vice President Tero Ojanpera at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and discussed the company's Meego operating system that was developed in partnership with Intel Corporation.

Long maintained his Market Perform rating for Nokia Corp. He said he believes that the focus on Meego will cause a slower than expected recovery for Nokia's smartphone business.

The analyst also said that while Nokia is expanding its services businesses, that prices are falling and that he doesn't think the businesses will be very profitable.

BMO Capital Markets also maintained their Outperform rating for Intel Corporation.