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Fujitsu breaks laptop speed, storage records

Fujitsu announced today that it has broken speed and storage records for a laptop drive with its new MHW2 BJ HDD. Using perpendicular magnetic recording, the company has managed to cram 160GB of

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Fujitsu debuts LED-backlit, Vista-ready ultraportable

We’ve been buzzing about the possibility of HP and Apple LED-based laptops and displays but we didn’t see this coming: Fujitsu has left its competitors in the dust by announcing an LED-enhanced ultraportable. The cute little bugger sports a 10.6-inch, LED-backlit widescreen display, a shock-mounted hard drive, a power-efficient Core Solo and supports up to 2GB of RAM. …

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Tags: Laptops   iPod   Hard Drive   Fujitsu   Apple  

Fujitsu to debut 300 GB 2.5 inch drive

Engineers at Fujitsu claim to have manufactured a 2.5 inch, 300 GB, serial ATA hard drive that could be used in laptops and other portable devices. The new drive represents a 50 percent gain in capacity over existing 2.5 inch drives in Fujitsu’s product line. According to representatives at Fujitsu, the new high-capacity drives will be available in late February.

For more on the new 300 GB drives:
– see this ComputerWorld article

Intel readies yet another quad-core Xeon

AMD must really be hurting right now. Not only did Intel successfully launch a quad-core product (what’s in a name?) first, but AMD’s long-awaited 4×4 platform got whipped by Intel’s dual-core Kentsfield in benchmarks. And now this: Intel has announced that they’ll drop yet another quad-core part …

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Power consumption takes center stage at Forum

There’s only three things you can count on in life: death, taxes and processor upgrades. Which is why it’s important to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest tech. To that end, the Microprocessor Forum, which kicks off today in San Jose, CA, would be a good place to start. Engineers from AMD, IBM, Fujitsu and Sun will present their respective road maps for the next year, outlining their new products for 2007. The theme of the event for this year seems to be power-efficiency, …

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Tags: Beta Software   VoIP   AJAX   Fujitsu   Firefox  

IBM open-sources automated software tools

IBM said it’s open-sourcing some development tools that help troubleshoot applications built with the Web Services Distributed Management standard. The code resides inside the Apache Muse Project, officials said. Other companies supporting WSDM include industry powerhouses like BMC Software, CA, Cisco Systems, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Oracle/Siebel and Tibco, so users shouldn’t worry about any IBM intentions to take control of the standard with its donation.

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Mergers leave Western Digital ripe for picking

Is it time for more mega-deals in the storage drive business? There aren’t many giant vendors left–Fujitsu, Hatachi, Seagate, Toshiba and Western Digital are some–and we’ve been hearing this speculation for quite a while now. Industry analysts have varied opinions about this, but they seem to agree that Seagate or the Japanese companies would lead any charge. Meanwhile, will flash memory make electomechanical drives obsolete, or will they stick like tape storage?

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Tags: Seagate   Flash Memory   Fujitsu   Toshiba  

Seagate to acquire Maxtor for $1.9B

Further consolidating the drive industry, Seagate Technology is acquiring rival Maxtor for about $1.9 billion in stock, officials said. The move requires regulatory approval. Its purpose is purely for economies of scale, as Seagate will have a huge market share with lower production costs. Maxtor had several bad quarters along with technical problems so the deal is not unexpected. Other top drive makers include Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Western Digital, Toshiba, Samsung, and …

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Tags: Samsung   Hitachi   Fujitsu   Acquisitions  

Software limits multi-core ICs

Multi-core computers are nice but they won’t be as plug-and-play as hardware makers would have you believe, according to analysts and experts at the GSPx 2005 conference. The transition may require that programmers devote time to learning new tools and methods of taking advantage of the extra processors. Abstraction layers may be one solution, but using them could degrade some of the extra performance.

For more on the experts’ concerns:
– read this EE Times

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