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Isuppli reports Japanese component shortages fears

JAPAN’S EARTHQUAKE and tsunami, and the resulting aftermath will see shortages of many silicon chips, NAND flash memory, dynamic random access memory (DRAM), microcontroller parts, standard logic chips, liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels, and other electronics parts.

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That is according to Isuppli, which added that Japan produces 60 per cent of the world’s silicon based chips and parts and suggested that just about anything that’s electronic will be impacted.

Isuppli also reports that before the disaster “semiconductor inventories in the global semiconductor supply chain were at high levels”. So it seems that the market research firm does not expect shortages to appear for a few weeks yet.

Toshiba, Hitachi and Fujitsu have put out official statements about the impact of the crisis. Toshiba has said that it is scaling back its activities. Fujitsu has identified plants in the affected Tohoku region with “damage to buildings and production equipment”. They are a fab in the Iwate area, a Fujitsu Integrated Microtechnology facility in Miyagi and more fabs and microtechnology facilities in Fukushima, where the failing nuclear reactors are also located.

Planned power blackouts have also affected Fujitsu in the Kanto region. Panasonic hasn’t put out a statement in English on its global website yet, but Isuppli says its LCD television plant is near the earthquake’s peripheral zone.

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Intel launches second generation core processors

World’s leading chip manufacturer Intel Thursday launched second generation intel core processors with built-in visual capabilities to deliver superior audio-visual experience, faster downloading ability and improved battery life.

‘The built-in visual capabilities enabled by these new processors are stunning. This combined with improved adaptive performance, will revolutionize the PC experience in a way that is obvious for every user to see and appreciate, a visibly smarter performance,’ said R. Sivakumar, managing director sales and marketing group, Intel South Asia.

 

‘The new features are bound to appeal to your senses and give you a better looking PC experience,’ he added.

Intel estimates that a 4-minute HD video that used to take 4 minutes to convert to play on an iPod would now take just 16 seconds.

 

The new processor technology focusses on high-definition videos, mainstream gaming, online socialising and multimedia and combines visual and 3D graphics technology with performance-leading microprocessors on a single chip.

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Its new features include Intel Quick Sync Video, and a new version of the company’s award-winning Intel Wireless Display which now adds 1080p HD (high definition) and content protection for those wishing to beam premium HD content from their laptop screen to their TV.

 

More than 500 laptops and desktops designs based on these products are expected from all major computer makers worldwide.Systems are likely to be available from OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) like HCL, Wipro, HP, Lenevo, Toshiba and Dell among others as well as from local channel partners.

The company said that the price range of the products incorporated with the second generation intel core processors will increase marginally.

 

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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