Advanced Micro Devices Inc. plans to launch its first desktop and laptop processors by the middle of the year that support DDR2 (double data rate 2) memory chips, AMD executives said on the sidelines of a news conference at the Cebit IT show in Hanover, Germany.
Costs are on the rise for several types of PC components, including memory chips and LCD screens. But while that's a concern for procurement managers at PC makers like Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., users should have little to fear, analysts said.
Intel Corp.'s top server executive acknowledged the disparity between the server processor road maps of his company and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) Thursday, but said Intel should weather the storm based on its revitalized product line and a renewed focus on end users.
The notebook memory-module flaw that Hewlett-Packard Co. identified last week as having the potential to cause problems for all notebook manufacturers has thus far shown up only in HP notebooks, according to PC vendors, memory manufacturers, and industry analysts.
In a move that could bring production of memory chips to a halt at one of Taiwan's largest memory makers and bring about a shortage of PC memory chips, German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG announced Monday it was immediately terminating a technology licensing deal with Promos Technologies Inc.