Archive for October 7, 2008

Seagate announced the new lineup of FreeAgent external hard drives. This new generation of the Seagate FreeAgent family includes attractive desktop and mobile options, for both Mac and Windows operated PCs that make it a breeze to back up, share and protect valuable digital content like photos, videos and music.

The FreeAgent Go desktop docking station is sold separately and comes paired with a black leatherette carrying case to add style while protecting the drive from the bumps and scratches encountered while traveling in hand bags and during other on-the-road adventures. The FreeAgent Go is now available in a variety of popular colors, including silver, black, red, and blue. The drive also ships with a flexible, thin USB 2.0 travel cable.

The FreeAgent Desk drive and FreeAgent XTreme™ drive are the family’s two 3.5-inch high-capacity desktop offerings, and provide up to 1.5 Terabytes of storage. The sleek and modern design of these drives provides the flexibility to sit horizontally or stand vertically to maximize your workspace. The FreeAgent Desk drive is a brushed aluminum high-capacity solution with a USB 2.0 interface. The FreeAgent XTreme drive is a black, brushed aluminum high-capacity storage solution with a triple interface of eSATA, USB 2.0 and FireWire 400.

Seagate FreeAgent is distributed in the Philippines by Millennium Computer Technology Corp.

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AMD to Split Into Two Operations

Posted: October 7, 2008 in Tech

AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) announced that they will be splitting their company in two. One division will concentrate on the designing of their microprocessors, while the other division will handle the costly business of manufacturing them.

AMD is now spinning off its manufacturing plants which is part of their agreement with Abu Dhabi government which is investing $8.4 billion in a new company called ‘Foundry’.

Foundry would manufacture processors for AMD and would also seek contracts from other companies.  AMD would design the chips and develop new technologies.

Dell, Intel and Motion Computing have launched a new service to assess, design and validate the quality and coverage of wireless networks soon to become the backbone of health care information flow.

The new Mobile Point of Care (MPOC) Wireless Assessment service enable health care customers to assess whether their wireless network is reliable and can provide 100 percent coverage and 24/7 access to patient information.

The service provides a comprehensive wired and wireless network analysis, design and validation to help ensure customers have a robust wireless network.

SAP AG announced that after a preliminary review of its 2008 third quarter revenues, it expects third quarter 2008 U.S. GAAP software and software-related service revenues to be between €1.970 billion and €1.980 billion (2007: €1.74 billion), representing an increase of 13% – 14% compared to the third quarter of 2007.

Non-GAAP software and software-related service revenues, which exclude a non-recurring deferred support revenue write-down from the acquisition of Business Objects of around €40 million, for the third quarter of 2008 is expected to be between €2.010 and €2.020 billion (2007: €1.74 billion). This represents an increase of 16% – 17% (20% – 21% at constant currencies) compared to the third quarter of 2007.

Third quarter 2008 U.S. GAAP software revenues are expected to be between €740 and €750 million (2007: €715 million), representing an increase of 4% – 5% (7% – 9% at constant currencies) compared to the third quarter of 2007.

Seagate announced that Acer is offering new mobile computers using Seagate Momentus 5400.6 hard drives – a 500GB 2.5-inch HDD with the fastest data transfer rates in its class, designed to meet explosive worldwide demand for high capacity home and business notebook computers.

Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500GB hard drives deliver the perfect combination of capacity, speed and durability to support rich digital gaming and other intensive multimedia applications that are the hallmark of the Acer Aspire consumer notebook PCs, and the blazing on-the-road performance and shock tolerance of the Acer TravelMate professional notebooks.

Momentus 5400.6 drives combine an areal density of 394 Gbytes per square inch – the highest ever for a notebook hard drive – with a data transfer rate of 87 Megabytes/second, the fastest available for a 5400-rpm notebook drive.