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Intel to pay up to $1 million for sexy, small, stylish PCs

Press Release: INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 26, 2006 ? Intel Corporation is challenging PC designers and manufacturers to think sexy, stylish and small as they design the next generation of home PCs optimized for multimedia entertainment and powered by Intel Core2 Duo processors.

Looking to evolve the ?big, beige box? and help bring to market more stylish, small, quiet and cool-running PCs perfect for any room in the home, Intel announced the Intel Core Processor Challenge. The contest will award up to $1 million in prizes to the PC designer and manufacturer that designs and builds the smallest and most stylish home PCs powered by Intel? Viiv technology, Intel?s premium brand for in-home, media-optimized PCs featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Systems will be evaluated on attributes of style, acoustics, functionality and features.

Foxconn announce video cards

At CeBit this year Foxconn showed off its new range of GPU’s to the masses, and were one of the first showing off GX2 cards. Today Foxconn have finally announced its complete line-up of PCI-E graphics cards based around the GeForce 7 Series GPUs. The line-up contains all of Nvidia’s current cards ranging from the 7950GX2 right down to the lowly 7100 GS. This comprehensive range of RoHS compliant graphics cards caters to a broad range of market segments, from enthusiasts and professional users, to mainstream and entry-level users. click to enlarge 7600GS 7600GT. 7900GTX 7950GX2 Most of the cards are standard reference boards but a few appear to have a black PCB which will appeal to the aesthetic crowd. The full product line is available very soon in worldwide distribution channels and prices are still TBA.

Intel Announces Restructuring

Press release: SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2006 ? Intel today announced plans for restructuring following an analysis of the company's structure and efficiency. As a result of the restructuring, the company expects to generate savings in costs and operating expenses of approximately $2 billion in 2007. In 2008 the company expects savings from this restructuring to grow to approximately $3 billion annually.

The savings are a combination of non-workforce related steps and a significant reduction in Intel's workforce. The company's employee population will decline to approximately 95,000 by the end of this year, resulting from workforce reductions, attrition and previously announced actions. The workforce will decline to approximately 92,000 by the middle of 2007 ? 10,500 fewer than the company's employee population at the end of the second quarter of 2006. In addition to the savings from the workforce reduction, the company expects savings in merchandising expenses, capital and materials.

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