Industry executives agree that despite the state of the US economy, the North America TV market remains robust so far, as evidenced by first-quarter 2008 shipments exceeding targets by 7% with 7.
Asustek Computer has recently initiated price cuts in the Taiwan market for its Intel P45-based motherboards, according to sources at Taiwan distributors.
Following the speculated DRAM production issues on 66nm process node at Hynix Semiconductor, rival Samsung Electronics is also said to have a large batch of DRAM chips being rejected by customers.
Asustek Computer has introduced overclocked graphics cards based on Nvidia's latest GeForce GTX 280 and 260 GPUs.
Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Leadtek Research have unveiled their latest Nvidia GeForce 200 series-based graphics card.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) chairman Morris Chang is positive about the migration to 18" wafer production, saying that TSMC is doing broad scale development of 18" production.
Intel is planning to launch a Core 2 Quad Q8000 CPU series, offering entry-level prices to counter AMD's triple-core CPUs in the mainstream market, according to sources at motherboard makers.
Taiwan-based RiTdisplay has developed OLED panels with touch functionality, which is now ready for volume production once orders are received, according to the company.
With Intel pushing its low-power x86-based Atom Z500 processor family to challenge ARM-based processors in the mobile device market, ARM believes it still has the advantage.