ASUS Announces X102BA Touchscreen Ultraportable with AMD’s Temash APU (AnandTech)
As we wrap up with ASUS’ IFA announcements for today, we shift from the tablet and smartphone sectors over to laptops. Launched back in May, Kabini is Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD)’s alternative to Intel’s Atom; Temash is the lower power variant, with basically the same hardware but reduced clock speeds. Since May, we haven’t heard too much about Temash – there are a few (one?) laptops out using the SoC/APU, like the HP TouchSmart 11, but that’s about it. ASUS is going to double the number of Temash laptops in the wild with their upcoming X102BA ultraportable, otherwise known as a 10.1” touchscreen netbook.
AMD Inc. Introduces the Only Corrosion-Proof Material for Industrial Construction (SBWire)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) introduces FRP grating (Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester) as the only industrial material that is guaranteed to withstand corrosion and impact damages for industrial constructions. AMD Inc. guarantees to provide only the highest quality of FRP in the market. This ISO 9002 certified company manufactures various types of high-grade FRPs that suit all types of industrial requirements, facilities and solutions. FRP is a great upgrade from traditional industrial materials such as steel and aluminum that are durable yet weak against chemical leaks, corrosive environments and natural wearing caused by changing and extreme weather conditions.
AMD to ship 64-bit ARM chips to server makers next year (Computer News Middle East)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) will start shipping its first ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH) server chips to manufacturers for testing in the first quarter of 2014, a company executive said on Tuesday. “When our ARM chips start sampling, [the servers] will be [among] the first few 64-bit machines out there,” said Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of Global Business Units at AMD. AMD announced in June its first 64-bit ARM chips, code-named Seattle, which will have up to 16 CPU cores. The chips are expected to be available in servers during the second half of next year.
EKWB Adds PreciseMount Mounting Mechanism for AMD CPUs (Tom’s Hardware Guide)
EKWB has introduced the PreciseMount system — a new mounting mechanism for its EK-Supreme LTX AMD blocks. The PreciseMount mounting mechanism makes it possible to install the water blocks on Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) systems by using the standard built-in AMD backplate. In the past, users had to reach to the back of their motherboard to be able to fasten the water blocks. Assuming that the standard backplate doesn’t shift around too much after removing the top of the stock AMD mounting mechanism, it is a tool-free, hassle-free installation process if the PreciseMount mechanism is used.