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Wednesday November 30, 2005

[H]ardNews 1st Edition - Press Releases

New VIA PadLock SDK Extends Security Support:

VIA Technologies today released for free download, an enhanced VIA PadLock Security Engine software development kit, which facilitates easy integration of the powerful military-grade security feature set included within the VIA C7™ processor family for Windows and Linux based security applications. Integrated directly onto the die of VIA C7™/C7™-M processors, the VIA PadLock Security Engine builds upon previous generations and offers software developers a comprehensive set of security tools to help strengthen and accelerate the process of data protection without taxing system resources. The extended feature set includes the world's fastest x86 AES encryption engine, a secure hash engine for SHA-1/SHA-256 processing, a Montgomery Multiplier to accelerate public key encryption such as RSA™, and dual quantum-based random number generators to provide an unshakable foundation for security.

Intel Bringing Viiv To Your Living Room:

As part of its forthcoming Intel® Viiv™ technology PC platform, Intel Corporation is enabling a broad choice of on-demand, Internet-delivered digital entertainment along with several options for how families view, manage and share content – options that range from a “10-foot” living room TV viewing experience in the home to laptops or handheld devices for on the go. Intel today said it is working with a wide variety of movie, music, television, gaming and photo editing companies worldwide and announced that more than 40 are already testing and verifying services and software applications to meet this objective.

AMD Announces Milestone For Indian Semiconductor Manufacturing:

AMD today announced a broad agreement with SemIndia covering manufacturing, technology licensing, and business development to meet the growing demand for computers based on x86 microprocessors in India. SemIndia will be a public-private partnership (PPP) initiative with the Government of India designed to bring semiconductor manufacturing capabilities to India. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Hector Ruiz, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of AMD, and Dr. Vinod K. Agarwal, chairman, president and CEO of SemIndia, in the presence of Thiru. Dayanidhi Maran, the Honorable Minister for Communication and Information Technology.

eBay and Sun Expand Global Alliance:

Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced that eBay.com is bolstering its search environment with hundreds of Sun's new AMD Opteron processor-based Sun Fire x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers and Sun StorEdge systems, for better performance and energy-efficiency. The move comes in time for the peak holiday online purchase season on eBay. The core infrastructure provided by Sun connects a community of 168 million registered users worldwide, allowing them to trade more than $1,359 worth of goods every second.