News Bits: AMD Griffin and Puma, Clevo Grows, Microsoft Security Updates

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AMD’s next-gen mobile platform explored: Griffin and Puma

Ars Technica take an in-depth look at Advanced Micro Devices’ next-generation mobile platform, codenamed Puma. Puma will include a K8-based dual-core processor ("Griffin") and the HyperTransport 3.0 Frontside bus.

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Clevo expects to ship 800,000 notebooks in 2007

Second-tier Taiwan-based notebook manufacturer Clevo is expecting a 40% growth in notebook shipments in 2007. The company shipped approximately 90,000 notebooks in May and expects to ship 100,000 units in June. Clevo’s vice president Stephen Jian is quoted saying the company has been receiving orders for 150,000 notebooks per month over the past few months.

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Inventec to ship 10 million notebooks in 2007

Inventec is expecting to ship 10 millon notebooks in 2007, a 30% increase on year. The company plans to boost its production capacity to 20 million units by 2008. The company’s 5th plant in Shanghai is almost complete, and the 6th will be completed in 2008.

Inventec is expecting to add another notebook vendor as a client this year; currently Inventec’s clients include HP, Acer, Toshiba, Fujitsu, and Fujitsu-Siemens.

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Microsoft posts latest security bulletin for June

Microsoft has released its latest security update for June, providing patches for six vulnerabilities, four of which are labeled as critical. All four of the critical vulnerabilities deal with remote code execution; almost all have to do with vulerabilities in Internet Explorer. Two others deal with flaws in Outlook Express and Windows Mail, and the final one has to do with the Win32 API.

The updates can now be downloaded through Microsoft Update as well as through Microsoft’s security website.

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TOM BIHN introduces Zephyr Laptop Briefcase

TOM BIHN June 13 introduced the Zephyr medium-size briefcase with "smart" pouches, pockets, and dividers for quick access and organization. The Zephyr is made from 1050 denier ballistic nylon and 500 denier Cordura. It is available in several color combinations.

Key features of the bag include:

  • Horizontal zippered pocket to fit DVDs and other small electronics
  • Vertical zippered pocket for quick access to a cell phone
  • Diagonal open-top pocket for access to a plane ticket or similarly-sized items
  • Large, zippered front pocket
  • Main compartment that unzips low on the sides, allowing easy access to the depths of the bag
  • Three hard plastic file dividers inside the main compartment

More information on the Zephyr can be found here.The Zephyr is currently in stock and ships worldwide when ordered through the TOM BIHN website. The Zephyr retails for $140.



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