PC Solutions Briefs: Rambus, Minolta-QMS, DBZ

PC Solutions Briefs: Rambus, Minolta-QMS, DBZ

District court throws out Rambus verdictA US district court has set aside a jury verdict from the May trial of Rambus, clearing the memory chip designer of allegations it set standards relating to a technology used to accelerate memory chips.

The court's decision to throw out

the verdict accusing Rambus of seeking patents on DDR (double

data rate) SDRAM (synchronous dynamic RAM) while participating in

a technical components standards body, is part of the post-trial legal wrangling that has earmarked Rambus' case against Germany's Infineon Technologies. Rambus still plans to appeal the patent infringement case as well as the jury's verdict on Rambus' behaviour at JEDEC regarding SDRAM.


sees more colour

Minolta-QMS has announced its newest colour laser printer, the Magicolor 6110. The new printer is aimed at both small and large organisations and replaces all Crown models of the Magicolor 6100 series, including N, GN, EN, EP and DP models. The Magicolor 6100 DeskLaser, the Windows-based model of the family, will remain available.

The A4/A3-size printer is available immediately and retails for $8900.

DBZ to distribute Speedskins exclusivelyDivisible by Zero (DBZ) has been appointed the exclusive distributor of Speedskins; opaque, flexible, removable keyboard covers which can help users improve their typing skills.

The Speedskins are available in two forms: the original product, which hides the alpha and numeric keys and helps in touch-typing; and the c-SKIN, which is overprinted with alternative character sets for use with different language settings or keyboard layouts.

The product is available in any language for keyboard entry in Windows or Apple operating systems. DBZ can also have skins made to suit special language needs.

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