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PC Briefs: Palm, Kingston

PC Briefs: Palm, Kingston

Palm firms get new names

Palm will soon give up its name to mark its formal separation into two companies: the operating system company, Palmsource; and the hardware company, currently the Palm Solutions Group, which will be known as PalmOne. The name change will take effect when Palm completes its spin-off of Palmsource, marketing vice-president of the Palm Solutions Group, Page Murray said. That step is expected to occur sometime in the northern autumn. The new PalmOne logo is now appearing on the new PalmOne site, which will have the support and information previously available on Palm.com. The logo, which will begin appearing on products in 2004, will incorporate the colour scheme already used for the latest Palm handheld lines.

New HyperX memory from Kingston

Kingston Technology has added to its HyperX range of memory modules, with the release of the PC 4000, DDR 500 MHz memory module, and the PC 3700 range of DDR 466MHz of memory modules. Initially shipping in limited quantities, the high performance DDR memory modules are available in 256MB and 512MB capacities, plus 512MB and 1GB kits, supporting data rates of up to 500MHz. The PC 4000 and PC 3500 modules operate at a low voltage of only 2.65 volts, allowing power users such as gamers to achieve better high capacity module thermal conditions within the PC system. The new HyperX products are available from Kingston’s distributors Simms International, Tech Pacific and Ingram Micro. Kingston last week announced it had invested $US50m in Japanese DRAM supplier Elpida Memory, in exchange for non-voting stock. Along with strengthening it supppliers relationship, Kingston said it would also utilise the relationship with Elpida for module assembly and test sub-contracing.


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