2003.11.17 - 2003.11.23   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

US tech-jobs disappearing.
Nintendo re-signs IBM as console partner.
EU sets up Information Security Agency.
China develops own DVD format.
T-Online AOL takeover rumors hit the web.
Sun officially anounces Opteron server line.
HP starts selling Athlon based computers.
Hynix appeals against EU DRAM tax.
Apple refreshes it's iMac & PowerMac lines.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)

Microsoft on offensive in war on spam.
M$ clones Google News bot?
New compiler improves Opteron performance.
Brazil chooses Linux over Windows.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

nVidia ships latest mobile chip series.
AMD announces faster Opterons (X48).
90nm Pentium-M to hit retail in Feb '04?
Intel targets 4GHz with Prescott by late '04.
G5 Apple cluster beats most supercomputers.
AMD chooses Dresden for 300mm wafer fab.
nVidia updates Socket A nForce chip-set.
nVidia preparing dual Opteron chip-set.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Moon - the next astronomical outpost?
Scientists create tranistor using DNA.
NASA tests new type of ION engine.
Building a transistor molecule by molecule.
No ice on the Moon after all?
Dark matter theory simplified.