Intel which could possibly dump the Viiv platform because of a lack of interest by PC manufacturers plans to ship the Nehalem chip in 2008. It said customers will be able to choose from single-core to eight-core versions, which are the equivalent of eight electronic brains on a single chip.
First it was major vendors snubbing CeBIT Europe then numbers were down 30%, now the NSW Premier Morris Lemma has refused to meet with key CeBit Delegates in Australia. At the same time NSW Government officals are now saying that this will be the last year that the NSW government part funds the CeBit show at Darling Harbour.
A Sydney based company, Silverbrook Research, has developed a brand new printer that can print 60 pages a minute and costs under $200. Called the Memjet, the nanotech-fueled consumer inkjet printer is expected in the market in 2008.